Everybody loves candy! And we want you to share your favorites with us.

Chocolatey, gooey, sticky, or chewy, we want to know what kind of candies make your pulse race.

Recreate your favorites, share your grandma's recipes, or make up something completely new!

Create a new Instructable, Photo, or Video sharing your favorite candy recipes and techniques with us for a chance to win a custom-etched iPad loaded up with Instructables eBooks or other great prizes.

We can't wait to see what you make!

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to international entries. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PST, March 13, 2011.

The Candy Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

8 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive a sweet new iPad, custom-etched on our own in-house laser, loaded up with ALL of the Instructables eBooks currently available, and a one-year Pro membership!

First Prize (1 winner)

One First Prize Winner will receive a KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart Standing mixer in the available color of their choice, and a one-year PRO membership!

Second Prize (1 winner)

One Second Prize Winner will receive this sweet set of 10 nesting glass mixing bowls from Williams-Sonoma.   Also included is a one year PRO membership!

Runner-Up Prize (5 winners)

Five winners will receive an awesome Instructables prize pack including an Instructables t-shirt and a one year pro membership.

How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Feb 14, 2011 and Mar 13, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Candy Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.