By Vicki Hayman
UW Extension Food and Nutrition Educator 

Homemade Candy Success


December 1, 2022

Who doesn’t love a delicious sweet piece of candy? Whether making a treat for parties, gift giving, or because it is a holiday, candy-making is easy if you know the tricks of the trade.


Weather can significantly impact candy. When making candy, it is important to try to pick a day that is dry and not humid. On humid or rainy days, candy may refuse to set.

Candy Thermometer

A candy thermometer is used to test the temperature when cooking candy, jams, and jellies. Digital thermometers are preferred for their accuracy. Most have an adjustable clip so you can rest the thermometer agai...

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