As noted above, a recipe change is not patentable. However, if your process or ingredient is particularly exciting (but not unique enough to warrant a patent), you may try licensing your idea to an existing candy company, large or small. I would advise suggesting the concept without the details to a marketing director or public relations person if you go to a large company, or anyone who might be in charge at a smaller one. If they are interested, you can send a very simply non-disclosure agreement (see Google Docs if you need help; they can be pretty basic), and once they sign by fax or email/scan, you can submit your idea. If they use it, they will market your idea with their name behind it, but you will receive a portion of the proceeds. You can make it a limited-time license and keep ownership, or you can offer to sell the idea outright for a flat fee if there is interest. An unlimited license option would allow you to keep this kind of partnership going indefinitely. A large company may want more legal forms involved, but a smaller company, if appropriate, may be willing to keep the formalities to a minimum. It may be the answer you need and a zero or very-limited investment to see your idea come to fruition, possibly with a good return, depending on the percentages to which you both agree. Good luck!