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Beverage-Inspired Candy Recipes


Bottoms up! This list of beverage-inspired candy recipes will have you rethinking the need for a mug. Whether you're cuckoo for coffee, mad for malt, or hot for hot chocolate, these candy recipes will quench your sweet tooth.

1. Cappuccino Truffles

Cappuccino Truffles photo
(c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Cappuccino Truffles are a delicious way to get your caffeine fix! These smooth white chocolate truffles have a strong coffee flavor, miniature chunks of chocolate, and a coating of rich milk chocolate.

2. Hot Chocolate Bark

Hot Chocolate Bark
(c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Hot Chocolate Bark is a quick and easy chocolate candy made from two layers of spiced chocolate filled with a gooey marshmallow filling. The cinnamon in the chocolate reminds me of my favorite Mexican hot chocolate recipe, but you can omit the cinnamon or add other spices to suit your taste. You can also add your favorite flavoring extracts to the melted marshmallow to customize this bark.

3. Cola Gummies

Cola Gummies
(c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Cola Gummies are homemade gummy candies that have the flavor of real cola! These are a must-make candy for the cola drinker in your life.

4. Truffle Shots

Truffle Shots photo
(c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Truffle Shots get their name because this hot chocolate drink is so rich and intense, you'll only need a small shot of it to be satisfied. It's so creamy and good, you'll swear you're drinking a liquid truffle!

5. Mocha Cheesecake Truffles

Mocha Cheesecake Truffles photo
(c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
The rich filling in these Mocha Cheesecake Truffles, made from chocolate, coffee, and cream cheese, will have you thinking you're eating a slice of mocha cheesecake! The beautiful marbled pattern on the chocolate coating is the crowning touch that makes these truffles taste as good as they look!

6. Cappuccino Fudge

Cappuccino Fudge
(c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Bring a taste of the coffee shop to your candy-making with this recipe for Cappuccino Fudge. This white chocolate-based fudge has a robust coffee flavor and a beautiful swirled pattern that mimics the steamed milk swirls in a cappuccino.

7. Mocha Meltaways

Mocha Meltaways photo
(c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
These Mocha Meltaways are a cream cheese and chocolate truffle with a strong coffee flavor. They're perfect if you like your sweets with a little jolt! If you prefer a milder coffee taste, use half of the coffee granules called for in the recipe.

8. Root Beer Float Fudge

Root Beer Float Fudge
Elizabeth LaBau
Root Beer Float Fudge is a beautiful swirled fudge flavored like root beer and vanilla ice cream! Your taste buds won’t believe this combination of smooth, sweet vanilla fudge and unmistakable root beer flavor.

9. Coffee Caramels

Coffee Caramels
(c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Coffee Caramels have a smooth, smoky coffee taste and a rich, chewy, buttery texture. The recipe as written produces a caramel with a noticeable but not overwhelming coffee taste--you can adjust the amount of instant coffee to suit your personal preferences.

10. Hot Chocolate On A Stick

Hot Chocolate on a Stick
(c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Hot Chocolate On A Stick produces delicious blocks of chocolate fudge that can be dissolved in hot milk to produce rich, creamy hot chocolate! This is truly a candy that does double duty: enjoy eating it plain, or use it as a hot chocolate base, or do both!

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