01/16/2014 09:13 am ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

Feed Your Inner Child With A Homemade Candy Recipe (PHOTOS)

Need a new trick up your sleeve to delight your inner child? Or your real child, for that matter? We've got 20 homemade candy recipes that we think will do just that.

The beauty of a homemade candy recipe is that you dictate what goes into it. Are we advocating that you make healthy candy? Absolutely not (we're not MONSTERS), but making them yourself means that you can control the sweetness, flavor profiles and you'll know what to do in case of a shortage (stranger things have happened, remember the great Twinkie crisis of 2012?). You can make just about every candy you can think of from scratch. All it takes is imagination, a little patience and probably a candy thermometer. Let us know which ones you try!

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