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Candy Cooking

Discover how science, cooking, and art intersect to make some of your favorite candy treats.

About this Workshop

Campus: Regis College | Rising Grades: 6,7

Prepare to venture into your own Willy Wonka-esque wonderland as you discover the art of making candy. Begin your candyland tour with treats like hand-rolled truffles or hand-painted chocolate pops. Explore best-practice techniques for working with various ingredients as you measure, mix, and mold your own creations. Next up, satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade lollipops and hard candies before combining your favorites into your own candy creations. Learn how to identify ingredients or techniques (and how to ward off a tummy ache) with small-scale samplings and taste-testing activities. Come discover how science, cooking, and art intersect to make some of your favorite candy treats!

Please note: Students with food allergies or sensitivities must contact our Admission Office for more details before enrolling in this workshop. This workshop may not be appropriate for students with specific dietary restrictions.


Master the art of tempering chocolate in order to produce a smooth finish and a satisfying snap at first bite.

Taste-test and critique samples of various treats before developing your own Pinterest-worthy recipe.

Learn how to safely combine ingredients for your favorite lollipops and hard candies.

Practice precision and patience as you learn the techniques of hand-painting with chocolate.