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Candy

Explore 263 recipes, 17 projects, 4 articles, 23 galleries, 128 videos, and more

Flowerpot Cakes

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil, plus more for pots
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Quick Chocolate Frosting
  • 1/2 cup crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 10), for garnish
  • Multicolored pebble-shaped chocolate candies, for garnish
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish
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Carnival Cake

Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter, for pans
  • 2 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Swiss-Meringue Buttercream
  • Yellow and red food coloring
  • 6 to 8 ounces white candy-coated chocolate pieces, for decorating
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Puppy Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • Meringue Buttercream
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 to 4 pounds white chocolate fondant
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Brown gel-paste food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cornstarch, for rolling fondant
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • Dark Brown Candy Melts, melted according to package directions
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling
  • Sugar Babies candies or small black jelly beans, halved
  • 3 large eggs
  • Black edible-ink marker
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
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Meringue Mice

Ingredients
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 black licorice whips, each 28 inches long, cut into 3-inch lengths
  • 150 small black nonpareil candies (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 100 sliced unblanched almonds (about 1/2 cup)
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"I Scream" Graveyard Pie

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 16 graham crackers, broken into large pieces
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup roughly chopped chocolate flaky-crisp candy bars, such as Butterfinger "fun size" (about 8)
  • 1 pint chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup roughly chopped chocolate-coconut candy bars, such as Mounds "snack size" (about 8)
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 6 oval chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Milano, halved crosswise
  • 12 candy skulls, for decorating
  • 20 chocolate wafers, such as Famous
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Caterpillar Cupcake

Ingredients
  • 15 ounces fondant
  • 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Gel-paste food colors (green, yellow, light blue, and red are pictured)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • Cornstarch, for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream for Cupcakes
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (2 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 mini candy canes (or substitute licorice sticks or pretzel sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
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Flower Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • Vanilla Buttercream
  • Chocolate pastel lentil candies, for flower centers
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Stained-Glass Sugar Cookies

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Very finely crushed hard candy, such as Jolly Rancher, in various colors (1 cup total)
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Fish Bowl Gelatin

Other Ideas:
Gelatin, Kid-friendly
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