As a candy-maker, you need specific tools and utensils. Some, like measuring cups and spoons, you probably already have and use; others, like a candy thermometer and a marble slab, don’t see much service unless you’re making candy. Keep the following tools on hand for your candy-making efforts:

Baking pans Measuring spoons and measuring cups
Candy and chocolate thermometers Microwaveable bowls
Dipping utensils Plastic storage containers of a variety of sizes
Double boiler Saucepans (including 2-quart, 4-quart, and 5-quart)
4- to 5-quart mixer Small marble slab
Kitchen scale Spatulas (hard rubber and offset/stainless steel)
Large knives Wax paper
Large wooden or stainless steel spoons