Candy recipes that are small batch and easy to make at home! If you’ve never made candy before, it’s easier than you think. Most of these recipes don’t need a candy thermometer or any other special equipment.

This recipe collection includes truffles, marshmallows, fudge, caramels, licorice, candy bark and more! You’ll find that the recipes are for smaller portions, so they’re more approachable.

If you’re new to baking, try starting with homemade marshmallows. The small batch of just 8 marshmallows is great to start out. Once you’ve mastered those, you can make chocolate marshmallows, raspberry marshmallows, or even matcha marshmallows.

The easiest candy to make is chocolate bark! Just melt your favorite chocolate, pour it on a flat surface, and sprinkle with anything you love! Peppermint bark is great for Christmas, and Easter bark is great to use leftover Easter candy.

Healthy chocolate truffles are completely no bake, but such sweet treat. They make a great filler in a DIY Chocolate Box for Valentine’s Day. In fact, almost any of these candy recipes are great for elevating a Valentine’s gift.

For something slightly fancier and more advanced, try homemade caramels to give as gifts during the holidays. Oreo balls are also very welcome as gifts.

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Browse the recipes below to find your favorite candy recipes, and give it a shot at making them yourself!

stacked pieces of peppermint bark

Peppermint Bark Recipe

Homemade small batch peppermint bark recipe is for the times you need this epic holiday candy, but can’t be trusted with a large batch, haha! Or, for the times you want just a little taste of it–plus, it’s great use…

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Toasted Coconut Marshmallows with Lime Layer (small batch marshmallows)
Candy, Fancy, Gluten Free

Toasted Coconut and Lime Marshmallows

Toasted coconut marshmallows with a lime marshmallow layer. This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins, makers of my favorite protein powder, collagen peptides, and grass-fed beef gelatin! Thank goodness it’s s’mores season! We recently moved into a neighborhood that celebrates…

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Vanilla Mint Homemade Marshmallows from scratch. Homemade marshmallows with fresh mint.
Candy, Gluten Free

Vanilla Mint Marshmallows

Vanilla mint homemade marshmallows–exactly what your mug of hot cocoa needs! As you know, my Mom is one of the big recipe testers here at Dessert for Two. She’s made pretty much everything on this site (all 680 recipes) with a…

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