HOW MUCH CANDY FILLS MY JAR?

So you already have your candy buffet jars and now you're wondering “how much candy do I need to fill all these up? Most candy is sold by weight (ounces and/or pounds) making it difficult to figure out how much you need to fill a candy jar or dish. You don’t want to overestimate or underestimate your candy needs and this is especally true if you're buying your candy online. Usually you can't send extra candy back and nor do you want to pay for shipping twice!

The first step in solving this problem is figuring out how big your candy jar is, how much volume does it hold? Thic can be done simply with water and a measuring cup! Fill a measuring cup up with water and see how many cups it takes to fill up your jar. Once your done you'll know how many cups each of your candy jars will hold.

Next you'll need to convert your candy's weight into volume. Below is our “How to Measure Candy for a Candy Buffet” conversion chart. In our chart, we have included over three dozen of the most popular types of candy people buy for their in candy buffets. Please note our weight to volume conversions are estimates and not exact:

converting Candy Weight to Volume Candy Weight to Volume

Below are some of the most popular apothecary candy jars and how many pounds of various types of candy it takes to fill each.


apothecary candy jar
Candy Pounds
Fruit Sours 6 Lbs
Foil Wrapped Hard Candy 4 Lbs
Fruit Sours 6 Lbs
Gumballs (1 Inch) 4.75 Lbs
Gummy Rings 4.5 Lbs
Hershey's Kisses 6 Lbs
Laffy Taffy 3.5 Lbs
Milk Chocolate M&M's 5 Lbs
Salt Water Taffy 3 Lbs
Spice Drops 6 Lbs
Jelly Belly Beans 3 Lbs
Jordan Almonds 7.25 Lbs
apothecary candy jar
Candy Pounds
Butter Mints 3.75 Lbs
Foil Wrapped Hard Candy 4 Lbs
Frooties 3.25 Lbs
Fruit Sours 7.25 Lbs
Fruit Flavor Rolls 3.75 Lbs
Goetze's Caramel Creams 3.3 Lbs
Gumballs (1 Inch) 4.5 Lbs
Gummy Bears 5 Lbs
Gummy Rings 4.5 Lbs
Hershey's Kisses 5 Lbs
Jelly Belly Beans 3 Lbs
Jordan Almonds 7.25 Lbs
Just Married Love Hearts Candy 4.5 Lbs
Laffy Taffy 3.5 Lbs
Salt Water Taffy 3 Lbs
Spice Drops 6 Lbs
Starburst 5.75 Lbs
apothecary candy jar
Candy Pounds
Butter Mints 1.5 Lbs
Chocolate Coins 2.5 Lbs
Gumballs (1 inch) 1.75 Lbs
Gummy Bears 2.25 Lbs
Gummy Rings 2 Lbs
Hershey's Kisses 2.25 Lbs
Jelly Belly Beans 3 Lbs
Jordan Almonds 2.5 Lbs
Laffy Taffy 1.25 Lbs
Mighty Mints 3 Lbs
Starburst 2 Lbs
apothecary candy jar
Candy Pounds
Frooties 2.25 Lbs
Gumballs (1 inch) 1.75 Lbs
Gummy Bears 5 Lbs
Gummy Rings 4.5 Lbs
Hard Foil Wrapped Candy 3.25 Lbs
Hershey's Kisses 5 Lbs
Just Married Love Hearts Candy 3.25 Lbs
Laffy Taffy 3.25 Lbs
Spice Drops 6 Lbs
Super Bubble Gum 2.75 Lbs
Tootsie Rolls 3 Lbs
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