Diving into candy coating

Sweet Coating Maker for the KitchenAid stand mixer

Candy is made in giant tumblers that coat nuts and other small ingredients in sugar. Just put in your ingredients and turn it on. Before you know it, you have a (great big) batch of candy. While most of us do not have the luxury of installing one of these people-sized machines in our home (or the need for that much candy), we can use the stand mixer to make some candy with this simple attachment.

The Sweet Coating Maker works with the KitchenAid stand mixer and is capable of producing 30 pounds of candy-coated sweetness per hour. The stainless-steel tumbler allows you to coat fruit, nuts, or other candy pieces in sugar or even chocolate and almond paste. With about a 16-inch diameter, the attachment is considerably smaller than its industrial cousins, making sure that it won’t take up too much room when not in use—or tempt us to dive in and candy-coat ourselves.

The link above no longer works, so give this one a spin: De Buyer Sweet Coating System


  1. Hey! Some good info here. I’m looking into doing some candy coating myself…so far I’ve looked around and can only find these things for like 650 bucks?! Are there any no name brands or used ones for sale that you’d know of?

  2. I am also looking for the same item. Can you please tell me if you purchased from Kitchen Universe and how you like this. I have left a vm for them to call me since I want to make sure this is the correct one. In 2002 when I almost bought it was selling for this price at Beryl’s should have bought it then. Now looking and others are going for $900. Thanks for letting me know

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