The 7 Best Nougat Candy Recipes

Honey-filled Torrone and Nutella nougat top the list

Making candy is off-putting for many a cook, and it does take knowledge, skill, and the right tools. But once you take the plunge, you get a delicious reward. Check out the step-by-step photo tutorial showing how to make nougat so you're in the know before you begin and be sure you have all the tools you need to whip up this decadent treat.

Nougat is an aerated candy made from whipped egg whites and a boiled sugar syrup, much like marshmallows. It nearly always contains roasted nuts like almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and pistachios, and often candied fruit. These nougat recipes range from traditional nougat, weighed down and covered with rice paper, to faster variations that skip some complicated steps. 

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    Almond Honey Nougat

    Honey almond nougat
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    Almond honey nougat is full of delicious honey and almond flavor. It's really similar to the classic nougat filling in Torrone candy and is bursting with three kinds of nuts—hazelnuts, almonds, and pistachios.

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    Homemade Torrone

    Homemade torrone recipe

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    Speaking of torrone...the classic homemade torrone (Italian nougat) is easy to make at home. It's bursting with honey, orange, and almond flavors and makes for a decadent treat.

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    Nougat Ice Cream

    Nougat ice cream
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    Take your favorite candy and add it to ice cream? Yes, please! This delicious nougat ice cream has all of the flavors of nougat in another one of your favorite desserts. It's great for a dessert for summer holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

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    Nutella Nougat

    Nutella nougat

     An Italian in the Kitchen 

    Who doesn't love Nutella? if you're a huge fan, you'll love Nutella nougat. It's full of delicious and creamy hazelnut and chocolate. Nutella nougat is easy to make, and it's a little bit different than your traditional nougat. And if you love chocolate, you'll adore this concoction: It's got a chocolate coating on top of the chocolate nougat; it's double-chocolate heaven.

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    Pistachio Nougat

    Pistachio Nougat

    The Spruce / Christine Ma

    This pistachio nougat has a robust pistachio flavor and delicate green color. It's full of pistachios and also uses almond extract, which lends a delicious and complex flavor.

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    Homemade Snickers Candy Bars

    Snickers Candy Bars

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    If you're looking for a candy where nougat plays a minor role, homemade Snickers candy bars fit the description. A light peanut nougat is topped with a layer of peanut caramel, and the whole thing is coated in chocolate for an absolutely irresistible version of a beloved treat.

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    White Chocolate Nougat

    White chocolate nougat

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    White chocolate nougat is rich and full of vanilla flavor and is reminiscent of marshmallow. It's studded with different dried fruits and nuts, and it's really easy to customize. You can also use it as a fancy candy bar filling. Just layer a caramel coating on top and voila, you have a homemade and scrumptious candy bar.