DIY Candy Favors

You’re planning a party, and you need some candy favors. You can buy them from a store, but that’s boring! You want something that’s unique to your event and personal to you, something that will make your guests remember the day for years to come. That’s why you should make DIY candy favors.

You’ll learn how to make flavorful treats that are sure to delight your guests. You’ll also learn how to create custom packaging for each of your candies, so they look just as amazing as they taste. And if you want an easier process, all of these recipes can be made in bulk and packaged ahead of time—you won’t even have to worry about making them on the day of your event!

If you want to give sweets for your party favors, try out these great ideas for packaging and giving off candy:

1. Chocolate Bark Favors

Holiday chocolate bark with dried fruits and nuts on a dark wood background

Chocolate is one of the most popular candies in the world. It has a rich, creamy texture that melts in your mouth and can be used to create delicious treats. If you’re looking for an easy DIY candy favor idea, then chocolate bark is the way to go!

Chocolate bark is simply a slab of chocolate covered in toppings like nuts or seeds. It’s easy to make because all you need is basic ingredients (like chocolate chips) and toppings (like nuts or dried fruit). Just melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave and pour it onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Then sprinkle your desired toppings on top before letting it cool completely—and voila! You have yourself some delicious homemade candy favors ready for guests at your next event!

2. Mini Candy Jars Favors

 Canning jars laying on their sides filled with candy hearts and for Valentine's Day on a rustic wood table. The jars have blank heart shaped gift tags hanging from the neck

These mini candy jars are a great way to say thank you to your guests. They can be used for favors at any type of event, from baby showers to birthday celebrations. The jars can be filled with any candy or even small toys that would fit inside the jar. They’re also a great idea for Easter baskets!

You can make these mini candy jars by purchasing Mason jars at your local hardware store or online (Amazon has a great selection of sizes and colors). You can use any kind of paint or stain to decorate them however you like. Once they’ve dried completely, fill them up with whatever treats you want!

You may also check out our article about Candy Land Party for more ideas and recommendations.

3. Candy Gift Bags Favors

Colorful packaged wrapped chocolate hearts in candy store shop, green, golden, gold, yellow as gifts, tied in bags ribbons red foil holiday

It’s easy to make your own candy gift bags, which are a great way to give out favors at a party or event. You can use any kind of paper bag that you want. Still, we recommend using gift bags instead of grocery store bags because they’re much sturdier and will be less likely to tear during transport.

Before you fill your bag, cut off the top flap so that it doesn’t stick up above the surface of your candy. Then fill each bag with whatever sort of candy you’d like—chocolate bars, lollipops, gummy bears—and tie it closed with ribbon or twine. You can also write something on each bag like “Thank You for Coming” or “Happy Birthday!”

4. Lollipop Flowers Favors

bouquet of lollipops on a yellow background

You can make your own lollipops with a silicone mold. Once you have the mold, you can use any flavor of candy melts or chocolate fudge (or even melt caramels for a different taste). You can also add food coloring to the melted candy to create different colors.

Depending on how much time and energy you want to put into this project, you can either just dip the lollipop sticks into melted candy, or you can make fondant flowers and attach them to the stick with icing. Use sprinkles or candy that match your theme for added decoration.

5. Colorful Marshmallow Pops Favors

colorful birthday party table with homemade pink marshmallow pops and other sweets for kids

These treats are the perfect addition to any dessert table! You can use any color or combination of colors to match your theme or decor. You need dyed marshmallows, popsicle sticks, and some ribbon or string to tie around the stick.

Make your own colorful marshmallow pops by dipping each end of a marshmallow into different food coloring—you can use gel or liquid food coloring—and then stick it on a popsicle stick. Tie it up with ribbon or string in whatever color you like best!

Also, if you are thinking of creating an easter basket, you may check out our Healthy Easter Basket Ideas for tips and recommendations.

6. Caramel Apple Favors

Three festive caramel apples with nuts against a rustic wood background

Caramel apples are one of the most popular treats in the world, and they’re easy to make at home. You can even get creative with the flavors by adding sprinkles or nuts before you finish them off with the caramel—or you can stick with a simple presentation and skip the extras.

There are lots of ways to package these candies as favors: wrap them individually in plastic wrap, place them in small boxes, or roll them up in small cellophane bags. You could also serve them on large trays so that each guest can take one home!

7. Cotton Candy Favors

 Cotton candy colorful rainbow sweet sugar colors

Cotton candy is a fun treat that almost everyone loves. You can buy it in bulk and use it as a favor for any event. It’s a simple way to add some fun to your party, and it’s sure to bring smiles to the faces of all who attend.

This is a great idea if you’re planning an event, especially for kids. Cotton candy can be purchased in large quantities at most grocery stores and candy stores. You’ll need to find a machine that melts the sugar into strands of cotton candy. If you don’t want to purchase one, there are many places online where you can rent or borrow one for your event.

8. Personalized Candy Favors

Game Girls Hand Playing Dalgona Ppopgi Candy, Homemade Old Fashioned Candy

Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or just want to give your friends and family something sweet, personalized candy favors are a great way to thank them for coming. You can make your own candy favors with the help of your children, who will love getting involved in the process.

To make personalized candy favors, simply buy some candy molds and place them in the freezer for at least one hour before using them. Then you can pour melted chocolate into the molds, allow it to cool slightly, then remove it from the mold and wrap it in cellophane or paper before placing it in a basket or box.

You can also use these personalized candy favors as wedding favors at an upcoming wedding. If you do this, make sure that there is only one guest who has their name on each piece of candy so that there won’t be any mix-ups later on down the road!

Final Thoughts

So there you have it! There are plenty of things you can do to make your candy favors look great and taste even better. If you really want to impress your guests, remember that the best way to make your candy favors feel personalized is by making them yourself.

It’s easy and fun—you’ll be able to show off your creativity while making something delicious that people will love.