Candy making is a delicious and rewarding hobby. Whether you are making luscious caramels, tender brittles, divinity, lollipops, caramel corn, toffees, truffles or fudges, you can make professional-quality candies using normal kitchen equipment and utensils!
Experienced candy makers will tell you that candymaking is both a science and an art. One of the most important tools in candy making is a good quality thermometer, but you also need to carefully observe the candy at all times to check for doneness. Using both tools and keen observation and experience will help ensure that your candy turns out great batch after batch. Remember, even the most experienced candy makers have a batch that "flops"; but while the candy may not look picture-perfect it almost always tastes delicious anyway. Some old wives tales will tell you not to make candy when it rains. This isn't precisely true, but changes in temperature, humidity and air pressure may change the cooking conditions.