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Sugar Candy Recipes

Lollypops, rock candy, taffy, licorice...these are just a sampling of the many treats you can make from simple sugar recipes.
  1. Divinity Candy Recipes (4)
  2. Hard Candy Recipes (17)

Vanilla Extract
Vanilla Extract is easy to make at home. Once you learn how to make your own vanilla extract, you'll never buy it from the store again!

Sugar Candy Recipe Index
Here you will find an index of all sugar and hard candy recipes.

Illustrated Candy Temperature Guide
Visual example of each of the stages of cooked sugar syrup.

Candy Temperature Chart
Knowing the temperature of your candy is essential to producing successful treats. Here you can find a description of the various "stages" of candy and their corresponding temperatures.

Lemonade Sugar Straws
These tangy lemon sugar straws have the sweet-tart taste of lemonade, in a nostalgic Pixy Stix-inspired package.

Halvah
This sesame halvah recipe has tahini and pistachios, to produce a classic Middle Eastern candy.

Turkish Delight
This Turkish Delight recipe is a traditional version of the classic Middle Eastern sweet. The resulting candy is delicately chewy and scented with rosewater.

Milky Way Balls
Milky Way Balls are rice crispy treats with a special surprise melted in--Milky Way candy bars! The gooey, rich, crunchy balls are dipped in chocolate for a beautiful, tasty finishing touch.

Cereal Candy Recipes
Cereal isn't just for breakfast anymore! The crunchy, light texture of many breakfast cereals is the perfect addition to many candies. This list of cereal candy recipes uses cereals as varied as rice crispies, cornflakes, and shredded wheat. So next time you want a candy with plenty of flavor and crunch, pull the cereal from your cupboard and...

Granola Bar Candy
Granola Bar Candy is an easy microwave candy recipe that tastes like a granola bar. Wholesome oats combine with sweet brown sugar, honey, nuts, and dried fruit to produce a delicious, good-for-you treat.

Almond Special K Bars
These easy bar candies are made with almond butter and Special K cereal, for a crunchy, chewy, nutty treat.

Potato Chip Clusters
Sweet and salty flavors mingle in these easy potato chip clusters. Salty chips and peanut pieces are mixed in with tangy dried cranberries and sweet butterscotch chips to produce a crunchy candy that keeps your taste buds guessing.

Cookie-Based Candy Recipes
Cookies can be tasty on their own, but they're even better when they're used to create delicious candies. These cookie-based candy recipes range from simple chocolate-dipped cookies to more elaborate truffles and fudges. Whether you prefer cream-filled sandwich cookies, chocolate chip cookies, or gingersnaps, you're sure to find a candy recipe...

Top 10 Butterscotch Candy Recipes
The distinctive taste of caramelized sugar and butter shine in these butterscotch recipes. Some of these recipes feature homemade butterscotch, while others call for butterscotch chips or hard candy. Despite their differences, they're all perfect for the butterscotch lover in your life.

Conversation Hearts
This homemade conversation hearts produces candy hearts that taste just like the ones you buy at the store, but your homemade hearts can be customized with whatever drawings or messages you choose.

How to Make Homemade Conversation Hearts Photo Tutorial
This photo tutorial will teach you how to make homemade conversation hearts. These candy hearts that taste just like the ones you buy at the store, but your homemade hearts can be customized with whatever drawings or messages you choose.

Neapolitan Crispy Treats
Neapolitan Crispy Treats are tri-layered candies featuring strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla layers, each with a distinct taste and texture

A Guide to Sugar
Learn the distinctions between different types of sweeteners for use in candy making.

Red Velvet Cake Truffles
Red Velvet Cake Truffles are simply balls of delicious red velvet cake mixed with real cream cheese frosting. The truffles are then dipped in candy coating, for a moist, sweet, and tangy cake bite in candy form!

Rice Crispy Petit Fours
Rice Crispy Petit Fours are bite-sized Rice Crispy treats, dipped in chocolate and elegantly decorated with candy. You won’t believe how simple it is to turn these childhood favorites into a gourmet dessert!

Cheesecake Pops
Cheesecake Pops are delicious balls of real cheesecake, covered in bright candy coating and served on a lollipop stick.

Lemon Gingersnap Squares
Lemon Gingersnap Squares are intensely flavored lemon and ginger candies, dipped in white chocolate and topped with candied ginger.

Popcorn Pops
It’s popcorn on a stick! Flavorful caramel popcorn is formed into balls and served on a stick for a treat kids of all ages will enjoy.

Panoramic Sugar Easter Egg
Sugar Easter eggs are a fun Easter craft activity, and the resulting product can be saved and displayed for many years.

Cream Cheese Mints
Cream Cheese Mints are popular for showers, weddings, and holidays. The bite-sized candies feature a delicious combination of cream cheese and pure peppermint flavoring.

Cream Cheese Rosettes
Cream Cheese Rosettes are elegant bite-sized candies that taste like sweet cream cheese with a light hint of lemon.

Popcorn Snowman
Sweet and chewy popcorn balls form an adorable candy snowman, perfect for holiday parties!

Spiced Meringues
Spiced Meringues are light, crunchy candies scented with spices and studded with toasted nuts.

Meringue Mushrooms
This Meringue Mushrooms recipe creates miniature candy mushrooms that are a classic accompaniment to the traditional buche de noel, or Christmas yule log cake.

Spun Sugar
Spun Sugar creates a beautiful web of glossy sugar strands that can be used to wrap or top pastries to produce a beautiful, professional appearance.

Chocolate-Dipped Honeycomb
Crunchy, chewy, and sweet, honeycomb is a fragrant candy with an unusual texture. It’s even better dipped in chocolate!

Licorice Chews
These black licorice squares are subtly scented with anise and have the smooth, creamy texture and mellow flavor of caramel candy.

Coconut Potato Kisses
Coconut Potato Kisses are a wonderful St. Patrick's Day candy! Use leftover (unseasoned) mashed potatoes to make this coconut-flavored candy.

Potato Pinwheels
Potato Pinwheels are a St. Patrick's Day candy with a surprising ingredient: mashed potatoes!

Coconut Bonbons
Sweet and chewy coconut bonbons are even more delectable when covered with bittersweet chocolate.

Maple Leaves
A simple boiled syrup recipe that produces sweet, slightly caramelized candies bursting with maple flavor.

Coconut Meringue Bark
Coconut Meringue Bark is light and crisp, with a bit of a chew from the shredded toasted coconut. I love the mix of airy crunchy meringue and sweet tropical coconut.

Nutty Divinity
Nutty Divinity combines the sweet, airy marshmallow taste of divinity candy with the crunch of toasted nuts and the delicious flavors of almond and vanilla extract.

Caramelized Cornflake Clusters
Caramelized Cornflake Clusters feature deliciously crispy, sweet, milky, rich cornflakes bound together with a touch of white chocolate.

Fruity Popcorn
Fruity Popcorn is a popcorn treat featuring salty nuts and popcorn covered in a light, crunchy candy coating bursting with fruit flavor.

Butterscotch Peanut Crispy Bars
Butterscotch Peanut Crispy Bars are crunchy rice crispy squares packed with peanut flavor and topped with a mixture of chocolate and butterscotch chips.

Maple Candy Recipes

Mad for maple? Then you'll love this list of maple candy recipes. From maple fudge to maple truffles and everything in between, there's a maple recipe here to suit your sweet tooth.

Snowcaps Chocolate Meringues
Light and crispy chocolate meringues get a delicate dusting of powdered sugar in this recipe for Snowcaps Chocolate Meringues.

Cake Pop Recipes

Cake pops, moist bites of cake and frosting on a stick, are all the rage now! Learn how to make cake pops, as well as brownie pops, cheesecake pops, and seasonal cake pop variations.

Cake-Based Candy Recipes

Let them eat cake! In the form of candy, that is. Cakes, brownies, quick breads, and muffins are at the heart of these tempting candy recipes. Put those sweet leftovers to good use making cake pops, brownie truffles, cake-based fudge, and much more. 

Cream Cheese Candy Recipes
A list of cream cheese candies, including cream cheese mints, cream cheese truffles, cream cheese fudge, and more.

Cracker Candy Recipes
List of cracker candy recipes, including saltine toffee, s'mores candies, and matzoh buttercrunch.

Candied Flowers
Candied Flowers are beautiful, edible flowers that are coated with a thin layer of egg white and sugar to preserve them. Candied or crystallized flowers add a delicate floral flavor and a beautiful appearance to any dessert.

Crispy Fudge Sandwiches
Crispy Fudge Sandwiches have a soft, fudgy chocolate center surrounded by layers of butterscotch and peanut butter-flavored rice crispy treats.

Red White and Blue Cake Balls
Red White and Blue Cake Balls are moist bites of cake in a spectacular tri-layered red, white, and blue design.

Cherry Cheesecake Balls
Cherry Cheesecake Balls are luscious balls of real cheesecake, mixed with fresh cherries and covered with a layer of chocolate.

Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Squares
Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Squares are a simple way to enjoy rich, creamy cheesecake in small, portable bites.

Honey Candy Recipes
A list of honey candy recipes, including honey truffles, honey roasted peanuts, honey toffee, and much more.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pops
Peanut Butter and Jelly Pops featured doughnuts holes on a stick, stuffed with peanut butter and jelly.

Lollipop Recipes
A list of lollipop recipes, including sugar lollipops, cake pops, brownie pops, and cheesecake pops.

Candied Bacon
This recipe for candied bacon produces a treat that's at once crispy and chewy, sweet and salty, and completely addicting.

Bacon Caramel Popcorn
Bacon Caramel Popcorn features crunchy caramel popcorn studded with toasted pecans and chunks of crispy, salty bacon.

Cinnamon Candy Recipes
Spice up your life with these cinnamon candy recipes! From truffles to fudge to marshmallows, cinnamon shines in these delicious candy recipes.

Bacon Candy Recipes
Your sweet-and-salty tooth will love these bacon candy recipes, including candied bacon, bacon caramels, chocolate-covered bacon, and more.

Beverage-Inspired Candy Recipes
This list of beverage-inspired candy recipes includes coffee candy, hot chocolate candy, and chocolate malt candy recipes.

Copycat Candy Recipes
Make your favorite store-bought recipes at home! These copycat recipes include peppermint patties, fruit chews, tootsie rolls, popular candy bars, and more.

S'mores Treats
S'mores Treats are a fun twist on rice crispy treats! Graham cereal, marshmallows, and plenty of chocolate chips are mixed in these easy bars for a delicious S'mores taste--no campfire required.

Vanilla Sugar
Vsnilla Sugar is an easy recipe that combines vanilla beans and sugar to produce a fragrant, vanilla-flavored sugar perfect for candies and baking.

Inside-Out Peppermint Patties
Inside-Out Peppermint Patties are a fun twist on traditional peppermint patties! A creamy peppermint candy center is filled with rich chocolate ganache in this easy, tasty recipe.

Popcorn Candy Recipes
This list of popcorn candy recipes will make you pop with excitement. From standards like caramel corn to fun twists like fruity popcorn, you're sure to find a popcorn recipe you love.

Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn
Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn is crunchy popcorn coated in melted peanut butter chips and studded with chunks of chocolate peanut butter cups.

Cinnamon Bun Popcorn
Cinnamon Bun Popcorn is caramelized with a rich brown sugar-cinnamon coating and is coated with white chocolate and melted cinnamon chips.

Raspberry Lemon Popcorn
Raspberry Lemon Popcorn has a vibrant fruity flavor from freeze-dried raspberries and fresh lemon zest.

Rocky Road Meringues
Rocky Road Meringues have a crispy meringue shell and a rich chocolate center, topped with toasted nuts.

Snickerdoodle Truffles
Snickerdoodle Truffles are made with real snickerdoodle cookies, and rolled in a mixture of crunchy cinnamon-sugar on the outside.

Pretzel Pencils - Back to School Candy Recipe
Pretzel Pencils are a fun back to school candy recipe! Pretzel sticks are covered in candy coating and decorated to look like pencils.

Lemon Sugar
Lemon Sugar is an easy sugar flavored with fresh lemon zest. It's a great baking ingredient and also delicious in tea.

Lavender Sugar
Lavender Sugar is a floral-scented candy and baking sugar made with real dried lavender.

Sugar Cubes
Sugar Cubes are so easy to make at home! You can dye and flavor the sugar, then use candy molds to form it into fun shapes.

Red Velvet Crispy Treats
If you like regular crispy treats, you'll love this Red Velvet Crispy Treats variation! Drizzled with white chocolate, these crispy squares taste just like red velvet cake batter.

Lemon Meringue Bites
These Lemon Meringue Bites are made of crunchy, sweet meringue nests filled with tart lemon curd.

Cookie Dough Bark
Cookie Dough Bark features real chocolate chip cookie dough between two slabs of chocolate.

Cookie Dough Pretzel Sandwiches
Cookie Dough Pretzel Sandwiches are a sweet and salty candy featuring cookie dough between two pretzel thins, dipped in chocolate.

Butter Mints
Butter Mints are the perfect after-dinner treat! These easy mints are smooth and creamy. They make great gifts and are perfect for parties too.

Pretzel Candy Recipes
Love pretzels? Turn them into a candy! This list of pretzel candy recipes is the perfect place to get started making chocolate-covered pretzels, pretzel truffles, and more.

Mint Chocolate Chip Meringues
Mint Chocolate Chip Meringues are light and crispy meringues with a refreshing mint flavor and lots of flecks of real chocolate!

Raspberry Kiss Meringues
Raspberry Kiss Meringues are crunchy raspberry-flavored meringues with a hidden chocolate surprise inside!

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