All you need for this candy experiment is sugar, water, and a good dose of patience. This recipe from the Exploratorium takes about 7 days, but kids will get to watch giant sugar crystals form and it tastes pretty good, too!
Peanut Butter Cups:
Simple and delicious! Line a mini muffin pan with baking cups. Fill the bottom with melted chocolate, add a dollop of melted peanut butter, and then add another layer of chocolate. Refrigerate and enjoy!
Homemade marshmallows will up the s’mores ante this summer. These sweets contain a lot of basic ingredients like sugar, vanilla extract and salt, but they have one special ingredient, unflavored gelatin, which gives the final product a marshmallow consistency.
A classic treat that allows for endless creativity. Dip them in caramel or a sugar candy coating and then sprinkle with just about anything like sprinkles, sea salt, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, or crushed candy bars.
If you’re not much of a baker or candymaker, then try customizing already made treats. Perfect for party favors!
- M&M’s Choose colors, add messages and images, then select your packaging. Save 10% off when you spend $25 at My M&M’s.
- Ring PopsPerfect for bachelorette, engagement, or even a kid’s birthday. Pick a wrapper, a message, a flavor, and even a hashtag.
- Jelly BellyChoose your container (bean-shaped tins to barrels), then add an image, text, and choose your favorite flavors. Save $5 off $25 at JellyBelly.com.
Final tip: Visit the Candy Shop at Wilton.com for a wide range of candy molds from traditional truffle shapes to more whimsical molds like monster mouths and rubber ducks.