Keeping Homemade Candy Fresh
After you've gone to the trouble of making candy from scratch, be sure to store it properly so it stays fresh longer.
Stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place, most homemade candy will keep for about 2 to 3 weeks. Fudge and caramels can be wrapped tightly and frozen for up to 1 year.
To prevent candies from exchanging flavors, always store different types of candy in separate containers, using waxed paper between layers. Also keep hard candy and soft candy in different containers; otherwise, the moisture from the soft candy will cause the hard candy to become sticky.