Candy is always a festive and fun treat serve at holiday gatherings, birthdays or otherspecial events and can also serve as a great gift. Though, why wait for a special event or holiday to enjoy something as sweet and delicious as candy? Most candy recipes are very easy to make, and don't take long to prepare. This page offers a variety of candy recipes, including candy made with chocolate, such as chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate covered caramels, caramel chocolate bars, chocolate peanut butter crispies and s'more bars, as well as candy made with caramel and butterscotch, cereal and popcorn. This page clearly has plenty of room in which to grow, so please stay tuned as my search for delicious candy recipes continues...
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Butterscotch Haystacks are easier than ever to make and have an irresistable sweet and salty flavor that everyone will love! These butterscotch candies feature shoestring potatoes (crunchy long, thin potato snacks that taste like potato chips), salted peanuts and a bag of butterscoth morsels. Simply melt down the butterscotch morsels, then stir in the shoestring potatoes and peanuts and form into individual clumps that look like haystacks!
These Caramel Chocolate Bars are a cross between a cookie and a candy, combining three layers of melt-in-your-mouth goodness! The bottom layer is made of a buttery and crumbly shortbread that will satisfy the cookie lover in you. The shortbread is topped with a delicious and easy to make homemade caramel. The shortbread and caramel layers are dipped into melted chocolate, then cooled. Makes plenty!
This Caramel Corn recipe (also called caramel popcorn) is so easy to make. Once you've tried this homemade caramel corn recipe and realize how delicious it is and how much money you save by making your own, you'll never need to add the prepackaged kind to your grocery cart again. By making homemade caramel popcorn, you'll also have the advantage of eating it warm, right out of the oven, which is incredibly tasty!
You don't need to be a candy expert to make a delicious batch of chewy caramels. You can easily make your own Caramels with this fun and easy homemade Caramels candy recipe. It's just a matter of heating a few ingredients in a saucepan for about 30 minutes until the mixture transforms into a golden amber color. The mixture is poured into a pan, cooled and cut into any shapes you prefer.
This Cashew Brittle recipe has a light crispiness and a sweet and salty flavor that is dangerously addicting! If you have never made candy before, this is a great place to start, because this recipe whips up in about 5 minutes on the stove, and no candy thermometer is needed! Once you try this recipe for homemade Cashew Brittle, you may never go back to packaged peanut brittle. These glossy amber-colored candies will deliver!
If you enjoy Rice Krispy Treats and Oreos, Chocolate Cookie Crispies will have you dancing the happy dance! This bar / cookie / candy (could likely fit all these categories) recipe features puffed rice cereal, mixes it with marshmallows and broken bits of chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos), and tops it off with an icing that is much like the filling you find in sandwich cookies. The frosting is optional, though fabulous!
If you love the flavors of caramel and chocolate, then this Chocolate Covered Caramel recipe is one you will not want to pass up! Homemade caramels have a flavor, texture and freshness that far surpass the pre-packaged caramel and chocolate-flavored candies you'll find in stores. The amber-colored chewy caramel interior is full of powerful caramel flavor and is surprisingly easy to make. May be coated with milk or semi-sweet chocolate.
The beauty of Chocolate Covered Strawberries is how elegant and delicious they are, and how easy they are to make! You can also coat these Chocolate Covered Strawberries with any variety of toppings (see recipe for pictures of examples), such as crumbled peanuts, cornflakes, granola or other cereal, or even crumbled cookies such as Oreos, giving them that Cookies & Cream flavor.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies are sweet and crispy little squares of chocolately and peanut buttery goodness. This bar recipe incorporates the light and chewy crunch that comes with Rice Krispie Treats and the delicious chocolate and peanut butter flavors of peanut butter cups, resulting in an irresistible treat that screams, "More!" This quick and easy candy (or bar) recipe requires no baking - simply heat, mix and chill!
This English Toffee recipe is one of the easiest candy recipes to make, and will truly give you a melt-in-your-mouth experience. The bottom layer is a crunchy and buttery candy, while the top is a simple coat of chocolate (very dark, semi-sweet or milk chocolate can be used). If you like nuts, you can sprinkle some over the top before the chocolate has cooled (such as chopped pecans, cashews, peanuts, etc.).
This simple and delicious S'more Bars recipe entertains the flavors of S'mores (combining the words, "Some More", likely meaning once you eat one, you will want some more!), treats made with roasted marshmallows and milk chocolate sandwiched in between two graham crackers. This bar recipe will produce a large number of servings in much less time, without everyone having to wait their turn around the campfire!