Copycat Candy Recipes

It's easy and fun to make some of your favorite commercial candies in your own kitchen. Make one of these copycat recipes for your favorite candy bars, or try your hand at homemade tootsie rolls, peppermint patties, fruit chews, and more.

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    Candy Bar Recipes

    Two stacked milk chocolate bars with caramel and nougat filling
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    This collection of copycat candy bar recipes includes all of your store-bought favorites! Learn how to make homemade candy bars stuffed with caramel, nuts, nougat, crispy peanut butter filling, shortbread, and more.

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    Tootsie Rolls

    Tootsie Rolls

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    Homemade Tootsie Rolls are soft, chewy candies with the familiar chocolate taste of Tootsie Rolls. If you want to make these extra-special, roll them in chopped nuts or coconut at the end.

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    Peppermint Patties

    Peppermint Patties

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    Dark chocolate encloses a creamy, minty center in these candies that are reminiscent of York Peppermint Patties. Try putting these in the freezer and serving them frozen for an extra- refreshing blast of mint flavor!

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    Lemon Chews

    Lemon Chews photo

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    Lemon Chews are wonderfully sweet-tart candies with a smooth, chewy texture and flavor similar to Starburst candies. You can use other extracts and food colors to make different flavors of fruit chews.

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    Almond Buttercrunch

    Almond Roca photo

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    Homemade Almond Buttercrunch candy is even better than the store-bought version! A rich toffee made with brown sugar and butter is studded with toasted almonds, then dipped in chocolate and rolled in more nuts.