8 Fabulous Recipes for Homemade Candy ...

By Alison

Homemade candy is a lot nicer than the bought version – and better for you, relatively speaking! Make it yourself, and you avoid all the nasty additives, flavourings and preservatives that commercially made candy contains. Homemade candy is so much tastier besides. So here are some yummy candy recipes …

1 Cookies & Cream Fudge

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Here´s a fabulously indulgent recipe for fudge fans. Since it looks incredibly sweet, you won´t be able to eat much of it at one go, which means it will last for ages. If you like giving homemade gifts, it would also make an impressive present for someone with a sweet tooth.

2 Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

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Here´s a super homemade candy recipe for chocolate fans. Chocolate and fruit make a wonderful pairing, and truffles are always a popular candy. The only problem is that long periods of chilling are required, so you´ll have to be patient. Add a little raspberry liqueur for an excellent variation.

3 Date Nut Roll

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This homemade candy has dried fruit and nuts in it, so it´s almost health food … right? You could use whatever nuts you have in the house. I rather fancy substituting the dates for apricots, although it might require adjusting the quantity of milk to get the right consistency.

4 Lemon Creams

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For anyone who likes a simpler candy, try this lemon cream recipe. Other citrus fruits could be used instead – how about lemon and lime, for example? Or you could make a ´variety box´ of lemon, orange and lime creams.

5 Cinnamon Almond Brittle

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This candy recipe is meant to be made at Christmas – but why restrict yourself to only making it once a year? It´s very simple to make, and there are lots of variations, so if you love brittle you could try a different one every week!

6 Candy-Cane Marshmallows

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Marshmallow fans will love this impressive-looking recipe. Like the other candies here, it would make a lovely gift. Kids will enjoy helping out with the final stage – swirling the red colouring through the mallow to give the streaked effect.

7 Candied Kumquats

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If you like a simple fruit candy, then this recipe is for you. It´s so easy to make. The candies can be eaten on their own, or used to decorate desserts. Alternatively, try using other fruits such as grapes or cherries – in fact, you could have a candied fruit bowl!

8 Coconut Drops

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This recipe is for anyone who loves coconut-flavoured candy. It´s up to you whether you dip the drops partly in the melted chocolate, or cover them completely (though the latter option could get a little messy!). Or you could drizzle the chocolate over the drops.

These delicious homemade candy recipes are sure to get your sweet tooth working overtime. Strangely enough, candy is the one thing that most cooks never think of making. Give it a try, and make yourself some tasty treats. Have you any gorgeous candy recipes to share?

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