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How to Make Candy: 11 Easy Chocolate Candy Recipes

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Ever wondered how to make candy in your very own kitchen? Well then you're in luck! We've got a variety of easy chocolate candy recipes just for you including some of our favorite ingredients like peanut butter, caramel, fruit, and more. Take a peek at these homemade candy recipes to spread out for family and friends at your next gathering!



Buckeyes: It seems like someone brings buckeyes to every cookie exchange party. What are buckeye cookies? They have a smooth peanut butter filling and are coated with rich semisweet chocolate. This is such an easy chocolate candy recipe, it's no wonder they're so popular!

Chocolate Almond Bark: Wondering how to make candy for friends and family? Chocolate Almond Bark is a classic sweet snack that is so simple to make. Make a pan of almond bark, break it up, wrap it in colorful plastic wrap and tie it with ribbon for a great anytime gift.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups: Who doesn't love the irresistible combo of chocolate and peanut butter? Our Test Kitchen has created what is sure to be your go-to, easy chocolate candy recipe. Once you make our Homemade Peanut Butter Cups, you'll never buy store-bought again. 

Fudge Balls: Fudge in a truffle-like candy makes these Fudge Balls P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N! There's nothing better! Try it and see for yourself how to make candy like a pro!

Homemade Cracker Candy: It's hard to believe that this chocolately Cracker Candy is made with such an unusual ingredient! But our Test Kitchen guarantees that once you try 'em, you will make this easy chocolate candy recipe one again and again!

Potato Chip Fudge: If you're like us, you've got a weakness for snack food like potato chips and pretzels and wonder how to make candy that good. And when they're added to creamy rich fudge, they taste like expensive chocolate-dipped pretzels and chips like the ones we see in fancy candy stores.

Tiger Butter: This super simple candy recipe is a favorite at bake sales and holiday gatherings. A white chocolate and peanut butter mixture is swirled with rich, dark chocolate, making tiger-like stripes. Watch out! Everyone'll be on the hunt for more!

Candy Icebox Bars: Chocolate, graham crackers, and peanut butter. Does it get much better than that? Who knew you could have such a tasty chocolate candy ready in under 10 minutes?

Cherry Cordials: Take a look around the grocery store or candy shop at Christmas time, and you're sure to see boxes and boxes of chocolate-covered cherries. Sure, anybody can pick up a box of 'em as a last-minute gift, but what if I told you I had an easy recipe on how to make candy like this - and they're tastier than the rest? Here it is, and arranged on a pretty plate, these cherries sure do make a super-looking gift!

Brickle Crunch: Folks are always impressed when we serve homemade candy 'cause they think it's so hard to make. (But we know the truth!)

Chocolate Almond Truffles: Want to do something more creative than giving flowers (again!) for a holiday? Bring a platter of homemade almond truffles to work and, boy, will your office staff feel special! Of course, then you're gonna be put to work...answering all the requests for this chocolate candy recipe!


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