Throwback Thursday: Sweet Confections

October 16, 2014, 15:22 pm  Posted by joshredlich

Sweet ConfectionsI have a weakness, and it’s candy. I’m constantly sneaking chocolates and caramels, or deciding last minute in the checkout line that I deserve a treat. But even when I’m craving candy and I have nothing on hand, I’ve never once thought that I could possibly make my own from scratch. Even looking at the handmade creations in candy shop windows, I’ve always imagined that they would require a fancy commercial kitchen and state-of-the-art appliances to make. I’ve never been so happy to be wrong.


Sweet Confections by Nina Wanat is a gorgeously photographed book with over 40 easy-to-make candy recipes that range from crunchy toffees and lollipops to chewy jellies and taffies, offering plenty of options to satisfy every craving.


With her simple, detailed instructions (which require ingredients and equipment that you are sure to have on hand), you will soon be making a wide array of delicious and beautiful sweets that will have your friends either completely shocked or accusing you of lying and purchasing them at a gourmet candy shop. But with recipes that include everything from pumpkin caramels and saltwater taffy to Turkish delight and vanilla cheesecake fudge, Sweet Confections will soon become the only friend you really need.



Just leave a comment on this blog post by 9 pm EST on Wednesday, October 22. Winners will be selected by Thursday, October 23. Click here for the official rules. Show us your #TBT love, and we’ll return the favor!


About the Author

Recent Articles

No Recent Articles



16 Responses

    Kelly Massman says:

    would love to win and wonder if some of the recipes my mom used to make when we were all younger and not worried about our weight! thanks for a chance to win!

    Flo L says:

    Vanilla cheesecake fudge! Would love to make this. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    john hutchens says:

    some amazing sweet treats, this book looks so good thanks for the chance
    cooladam1 at live dot com

    Saltwater taffy is one of my favorite candies but for some reason it never occurred to me that I could make my own. I’d love to try it sometime!!

    MelodyJ says:

    This looks like a fun book.

    tpezen says:

    love it, love to bake and my girls have huge sweet tooths, so fun!

    Deborah Gajee says:

    Would love to win!!!!

    Penney Bidwell says:

    mmmm, candy. This would be great to help with holiday gift-giving

    Carmen N says:

    I love making caramels and would like to branch out into other sweets

    Wendell says:



    Nathan says:



    claude says:



    angel says:


    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!

    Clarence says:


    good info.

    Simply a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw outstanding style and design.

    bursatogel says:

    This is great and really informative.. I’ll keep following your web and your article, thanks for sharing :)
    togel sgp

Leave a Reply