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Candy

Making Gourmet Pocky Sticks

Making Gourmet Pocky Sticks

Bon Appétit pastry chef Claire Saffitz continues to expand her gourmet snack portfolio, this time taking on a tasty treat from Japan. Can she pull off the crispy and sweet combo moves required for delicious chocolate, matcha, cookies & cream, and strawberry flake Pocky?

Skittle Pixel8r

Skittle Pixel8r

This bit of geeky fun comes courtesy of builder JohnO3, who created a machine which works like a giant dot-matrix printer. Except in this case, it deposits colorful and tangy Skittles to create its prints instead of droplets of ink. He provided the full build details on Instructables, should you want to build your own candy printer.

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How to Make LEGO Gummies

How to Make LEGO Gummies

The King of Random lives up to their name with this classic clip, taunting both our geeky and hungry sides with homemade gummies which look like LEGO blocks and minifigs. The video was inspired by SFHandyman’s how-to on Instructables.

Making Gourmet Twix

Making Gourmet Twix

Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz is back in the test kitchen to make yet another popular snack. With their layers of chocolate, caramel, and crunchy cookies, it turns out that the shape, flavor, and texture of Twix bars are incredibly challenging and frustrating to replicate.

How Marshmallows Are Made

How Marshmallows Are Made

A tour of the production line at Mr. Mallo’s Van Damme marshmallow factory in Belgium, where an army of robotic machines extrude and squirt out tubes of sugar, gelatin, glucose syrup, dextrose, and other ingredients come together to form bite-sized sweet treats.

Making a Cotton Candy Flower

Making a Cotton Candy Flower

Here in the US, cotton candy is typically just a big fluffy pillow of spun sugar, but in China, it’s often turned into amazing works of edible art by street vendors. Watch as this candy chef in Chongqing, China turns sugar into an intricate multi-color flower. Oh the humanity at 8:11!

Jawbreaker Guitar

Jawbreaker Guitar

Jawbreaker candies are known for their toughness, so Burls Art decided to work with them much like any other building material, sawing and sanding them, then coating them in resin to create a truly sweet “flying V” guitar like no other.

Carolina Reaper Pebbles

Carolina Reaper Pebbles

These candies start out with the texture and tartness of Nerds, but then smack you upside the head with the spice of one of the most intense peppers out there, the Carolina Reaper. Imagine eating little bits of hot lava, and you’ll have a good idea of what to expect.

How KitKats Are Made

How KitKats Are Made

Nowhere are KitKat candy bars more popular than they are in Japan. So we can think of no better place to see how the treats are made, then at the Nestlé Japan Kasumigaura factory. After viewing the whole playlist, we wondered if we just watched a Wes Anderson movie.

KillKat Evil Wafers

KillKat Evil Wafers

Artist and toy designer Andrew Bell of Dead Zebra gives us a true case of “death by chocolate,” with an awesomely deranged vinyl collectible inspired by a certain popular candy bar. In addition to the regulare 6″ size, there’s a humongous 14.5″ King Size variant.

Melting a Jawbreaker

Melting a Jawbreaker

Wanton destruction of candy is a crying shame, but there’s just something so satisfying about watching the layers of this jumbo jawbreaker being melted away into a pile of goo by a 1900ºF heat gun. Let’s Melt This‘ video was sped up by about 3x for effect.

Candy Candy Candy

Candy Candy Candy

Some of us here at Awesomer HQ have a sweet tooth, so we decided to round up a few candies which you can buy in giant bags – from 2 to 15 pounds. Whether you like PEZ, Atomic Fireballs, Swedish Fish, Lemonheads, Runts, or even Gummi Bears, they can all be supersized.

Making Gourmet Snickers

Making Gourmet Snickers

Bon Appétit pastry chef Claire Saffitz continues to elevate classic candies and snacks. This time she’s going after the good old Snickers bar, with a slightly more refined version. We know hers will be packed with peanuts, but will they really satisfy?

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Making a Giant Gummy Pizza

Making a Giant Gummy Pizza

Novelty shop Vat19 is known for some truly crazy gummy candy creations. Recently, they enlisted the help of gummy bear expert, Derek, to make what is almost certainly the world’s largest gummy pizza. It’s not for sale, but you can buy a slice or a mini pizza.

How Bubble Gum Is Made

How Bubble Gum Is Made

This classic How It’s Made takes us inside the Dubble Bubble factory, where they make mass quantities of chewy, fruity gum meant for blowing bubbles. And if you ever wondered if it was okay to swallow your gum, the “made of plastics and rubbers” bit might dissuade you.

Making Candy Corn

Making Candy Corn

After watching how badly homemade candy corn can turn out, Buttered Side Down should have known better than to try. But he still went through with it, with even more disastrous and bizarre results than How to Make Everything ended up with.

Making a Copper Hershey Bar

Making a Copper Hershey Bar

While we prefer our candy to be edible, there’s still something wonderfully satisfying about watching carsandwater pouring molten copper into a sand cast in the shape of America’s most iconic chocolate bar. You’ll definitely chip a tooth on this one though.

Making Victorian Strawberry Candy

Making Victorian Strawberry Candy

The guys from Lofty Pursuits got their hands on a rusty old candymaking machine from the 1800s, and fully restored it so they could use it to crank out some strawberry shaped candies before returning it to the museum that found it. Buy the actual candies they made here.

Making Skittles from Scratch

Making Skittles from Scratch

As we’ve seen before, trying to replicate store-bought candies isn’t easy. In this cooking video from Bon Appétit Senior Food Editor and chef Claire Saffitz attempts to taste the rainbow with her own gourmet version of the colorful, chewy, tangy, crunchy-shelled candies.

How Cake Sprinkles Are Made

How Cake Sprinkles Are Made

Whether you call them “sprinkles,” “jimmies,” or “hundreds and thousands,” these candies are a fun way to add edible color to desserts. Go inside the Cake Mate factory to see the process that transforms shortening, sugar, colors, and flavorings into this festive topping.

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Chef’s Table Pastry (Trailer)

Chef’s Table Pastry (Trailer)

Netflix follows up its spectacular foodie series Chef’s Table with a new series focused specifically on desserts and candy, and the talented, obsessive, and meticulous pastry chefs behind their creation.

Face Licker Lollipop

Face Licker Lollipop

Are you in love with yourself? Now you can lick your own face – or the face of anyone else you’d like to lick – thanks to Firebox. Simply send them a photograph of yourself or a person of your choice, and they’ll memorialize it in a giant tutti-frutti flavored sucker.

Dr. Pepper Cotton Candy

Dr. Pepper Cotton Candy

Fans of the sweet and spicy soft drink can get their flavor of choice in a new form factor – carnival food. This pinkish-hued cotton candy packs all 23 secret flavors that make up the zesty soda pop, packed into a 100% spun sugar treat. Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper too?

Jolly Rancher Sodas

Jolly Rancher Sodas

Got a hankering for the powerfully fruity flavors of Jolly Rancher candies? These sodas tastes just like the real deal. The four-pack includes watermelon, blue raspberry, green apple, and cherry flavors.

Pancake & Maple Syrup Jelly Bellies

Pancake & Maple Syrup Jelly Bellies

If there’s one thing that we love for breakfast, it’s a fat stack of buttermilk pancakes, slathered in butter and warm maple syrup. But if you’re craving that flavor while sitting on the bus, you can’t exactly whip out the griddle. Thankfully, Jelly Belly has us covered anytime.

Making Candy Canes from Scratch

Making Candy Canes from Scratch

To celebrate the holidays, true DIYer How To Make Everything decided to take a stab at making some candy canes, starting out by extracting sugar straight from cane, and using natural flavorings and colors. Will they turn out better than his candy corns?

Making Akita Dog Candies

Making Akita Dog Candies

Montreal’s CandyLabs shows us how they make hard candy treats featuring the face of an adorable akita dog. There’s something so satisfying about watching all that gooey hot sugar as it’s worked into shapes, then rolled smaller and smaller before being sliced.

Hilliard’s Craft Beer Brittle

Hilliard’s Craft Beer Brittle

Say cheers to Hilliard’s Craft Beer Brittle. Cooked in copper kettles, and packed with crunchy spanish peanuts, fresh brewed beer from the Shovel Town Brewery creates a buttery, nutty flavor with enough hoppiness to balance things out. Perfect for microbrew fans.

Making Candy Corn from Scratch

Making Candy Corn from Scratch

For its Halloween episode, How to Make Everything tried to make candy corn from scratch. He used corn, sugarcane, natural plant dye, and – we kid you not – a large bone that he found in the wild. In terms of success, this is on par with Will taking Bob’s advice.

Handmade Buckeye Candy

Handmade Buckeye Candy

Looks like we won’t be leaving the house because it’s football season now, so it’s a good thing that the Sweet Brittle Baking Company can ship, among other delicious treats, these Buckeye candies. Perfect for celebrating when The Ohio State beats that team up north.

DIY Dragon’s Beard Cotton Candy

DIY Dragon’s Beard Cotton Candy

Today’s cotton candy is made by heating and spinning sugar using a motor. Eater host Clifford Endo is here to show you how to make it the old fashioned way, using a technique similar to noodles, hand-pulling inverted sugar to make thousands of hair-thin sugar strands.

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