A confection is a food loaded with sugar. Chocolate layer cake, strawberry lollipops, and vanilla bonbons are all confections. Yum!

Do you have a sweet tooth? Then you love confections, which are sweet treats such as cakes and candies and all manner of food that’s full of sugary deliciousness. The candy aisle is loaded with confections. Bakeries sell confections too, like cupcakes. A confection is almost always a delicious dessert. Just make sure you eat your vegetables before you eat any confections!

Primary Meanings of confection

a food rich in sugar
make into a confection
the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
Full Definitions of confection

n a food rich in sugar

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candy and other sweets considered collectively
preserved or candied fruit
a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)
candy, confect
a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
a British sweet made with molasses and butter and almonds
chewing gum, gum
a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
candied apple, candy apple, caramel apple, taffy apple, toffee apple
an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
center, centre
the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
candy containing a fruit or nut
maraschino, maraschino cherry
cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur
colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
candy bar
a candy shaped as a bar
carob bar
a bar of candy made with carob powder
hard candy
candy that is brittle
a British candy flavored with brandy
round flat candy
a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate
brittle, toffee, toffy
caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
gum ball
a ball of chewing gum with a coating of colored sugar
bubble gum
a kind of chewing gum that can be blown into bubbles
a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar
candied fruit, crystallized fruit, succade
fruit cooked in sugar syrup and encrusted with a sugar crystals
candy cane
a hard candy in the shape of a rod (usually with stripes)
candy corn
a small yellow and white candy shaped to resemble a kernel of corn
firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk
candyfloss, cotton candy, spun sugar
a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature
sugar-coated nut or fruit piece
silvery candy beads used for decorating cakes
candy made of a thick creamy sugar paste
soft creamy candy
a jellied candy coated with sugar crystals
honey crisp
a crisp candy made with honey
mint, mint candy
a candy that is flavored with a mint oil
a candy that is flavored with an extract of the horehound plant
jelly bean, jelly egg
sugar-glazed jellied candy
candy kiss, kiss
any of several bite-sized candies
licorice, liquorice
a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant
Life Saver
a candy shaped like a small lifesaver
all-day sucker, lollipop, sucker
hard candy on a stick
a small aromatic or medicated candy
spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
marchpane, marzipan
almond paste and egg whites
nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste
nougat bar
a bar of nougat candy often dipped in chocolate
nut bar
paste of nuts and sugar on a pastry base cut into bars
peanut bar
bar of peanuts in taffy
popcorn ball
popcorn combined with a thick sugar or molasses or caramel syrup and formed into balls
cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
rock candy
sugar in large hard clear crystals on a string
rock, rock candy
hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)
sugar candy
made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens
any of various small sugary candies
chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy
chocolate truffle, truffle
creamy chocolate candy
Turkish Delight
a jellied candy typically flavored with rose water
conserve, conserves, preserve, preserves
fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
Easter egg
an egg-shaped candy used to celebrate Easter
Type of:
dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat
something considered choice to eat

v make into a confection

comfit, confect
Type of:
assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
create by putting components or members together

n the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components

Type of:
creating from raw materials
the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it

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