The Sweet Book of Candy Making

My first cookbook, The Sweet Book of Candy Making, was made with love, care, and a whoooole lot of sugar. The recipes were developed and tested in my very own kitchen, and from the beginning they were designed with the home candy-maker in mind. I want you to feel like there’s a friend with you in the kitchen, guiding you through any tricky steps.

This book was written for all abilities, from kitchen novices to confident candy-makers. Beginners will find plenty of tutorials and tips, while experienced cooks can be inspired by more complicated recipes.

Love pictures? It’s got a ton of ’em, all in full color! Crave a little food science knowledge? I’ve got you covered. Want help troubleshooting some problems you’re having? There’s a troubleshooting section in each and every chapter.

Here’s a glimpse at what you’ll find inside The Sweet Book of Candy Making:


There are over 60 candy recipes in the book, divided into chapters:

  • Sugar Candies
  • Fondant
  • Caramels
  •  Toffee
  • Fudge
  • Truffles
  • Chocolate Candies
  • Marshmallows
  • Fruit and Nut Candies

Every single recipe has a beautiful full-color photo, and many include sidebars, tips, and variations to help you get creative in the kitchen!


Sometimes it’s easier to understand how to make a recipe when you have a visual guide. That’s why this cookbook includes over two dozen photo tutorials, demonstrating everything from the basics, like rolling chocolate truffles, to more advanced skills, like making spun sugar or old-fashioned fondant.


At the beginning of every recipe chapter there’s a troubleshooting guide, to help avoid common pitfalls associated with that type of candy. Want to avoid sticky lollipops, grainy fudge, and caramels that are too soft? Check out these tips before you begin!


Love, Love, Love This Book!

I love making candy, but it is usually difficult for me as I live at a high altitude and don’t have very much experience. What I love about this book is the clear, concise step by step directions, which is so helpful for a novice like me. I also like that many of the steps have photos that accompany them so I can get a good visual of what my candy should look like.

The author also has some trouble shooting help, which helps with everything from high altitude problems, to a bunch of other potential candy catastrophes. I finally fell like I can make candy now! The recipes are delicious, and I like that there are recipes for the beginner like me, all the way up to the advanced, like I hope to be. I also like how different the candy is. I love chocolate, my husband, likes tangy and fruity, and my daughter likes caramel and marshmallows, there are a bunch of really good candy recipes for all of us.