Kid-Friendly Candy Recipes

Kids and candy are a natural combination–what child doesn't love a sweet treat now and then? These kid-friendly candy recipes are easy, fast, and don't require complicated tools or hot temperatures, making them perfect for little helpers! 

These simple and safe kid-friendly recipes are a great way to introduce children to the joys of candy making, and everyone in the family will love eating the final product!

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    Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

    The Spruce

    Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels are easy to make, and the combination of sweet chocolate and salty, crunchy pretzels is fantastic. Let kids choose the toppings and go to town adding sprinkles, nuts, coconut, or whatever else you can think of!

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    Tiger Fudge

    Tiger Fudge

    Elizabeth LaBau / The Spruce

    Tiger Fudge is a peanut butter and chocolate treat made from only three ingredients. It looks so sophisticated and tastes so good that no one will ever guess how easy it is to make.

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    Rocky Road Candy

    Rocky Road

    Elizabeth LaBau / The Spruce

    These classic Rocky Road drop candies feature dark chocolate, chewy marshmallows and toasted nuts. You can experiment with adding different nuts, chunks of white chocolate, or dried fruit to the mix.

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    Crock Pot Candy


    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    The slow cooker makes delicious chocolate treats the kids are sure to love. This easy crock pot candy recipe adds peanuts to melted almond bark and chocolate chips. Your little helpers can help you drop spoonfuls onto parchment and add sprinkles before the candy sets up.

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  • 05 of 10

    Oreo Truffles

    Oreo Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau / The Spruce

    This recipe for oreo truffles calls for only three ingredients. Kids can help roll the balls and dip the candies, and they’ll like the familiar taste of oreos in cookie form.

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    Turtle Candies

    Turtle Candy

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    Turtle Candies get their name from their whimsical turtle shape. The combination of toasted pecans, soft caramel, and smooth chocolate is impossible to resist.

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    Chocolate Cherry Mice

    Chocolate Cherry Mice

    Elizabeth LaBau / The Spruce

    Chocolate Cherry Mice are adorable chocolate-covered cherries, decorated with chocolate kisses and almonds so that they look like candy mice! This is a great candy to make with kids, because it doesn't require any cooking and only minimal assembly.

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    Rock Candy

    Rock Candy

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    Rock candy is a simple sugar candy that can double as a science experiment. The process can take up to a week, but it’s fun to watch the sugar crystals growing over time.

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  • 09 of 10

    Sweet Potatoes Candy

    Coconut Potatoes Candy

    Elizabeth LaBau / The Spruce

    Young helpers will enjoy shaping the potatoes and rolling them in the cinnamon mixture. These candies don't contain actual potatoes, but they do feature an unusual but delicious cinnamon-coconut combination.

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    Chocolate Coconut Haystacks

    Coconut Haystacks
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    Who knew two simple ingredients could be so good together? Toasted chocolate and coconut are a match made in heaven in this quick and easy drop candy. You can experiment by substituting raisins or slivered almonds for a portion of the coconut.