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11 Incredible Homemade Candy Recipes

Easy homemade candy you can whip up without breaking a sweat!

By: Scott Ursalo, Editor, CheapThriftyLiving.com
Updated February 14, 2019
11 Incredible Homemade Candy Recipes

Candy's dandy, no? A good piece of candy is tantamount to the most exquisite pleasure in all of the world. Candy can be light, fun and rejuvenating after a long day. With one bite, all the world's worries and stresses seem to float away if only for a second. Even better than eating candy is the joy of gifting it to a loved one or a friend, it's the shared experience of enjoying the delightfulness of candy together. 

In this list of incredible homemade candy recipes, we add an extra layer to gifting candy. These easy candy recipes are fun and exciting ways you can break off a sweet, little piece of yourself to give to someone you care about. Whether you're making candy for the holidays, Valentine's Day, or just for fun, you're sure to find a homemade candy recipe that's perfect anytime of the year. Make the world a better place with us. Share homemade candy with someone tonight. 

1. 4-Ingredient Caramel Apple Bark

With just four ingredients and half an hour of your time, you can make an addictingly easy caramel apple bark. Sure, this candy recipe screams fall, but we wouldn't blame you if you decided to make it in the middle of the summer. In fact, we'd ask for a bite. 

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4-Ingredient Caramel Apple Bark

2. Country Bumpkin Crack Candy

This Country Bumpkin Crack Candy may have a simple and unassuming name, but don't let that fool you! This delicious candy recipe pairs salty and sweet nicely, and it makes a fantastic "grab 'n' go" snack for those long car rides. 

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Country Bumpkin Crack Candy

3. Chocolate Candy Nut Clusters

This is arguably one of our easiest candy recipes, as you can just toss a bunch of ingredients into a slow cooker. It's also one of our favorite recipes because you can make it all year round. Sky is truly the limit with these addicting candy nut clusters. 

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Chocolate Candy Nut Clusters

4. Homemade Conversation Hearts Recipe

Now that our favorite Valentine's Day conversation heart candy maker has gone out of business, this homemade candy recipe has grown all the more important! Relive the fun of yesteryear by making your own conversation hearts for your significant other. This time, however, you get to control the messages. 

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Homemade Conversation Hearts Recipe

5. Your Favorite Candy Bar Fudge

Your Favorite Candy Bar Fudge is a layered homemade candy recipe that incorporates all of our favorite candy flavors like peanut butter, chocolate, marshmallow, and toffee into one exquisitely delicious candy recipe. If there's a favorite on this list, this recipe is it. 

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Your Favorite Candy Bar Fudge

6. Unicorn Crack Recipe

This candy recipe is so addictive, even mythological beasts fall prey to its wondrous charms! It's super easy to make, and it's definitely a favorite to serve at family get-togethers, church potlucks, or other group activities. 

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Unicorn Crack Recipe

7. Slow Cooker Fruit Leather Recipe

For those of you who like candy and leather (we're really into leather), this slow cooker concoction is perfection. Made from just a handful of ingredients, this candy recipe is a great way to get some of your vitamins and essentials from fruit, too. 

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Slow Cooker Fruit Leather Recipe

8. Chocolate Cherry Mice for Christmas

This is arguably the cutest homemade candy recipe you could make, and it's incredibly easy! With just a few ingredients, you can create a cute candy platter to share with family, friends, and neighbors during the holidays. 

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Chocolate Cherry Mice for Christmas

9. Slow Cooker Almond Joy Candy

This 4-ingredient slow cooker recipe brings coconut, chocolate, and almond together into one incredible candy! Whenever you're in doubt as to what candy you should make for a potluck, make this stupid-easy recipe your go-to. It has a little something for everybody. 

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Slow Cooker Almond Joy Candy

10. Perfect No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

These no-bake candies are wonderful and fun to make! With this recipe, you can really make it your own by adding in your favorite ingredients. 

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Perfect No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

11. Coconut Snow Balls

Love coconut? These coconut snowballs are the perfect recipe for you! With only four ingredients, you can make these enjoybale little nuggets that no one (and we mean no one) will be able to resist. 

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Coconut Snow Balls

What are your favorite candy recipes to make at home? Tell us in the comments. 

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