Candy Recipes

As a professional chef and baker, candy recipes play an important role in my world of sweets. Usually, candy isn’t a big, flashy, centerpiece — it can be anything from fudge like my Microwave Fudge,  Gummy Candies like my Homemade Gummy Bears or even Chocolate Truffles like these Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles

My Top Tips to Making Candy:

  • When making candy, If a recipe calls for a candy thermometer it’s very important to use one 
  • When your candy recipes are chocolate-based you don’t always need to temper your chocolate unless it is called for in the recipe
  • Take care not to over mix chocolate when making truffles or fudge. It can separate and become oily

About Us

Meet Gemma

About Us

Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.


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