confection

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!

Definitions of confection
  1. noun
    a food rich in sugar
    synonyms: sweet
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    confectionery
    candy and other sweets considered collectively
    confiture
    preserved or candied fruit
    sweetmeat
    a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)
    candy, confect
    a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
    hardbake
    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
    comfit
    candy containing a fruit or nut
    maraschino, maraschino cherry
    cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur
    nonpareil
    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
    brandyball
    a British candy flavored with brandy
    patty
    round flat candy
    bonbon
    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
    butterscotch
    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
    caramel
    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
    dragee
    sugar-coated nut or fruit piece
    dragee
    silvery candy beads used for decorating cakes
    fondant
    candy made of a thick creamy sugar paste
    fudge
    soft creamy candy
    gumdrop
    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
    horehound
    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
    lozenge
    a small aromatic or medicated candy
    marshmallow
    spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
    marchpane, marzipan
    almond paste and egg whites
    nougat
    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
    praline
    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
    sugarplum
    any of various small sugary candies
    taffy
    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
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    dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat
    something considered choice to eat
  2. verb
    make into a confection
    synonyms: comfit, confect
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    assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
    create by putting components or members together
  3. noun
    the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
    synonyms: concoction
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    creating from raw materials
    the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it
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