Kid-Friendly Candy Recipes
Kids and candy go hand-in-hand, but sometimes homemade candy recipes can be too technical or dangerous for young kitchen assistants. These simple and safe kid-friendly recipes are a great way to introduce children to the joys of candymaking, and everyone in the family will enjoy eating the final product!
Chocolate Clay is a delicious chocolate-peanut butter candy paste that can be used as an edible Play-Doh.
Kibble Candy is an easy cereal candy that resembles puppy chow! Kids will love the great peanut butter and chocolate taste, and you will love how quickly and easily you can make a big batch of this candy.
Chocolate Almond Acorns
Chocolate Almond Acorns are a fun variation on traditional chocolate-dipped almond recipes.
This candy pizza recipe is easy and fun for kids to make, and tastes great! Chocolate is mixed with mini marshmallows and crispy cereal to form a chewy, crunchy, chocolatey crust, and is topped with candied fruit or candies, coconut, and drizzles of white chocolate.
Butterscotch Chow Mein Drops
These easy drop candies get their crunch from fried chow mein noodles, and their sweet nutty taste from butterscotch chips mixed with a generous dollop of peanut butter.
Candy Monsters are whimsical peanut butter and chocolate creations that are easy to make and fun to decorate.
Turtle Candies get their name from their whimsical turtle shape. The combination of toasted pecans, soft caramel and smooth chocolate is impossible to resist.
Smores Pops candy combine three classic Smores tastes—marshmallow, chocolate, and graham—into one delcious package.
Rocky Road Candy
Rocky Road candy features dark chocolate, chewy marshmallows and toasted nuts. Quick and easy!
Children will love making these cute snowmen! You can use any types of candy or decorative materials you have on hand. Assembling these snowmen would make a great activity for a holiday kid’s party.
This recipe for oreo truffles calls for only three ingredients. Kids can help roll the balls and coat the candies, and they’ll like the familiar taste of oreos in cookie form.
Coconut Potatoes Candy
These candies don’t actually contain any potatoes, but they are pleasantly sweet and look like the real thing.
Chocolate-Candy Corn Bark
This super-speedy treat makes the best of two Halloween favorites: candy corn and chocolate.
Peanut Butter Eyeballs
Peanut Butter Eyeballs are a fun and spooky Halloween candy. What kid wouldn't jump at the chance to make and eat candy eyeballs?
These chewy gummies are incredibly easy to make, and are more flavorful than store-bought gummy candies. Kids can help stir the mixture and fill the molds, and they will enjoy seeing “gummy goop” turn into candy!
These quick drop candies combine dark chocolate, pomegranate seeds, cranberries, pecans and cocoa nibs for a delicious after-dinner treat. Encourage your young helper place the toppings on the chocolate in fun designs or patterns.
Peppermint bark is a Christmas classic, and very easy to make. What kid can resist dark chocolate, white chocolate, and crisp bites of minty candy canes?
Coconut Potato Kisses Candy
Coconut Potato Kisses are a wonderful St. Patrick's Day candy! Use leftover (unseasoned) mashed potatoes to make this coconut-flavored candy.
Crunchy Easter Nests
Chocolate and chow mein noodles form the basis for these cute Easter nest candies. Easy and fun to make!
These chocolate-dipped Peeps are adorable and so easy to make. Perfect for Easter!
Candy Turkeys are the perfect Thanksgiving candy! These adorable turkey look-alikes are made from chocolate truffles, candy corn, chocolate-covered peanuts, and fruit chews. They make a great Thanksgiving centerpiece or fun holiday craft.
Chocolate Cherry Mice
Chocolate Cherry Mice are adorable chocolate-covered cherries, decorated with chocolate kisses and almonds so that they look like candy mice!
Packed Popcorn Balls
I call these Packed Popcorn Balls, because they have it all! These kid-friendly favorites are packed with popcorn, marshmallows, chocolate candies, nuts, and crispy rice cereal, all held together with a sweet and chewy vanilla syrup.
Popcorn Chocolate Clusters
Popcorn Chocolate Clusters combine crunchy caramel popcorn, salty nuts, and rich chocolate in cute and easy cluster cups.