Candies & Sweets You Can Make at Home

Last Updated February 05, 2018
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chocolate almond peanut butter cups
Chocolate almond peanut butter cups from Raw-Vitalize. Photo: Mike Mendell.

See how easy it is to make these candies and sweet bites for yourself, including favorites like chocolate peanut butter cups, fruit leather, gumdrops, and marshmallows.


INDULGING A WHOLE FAMILY'S SWEET TOOTH IN THE NAKED SOUTH. One of my goals when I feed my family is to provide sweet treats that are balanced with protein and fiber and use minimally-processed...

Earl Grey Tea Truffles

Earl Grey Tea Truffles
Pick up a few freshly made tea-infused truffles at Gryphon’s Tea, or try your hand at making your own!

Vegan Almond Fudge

vegan almond fudge
You might want to double the batch. These treats won't last very long.

Blood Orange Gumdrops

Blood Orange Gumdrops
Special recipe from Super Chunk Sweets and Treats.

Kentucky Bourbon Balls Recipe

With their smooth chocolate coating, a pecan on top, and the rich, oaky taste of bourbon, these bonbons make a beautiful, mouthwatering Christmas treat. Use your favorite bourbon to add the...

Besan Ke Laddoo - Chickpea Flour Sweets

Besan Ke Laddoo - Chickpea Flour Sweets
This is often served at teatime or eaten as a snack.

Decadent Chocolate Truffles

Once you’ve tried the cocoa powder and fleur de sel toppings below, feel free to experiment with whatever you like. Cayenne, ginger, lavender, nuts and cinnamon have all gotten rave reviews at our...

Pumpkin Spice Toffee

pumpkin spice toffee
Are you a part of the pumpkin craze that hits every September and doesn’t stop until Christmas? I am. In fact, I eat pumpkin all year long. This toffee screams autumn (“Autumn!”). The cinnamon...

Chocolate Almond Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Almond Peanut Butter Cups
We call this one our favorite go-to-freezer dessert.

Dark Chocolate Almond Bark with Cherries and Ginger

From Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore by Anna Thomas: I could not end without a taste of fine dark chocolate. Toasted almonds, tart cherries, and a zippy touch of ginger give this simple bark a complex...

Candied Blood Orange Slices

When this California citrus treat hits the Farmers Markets in winter, try making this delicious chocolatey treat.

Homemade Marshmallows Recipe

This recipe makes classic white vanilla-flavored marshmallows. If you’d like to add color to your marshmallows, add a few drops of natural food coloring (available at local markets) to the mixture...

Pig Candy

peanut brittle with bacon bits called pig candy
Peanut brittle made with crisp pastured bacon and a little red pepper — what could be bad about that? Try this with a glass of bourbon or cocktails, or serve it at a Super Bowl party. Either way, it...

Yellow Plum & Pink Peppercorn Fruit Leather

fruit leather
Fruit leathers are homemade fruit rolls that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. These fruit leathers are made from dried plums.

Fresh Mint White Chocolate Truffles

This recipe comes courtesy of Jennifer Smith, co-owner of Ex Voto Chocolate and Confections. The delicate flavor of the white chocolate lends itself to a wide range of flavor pairings. You can adapt...
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