Do you know what's better than candy? Making your own candy. There's no saying you need to wait for a holiday, either. Instead of stocking up on bags of your favorites, think about trying your hand at candy-making. It's not nearly as hard as you think, you know exactly what's going into your sweet treats, plus you wind up with candy. Win/win, yes?
1. Peanut Butter Cups
My grandma makes peanut butter cups and assorted other candies for the whole family at Christmas, so I can say with some certainty that homemade peanut butter cups are far superior to store-bought cups.
2. Homemade Lollipops
These are so pretty, I don't know if I could make myself eat them!
3. Your Own Candy Corn
If you make your candy corn yourself, maybe it will actually taste like something!
4. Twix Bars
I cannot get over how gooey and delicious that caramel looks.
5. Caramel Apple Pops
I've never had DIY Caramel Apple pops, but I can only imagine that they taste like apples and heaven.
6. More Homemade Lollipops
These lollipops would make gorgeous wedding favors!
7. Homemade Butterfingers with Just Three Ingredients
Butterfingers! Three ingredients! You can probably make these right now!
8. Three Musketeers, DIY Edition
I'm not even a huge fan, but the DIY version looks pretty tempting.
9. Make Your Own Mallo Cups
Sharing time: Mallo Cups are my favorites. I would do unspeakable things for a Mallo Cup. I am totally making these.
10. Sneaky Homemade Snickers
These aren't really sneaky, I was just going for alliteration. Still, they look yummy, right?
11. Homemade Cadbury Crème Eggs
Never again will you have to wait until Easter to fulfill your bottomless hunger for Cadbury Eggs!
12. White Chocolate and Nutella Truffles
No, name brand candy isn't the only candy you can make easily. Nutella + truffles = foodgasm.
Gumdrops just make the world a little bit brighter.
14. Strawberry Leather
I have to admit, these look much tastier than Fruit by the Foot.
15. Ruby Red Grapefruit Gummies
And these? These look too pretty and perfect to be real. I imagine it's also quite easy to substitute the fruit of your choice.
16. Homemade Black Licorice Twists
Blech. But still, this is for all my black licorice lovers.
17. Chocolate-covered Cherry Cordials
Nothing says "romantic" more than chocolate covered cherries, am I right?
So, are you going to take to the kitchen to fulfill your sweet tooth the homemade way?