A List of The Best Candy to Freeze Dry


Freeze Dried Candy

Got a nifty freeze drier that you can’t get enough of? Or do you have a favorite sweet treat that you want to have on-demand anytime, anywhere without worrying about spoilage? Then read on because we’ll give you the Top 10 best candies to freeze-dry for an on-demand sweet treat!

Top 1 Best Candy To Freeze Dry: Skittles

Skittles is an old-time favorite. With its array of flavors, it’s no wonder it’s been around for years.

The problem with skittles is that you can’t store them for long because they either get sticky or become a leathery mess.

But when you freeze-dry Skittles, it opens up a whole new world. First, the candy puffs up to a candy that’s airy and crispy. It doubles in size, and you end up with randomly-shaped Skittles, making eating it more fun. The best part is that the flavor becomes more intense, bringing your experience to a different level.

The result? You get this burst of taste in your mouth without your jaw getting tired from the chewing.

So when you’re tired of the stickiness of Skittles but want a deeper flavor experience, you should definitely try the freeze-dried version.

Saltwater Taffy

Saltwater Taffy is the best candy to freeze-dry because of two things:

One is that the flavor is so good that you just can’t get enough out of it. The flavors are heightened, making it more enjoyable to eat.


Another is that they look so pretty after freeze-drying. This makes it a perfect summertime treat as well as for trick or treat!

If you make one yourself, remember to cut the taffy into smaller pieces. Depending on your preference, you can cut it in half or in fourths. It expands like crazy so cut them out for bite-sized snacking, so remember to leave plenty of room between the candies as you freeze-dry them.

Milk Duds

Milk Duds are great for freeze-drying because it comes out like a science experiment. One that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you wanting for more.

Freeze-drying Milk Duds turn them into these flavorful malted milk balls. They double up in size and have this airy inside that gives them this fascinating texture that transforms your candy experience.

With its unusual shape and delicious flavor, it’s a fun gift idea or just a snack to share with everyone.

Werther’s Original Soft Caramels

If you think eating Werther’s Original Soft Caramels is an experience, wait until you try it freeze-dried.

What you get is the intense flavor of caramel delivered in the texture of corn puffs. Eating it is twice as satisfying because you don’t get that sticky caramel between your teeth.

Instead of the chew, you get that slight crunch that gives way to that melt-in-your-mouth caramel sweetness. You no longer have to tire out your jaw just to enjoy the delicious taste of caramel.

And just like with any freeze-dried candy, the flavor intensifies, making you want more. Do yourself a favor and don’t “test out and make samples.” Get a whole batch going – and maybe even two. You won’t regret it.


Top 5 Best Candy to Freeze Dry: Bit-O-Honey

Want the honey flavor of Bit-O-Honey but not the sticky chewiness? Then try it out freeze-dried.

As with other freeze-dried candies, you get a light, airy, crunchy consistency. The flavor intensifies by drawing out the water, making it more robust than usual. What you get is a totally addicting

crunchy form of a chewy taffy that you can’t get enough of.

It’s a fun surprise for kids and adults, especially Bit-O-Honey fans of all ages. Just remember to keep the bag sealed, protect it from moisture, and keep the candy away from direct sunlight.

Caramel M&Ms

Freeze-dried candy never looked as cool as Caramel M&M’s. It’s one of the very few forms of chocolate you can freeze dry, and the results are simply amazing.

Think about your original M&M chocolate having that sweet chocolate shell and a crispy, airy, puffy caramel center. It’s a 10/10 for those who got to taste it, and kids enjoy them a lot. Even adults can’t get enough of them! If you eat one, you might find it hard to stop yourself from eating them so fast.

Gummy Bears/Worms

If there’s one candy that’s fun to watch transform (on 10x speed, of course) during freeze-drying, that would be Gummy Bears. It’s very satisfying to watch them pop as the freeze-drying process releases CO2 and water from the gummies.


The end product looks like bear miniatures with cool air pockets. You also get this interesting texture of airy, crunchy Jello that makes you want to eat one freeze-dried gummy after another. They are sweeter and have a richer flavor that easily makes them a new family favorite.

It’s the best thing ever that has happened to Gummy Bears/Worms. Don’t let the appearance fool you, because the experience is going to be better than what you would expect!

Big Hunk

Fans of Big Hunk will agree that this is the best candy to freeze dry.

No more chewy, jaw-turning effort to enjoy your favorite taffy. What you get is airy, pillow-like bits of nougat that are light and airy. Once you bite into it, the honey-sweetened nougat simply melts in your mouth.

No more worrying about losing fillings or crows just to get your honey nougat fix!

Hi-Chew Candy

The freeze-dried version will blow you away just when you thought Hi-Chew can’t get any better.

Each crunchy bite gives you an explosion of flavor. Since it’s freeze-dried, you can definitely tell what Hi-Chew candy flavor your enjoying.

Jolly Ranchers (Hard Candy)

What would make Jolly Ranchers even jollier to eat? Freeze drying them!

It’s one of the best candies to freeze-dry because they puff up to something entirely new. Aside from the flavors getting more intense, the freeze-dried Jolly Ranchers are like puff balls that melt in your mouth.

One even said this has the best texture and flavor out of all the freeze-dried candies she’s tried.

Do note that if you plan to try this out, better cut the candy in half with utility shears. This candy expands almost 3x the size during the process!

There are many other candies to freeze dry, but these are favorites among the freeze-drying community. Once you try these freeze-dried candies, you’ll never want to eat normal candy again!

What’s the best candy to freeze-dry for you? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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