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5 Easy Candy Recipes With Few Ingredients

I’m a big fan of easy recipe creation. I like being able to create a great-tasting and unique dessert using limited ingredients.

And in this article, I will teach you some easy candy recipes with few ingredients.

You’re damn right; there are many different types of candies! 

But we ONLY hand pick the most popular ones that are ridiculously easy to make, including caramels and fudge.

So there is no need to fasten your seat belt!

Easy Candy Recipes With Few Ingredients

1. Fudge Candy

We often make fudge candy, and we love it so much that we want to share it with you.

Fudge candy is made from sugar, milk or cream, vanilla or almond extracts, and chocolate.

It’s traditionally made by melting chocolate and then pouring it into a mold of either metal or glass and allowed to cool.

When it has cooled enough to handle, the time has ripened to remove the fudge from its mold and cut it into smaller pieces or bars.

In addition, there are different molds; it can be a ball or ring shape. But this is what you need to make the magic happen:

  • 1½ teaspoons and 1 tablespoon unsalted butter separately
  • 1 package of semisweet chocolate chips (12-ounce)
  • 1 packet of milk chocolate chips (11.5-ounce)
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14-ounce)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

After assembling this ingredients, use 1½ teaspoons of butter to grease a 9-inch square pan; then line the pan with foil.

Microwave chocolate chips and remaining butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. You will have to stir constantly until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Next is to stir condensed milk and vanilla into the cooled brownie batter. Spread the mixture evenly in a prepared pan, then refrigerate until firm.

Lift the fudge from the pan using a piece of foil. Remove foil and cut fudge into 1-inch squares. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate until firm for about 2 hours.

See Also: Homemade Stewed Tomato Recipe

2. White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Clusters

This cookie makes for a great holiday gift or just a tasty treat for yourself!

They’re made with a rich, creamy white chocolate ganache and sweetened with peanut butter. The cookie base is made with crushed pretzels, so they have that nice crunch that you expect from a good cookie.

And the peanut butter filling? Oh my goodness!

It will be one of the best peanut butter fillings since slice bread.

You melt some butter, add some sugar and flour, stir until it’s all smooth, then add your peanut butter and vanilla extract. Then you just spread it on top of your cookies!

Easy as pie!

Here is all you need:

  • 16 ounces white chocolate (coarsely chopped)
  • Heaping ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup rice cereal (plus more)
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

3. Fruit Jellies Candy

Fruit Jellies candy is a sweet treat made with natural fruit and a jiggly texture. They come in various flavors, but they all taste just like jelly.

The fruit used in these candies is always fresh, so you can be sure that it will have the right flavor and texture. The jelly is made from natural ingredients and contains no artificial colors or flavors.

On top of that, this candy comes in many different flavors, including raspberry-blueberry and strawberry-banana.

They also come in various shapes: squares, rectangles, triangles and circles—so there’s something for everyone!

Lastly, there are ridiculously easy to make. Just ensure you have the following ingredients handy:

  • 1⅓ cups fruit juice, any flavor
  • 2½ cups sugar, divided
  • 4 (¼-ounce) packets of powdered gelatin
  • 2 cups fruit preserves or jam

Stir the gelatin into ⅔ cup juice in a small bowl, and let it settle for about 5 minutes.

Secondly, set aside a medium saucepan combining 1½ cups sugar and the remaining ⅔ cup juice.

Then boil it over medium-high heat. Stir as you cook until the sugar dissolves.

Add the preserves, whisk to combine and bring back to a boil. Cook until it becomes thickened—about 2 minutes.

Then, Stir the gelatin mixture until all of it has dissolved. Pour the mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish through a fine-mesh sieve.

Refrigerate until it is firm, at least 3 hours.

Lastly, you should cut the candies into small squares. Roll each piece in the remaining 1 cup of sugar to coat. Serve immediately.

4. Homemade Caramel Candy

Soft Caramel is a candy made from sugar, corn syrup, and caramels.

The sweetness of caramel is a balance of saltiness and the crunchy feel of the chocolate bits.

Furthermore, it’s got a smooth texture—not too hard and not too soft, so it’s perfect for snacking on. And it tastes pretty good!

It comes in different flavors: chocolate, peppermint, vanilla bean, and more.

Making these delicious treats is straightforward. All you need is five ingredients, namely:

  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • Coarse sea salt (Optional)

Next, melt the butter and sugar together over medium heat in a medium saucepan.

Add the corn syrup and condensed milk to a pot, and heat the mixture until it comes to a boil.

Then lower the temperature so that bubbles barely break on its surface; cook this way for 7-10 minutes, stirring often.

Pour the caramel into an 8-inch square pan lined with foil and allow it to cool completely.

You could sprinkle your salt if desired.

But once cool, cut the brownies into squares. Then wrap each square in waxed paper so that it stays fresh longer.

5. Coconut Ice Candy

The secret to our coconut ice candy is the same as our other treats: it’s about the ratio.

We start with fresh, homemade coconut milk—the kind you can buy at your local grocery store, but you can make it from scratch in small batches by hand instead.

We then add a little bit of sugar and a pinch of salt to get the base right, then we pour that mixture into molds and freeze it overnight.

That’s when we add our delicious filling: a mixture of natural vanilla extract and real lemon extract. The result is a creamy, dreamy coconut flavor with just a hint of lemon zest at the end—so light and refreshing!

To finish it off, we top it with sprinkles or make one big piece so you can roll it into a ball and eat it straight from the freezer!

You’ll be needing the following:

  • 4 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1⅓ cups powdered sugar
  • Red food coloring (0ptional)

To make the crust, combine the coconut, condensed milk, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl.

Scoop and firmly press half of the mixture into the pan with wet fingers.

Stir in a few drops of food coloring to brighten the mixture. Place the second layer on top of the first, then pack it firmly.

Place the bowl in a cool, dry place and let it sit for at least 4 hours. Then use the parchment paper to lift out the candy.

Slice into squares, and serve. It’s best to eat the cookies within 3 days of making them.

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Easy Candy Recipes With Few Ingredients

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Conclusion

So there you have it, the most straightforward candy recipes with few ingredients.

Candy is not always the easiest to make, and not everyone has candy molds or pans, but not these.

So take some time to review the list and choose a few recipes that seem easy enough to try in your kitchen.