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Pyramid of Candy!

This was put together for my little sister's 8th birthday party :) Just get crafty type foam (like the white type for floral arrangements) and cut circles (or squares or triangles etc.) of decreasing size. Hot glue together....Then, hot glue on those fun sized candies (just a little dab). You know, the kind you discovered to be not so very fun unless you're eight years old :) This makes it easy for people to pull the candies off and keeps the arrangement nice and tidy.Vodka and Cranberry Juice for the adults.... kidding :P

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Millefiori candy (sticky candy) in the U.S. or Canada?

 I am doing a glass project where I need to find a certain kind of candy inspired by the glass process of millefiori. Sticky candy, a brand in Australia and a few other countries, uses this technique but none of the designs work for me and I don't think they ship to the U.S. or Canada. Anyone know what this candy is called/ other producers of it? Thanks!;=16 here is an example of Sticky candy and here is the glass process I'm talking about. :) 

Question by shortone    |  last reply

Caffeinated mint candies

Okay so my latest project is making caffeinated hard mint candies. I finished the first batch the other day (pictured below). I worked out a safe and easy way to remove the binders and fillers from the caffeine tablets I picked up, and the stuff tastes pretty good too. The candies apparently work pretty well too; they kept me awake through two early morning chemistry classes on Friday. Unfortunately, there's a couple of problems I'm having that I'd appreciate a bit of help with, if there are any candy-makers out there. First, the mint and vanilla extracts I'm using seem to vaporize out of the candy too quickly, and the blue colouring decomposes when the candy gets to the correct temperature. Does anyone know if it would work to take the pot off the stove and leave it a few minutes before adding flavourings and colour? Second, to make the actual candy pieces, I stretched the candy mass into a long rod and chopped pieces off with a cleaver, but the pieces vary wildly in size (and therefore caffeine dosage). Does anyone know of a way to make more uniform pieces, or do I just need more practice? Thanks, with any luck, I'll be able to make an instructable of the second batch.

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pez candy lighter ? Answered

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Cotton Candy Machine

Hey guys, I have some amazingly amazing news, and some terribly depressing news.The good news first: I'm almost done with my Cotton candy machine that I have been making since the beginning of the school year in my Unique Projects class. This means that within one week I will be eating cotton candy, and LOTS of it. The bad news: I haven't recorded any steps (taken pictures) and am really close to finishing. I do have a CAD file that I made, and still know all the materials I used. Now, my question to you: Do you think it's worth putting up an instructable if I don't have any pictures of the process. (the pictures that I'm lacking are primarily the lathing, tapping, and dismantling of a toaster processes)Thanks,-Josh (Muffinator)

Topic by T3h_Muffinator    |  last reply

help making candy eyeglasses

Has anyone ever  made candy eyeglasses? I could do with so help and advice to how to do this. I have no clue of where to begin

Topic by online102782    |  last reply

Megaliciouz Christmas Challenge: Candy

Have you ever made candy so good, that you want the whole world to know about it? Well, now's your chance! Hello, i'm Megaliciouz here with my first ever, non-official challenge! I bet you could already guess what the challenge was about. CANDY! HOW TO ENTER: Just make an instructable with a recipe for candy on it, and make one of the keywords "Megacandy". WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?:'s a surprise! WHAT'S THE DEADLINE?: December 24, 2011 at 11:59 EST Remember, you can make any kind of candy! Peanut, chocolate, fruit, gum, lollipop, anything you can think off that can be categorized as CANDY! GOod Luck to you all, and have a merry christmas!

Topic by GummiBear    |  last reply

Making candy from jam? Answered

Hi! Since I'm not very proficient in food making yet, figured it would be wise to ask for advice. Issue: I have many jars of various jams because grandparents make some every summer-autumn season, yet I only consume it once a week on my binge day and even then there's only so much of it one can eat. Preferred solution: I intend to make some sort of candy from the jam. Most likely something jelly-gummy like, maybe dip that in chocolate/mix some nuts in or do whatever else comes to mind. Basically solidify the jam. So how do I go about doing this? Will adding a lot of gelatine do the trick or should I reduce moisture content too? If so, how? Any other suggestions and bewares welcome too as well as other ways of using jam in bulk! Thanks, Raitis

Question by Raitis    |  last reply

Titles - can we add a subcategory? like HTM Candy: Hard Candy, or HTM Candy: Gummies

I have a couple of different Instructables that I'd like to post, and they both fit the same title. Could I add a subtitle to the official required title to make it a more specific like this? How to Make Candy: Hard Candy How to Make Candy: Gummies I've seen some people do that, but don't know if that is what you are looking for.

Topic by SFHandyman    |  last reply

How to flavour cotton candy?

Flavours like mint,cinnamon vanilla etc...i have a small cotton candy machine which is usually ok when i wanna make alot and recently i tried using cinnamon mixed with normal sugar and it just tastes like burned toast+burned marshmallows... does sprinkling the powdered flavours as the cotton candy is spinning have any effect on the flavour? how about liquid flavouring? 

Question by fullmetalA    |  last reply

Looking for homemade candy recipes!!!! Answered

Me and my friends are looking for some extra money and decided that we were going to try to sell some homemade candy. We are looking for some easy-ish recipes, but we are willing to try some harder ones too. We are on a pretty (very) low budget. Maybe $25 or so. So, if you know any recipes personally, or the URL's to some other recipes online, please include them in your answer. Alternatively, you could private message your recipes and info to me on YouTube. My channel is TNTutorials. Please do your best to contribute. We are doing our best to save up money for some personal goals, and the civilians in my neighborhood are candy heads, so we thought that this should work. Please take this seriously, and try to contribute! Thanks!!!

Question by fearmonger12    |  last reply

Do you like chocolate or candy


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Candy clone E pub broken


Topic by pianotips    |  last reply

hobby rocket using rocket candy

Today I tested a homemade rocket engine made with r-candy and clay catlitter (for the nozzle and plug). The nozzle was made from clay catlitter with a tapered hole I used about twenty grams of r-candy then l put a thin plug of catlitter. I had placed the rocket upside down on a bamboo rod clamped to a table with a scale under the engine but when I ignited it the sound was so great that I had to step back and could not get a reading but from the looks and sound of it the small 500 gram scale would be maxed out then at the end of the 3-5 second burn the thin plug at the end popped off shooting the engine up in the air this was becouse the core was not drilled all the way to the end so when the burn was near an end it found it easier to escape threw  the thin plug then the narrow nozzle.

Topic by qwerty2008  

What are all the flavors of Andes Candies? Answered

I have been trying to gather up all the different flavors of andes candies, but I keep finding new ones, or "limited edition" ones. Does anyone know all the flavors? Just post the one you know! I already know about: Creme de menthe Mint parfait Cherry Jubilee Toffee crunch Raspberry Cream Lemon Meringue Key Lime Peppermint Crunch Any others?

Question by kcls    |  last reply

Cutting Tin - Candy & Mint Containers

Greetings all,   I have an interest in cutting patterns in the smooth tops of tin candy & mint containers but am a complete noob to this sort of fabricating, would appreciate any helpful offboard links or posted Instructables here. What I'm wanting to achieve is a 'finished' item that looks plasma-cut but since the item itself is quite fragile as well as small in general size I have no clue other than the very time-consuming process of 'routing' out such with a mini-Dremel.     Fairly tight budget here too so a dedicated C-N-C setup is a bit unlikely but no impossible. Thanks in advance !

Topic by patron_zero    |  last reply

Rock Candy: powdered sugar vs table sugar

Will powdered sugar work in rock candy? I already know that table sugar works.

Topic by mmme99    |  last reply

The Candy Contest is starting Monday, April 8th!

We're looking for both candy recipes and candy making techniques - we want to see gummies, truffles, caramels, hard candy and more. Think about things you buy in a candy store or at a fancy chocolatier and make them better! Visit the Candy Contest page for more info - and remember not to publish your instructable before the 8th!

Topic by jessyratfink  

Who wants the last bag of candy for $21,000?

That is right, on ebay, you can bid Woolworths last bag of pic n mix candy for £360!!!Personally, I think the people that is bidding the last bag of candy for that kind of price is CRAZY! UPDATEThe auction is over! And the winner got it for an hefty £14,500 ($21,000)!!!!That must be the most expensive bag of sweets ever sold...?

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why do people put drugs in candy?

Just a radom question well i get home with a TON of candy from halloween and had my parents search it and what not and i was just wondering why people would put drugs in candy? like do they have a grude against kids or something?

Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak    |  last reply

what can i use candy wrappers for? Answered

I have a ton of acandy wrappers but dont know what to use them for a got starburst wrappers, dum dum lollipop sticks and wrappers,dots boxes, tootsie roll wrapper, paper gum wrappers, and alot of other wrappers any idea what i could use them for? thanks

Question by fishermanfo    |  last reply

Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Bars Recipe

Cookie Base 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon water 1 egg Filling 1/3 cup light corn syrup 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 3 tablespoons peanut butter 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons water 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla Dash salt 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar Caramel Layer 1 bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped 2 tablespoons water 1 1/2 cups unsalted dry-roasted peanuts Topping 1 bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chips (2 cups) Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. 2. In large bowl, beat all filling ingredients except powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy and smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until well blended (filling will be thick). Press filling over cookie base. Refrigerate while preparing caramel layer. 3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat caramels and 2 tablespoons water over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted. Stir in peanuts. Spread evenly over filling. Refrigerate about 15 minutes or until caramel layer is firm. 4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until melted. Spread evenly over caramel layer. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

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 Someone should make a bunch of instructables about skittles

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What is the UK equivelant of Light Corn Syrup? Answered

I have heard that Golden Syrup is a good substitute but since that is flavoured and i was planning on making Hard Chew Candy I want the syrup to be flavourless so it does not interfere with the fruit flavour. It needs to be available in Scotland (the UK) The reason i post this question is that on Amazon Karo light corn syrup is £3.95 and the postage is £2.50 which i thought was very expensive.

Question by The Science Guy    |  last reply

Mini Cotton Candy Machine Heat Source? Answered

I built the cotton candy machine (seen here: and everything works as it should, except the sugar doesn't melt easily. I have to stop the motor and heat it up intermittently, instead of the intended use of being able to have it spin continuously. I have a feeling that part of this reason is because my lighter can't get hot enough, and that the machine is on a dremel. It only goes 6,500 rpm but I have a feeling this is too fast for the sugar to heat up. Any ideas? I took apart an old soldering iron and have the heat source, but I don't know how to mount it. Or does anybody know where I might find something to attach the CCM to a regular motor? Thanks!

Question by northconnor    |  last reply

Does any one know of sugar candy 3D printing ? Answered

It would amuse me to experiment making candy shells for filing.

Question by iceng    |  last reply

I'm looking for a hard candy recipe made with real maple syrup.? Answered

I've been making hard candy with maple flavoring oil but would like a recipe made with real maple syrup. I tried making the hard candy and adding maple syrup instead of flavoring.. but it was very sticky and sticking to everyones teeth. Not sure if I did something wrong? I'm looking for hard candy recipe.. not the maple candy. Thanks!

Question by sherriperry    |  last reply

What's a simple way to make a remote controlled candy dispenser?

Halloween is coming up and I'd like to hand out candy without being outside. What's a simple way to hand out a small candy bar to someone with the push of a button, without being there in person?

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Any Idea Why People Use Corn Syrup in Candy?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could answer this question: Why do all candy recipes have corn syrup? I have tried making hard candies from just sugar and water, and the candies are good and hard the day I make them, but then the second day, they end up all crumbly when you bite in to them. Does that have to do with not adding corn syrup? Thanks for reading this question! ~Seawee

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Does anyone have a recipe for torrone, a tradional Italian candy?

It's a sweet, sticky, meringue-like candy that's made w/ egg whites(?), nuts, and honey, I think.

Question by happi cat #71    |  last reply

Duplicated entries

Hi, I am new here and have a question. I was planning on taking part in the candy contest so I browsed the site, to find out how to successfully document my ideas. While doing so I saw, that out of the three most viewed projects in the contest, two concepts already won last year: last year: this year last year: this year: While the peppermint patties were made in a different way the Pop Rocks are basically the same. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of the contest, but I am kind of demotivated now to post something original. Is it taken into account in the judgement process, that a project has already been posted before? I have an idea on how to improve the Kryptonite Candy, would it be okay, to enter it in the contest? Sorry to post so many question, but I couldn't find out how the judgement process works and based on what criteria the projects are judged. Thanks a lot E

Topic by Subzeromaker    |  last reply

Shop Advice

I always wanted to open my own candy/bakery place where people can come sit read what have you. I am just a little concerned on how to start it up I have all the paper work just now that I finally scrimped and saved I am finding myself wondering if now is a good time, and if so how do I get the name out there for the general public plus I wanted to start selling on the internet too. any suggestions?

Question by someonesfuturewifey    |  last reply

What can I put on gummy candy to make it not sticky when cooled?

So I made gummy candy using one of the methods i saw here. I melted gummy bears then cooled them. Buuut the problem is my candy when cooled were all sticky and stuff. How can I make them not sticky?

Question by obesemidget    |  last reply

Ways of making sure they only take one candy

During trick or treating some families leave out a bowl of candy that says "take one only". I learned the hard way this does not guarantee people taking just one from last year. It doesn't annoy me that much (It was quite a while ago), but I wonder if there could be a foolproof way to make sure one candy goes to each individual. Maybe a robot with a thumbprint scanner? Anyways, I hope to get some imaginative answers. This isn't that much of a problem but a solution would be fun to see :DThanks!

Topic by zakbobdop    |  last reply

How do you Make Candy Wrapper Purses?

The Mexican Folk Craft people make amazing purses or clutches out of candy wrappers or other forms of paper. Some with zippers and cloth internally. I now how to make the chains to start it off. What I am having problems with is how to sew them together. Please help with a detailed instruction or video. 

Question by jpeek    |  last reply

The Mad Scientists' Weekly Contests- Candy (WE NEED ENTRIES!!!)

Have a really good Instructable about candy? Want to win a spot in "The Mad Scientists' Weekly Contests- Candy" Collection? You can submit your entry by commenting below and providing a link to your Instructable. The Mad Scientists will judge this contest and the winners will be announced shortly and will be included in the "The Mad Scientists' Weekly Contests- Candy" Collection. All submitted Instructables must be candy themed. Users are limited to one Instructable per contest. They can be both new Instructables and existing ones. Good luck!

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Anyone know how to make healthy Candy Corn and/or Hot Tamales?

I am extremely fond of both Candy Corn and Hot Tamales. However, I wish that they didn't include such toxic ingredients, like "Red 40" and "Blue Lake 5". I would be grateful if someone could either post an 'ible or answer with a recipe.

Question by black hole    |  last reply

can you get drunk by eating candy made with alcohol? such as chocolates with bourbon in the filling?

I was wondering if you could get drunk from eating candy made with alcohol

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really cool pez?

Does anyone have any ideas on making a really cool pez dispenser? I want it to be creative and different to any other modern pez avalible.

Question by wamj    |  last reply

Vending Machine Bank

I recently got a Vending Bank that you put money in and press a button (1-6) and get candy. The candy dispenses from the holder (small holder mabye 1 inch wide 2inch tall) and it drops down to a slot in the bottom. None of it is motorized in anyway. You can put pennies, nickles, dimes, quaters, and dollar bills in via a slot that you put the bill in and a dial that you spin until the money goes inside the bank. I want to know if any of you can figure out a way to modify it to where you cant get candy until you put at least 25 cents in there because currently you dont have to put money in to get candy. If you need pictures i will gladly supply them upon request. Any help will help! Thanks!

Topic by !KnexMaster!  

The Skittles Dress

This prom dress by Theperilouspopsicle at craftster uses 101 Skittle wrappers and took 15 hours to make and it was worth it. Thanks to Tetranitrate I'm currently sick of Skittles, but the color certainly works. Linkvia Neatorama

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Need easy-to-find alternatives to food-grade silicone, to make molds. Would aquarium silicone do?? Answered

Hi. I would really like to make some food-grade molds (candy molds). I know that food-grade silicone is the way to go, but here in Norway, it is not that easy to come by, and when you do, it's very expensive. My question is whether there are viable alternatives, that lasts. (not a make one, and break it thingy..) I know that aquarium silicone is supposed to be non-poisonous, but will it do as a mold material? Or are there other alternatives I can make myself? or buy at a hardware store.. I know there are a lot of silicone products out there.. Surely some of them would be safe to use in food prep? Thanks for all answers. Best regards, Klaus, Norway.

Question by dexusno    |  last reply

Do You Prefer More Pics and Vids in Making an Xmas Edible Ornamental Food ? Answered

I'm Putting together an instructable for an Delectable Old World Czech Xmas Traditional Goodie and the dough is a bit of a trick to do even  with a top notch food processor grinder. So I'm wondering, if 12 short 20 sec videos are too many  for a good ible ?

Question by iceng    |  last reply

Does anyone remember Texan bars that were made by Nestle?

Texan bars were made probably 30 years ago and then brought back around 2005 for a very short time. Chewy, chocolate covered bars. Does anyone have a recipe or any suggestions as to how I might go about reproducing them? They were very popular back in the day - and I loved them when they came back. Now they are probably gone forever!

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I want to make hard sugarfree liquorice bricks, what type of natural binder should I use? Thanks!

For my next artistic project I would like to build edible bricks in different shapes. Whereas I don't have a problem realising molds in differeny shapes and sizes, I don't kn ow where to start in order to have bricks that are hard enough, non sticky, possibly with a good fragrance/smell and that come with natural ingredients (not too many bad chemical things). Also, I was thinking about liquorice, but they can also be made out of beetroot, cocoa, fruit juice etc. They should last a good deal of days and possibly be eaten, although hard.

Question by studiofla    |  last reply

solidified honey

Is it normal for raw honey in a plastic bottle to solidify (candied)?  What can I do about that? Is it easy to eat candied honey?

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Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!! Its Halloween! YAY! Go get lots of candy!

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