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Candy MakingHave you been trying to think of ways to add more homemade items to your goody bags? With many people trying to cut costs, they are deciding to try making their own treats rather than purchasing premade candies. This allows them to give more tasty treats, and focus on fun, themed novelty toys for each bag, allowing kids to go home with lots of goodies they can enjoy at home. Since every parent knows that candy is an important part of any kid's event, they decide rather than forgoing candy to make their own.  While making candy at home may sound challenging, it is actually quite easy, especially with all the different candy molds and recipes that can be found for free online!

Dinosaur LollipopsHomemade Candy vs Buying Candy

Let's face it, there are lots of adorable themed candies on the market. You can find anything from adorable animal shaped gummies to dinosaur shaped suckers. The problem with many of the candies, however, is that they can be pricy, especially if you are having lots of children at your event. This usually means that parents have to decide what to cut from their goody bags, which usually includes candy. While this may sound sad to begin with, it is actually not as bad as it seems. Along with many of the homemade recipes being easy to make, parents can pour the candy as its cooling into molds shaping it into different animals or shapes to suit the party theme. Best of all, by making their own candies, parents can ensure even children with allergies are able to enjoy all the treats in their goodie bags!

Candy Themed Favor BoxesHomemade Candy: Recipes

With so many different candies out there, parents can make just about anything for kids. Knowing that some parents need some extra help though when it comes to making candy for the first time, we included some of our favorite candy recipes that can be found online for free. Best of all, these homemade candy recipes are very easy to make!

Homemade Candy: Wrappers, Boxes, & Containers

One of the other fun things about making your own candy is being able to decorate and wrap the candy any way you like. Some family's use fancy themed wrappers for candies, while others use themed boxes that are designed especially for candy or cupcakes. Best of all, most party sites have a large selection of different types of candy containers, allowing adults to be creative when it comes to displaying or handing out the candy items. With the right containers, kids will be even more excited to try the fun, homemade candy at your next party!

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Nikki November 26, 2013 at 12:18 PM Reply
Nice article thanks!!!
David Smith April 25, 2014 at 12:32 AM Reply
I like the idea of making homemade candy instead of just buying it. There are a lot of different candies, especially really old recipes that are really good, but not produced by any of the large candy manufacturers that are really good. I think I am going to look into some recipes to make for my son's birthday party in September and maybe just to have around the house this summer.
Candy Kelley April 26, 2014 at 5:48 AM Reply
Great idea and I love making homemade candy. It gives it a personal touch that no store bought candy can. Plus you also have full knowledge of the ingredients which doesn't happen often in other candies. Thanks
Designed 2B Sweet April 26, 2014 at 2:03 PM Reply
Thanks for your feedback. We agree!
lisa April 30, 2014 at 10:01 AM Reply
I tried making truffles once. They tasted good but, what a mess! I'm not much of a cook to begin with. I should have started smaller.
Designed 2B Sweet May 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM Reply
At least you tried! Many people would not even have attempted that. Thanks for sharing!
Lily Kwan April 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM Reply
These recipes look very tasty. Thanks for sharing!
melisa May 4, 2014 at 2:05 AM Reply
I used to try to make at least one homemade goody per holiday or event. Involving the kids in making many of the goodies was the best part of it. I have memories and photos that will last a lifetime, I hope they remember fondly as well.
Linda R May 7, 2014 at 11:01 AM Reply
this is a great idea. My sister makes a lot of baked goodies for the parties but never thought about making candy for the candy bags. Thanks for the links will have to check them out.
Brigid OHara Koshko June 23, 2014 at 4:17 AM Reply
I love making homemade items. I think the personal touch in the making and presenting shows the receiver how much you appreciate them. Thank you for the post.
Brigid OHara Koshko June 23, 2014 at 4:26 AM Reply
I love when I receive homemade candy! I try when I am able to make homemade candy to give to my kids' teachers etc. I hope it shows how much I appreciate what they do.
Terri S June 26, 2014 at 4:07 PM Reply
Great idea! Thank you for sharing.
Shannon June 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM Reply
Thank you for sharing these links for homemade candies and wrappers. I love making homemade foods for gifts.