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!

Candy, Fancy, Gluten Free

Small batch Caramel Sauce

With or without salt, you need a small-batch recipe for caramel in your life. You already know everything that it wants to be poured on–ice cream, cupcake frosting, whipped cream, your spoon. Heck, even your morning coffee is staring longingly in…

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Saltine Toffee

Saltine toffee is also known as Christmas crack, and it’s so easy to make! Just 4 ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.   If you’ve had Saltine toffee before, this recipe needs no explanation. Maybe you’re already…

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Homemade Black Licorice

Wait, wait, wait! Don’t run away! I know–it’s black licorice. Blackest black midnight black licorice. You see, previously, I thought you had to have a certain arrangement of genes in order to like black licorice. The red licorice? Sure, it’s…

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