If you're interested in making your own sweets, then you definitely need some great tips for making candy. I consider myself a pretty good amateur candy maker, but I started out bad. I mean, really bad, as in making toffee that ended up a taffy, and I don't even know how that happens. Thankfully, I've gotten lots better and I wanted to share my most helpful, practical tips for making candy with all my fellow sweet toothed sisters out there. May the decadence be with you!
1. Invest in a Candy Thermometer
Purchasing a candy thermometer is one of the most essential tips for making candy. You simply won't succeed if you don't have one. Candy making relies on very precise temperatures; one degree too high or too low could easily destroy all your efforts. You don't want to make a mistake when you're working with chocolate and sugar. They're incredibly inexpensive, so if you make candy often, it's a worthwhile purchase. Try to get one with a clip and a display you can #read easily.