How To Make Your Favorite Candy Bars At Home

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Ever thought about making your own candy bar?

We’ve considered it a few times, but one of the major challenges is deciding what we want to put inside of it.




More chocolate?

Not to mention we also have to come up with a name that really captivates candy lovers and convinces them to snack on our sweet over their already established favorite.

With all those factors at play, we figured we might hold off on creating our own candy bars for now, but we did want to try our hand at making some at home. You know, just to see if we had what it takes to compete with some of the classic candy bars we sell here at OldTimeCandy?

So we dove into the internet and found 5 homemade candy bar recipes that replicate some of the best candy bars in the confectionery game.

We’ll be the first to say, they’re all amazing. So amazing, we wanted to share them with you.

Each one of these candy bar recipes can be tailored to your own liking, whether that be regular or dark, or white chocolate, as well as any other ingredients you want to throw into the mix.

Check them out below! 

Homemade Classic Chocolate Candy Bar Recipe

Everyone loves a classic chocolate bar, but there’s something about making your own from scratch that gives it a taste unmatched by any store brand.

We figured the perfect place to start on this homemade candy bar adventure would be with a simple, 3-ingredient chocolate bar recipe that anyone can make at home. Trust me, it’s arguably the easiest chocolate bar recipe on the internet and the best part is, this will set the foundation for the other candy bars we’re going to make!

Once you master making this bar, the options are endless when it comes to delivering DIY candy bars right to your mouth.

Check out this classic chocolate candy bar recipe courtesy of Chocolate Covered Katie right here.

Homemade Caramel and Sea Salt Candy Bar Recipe

Next up on this list of homemade chocolate candy bars is a crowd favorite—caramel and sea salt!

We’ve all had our fair share of caramel stuffed chocolate bars, but these little mini caramel and sea salt candy bar bites might be the best small bite snack on the planet. Imagine a Hershey’s Nugget, but stuffed with gooey homemade caramel and small chunks of sea salt–amazing, right?

Just like the classic candy bar recipe from above, this one starts with whipping up some simple chocolate and then layering it into whatever type of mold you choose. For this recipe from Garnished and Glazed, they went with the bite-sized mold to create the mini candy bars.

If you’re like me, you might want more than a miniature snack, so use the mold that you prefer to shape these caramel candy bars. Then sit back and enjoy the sweet taste of caramel and chocolate as it coats your sweet tooth.

Homemade Snickers Candy Bar Recipe

Falling in at no. 2 on our list of Best Candy Bars of All Time, the Snickers is another chocolate bar that most candy connoisseurs have had from the store, but few have tasted from scratch.

Luckily, we did some searching for the most delicious and easy Snickers candy bar recipe and stumbled into Jessica Merchant—a lover of all things sweet.

Her recipe takes the flavors we all know and love from Snickers and elevates it with quality ingredients like roasted Virginia peanuts and a homemade nougat that will blow your mind. Not to mention she breaks it down into 4 simple steps so you can be snacking on your sweets in no time.

Check out the homemade Snickers recipe from Jessica right here.

Homemade Almond Joy Candy Bar Recipe

We couldn't make a list of homemade candy bars without including the Almond Joy!

For coconut lovers out there, chances are you have these ingredients already in your home, so why not give it a try and make yourself a DIY Almond Joy. It’s incredibly easy, as long as you have the patience to let them fully freeze before diving into them.

This recipe comes from The Spruce Eats and delivers about 40 candy bars.

Like we said earlier, the only difference between your candy bar and the original might be the mold—finding Almond Joy-shaped molds are hard to come by, so consider making it a shape all your own and giving it a great name.

If you do that, go ahead and tag us on Instagram so we can share it with the people of Candy Nation!

Homemade KitKat Candy Bar Recipe 

Who said you couldn’t make homemade KitKat bars?

Not us!

At first, we thought it might be hard to keep the same crunch factor that KitKat delivers in their candy bar, but after some deep candy research, we found a recipe from Brandie over at The Country Cook that puts the regular bar to shame.

Instead of using the traditional wafer that gets sandwiched in between the normal KitKat, this recipe uses Club Crackers mixed with brown and regular sugar to create a flaky, and flavorful wafer that will have your taste buds going crazy.

If the sound of crunchy KitKat bars has your taste buds watering, go ahead and grab the recipe from Country Cook right here

Which candy bar are you going to make first? 

There you have it, 5 different homemade candy bar recipes that you can whip up right from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Whether you like to keep it simple and stick to strictly chocolate, or you’re feeling frisky and want to add some other sweet ingredients, the choice is all yours—as long as you keep that sweet tooth satisfied.

And if you’re thinking to yourself, “I’d rather just buy my favorite candy bar, instead of making it” we’ve got you covered. Venture down our digital aisles and find all your favorites in one place by clicking right here.

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