8 Candy Recipes from 8 Must Visit Food Blogs

Candy – that pleasurable treat in which we indulge. Sometimes it is sour, sometimes it is sweet and other times it is just down right chocolaty goodness. No matter how you slice, bake, bite, roll, share or hoard it, one thing is certain – life is much better with it. These 10 candy filled recipes are sure to deliver.

Word to the wise: You might want to read about these in private. They have been known to make folks drool.

Butterfinger Shortbread Cookies

Butterfinger Shortbread Cookies out of the oven

Butterfinger Shortbread Cookies from Savory Simple

This grownup riff on butterfingers, takes a traditional shortbread cookie to the next level. Slathered with a thick chocolate ganache and topped with chopped Butterfingers, these babies are elegant enough for a ladies luncheon and candy enough to take to as the post-game soccer snack.

Peanut Butter Ball Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Cupcake with Peanut Butter Ball Center and Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

Peanut Butter Ball Stuffed Cupcakes from Love From The Oven

Peanut butter and chocolate classic combination that steals hearts and wins taste buds. A take on both Ohio’s popular Buckeyes and the internationally popular Reese’s, these chocolate peanut butter cupcakes are best enjoyed with a big glass of milk.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Bars

Salted Caramel Chocolate Bars with Shortbread Base

Salted Caramel Chocolate Bars from Baguette Taste – Wonder Bread Budget

Elevating the classic Twix, these bars put a savory spin on this standard candy with their sprinkling of Fleur de sel. In a triple layer of shortbread, caramel and dark chocolate, they make an indulgent – slightly messy – treat.

Raspberry Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffle drizzled with raspberry ganache

Raspberry Chocolate Truffles from Gourmet Candy Maker.com

This classic truffle is infused with the bright flavors of fresh raspberry. Not only does the acidic notes of the fruit play nicely against the dark chocolate, the bright red color visually brings an added wow factor.

Bourbon-Sea Salt Caramels

Sheet of bourbon caramels topped with sea salt

Bourbon-Sea Salt Caramels from Bon Apetit on Epicurious.com

The name alone screams for holding up in a room with an entire batch just for yourself. But, the friends you will win by sharing, might sway you against such a tummy achingly good idea. The rich combination of butter, sugar and cream is given an additional depth with a touch of bourbon. Be sure to save a little of that tasty libation. It’ll make a great pairing.

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallow square dipped in melted chocolate

Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows From O, The Oprah Magazine on Delish.com

Who needs a s’more when you have Chocolate Dipper Marshmallows? In fact, it really is the best of the treat. Why mess around with the graham crackers and the campfire when you can get down to the really important things right away?

Nature’s Candy Bar

Homemade Candy Bar dipped in chocolate topped with orange zest

Nature’s Candy Bar from The Nourishing Gourmet

Mother Nature has had it figured out for some time. Her luscious fruits are packed with all the sweet goodness we need to satisfy that sugar craving. Here, they’re elevated even further as smashed dates are rolled in coconut flakes, dipped in chocolate and topped with orange zest.


Homemade candied orange peels

Orangettes from Sassy Radish

Sour candies get their pucker worthy flavor from bitter fruits like oranges. These Orangettes take full advantage of that inherent bitterness, caramelizing thin strips of orange peel for a sweet finish that causes you to keep nibbling uncontrollably.

Can’t say we didn’t warn you about the drool.


  1. Peanut butter ball stuffed cupcakes? Are you kidding me? I must be in heaven. Nothing better to me then peanut butter or a cupcake but put them together. Oh yeah I am trying that!

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