Try These Quick Microwave Candy Recipes

Craving candy? Sometimes, making candy is about the joy of being in the kitchen, and crafting something sweet with care and love...but sometimes, you just want instant gratification!

These easy microwave candy recipes are quick to make and require just a few minutes of time in the microwave, so they're perfect for any situation where you want candy, and you want it quick. Hot day? Whip up a batch without turning on your microwave. Sudden sugar craving? You'll be satisfied in no time flat!...MORE Try one of these microwave candy recipes today and see how quickly and easily you can make fudge, turtles, caramel apples, and much more!

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    chocolate-covered strawberries
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    Chocolate covered strawberries are a classic! These romantic standbys make an easy and elegant candy dessert. You can substitute white or milk chocolate for semi-sweet, or experiment with double-dipping the strawberries in different chocolates to vary the flavor and appearance.

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    Microwave Fudge

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    An indulgent chocolate fudge that requires just a handful of ingredients and a few minute's work in the microwave? Try this easy fudge recipe, and you'll be amazed at how simple it is to make and how quickly it comes together. It's also very flexible, so try adding your favorite nuts, or chopped candies, or dried fruits to really customize this microwave fudge recipe.

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    Milky Way Balls
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Milky Way Balls are rice crispy treats with a special surprise melted in--Milky Way candy bars! The gooey, rich, crunchy balls are dipped in chocolate for a beautiful, tasty finishing touch. Kids will love seeing their favorite candy bars transformed into an entirely different candy.

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    Turtle Candy Recipe With Pecans and Caramel

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    With just 3 ingredients, these classic candies couldn't be simpler. Toasted pecans are clustered together and drenched with melted caramel and chocolate. This is also a good recipe for young helpers, who might enjoy arranging the nuts into turtle shapes.

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    Spicy Peanut Brittle
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    Love peanut brittle but hate how long it takes to make? Then this Microwave Peanut Brittle recipe is for you! In less than 10 minutes your peanut brittle is fully cooked in the microwave. It's fast and easy, and I bet you won't even notice a difference from traditional peanut brittle. Try it with other nuts too!

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    Swirled Nutella Fudge
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Swirled Nutella Fudge is an easy 3-ingredient fudge with the delicious chocolate-hazelnut taste of Nutella and a beautiful swirled design.

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    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

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    Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels are easy to make, and the combination of sweet chocolate and salty, crunchy pretzels is fantastic.

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    Peanut Caramel Chocolate Cups
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

    Peanut Caramel Chocolate Cups are chocolate candy cups with a delicious salted peanut caramel inside. The combination of bittersweet chocolate, sweet creamy caramel, crunchy nuts, and flaky sea salt is unbeatable. Making the chocolate cups takes a little time, but I think it's worth it to spend a few extra minutes for such a gourmet-tasting treat.

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    Cranberry Cashew Chocolate Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Cranberry-Cashew Chocolate Bark is a delightfully chunky bark candy that features two types of chocolate, sweet-tart cranberries, and the salty crunch of roasted cashews. The swirled chocolate makes them look fancier than they are, so don't be intimidated by this simple bark candy.

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    Candy Bar Caramel Apples
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    Elizabeth LaBau Candy Bar Caramel Apples are a decadent way to enjoy a serving of fruit! Crisp apples are covered with a layer of caramel, a layer of chocolate, and a coating of chopped candy bars.