How To Store Homemade Candies So They Don't Stick Together

Creating homemade candy is a labor of love, and once you've perfected your sweet treats, it's essential to store them properly to maintain their taste, texture, and visual appeal. 

To keep your homemade candy at its best, opt for room-temperature storage. Room temperature storage eliminates the risk of condensation, allowing your candy to stay as fresh as possible for longer. You will, however, need to take a couple of precautions to ensure the room-temperature candy doesn't become grounds for bacteria to grow. First, wrap the candy or layer wax paper in between layers of the candy. Next, place it in an airtight container. 

While refrigeration is often the go-to for perishable items, homemade candy is an exception. Cold air in the refrigerator can create condensation on the candy's surface, causing it to become sticky and lose its original texture. And when the candy becomes sticky, it will firmly adhere to other pieces and items it is touching, such as the container it has been placed inside. 

Was paper provides a protective barrier

Wax paper can be a very helpful tool when storing homemade candy. It provides a protective barrier to prevent sticking and maintain individual candy pieces. You can lay a sheet of wax paper flat on a clean surface or inside the airtight container you plan to use and place the candies across it, making sure they do not touch. You can continue to fill the container by placing another layer of wax paper on top of the first layer of candy and repeating the process.

Using an airtight container to seal and store these treats at room temperature, along with an optional, additional protective layer of wax paper, can be used for many types of homemade candies. Whether you're indulging in delicate glass candy, rich and creamy fudge, buttery caramels, or crispy peanut brittle, these tips will be helpful in maintaining the quality of each piece of candy. Not to mention, you won't have to pry or break the candies apart. 

Savor the sweetness of your homemade candies by storing them with care. You will enjoy candies that will hold for a longer period while remaining intact and in separate pieces.