Addictive Recipes from a Self-Taught Baker

Sally’s Candy Addiction Cookbook Pre-Sale & Video!

Sally's Candy Addiction for sale today!

(The first time I’m unveiling the finished cover! What do ya think? The cover has recently changed to this and we’re still working on changing it across all the pre-sale vendors.)

The day has FINALLY come!! I’ve been talking about my upcoming cookbook, Sally’s Candy Addiction Cookbook, since January and I’m thrilled to formally share pre-ordering details with you.

Sally’s Candy Addiction Cookbook is my second cookbook. I spent this past October – March writing it. The book is an in-depth adventure into the very exciting world of candy making. With over 75 tested and photographed recipes, how-to pages, tips, and all the chocolate you could ever ask for– my candy cookbook is the perfect sequel to my baking cookbook and it was truly a labor of love to write.

Though my new married name is Quinn, my professional author name is remaining McKenney– for consistency purposes. Between McKenney, Quinn, McKenney Quinn… I have a handful of names right now.

So, uh, just call me Sally.


The Recipes

You’ll be getting 75 completely new and fresh recipes. I find candy is a category often overlooked in the dessert world, but there is no corner of the candy world I do not explore in Candy Addiction. Think: truffles, fudge, taffy, hard candy, caramel, toffee, brittle, candy bars, and more.

In the book you’ll find 7 chapters with the final chapter called Just Add Candy. This final chapter is one all of you bake-aholics and regular readers will love. It’s a chapter full of cookies, cakes, and cupcakes all prepared with candy. Think: Snickers Cheesecake, York Peppermint Patty Cupcakes, Andes Mint Chocolate Cream Pie, Toffee Lover’s Cupcakes, and Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream.

Sally's Candy Addiction Cookbook Snickers Cheesecake

Sally's Candy Addiction Cookbook Reese's Ice Cream

Here are the fluffiest marshmallows on the planet. ↓ ↓

(Store-bought does not compare.)

Sally's Candy Addiction Cookbook Marshmallows

Smooth as silk old-fashioned style chocolate fudge right here. ↓ ↓

Sally's Candy Addiction Cookbook Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Sally's Candy Addiction Cookbook Candy Apples

I also teach you how to make southern-style pralines, homemade marshmallows, salt water taffy, candy apples, caramel apples, old fashioned chocolate fudge, and maple walnut fudge. I’m most excited about these Strawberry Buttercreams!

Sally's Candy Addiction Cookbook Strawberry Buttercreams

I love them so much that I decided to put them on the cookbook’s cover, alongside Birthday Cake Fudge. DID YOU READ THAT? Birthday Cake Fudge! Birthday Cake Fudge! Like a cake batter chocolate chip cookie… in fudge form.

Sally's Candy Addiction Cookbook Birthday Cake Fudge-2

And I love these Strawberry Buttercreams so much that I decided to shoot a little video. I’ve never shared a video on my blog before (welcome to 2015, Sal) so this is a first!


How can you not smile watching that? The music!

The Strawberry Buttercreams recipe will be in the book– and I can’t wait for you to make them. So hopefully the video got you pumped for strawberry goodness in your future too. Anthony from Five Story Media helped shoot the video. Thanks Anthony!

Pre-Order Available! Get It Before Others! Exclamation Points!

Sally’s Candy Addiction Cookbook will be released on September 29th 2015 and sold worldwide. There are many vendors currently selling my book for pre-sale. Typically I find that pre-ordering gets you the book a few days or even a week before others and since I have no-zero-zilch patience, I always pre-order anything I can. Get the book from:

 Barnes and Noble

The ebook is in all formats (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Google Play, Apple iBookstore). After September 29th, Sally’s Candy Addiction Cookbook will be available for sale wherever books and eBooks are sold. And then we can sweeten the whole world one candy recipe at a time. 😉

Sally's Candy Addiction Truffles


YES. I will be going on a full-fledged book tour this fall. I was only able to set up a half dozen signings for Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook last year on the East coast because of our move and wedding. But now I’ll have the chance to meet so many more of you. Stay tuned for a post with a survey asking for locations where you would like to visit me. And taste ALLLLLLL the candies. And talk about candies and sprinkles and sugar.

Again, you can pre-order today: AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBoundIndigo.

Thank you so much for your continued support, love, and encouragement. I couldn’t do any of this without you and I wouldn’t want to. 

Sally's Candy Addiction Cookbook Birthday Cake Fudge-3



  1. I cannot wait to get my hands on your cookbook! I haven’t preordered yet as I am likely moving before it comes out.. But don’t worry, I will be ordering it as soon as I know my new address. I am so excited for this!

  2. Wow! Congrats on the new cookbook and all of your success.

  3. Pre-ordered ages ago. Love you and so proud to be your friend. Keep living your dreams – you are an inspiration. Xoxo

  4. O. M. G. I’m sooo excited for this! Congratulations!
    Love the video btw…
    And please please please think about coming up north to Canada! We don’t bite, I promise!

  5. HOORAY!!!!!!! Sally, I am SO proud of your for all of your hard work. Even though you’re done testing recipes, you’re still chugging away at cookbook stuff — from reshooting the cover to filming videos to planning book tours — do you ever sleep? (I hope so! Coffee alone doesn’t quite cut it, as much as I wish it would…) Anyway, I really hope your book tour brings you out to CA because I’ve been dying to meet you for ages! 🙂

  6. Love the video! Loving the idea of more videos! Cant wait for book #2 :-). Thanks Sally.

  7. Loves your beautiful photos. I have tried some of your recipes. Glad that they turned out well..Thanks Sally.

  8. I love recipes like the color, because it is the color that I can make to my children, I think they liked.

  9. Congratulations!! Can’t wait to get a copy!

  10. Oh my goodness YAYYYY!!! When does your cookbook tour start?! Please say you’re coming to New York if it’s during the summer 🙂

  11. So now it’s real, can’t wait for your new cookbook, Sally!! Everything seem so beautiful and so tempting, you really have a gift, dear talented young lady! 🙂 And this lovely video is so cute, just love it. Congrats again and thanks for bringing such good news. I’m smiling now, from the other side of the Atlantic! 😉

  12. Congratulations, Sally! What an incredible accomplishment. Must feel great! I can’t wait to read your new book. 🙂

  13. Squueeaaaall!!! I am SO EXCITED to get your new book! Congratulations! I am so happy for you! :)))) I love your blog!

  14. So happy that you’ve written another book, Sally! I hope you’ll come back to Baltimore for a book signing! 🙂

  15. Congrats on all your hard work! This book looks amazing! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this!

  16. Yay, Sally! Congrats! Everything looks deeeelishhhhh!!!

  17. Hi Sally!
    Congratulations on your new cookbook! I can’t wait to get my hands on it! I am preordering it on amazon. I love your blog and I have your Sallys baking addiction cookbook. You have inspired me and have helped me discover my passion for baking. In the past couple of months I have added so many baking supplies to my kitchen and my husband bought me a stand mixer for my bday! Your blog and cookbook makes me feel excited and happy! I look forward to all your future cook books! Will you be coming to NYC for the book signing?

    • What a great bday gift Dimitra! So glad you love my blog and cookbook– and you will just love the candy version. I am definitely coming to NYC for a signing and can’t wait to meet you! Stay tuned for dates/locations.

  18. Just placed my pre-order – can’t wait!

  19. Please come to Hawai’i! I’m very excited for your book to come out 🙂

  20. I am so excited for you, Sally! I’ve been following you from the start, and it’s amazing to see what you’ve accomplished so far! Congrats! The book looks amazing 🙂

  21. SO excited for this new book Sally! I really hope to make your book signing in Bmore!!!

  22. Can’t wait for this to come out, are you ever gonna come to the Dallas area?!?!

  23. I’m looking forward to your new book. Any chance you’re coming to Houston?

    • Hi Veronica. I’m unsure of the schedule at this point. Be sure to check back on my blog in a couple weeks when I post a survey and everyone can vote where they’d like me to visit.

  24. Will this be available in uk at all?

  25. OMG!! How did I miss this post?!! I love the cover and the video is so cute! 🙂 Woohoo, full fledged book tour!! I hope you come out to (not so sunny right now, lol) Sandy Eggo! Hope you’re having a glorious Monday! 🙂

  26. So EXCITED!!! Just pre-ordered mine and watched your little video…YUM!! I am looking forward to baking my way through the entire book! Hope to see you in New York!

  27. Sally,,, I just come across your site by accidentally and I don’t even know if I can find out again. You can bet that I’m gonna be looking for you cookbooks, well at least your first one, I’m gonna be making some of your recipes this weekend as some of my Hubby’s family is coming down. The first thing I’m gonna be trying is the blueberry French toast as I’m a blueberry freak. To my point I love looking at recipe cookbooks as I do that as reading a book,,, so would love it if you would be able to come to either Kirksville Mo. or Quincy I’ll. as that would make my day to have a signed book from someone that lives doing the same thing I love doing. If you could come to either one of those places my mom would probably like to go with me as she also collets cookbooks. Will over rambled on more than I should, cause you have better things to do other than reading my rambling on. Still I would love to meet you and get one of your cookbooks. Your doing a spectacular job on everything your doing. Keep up the best work. Sincerely Nikki

  28. Dear sally !
    Since I got your book , I can’t leave it .
    One of the most beautiful cookbooks I ever seen .
    Your pictures are lovely and all the recipes looks so good and “yum yum” like my little one says when I’m flipping the pages .
    Im defiantly ordering your new book as well, I’m sure it’s something out of this world .
    One polite request if u can please add to the recipes the conversion of the oven temperatures and if u r using any American product or a product that might not b available in other places in the world ( like rice chex cereal) can u please give one or more substitute to eat thanks
    P.s – I wish you would just take all you blog and put it as a book … I just love it .
    Many thanks

    • Thanks Katie, I’m so glad you love my cookbook! And guess what? We’ve added Celsius temps to the new book!

  29. I am so excited. Those pictures are so tantalizing!  Makes me want that cookbook RIGHT NOW!  And the video makes me want those truffles especially. But the pralines I know will be my first recipe!  Congrats!!

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