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.

Tools for making homemade candy recipes:

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

A small batch of caramels @dessertfortwo
Candy, Gluten Free

Homemade Caramels

Homemade caramels from scratch, for a fun homemade holiday gift-giving! Surprisingly easy with one special tool!   I’m on a homemade candy bender. It really freaks people out when you make homemade candy. I get a million questions about how this sweet…

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White chocolate dipped blackberries @dessertfortwo
Candy, Gluten Free

Blackberry Bonbons

At this point, I probably owe Rachael Ray a drink. Or at least a very nice bottle of Tuscan wine. In every issue of her magazine, I find at least one gem to post here. I’ve shared her Raspberry Sorbet…

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Candy, Pumpkin, Whiskey

Pumpkin Bourbon Balls

Have you seen my pumpkin ebook for 25 pumpkin recipe that aren’t pie and 1 that is? I think you would love it. If you’ve never had a bourbon ball, it’s safe to say you’ve never spent the holidays in…

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Candy, Gluten Free

Almond Brittle

Make almond brittle in your microwave in less than 10 minutes. Salty, crispy, perfectly crunchy almond brittle. Everything is made in one bowl, and this small batch recipe can be doubled to make more.   Almond Brittle Almond brittle made…

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