Category: How-Tos

Tutorials and guides

  • How to Make Candied Popcorn

    How to Make Candied Popcorn

    Curious about turning regular popcorn into a sweet, crunchy sensation? Brace yourself for a delightful journey into the world of candied popcorn. It’s like giving popcorn a magical makeover – simple yet utterly irresistible. Picture this: those fluffy popcorn pieces adorned with a glossy candy shell, bringing a crunchy indulgence for your taste buds. And…

  • How to Use Candy to Study Effectively (A+ Student Strategies)

    How to Use Candy to Study Effectively (A+ Student Strategies)

    Do you find it challenging to stay disciplined while hitting the books? Well, we’ve got a sweet solution for you! Studying can sometimes feel mundane and challenging, particularly about topics you don’t care about. However, what if we told you that there’s a way to make studying more enjoyable and engaging by using candy as…

  • How to Make Candy Flavored Ice Cubes (With Kool-Aid)

    How to Make Candy Flavored Ice Cubes (With Kool-Aid)

    We’re about to make something super cool – literally! Ever thought about turning your ice cubes into candy-flavored treats? Well, we’re here to show you how, and all you need is some Kool-Aid magic. Imagine adding candy flavors to your drinks without any tricks – it’s like candy and ice became best buddies. Whether you’re…

  • How To Make Breaking Bad Crystal Candy “Crystal Meth”

    How To Make Breaking Bad Crystal Candy “Crystal Meth”

    If you’re a fan of the hit TV series “Breaking Bad” and have a sweet tooth that craves a little adventure, we’ve got just the recipe for you. Just keep in mind that cooking candy is a science, not an art. Get ready to channel your inner Heisenberg as we dive into the world of…

  • How to Side Hustle With a Rental Party Machine Business ($300+ Passive/Month)

    How to Side Hustle With a Rental Party Machine Business ($300+ Passive/Month)

    Starting a rental party machine business can be a lucrative and fulfilling side hustle. Concessions and party machines have been a staple at events and gatherings for decades and with the increase in demand for unique and enjoyable experiences, the market for rental party machines is thriving. A rental party machine business offers low start-up…

  • How to Make Cowboy Candy (Spicy Pickled Candied Jalapeños)

    How to Make Cowboy Candy (Spicy Pickled Candied Jalapeños)

    If you’re a fan of sweet (and spicy) and preserving your own food, then this recipe is for you. Candied jalapeño is a tasty and unique treat that adds a spicy, yet sweet kick to all sorts of dishes. My favorite way to enjoy them is with some cream cheese on a cracker. Plus, making…

  • How to Sneak Candy Into the Movies [Without Getting Caught]

    How to Sneak Candy Into the Movies [Without Getting Caught]

    Kids: How are we going to sneak candy into the movies? Dad: Well, I got a few Twix up my sleeve. We are all familiar with the outrageous prices that movie theatres charge for confections and other snacks. Or maybe they just don’t carry your favorite type of candy. You can bring your own candy…

  • How to Fix Cracked Cake Pops (With Prevention Tips)

    How to Fix Cracked Cake Pops (With Prevention Tips)

    Have you ever coated your cake pops, only to find it cracked once it has set and hardened? It seems a waste to toss it out, but it’s not exactly in sellable or giftable condition (unless you want cracks on purpose). But don’t worry, nobody makes perfect cake pops on their first or even few…

  • How to Coat Gummy Candy in Sugar [Without Melting]

    How to Coat Gummy Candy in Sugar [Without Melting]

    Sour candies are addicting! Something about that hit of citric acid as the candy touches your tongue, making you pucker up, is delightful. If you have ever tried to coat your gummy candies in sugar and/or citric acid, you may have ended up with sticky or “wet” appearance. This is undesirable as sticky gummies are…

  • 7 Ways to Avoid Bubbles When Making Gummies

    7 Ways to Avoid Bubbles When Making Gummies

    When it comes to making gummy candy at home, there is a common problem of foam or bubbles forming on the (usually outer) surface of the gummy. While this has no effect on the overall taste, it is visually unappealing to some. Excessive foaming can even affect the chewing texture of the gummy. This is…

  • How to Thin Candy Melts For Dipping

    How to Thin Candy Melts For Dipping

    Candy melts are a versatile, colorful confectionary ingredient that is primarily used in baking and decorating. They are typically used as a coating or even poured into molds to make a quick setting treat. If you are reading this, chances are you used candy melts that are too thick for coating or dipping purposes. This…

  • How to Package Candy For Shipping (Full Guide)

    How to Package Candy For Shipping (Full Guide)

    Thinking of sending a gift box to somebody? Or perhaps you want to sell candy online. When it comes to packaging candy for shipping, there are a few tips you’ll need to keep in mind to ensure your product arrives in good condition: First, consider the type of candy you are shipping. Softer confections such…

  • How To Melt Down Gummy Bears

    How To Melt Down Gummy Bears

    Gummy bears are an iconic candy that most people will recognize. They come in various shapes and sizes, yet they’re all made from the same basic ingredients (usually sugar, water, and gelatin). So what’s the best way to melt down gummy bears? The most convenient method is by heating in a microwave in 30-second intervals.…

  • How to Make Spicy Gummy Candy (Powered by Chamoy)

    How to Make Spicy Gummy Candy (Powered by Chamoy)

    Sweet and spicy is the name of the game. Chamoy on candy has been increasingly popular and it’s no wonder. In Mexican snack culture, chamoy is a must-try condiment. It adds a delicious spicy tanginess to candy that just tastes so bold. Not only is it easy to make, but it is easy to sell.…

  • How To Make Candied Crack Grapes (Jolly Ranchers Edition)

    How To Make Candied Crack Grapes (Jolly Ranchers Edition)

    These candied grapes are a delightful treat for any special (or not) occasion. After being coated in candy syrup, these grapes get coated again with crushed Jolly Ranchers. For a cool refreshing snack, freezing the coated candied grapes afterward is a nice finishing touch. The whole process takes under 30 minutes, and it is quite…

  • How to Make Gummy Candy Soft Again

    How to Make Gummy Candy Soft Again

    Ever left some gummy bears out, only to find them hardened and dry? Don’t toss them yet, you might be able to restore their chewy goodness! Microwave in 5-10 second intervals to soften hardened gummy candies. It can also help to add a drop of water to each piece of candy. Whether the gummies are…

  • How to Stop Hard Candy from Becoming Sticky

    How to Stop Hard Candy from Becoming Sticky

    Candy is a sweet treat that many people enjoy. But when hard candy becomes sticky, it can be frustrating and difficult to eat. In this post, we will discuss the reasons why hard candy becomes sticky and how you can remedy sticky hard candy in different ways. Moisture and humidity are the enemies of hard…

  • Preparing Perfect Boba Pearls for Bubble Tea: A Full Guide

    Preparing Perfect Boba Pearls for Bubble Tea: A Full Guide

    The key to a well-cooked tapioca pearl is proper cooking and soaking of the pearls in syrup after. Too long or too short of a boil/soak will negatively impact the tapioca pearls’ texture and flavor. While most manufacturers include cooking directions along with the pearls, there are some key visual signs of a perfectly cooked…

  • How to Use Leftover Caramel

    How to Use Leftover Caramel

    It’s not uncommon for people to have leftover caramel after making a homemade batch. If you are left with hardened, dark caramel, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to use the rest up. For example, you can use the leftover caramel as a topping on cupcakes. If you want something that’s a little more…

  • Tempering Chocolate with Seeding Method – Beginner Friendly!

    Tempering Chocolate with Seeding Method – Beginner Friendly!

    What is chocolate seeding or seed chocolate? Chocolate seeding is a method of tempering chocolate using chunks of already tempered chocolate (seed chocolate) in order to induce a similar cocoa butter crystallization. Essentially, the seed chocolate acts as a magnet, attracting the same crystallized structure as the tempered seed chocolate. By using chocolate seeding, tempering…