Book Review: Candy Making for Beginners by Karen Neugebauer

A sweet and simple guide to homemade candy
Get ready to turn your home into a fully-stocked candy store! This candy cookbook for beginners shows you how easy and fun it can be to make sweet treats that everyone will love.

Filled with expert guidance for those just starting out on their confectionary journey, this is a candy cookbook that will have you fixing up dozens of delightful delicacies in no time. Create everything from fudge and honey caramels to sour gummy worms and peppermint patties as you discover your inner candy maker.

This complete candy cookbook includes:
* All kinds of tasty treats―Fill your candy bowl with a variety of sumptuous sweets that are perfect for every taste and occasion.
* Beginner friendly―Keep things simple thanks to a candy cookbook filled with recipes meant for brand-new confectioners who don’t own specialized equipment.
* No-cook candies―Take a break from boiling sugar and get your young chef involved with a selection of recipes that only require mixing and blending.

Calling all dessert fans: this candy cookbook is a seriously yummy addition to your kitchen!

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I’ve made a lot of cookies in the past, but I never tried to make candy. My husband has mentioned a few times how much he likes fudge, but I was afraid to try it. Candy Making for Beginners finally gave me the resource and courage I needed, and he liked it!

At the beginning of the book is a list of equipment and tools needed for successful candy making, so I had to start there. The explanation of the key ingredients is also something that is useful for beginners. I like the technique and ingredient tips listed throughout the book. The only thing missing is pictures. It’d be nice to have a picture of each candy.

I like Candy Making for Beginners, and I plan on making more candy in the future using this book.