I haven’t made the candy corn and rock candy in my life, but one of my grandma’s use to make the rock candy from time to time. She said she liked making it because she could make the flavors she wanted and liked.
I have made peanut brittle, caramels, and taffy several times because I was wanting something to do. My family wanted candy but didn’t want to go to the store and pay the high prices for a small bag of these candies.
These aren’t the only types of candies I have made in my life for my family when I was growing up or as an adult for my family I have now. Those I will have to share with you in another article.
The reason I wanted to share these particular candy recipes is because some of them, like the candy corn, can only be found in stores from about mid-September through Thanksgiving. During that time you will find the traditional yellow, white, and orange candy corn. You will also find white, orange, and brown candy corn from Halloween through Thanksgiving.
The regular caramels made by Kraft can find be now-a-days throughout the year. But you can now find different flavored caramels made by Werther’s too. But with the caramel recipes you can create your own flavors.
As for the peanut brittle, you use to not be able to find it in stores only around Christmas time. Now you can find the original peanut brittle and a few other flavors, throughout the year in some retail stores. Most of the time, you can only find it in specialty candy stores that charge more for half a batch than what it would cost you to make a batch yourself.
Taffy is the same as the other three candies I have mentioned. If you want fresh taffy, you will have to find a candy store that makes it onsite or wait until the state fair comes around. When you buy taffy in stores, it is often made from weeks to a month in advance to keep up with the supply in stores.
The same thing applies to the rock candy as well. From what I have seen from stores that carry prepackaged rock candy, you get just few pieces for a couple of dollars or so.
If you go to one of the candy stores in the mall, like the other candies listed above, it is sold by the pound. In these cases, the price per pound is far more than the cost to make a full batch of any of these candies.
Homemade Candy Corn Recipe
Make your own candy corn any time of the year with this homemade candy corn recipe. Rather than having the usual white yellow and orange colors you can make these candy corns in any color that suits your fancy and for any holiday.
Be sure to check out the supporting or more resources links for further homemade candy recipes.
Homemade Caramel Recipes
You can make your own homemade with these caramel recipes. There are recipes for regular caramels, chocolate caramels, coffee caramels, nut caramels, and club caramels. Down at the bottom of the the page you will find more recipes for apples and popcorn covered in caramel.
Homemade Peanut Brittle
For those of you who love peanut brittle, there are several recipes for this old-fashioned candy. Not only can you find an original peanut brittle recipe, you can find a maple nut peanut brittle, coconut brittle, maple sugar candies, and an English Toffee.
Homemade Taffy Recipes
There is an original taffy recipe on this website. You will find a molasses taffy, black walnut or butternut molasses taffy, cream candy style taffy, butter taffy, ice cream candy style taffy, and vinegar candy.
Homemade Rock Candy
This recipe will show you how to make rock candy at home. This recipe will take several days for the rock candy.