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Copycat Candy Recipes

Make Your Store-bought Favorites At Home!

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It's easy and fun to make some of your favorite commercial candies in your own kitchen. Make one of these copycat recipes for your favorite candy bars, or try your hand at homemade tootsie rolls, peppermint patties, fruit chews, and more.

1. Candy Bar Recipes

snickers candy bar
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This collection of copycat candy bar recipes includes all of your store-bought favorites! Learn how to make homemade candy bars stuffed with caramel, nuts, nougat, crispy peanut butter filling, shortbread, and more.

2. Tootsie Rolls

Tootsie Rolls
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This recipe for homemade Tootsie Rolls makes soft, chewy candies with the familiar chocolate taste of Tootsie Rolls. If you want to make these extra special, roll them in chopped nuts or coconut at the end.

3. Crispy Nutella Truffles

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Crispy Nutella Truffles taste just like Ferrero Rocher chocolates! A smooth Nutella filling is studded with whole toasted hazelnuts and crisp wafer cookies. A coating of chopped toasted hazelnuts and chocolate completes the truffles.

4. Peppermint Patties

Peppermint Patties
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Dark chocolate encloses a creamy, minty center in these candies that are reminiscent of York Peppermint Patties. Try putting these in the freezer and serving them frozen for an extra- refreshing blast of mint flavor!

5. Lemon Chews

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Lemon Chews are wonderfully sweet-tart candies with a smooth, chewy texture and flavor similar to Starburst candies. You can use other extracts and food colors to make different flavors of fruit chews.

6. Lemonade Sugar Straws

Lemonade Sugar Straws
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These tangy lemon sugar straws have the sweet-tart taste of lemonade, in a nostalgic Pixy Stix-inspired package. This recipe yields quite a lot of lemonade sugar, so you can be creative in how you serve it. Instead of filling straws, consider serving it in small gift boxes or candy packages.

7. Almond Buttercrunch

Almond Roca photo
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Homemade Almond Buttercrunch candy is even better than the store-bought version! A rich toffee made with brown sugar and butter is studded with toasted almonds, then dipped in chocolate and rolled in more nuts.

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