Sweet (and maybe salty) Tooth

Do you ever just get a hair?  Not like the grey ones I am constantly pulling out of my own head these days, but a strong desire to just do something specific?  I don’t even know why the term “get a hair” even relates, but I have a hair to make candy!  

I’ve always been afraid of even thinking about making a recipe that requires a thermometer, but it’s something I really want to try lately.  And not every recipe does require that blasted thermometer, but there is a certain science to making it for sure.  

Do you make candy?  It seems like it might be a lost art.  The closest I’ve come is when I made these Jolly Rancher Suckers.

I mean, it doesn’t get easier than unwrapping one candy and baking it to make another candy.  

Here are some of the recipes that I’ve found and pinned for a later taste test.  Some of them would be perfect for the upcoming holidays! 

Seedless Watermelon Candies 
Ghiradelli English Toffee
Homemade Holiday Lollipops

Homemade Peppermint Patties
 
Salted Pumpkin Caramels
(These would be perfect to use all those post pumpkin carving seeds!)
Kool-Aid Candy

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Homemade Swizzle Sticks (Rock Candy)
 

Homemade Tootsie Rolls

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