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Simple Marshmallow Fondant You Can Make at Home
Marshmallow Fondant is an easy fondant made of miniature marshmallows, water, and powdered sugar. It's simple to make, and many prefer the taste over regular fondant.
3 Different Ways to Melt Chocolate for Candy or...
Melting chocolate is essential for many candy recipes. Here you will learn different methods for melting chocolate successfully.
The Best Basic Homemade Fondant
This homemade fondant recipe produces a smooth, sweet candy that can be used as the basis for an endless variety of fondant creams and candies.
How to Make Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Chocolate-covered strawberries make an easy and elegant candy dessert.
How to Salvage Seized or Overheated Chocolate
Chocolate is temperamental and is prone to overheating or seizing if not handled properly. Here's how you can salvage chocolate mistakes.
DIY Rock Candy
Rock candy is a simple sugar candy that doubles as a fascinating science experiment.
This is a great all-purpose marzipan recipe that comes together quickly and requires just a few ingredients.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
Chocolate and peanut butter are a natural flavor combination that shines in this festive recipe for Chocolate-Peanut Butter Easter Eggs.
Marshmallow Chicks
Marshmallow Chicks are a delicious homemade version of Marshmallow Peeps! Learn how to make Marshmallow Peeps at home this Easter.
How to Temper Chocolate
How to temper chocolate. Learn the art of chocolate tempering to produce professional-quality chocolates that have a delicious snap, a beautiful shine, and a perfect texture.
Easter Egg Cake Pops
Make your Easter sweeter with these Easter Egg Cake Pops! Moist bites of cake and frosting are formed into egg shapes, made into lollipops, and decorated to look like festive Easter eggs.
Easy Almond Paste
Easy Almond Paste is a homemade almond paste recipe that requires just four ingredients and a food processor. After trying this fresh, nutty almond paste, you'll never buy it from a store again.
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.
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.
Sweet and Salty Saltine Toffee
This easy Saltine Toffee recipe uses saltine crackers and a few common ingredients to make an uncommonly good candy that’s sweet, salty, crunchy, and chocolatey.
Lollipops are an old-fashioned sugar candy favorite. This lollipops recipe can be customized with your favorite colors and flavors.
Creme Eggs
These Creme Eggs look like regular chocolate eggs from the outside, but one bite reveals a creamy liquid vanilla filling in the center, complete with a yellow yolk! If you love Cadbury Easter eggs, you can now make your own at home!
How to Make Sugar Easter Eggs
This photo tutorial shows how to make panoramic sugar eggs for Easter.
Candied Bacon
A candied bacon recipe made with bacon, sugar, cinnamon, and a dash of spice.
How To Make Easter Egg Cake Pops
A step-by-step photo tutorial showing how to make Easter Egg Cake Pops. Moist bites of cake and frosting are formed into egg shapes, made into lollipops, and decorated to look like festive Easter eggs.
Solid Chocolate Easter Eggs
Solid Chocolate Easter Eggs are beautiful edible gifts that can be made without any special equipment. Eggshells are hollowed out and used as candy molds to produce these easy, delicious Easter candies.
Royal Icing
This simple royal icing recipe produces a white, hard icing that can be used to decorate candies, cookies, cakes, and gingerbread houses.
Sweet and Salty Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels
If you like sweet and salty flavors, then you'll love these Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels! They're so easy to make and are so addicting!
Easter Egg Candy Recipes
Easter egg candy recipes of all varieties, from chocolate Easter eggs to peanut butter Easter eggs, to panoramic sugar Easter eggs.
How to Make Powdered Sugar
How to make powdered sugar at home. Next time you run out of powdered sugar in the middle of the recipe, don't run to the store! Instead use this quick and easy method for making homemade powdered sugar.
How to Cover A Cake With Fondant
This recipe will teach you how to cover a cake with fondant. Fondant-covered cakes have a smooth, professional look that’s easy to achieve at home with a little practice and patience.
Basic Marzipan
Basic Marzipan is a great all-purpose marzipan recipe for dipping in chocolate, using in recipes, or forming figurines.
Microwave Fudge
Microwave Fudge is an easy recipe that comes together in a snap. A few ingredients and a microwave are all that's required to make this rich, creamy fudge.
What Is Citric Acid?
What Is Citric Acid? The definition of citric acid, along with candy recipes that use citric acid.
New Orleans Pralines
Pralines are a New Orleans institution! This praline recipe produces sweet, slightly crumbly brown sugar candies loaded with toasted pecans.
Hollow Chocolate Easter Egg
Learn how to make Hollow Chocolate Easter Eggs, and fill these beautiful edible eggs with candies, toys, love notes, or anything else you can think of for Easter!
Soft Caramels
These soft caramels have a creamy, chewy texture that melts in your mouth and never sticks to your teeth.
Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans
This recipe for Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans is a wonderful all-purpose candied nut recipe. The pecans, which have a crunchy mahogany coating of sugar and spice, can be used in candies and desserts, or are equally good when topping salads or savory dishes.
Candy Apples
Candy Apples feature a layer of crunchy cinnamon hard candy that coats a crisp, tart apple.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut butter cups are a classic candy, and for good reason! Salty, nutty peanut butter and rich, smooth chocolate are the perfect match. Learn how to make peanut butter cups at home and enjoy this beloved treat anytime!
Homemade Condensed Milk
Sweetened Condensed Milk is easy to make at home! All you need are four ingredients and a blender, and you can make homemade condensed milk in just a few minutes.
Crunchy Easter Nests
Chocolate and chow mein noodles form the basis for these cute Easter nest candies. Easy and fun to make!
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.
Easter Candy Recipe Index
A list of Easter candy recipes, from Easter Egg recipes to homemade marshmallow Peeps to candy bird's nests. In addition to Easter candies, there are also lots of Spring candy recipes with light, fruity, and floral flavors.
Chocolate Bowls
Chocolate Bowls are a beautiful, delicious way to enjoy dessert! Learn how to make chocolate bowls, then fill them with whipped cream, mousse, or candy.
Gummy and Gelatin Candy Recipe Index
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Glazed Almonds
Glazed Almonds are crunchy, golden-brown candied almonds. These candied nuts are perfect on pastries, salads, or as part of a candy mix.
Honey Roasted Peanuts
This Honey Roasted Peanuts recipe produces golden brown nuts with a deep honey taste, a satisfying crunch, and a kiss of salt.
Everything You Need to Know About Chocolate
Here you will find a selection of articles explaining how to handle chocolate, including advice on how to chop, melt, temper, store, and select chocolate.
Candy Temperature Guide
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Chocolate-Dipped Peeps
How can you improve Marshmallow Peeps, the perennial Easter favorite? By adding chocolate, of course! These chocolate-dipped Peeps are adorable and so easy to make.
Easter Bird Nests
Easter Bird Nests are a fun, easy Easter candy recipe.
A Guide to Cream
A brief guide to the various types of cream available.
How to Make Royal Icing
This is a royal icing recipe and photo tutorial showing step-by-step instructions for making royal icing.
Gummy Worms
Gummy worms are a fun childhood favorite that are easy to make at home. These wriggly worms are flavored with raspberry and orange juice.
How to Make Superfine Sugar
A quick and easy way to make your own superfine sugar (also known as caster sugar) at home, to use in drink recipes, candy recipes, baking, and more.
Coconut Easter Eggs
Sweet shredded coconut is paired with tangy cream cheese in these easy, delicious Coconut Easter Eggs.
How to Make Molded Chocolate Candies
Learn how to make molded chocolate candy with this photo tutorial. These step-by-step instructions will show you how to make molded chocolate truffles just like the professionals! Page 5.
What is Edible Gold Leaf?
The definition of edible gold leaf, and explanation of how to use edible gold leaf.
Peanut Butter Eggs
Peanut Butter Eggs are an Easter twist on your favorite peanut butter cups! They have a smooth peanut butter filling and a coating of rich chocolate.
How to Make Nougat
This photo tutorial will show you how to make nougat using step-by-step illustrated instructions. The nougat recipe used here produces a chewy, delicately scented sweet confection studded with three kinds of crunchy nuts.
Candy Sushi
This candy sushi recipe makes adorable sushi look-alikes from Rice Krispies, gummy worms, and other premade candies.
Basic Marshmallows
These light, fluffy marshmallows are perfect for eating plain or using in any recipe that calls for marshmallows.
A Guide to Chocolate Varieties
All about chocolate! This brief guide to different types of chocolate will familiarize you with some of the most common chocolate varieties.
Matzoh Buttercrunch
This delicious candy consists of a layer of matzoh covered in toffee, topped with chocolate and optional chopped nuts.
This sesame halvah recipe has tahini and pistachios, to produce a classic Middle Eastern candy.
Red Velvet Cake Truffles
Red Velvet Cake Truffles are simply balls of red velvet cake mixed with real cream cheese frosting. The cake balls are then dipped in candy coating, for a moist, sweet, and tangy cake bite in candy form!
Turtle Candy
Turtle Candies get their name from their whimsical turtle shape. The combination of toasted pecans, soft caramel and smooth chocolate is impossible to resist.
What is Luster Dust?
What is luster dust? A definition of luster dust, along with descriptions of other decorating dusts, how to use luster dust, and recipes calling for luster dust.
How to Make Fondant
Learn how to make fondant at home. The resulting fondant can be used for cream centers, dipped fondant candies, rolled fondant, or poured fondant.
How to Make Marshmallow Chicks
A step-by-step photo tutorial showing how to make Marshmallow Chicks, a delicious homemade version of the popular Easter candy Marshmallow Peeps.
How to Store Chocolate
Chocolate will keep for months if stored properly. Here you will learn how to store chocolate to ensure its quality.
How to Dip Truffles
Learn how to dip truffles in chocolate. This step-by-step tutorial explains how to dip truffles and other candy centers in chocolate for beautiful professional results.
Buckeyes are always a favorite! Learn how to make this popular peanut butter candy, partially dipped in chocolate.
How to Make Rock Candy
Learn how to make rock candy at home. This rock candy recipe is simple and fun to make with children.
A Handy Guide to Making Candy at Home
If you are interested in making candy at home, these tips and instructions will provide all the information you need to get started making delicious sugar and chocolate candies.
Twix Bars
Homemade Twix Bars have a crunchy cookie base, smooth caramel center, and rich chocolate coating, just like their namesake. But because these homemade Twix are made fresh with good ingredients, I think they taste even better than the original!
Gummy Candies
These chewy gummies are incredibly easy to make, and are more flavorful than store-bought gummy candies.
Uncooked Fondant
This is a quick and easy fondant recipe for making fondant and cream fillings.
Glazed Strawberries
Glazed strawberries are fresh berries coated with a shiny candy shell, and they make a gorgeous addition to a fruit platter, fruit tart, or berry cake.
Candied Citrus Peel
Orange, lemon, or grapefruit peel can be candied to make a deliciously fresh, zesty treat.
Candy Recipe Index
Here you will find an index of all candy recipes, organized by candy type and special occasion. Learn how to make homemade candies like fudges, truffles, toffee, and more.
Chocolate Cups
Chocolate Cups are the perfect way to serve candies, mousses, and ganache in a delicious container. Learn how easy it is to make edible chocolate cups with this recipe.
Rolled Fondant
Rolled Fondant is a soft, smooth fondant that handles beautifully and is perfect to use when covering cakes with fondant.
Chocolate-Dipped Cookies
Dipping cookies in chocolate creates a beautiful, delicious candy that makes a great gift or party snack. This recipe for chocolate-dipped cookies can be used with whatever cookie you like, but I recommend chocolate sandwich cookies or pecan shortbread cookies.
English Toffee
This classic toffee is buttery and rich, and pairs very well with dark chocolate.
Deep Fried Easter Crème Eggs
Deep Fried Easter Crème Eggs are a deadly--and delicious--Easter treat! Enjoy your favorite Easter candy coated in batter and deep-fried to golden perfection.
How to Make Frosting Flowers
Learn how to make frosting flowers at home. This photo tutorial demonstrates how to make simple frosting flowers using buttercream or royal icing.
Peppermint Patties
Dark chocolate encloses a creamy minty center in these candies that are reminiscent of York Peppermint Patties.
Sugar Corkscrews
In this recipe for sugar corkscrews, sugar is cooked until deeply caramelized and then spiraled to form these decorative corkscrew curls. Sugar Corkscrews add beauty and sophistication to any dessert.
Chocolate Coconut Haystacks
Who knew two simple ingredients could be so good together? Toasted chocolate and coconut are a match made in heaven in this quick and easy drop candy.
What is Invertase?
What is invertase? The definition of invertase from the About.com Candy Glossary.
How to Make Marshmallow Fondant
Marshmallow Fondant is an easy fondant made of miniature marshmallows, water, and powdered sugar. This photo tutorial demonstrates how to make quick and easy marshmallow fondant.
Favorite Candied Nut Recipes
Here you'll find a wide range of candied nut recipes, from glazed almonds to honey-roasted peanuts. These candied nuts are perfect party munchies, and they're also great on salads, in baked goods, in trail mix, or in dozens of other recipes. Try one of these candied nut recipes today!
White Chocolate Truffles
This recipe for silky-smooth White Chocolate Truffles is a great all-purpose recipe to have in your repertoire. Add flavorings and mix-ins to create an endless variety of white chocolate truffles.
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.
Oreo Truffles
This recipe for Oreo Truffles is fast, simple, and delicious! You only need 3 ingredients to make these intensely chocolatey treats.
Homemade Torrone
Torrone, the classic Italian nougat, is easy to make at home! Learn how to make this honey-almond Torrone yourself.
S'mores Treats
S'mores Treats are a campfire-inspired 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.
Sugar & Hard Candy Recipes
Stock up on your sugar and get ready to make these sugar and hard candy recipes! These sugar candies range from rock candy to lollipops to pulled taffy to everything in between.
How to Roast, Skin, and Chop Nuts
Nuts are a great addition to candy, and it is important to know how to properly skin, chop, roast, and store all types of nuts.
How to Make Chocolate Roses Photo Tutorial
Chocolate Roses are gorgeous, delicious lifelike flowers made out of a candy paste called chocolate plastic. This photo tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions showing how to make chocolate roses.
Sugar-Free Powdered Sugar Replacement
How to make sugar-free powdered sugar. It's quick and easy to use Splenda sugar replacer to make a sugar-free powdered sugar replacement, for use in candy recipes.
How to Make Chocolate Curls
How to make chocolate curls at home. It's easy and fun to make your own chocolate curls to decorate pastries and desserts!
Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Balls
Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Balls are easy truffles made with cream cheese and peanut butter, and covered in melted chocolate.
How to Make A Paper Cone
Paper Cone photo tutorial. Learn how to make a paper cone, also called a paper cornet, to use for piping frosting and chocolate in cake decorating and candy making.
Chocolate Bark Recipes
A list of chocolate bark candy recipes, including peppermint bark, toffee bark, and many fruit and nut bark reicpes.
How to Make Frosting Roses
This photo tutorial will show you how to make frosting roses out of buttercream or royal icing.
Marshmallow Eggs
Marshmallow Eggs are a wonderful spring treat that are shaped using simple cornstarch molds.
Peeps S'mores
Peeps S'mores are a fun new way to enjoy Peeps! Learn how to turn your favorite Easter Peeps into delicious s'mores.
Nougat Candy Recipe Index
Nougat is an aerated candy made from whipped egg whites and a boiled sugar syrup, much like marshmallows. These nougat recipes range from traditional nougat, weighed down and covered with rice paper, to faster variations that omit some complicated steps.
Why Did My Butter Separate When Making Toffee...
Why did the butter separate from my toffee or caramel? This article answers the question of why butter sometimes separates when making toffee or caramel.
Cookies and Cream Fudge
This fudge combines the great taste of Oreo cookies with a creamy white chocolate fudge base.
Snackers Candy Bars
This candy bar recipe features a layer of peanut caramel on top of a light peanut nougat, all enrobed in delicious chocolate. Their flavor closely resembles Snickers candy bars.
Soft-Ball Stage
The definition of Soft-Ball Stage - From the Candy Glossary at About.com.
Tootsie Rolls
This recipe for homemade Tootsie Rolls makes soft, chewy candies with the familiar chocolate taste of Tootsie Rolls.
Almond Delights
Chewy coconut is topped with whole toasted almonds and covered in chocolate, just like your favorite candy bar.
Fondant and Cream Candy Recipes Index
Fondant is a candy paste that's used for molding figures, covering cakes, and making cream fillings. These fondant recipe range from basic fondants that are perfect for rolling on top of cakes to flavored fondants like raspberry, apricot, and peanut fondant. Learn how to make fondant with these fondant recipes.
This Homemade Peppermint Candy Cane Bark is a...
Peppermint bark is a Christmas classic. Who can resist dark chocolate, white chocolate, and crisp bites of minty candy canes? Learn how easy it is to make peppermint bark for Christmas.
How to Flavor Chocolate
Chocolate pairs well with a wide variety of flavors. Here you will find how to flavor chocolate with extracts and oil-based flavorings.
Caramel Apples
This recipe for decadent caramel candy apples is quick and easy to make.
Chocolate Candy Recipe Index
Chocolate is unique in that it can be both a fundamental ingredient and a finished candy by itself. These chocolate candy recipes range from dense fudges and silky truffles to simple candies like chocolate barks and chocolate clusters. Whether you prefer dark, milk, or white chocolate, you're sure to find a chocolate recipe here to tempt you.
Dark Chocolate
The definition of Dark Chocolate - From the Candy Glossary at About.com.
Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows
Marshmallows are even better when dipped in chocolate! Use purchased or homemade marshmallows for the quick and easy treat.
Caramel Popcorn
This recipe for Caramel Popcorn produces golden popcorn with a crunchy, sweet caramel coating.
Chocolate-Dipped Honeycomb
Crunchy, chewy, and sweet, honeycomb is a fragrant candy with an unusual texture. It’s even better dipped in chocolate!
White Chocolate Fudge
This is the only white chocolate fudge recipe you’ll ever need! It doesn’t require special equipment or extended beating, it always sets up, and it’s not too cloyingly sweet.
How to Fix Overcooked, Undercooked, or Even...
Can I Fix my Undercooked, Overcooked, or Grainy Fudge?
Brownie Pops
Brownie Pops are fun, playful candies that combine two favorite tastes into one great candy. Brownies and chocolate frosting are mixed and formed into balls that are placed on sticks and dipped in chocolate.
Fondant Easter Eggs
Fondant Easter Eggs are a beautiful, delicious homemade Easter candy. They contain a special surprise inside the chocolate-dipped egg: a realistic candy “yolk” encased in creamy white fondant!
White Chocolate
The definition of White Chocolate - From the Candy Glossary at About.com.
Ganache Easter Eggs
Ganache Easter Eggs are the most beautifully packaged truffles you will ever eat. Silky chocolate ganache is poured into real egg shells to create these gorgeous Easter candies.
Candy Bar Recipes
A list of homemade candy bar recipes. These homemade candy bars are fresh, delicious, and make amazing gifts. Try making your own candy bars today!
Crunchy Easter Eggs
These eggs pack big flavor into a small package. Crunchy Easter Eggs feature graham crackers, coconut, and peanut butter in a compact chocolate-dipped egg.
S'mores Truffles
Fluffy marshmallows are covered with creamy chocolate ganache and wholesome graham crumbs in this recipe for S’mores Truffles.
A Guide to Sugar
Learn the distinctions between different types of sweeteners.
Caramel Nuts
This Caramel Nuts recipe produces crisp nuts that are coated in a sweet, crunchy layer of caramel.
Butter Mints
Butter Mints are smooth and creamy homemade mints. Learn how to make these easy after-dinner mints and give them as gifts or serve them at weddings, showers, and parties!
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 sugar shapes.
Truffle Recipes
Craving chocolate truffles? Try one of these truffle recipes, using milk, dark, or white chocolate. From classic chocolate truffles to nut and fruit variations, you'll find a truffle recipe you love!
Orange Creamsicle Fudge
Orange Creamsicle Fudge features swirls of sweet white chocolate fudge mixed with bright, fragrant orange-flavored fudge.
Sea Salt Caramels
These Sea Salt Caramels are delicious! You'll love making homemade Sea Salt Caramels - creamy caramel dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with a touch of flaky salt.
Fudge Recipes
Rich, smooth fudge is a popular candy with seemingly endless variations. These fudge recipes include types of chocolate fudge, white chocolate fudge, and sugar-based fudges that might not even include chocolate. There's a fudge recipe here for everyone!
Cake Pop Recipes
A collection of cake pop and brownie pop recipes. Cake pops and brownie pops for holidays and every day occasions.
Toffee Candy Recipe Index
Toffee recipes galore! Check out this list of homemade toffee recipes, including classic like English toffee, almond toffee, and saltine toffee.
From Bean to Bar: How Chocolate is Made
Have you ever wondered how chocolate is made? This article will explain every step of the chocolate making process, from its roots as the cacao bean to finished chocolate bars.
Chocolate-Covered Cherries
Chocolate-Covered Cherries are a classic candy recipe! Juicy cherries, sweet fondant and dark chocolate combine in this beloved dessert.
How to Wrap A Cake With Chocolate
Learn how to wrap a cake with chocolate. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to use transfer sheets to wrap a cake in chocolate and create chocolate cut-outs to decorate the top of your cake.
Rolled Marzipan
This Rolled Marzipan recipe produces a soft, supple marzipan that is perfect for covering cakes.
Rum Balls
Rum balls are a rich, chocolately candy with a sophisticated taste that appeals to adults. This recipe for rum balls can also be used to make bourbon balls.
Chocolate Caramel Apples
Crisp apples are covered with a layer of caramel, a layer of chocolate, and a coating of chopped candy bars.
Easy Pecan Roll
This recipe for an Easy Pecan Roll makes eight delicious nougat-style logs, covered in creamy caramel and crunchy toasted pecans.
Chocolate Plastic
This recipe for Chocolate Plastic produces a delicious, versatile chocolate paste that can be used to decorate cakes, petit fours, and many other pastries.
Deep Fried Candy Bars
Use this deep-fried candy bar recipe to make delicious crispy, gooey, warm deep-fried candy bars. You can use homemade bars, or any brand of store-bought candy bars.
Chocolate-Covered Bacon
An easy recipe for Chocolate-Covered Bacon, calling for bacon, chocolate, and sea salt or other toppings.

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