June is National Candy Month

Candy TimeFor those times when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth—and your candy jar is empty—here are some DIY recipes for whipping yourself up a sugary treat. 

Rock Candy:
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.

Candy Apples:
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!

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.