Show Them You Love Them with Homemade Candy

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Love is in the air and it sure is sweet!

There are few holidays that are as synonymous with sweet treats as Valentine’s Day. Since the moment Christmas was over, stores have been filling their shelves with heart-shaped boxes and pink and red treats. Sure, it may seem tempting to pick something up on your next grocery run, but why say “I love you” with store-bought candy when you can do it with homemade goodies?

This year, we’re challenging you to skip the store-bought stuff and have some fun making your valentine(s) a sweet gift they’ll never forget. Candy-making may seem intimidating at first, but we promise it’s easier than it looks! Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with a sweetheart, your BFF, or with family, we’ve put together some of our favorite homemade candy recipes that are worthy of a heart eyes emoji. Happy confectioning!

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Conversation Hearts Lollipops: These pops are the perfect way to send a custom message in the sweetest way!

 

 

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Watermelon Taffy: A sweet reminder of childhoods spent by the beach. Tip: have a kitchen helper to assist in pulling the taffy!

 

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Layered Marshmallows: These are as good to look at as they are to eat! Bonus: they’re a great addition to a s’mores night date.

 

 

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Candy Heart Cookie Pops: It’s a cookie, it’s candy, it’s both and it’s on a stick!

 

 

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Cinnamon Swirl Mints: A cream cheese mint gets a spicy upgrade in this recipe. Follow along with the recipe video!

 

 

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Classic Caramels: Sometimes, the classics are the best of all. The only challenge is not eating all of them in one sitting!

 

 

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Chocolate Truffles:  Why pay for fancy chocolates when you can so easily make your own?

 

 

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Pretty in Pink Rice Krispy Treats: Rice Krispies, but dressed up for the holiday.

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