Top 14 Spring Candy Recipes

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    Strawberry Lemonade Truffles

    Strawberry Lemonade Truffles
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    Spring has sprung, and it's time to celebrate with fresh flavors! Heavy, rich desserts are out, and light and refreshing desserts are in. These spring candy recipes feature the best of what the season has to offer: lots of sweet berries, zingy citrus, and delicate floral flavors. Hit the local farmer's market, then give one of these recipes a try!


    Strawberry Lemonade Truffles are made with real strawberry puree and lemon zest, to give these white chocolate-based truffles an intense and realistic...MORE taste. I love topping them with a sprinkling of strawberry powder and a sliver of candied lemon rind, to add even more flavor and texture. 


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  • 02 of 14

    Inside-Out Chocolate Covered Strawberries

    Inside-Out Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Love the combination of chocolate and fresh strawberries? Instead of making traditional Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, try this twist on the classic recipe and make Inside-Out Inside-Out Chocolate Covered Strawberries instead! 


    n this fun and elegant dessert, fresh strawberries are filled with a rich chocolate truffle mixture. It's like two candies in one! The berries are beautiful, delicious, and have the perfect ratio of chocolate to strawberries.


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  • 03 of 14

    Lemon Bark

    Lemon Bark
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    This layered chocolate Lemon Bark is so gorgeous, and so easy! Lemon and chocolate are an amazing combination, and the flavors really shine in this candy. A semi-sweet chocolate base is topped with lemon-flavored white chocolate, and chunks of candied lemon peel.It's both creamy and chewy, and bursting with vibrant lemon flavor.


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    Lemon Fudge

    Lemon Fudge
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    I love white chocolate fudge, but sometimes it's just a bit too sweet for me. That's why I think this Lemon Fudge is perfect--it's a smooth white chocolate fudge, but it has a lot of tanginess thanks to lemon zest, lemon extract, and a pinch of citric acid. You can also dip it in chocolate for a real treat!


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  • 05 of 14

    Raspberry Rose Truffles

    Raspberry Rose Truffles are gorgeous chocolate truffles with the delicate flavor of roses and tart, tangy raspberries. If you're a little scared to use rose water in your desserts, this is a great intro recipe--it's not too overpowering, so all you get is a little rose flavor and a lot of raspberry tartness.


    If you want to really go all out, top each truffle with a beautiful miniature Fondant Petal.


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    Lavender Fudge

    Lavender Fudge
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    This Lavender Fudge is a smooth, creamy fudge with a melt-in-your-mouth texture and a lovely lavender flavor. I haven't always been a fan of floral desserts, but when they are done right, they are delicious. If you're not sure whether you're a lavender fan, give this recipe a try and see what you think! Dried lavender is easy to find in many large supermarkets, located near the herbs and spices.


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  • 07 of 14

    Rhubarb Truffles

    Rhubarb Truffles
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Rhubarb is a star when it comes to pies, but it's not often used in candy recipes. I'm here to change that! I think the tart flavor of rhubarb needs to be incorporated in more sweets, starting with these Rhubarb Truffles.


    These rich truffles mix the signature sour flavor of rhubarb with sweet, creamy milk chocolate for a sweet-tart truffle that is absolutely irresistible.


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  • 08 of 14

    Candied Flowers

    Candied Flowers
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Did you know there are many flower varieties you can actually eat? Edible flowers are making a comeback, and they can often be found at farmer's markets and near the fresh herbs in Whole Foods and other large supermarkets. They're beautiful and delicious when served on cakes and other desserts, but they wilt quickly. 


    Candying flowers gives them a little more staying power, as well as a beautiful sparkly sugar appearance and delicate crunch. This recipe for Candied Flowers is easy, and will...MORE produce gorgeous edible flowers you can use on any dessert!


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  • 09 of 14

    Lavender-Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

    Lavender Marshmallows
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Lavender-Vanilla Bean Marshmallows combine two beautifully subtle, elegant flavors in a lovely light purple marshmallow. The fresh, soft marshmallows are infused with dried lavender and flecked with specks of vanilla seeds to give them a sophisticated, gourmet taste. But let's not be too precious about they--they would also be awesome in s'mores!


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  • 10 of 14

    Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

    Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Love the taste of cheesecake, but hate the guilt of eating a big slice? Try these Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries instead! These large, fresh strawberries are stuffed with a homemade cheesecake mixture made from mascarpone cheese, with a hint of vanilla and lemon flavor. They're drizzled with white chocolate and topped with graham crackers for the full cheesecake experience.


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    Lemon Poppy Seed Truffles

    Lemon Poppy Seed Truffles
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Anyone who has ever eaten a muffin knows that lemons and poppy seeds are a match made in heaven! These smooth Lemon Poppy Seed Truffles have a tangy white chocolate/lemon filling that gets its sweet-tart flavor from lemon extract and lemon zest. The truffles are finished with a dip in white chocolate, then rolled in a coating of crunchy poppy seeds.


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    Strawberry Basil Truffles

    Strawberry Basil Truffles
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Strawberry Basil Truffles combine the vibrant taste of fresh strawberries with the refreshing herbal flavor of basil for a unique, gourmet truffle experience. The basil flavor in this recipe is really subtle and just compliments the strawberry, so don't worry that your truffles are going to taste like salad!


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    Lavender Milk Chocolate Truffles

    Lavender Milk Chocolate Truffles
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Lavender Milk Chocolate Truffles pair the mild, smooth taste of milk chocolate with the delicate flavor of lavender. I like the way these look when cut into squares and sprinkled with a pinch of lavender on top


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    Lemon Creams

    Lemon Creams
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    You won't believe how easy it is to make these smooth Lemon Creams! Whip them up in the mixer, dunk them in chocolate, and people will think you bought them from a candy shop! You can also make other citrus flavors with this recipe--I think tangerine and grapefruit would be especially delicious.