11 Candy Recipes to Honor Gene Wilder, a.k.a. Willy Wonka

Today, the world lost an icon: Gene Wilder, the star of the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (and countless other classics such as “Young Frankenstein”). Wilder was 83-years-old and reportedly passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.


Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images


To honor Wilder and say thank you for introducing most all of us to a chocolate flooded fantasy land we believed we might run away to at some point during childhood, we collected 11 candy recipes we think Willy Wonka himself might like. It’s a tribute that only seems right:


Salted Chocolate-Pecan Toffee 




Candy Brownies




DIY Pixie Sticks




No-Bake Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls




Mocha Almond Fudge




Butterscotch Caramels




Chocolate Truffles




Honey Taffy




Triple Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters




Chocolate-Caramel Bark with Quinoa




Chocolate Pecan Pie Truffles




Rest in peace, Wonka. 


  1. Celebrations and Sunsets

    The recipes look delicious! What a great way to show tribute to a wonderful actor who had us believing he was truly Wonka! Thanks for sharing.

    August 29, 2016 at 5:14 pm

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