Episode 303
World (Flash) None
World (HTML5) 61
Levels 4521-4535
Characters Benny
Champion title Desert Decorator
New features Candy Cannon that spawns four elements
Ingredient Liquorice swirl Wrapped candy Waffle cannon
Non-spawning Purple on board
Release date Windows10 - 13 March 2019
WebSmartphone icon - 27 March 2019
Difficulty Very Hard
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Doughy Dunes is the 303rd episode of Candy Crush Saga and the third episode of World 61 (HTML5).


Tiffi makes a desert cake for Benny, using green icing for the cacti.

New things

  • The first ever 4 item candy cannon is introduced in level 4527.
  • Level 4529 is the first level where regular purple candies appear at the start when said colour doesn't spawn.


This episode contains levels 4521-4535.

Doughy Dunes is a very hard episode, mean = 5. It contains one hard level: 4535, two very hard levels: 4526 and 4533, and a record smashing three variable levels: 4525, 4527 and 4529. Overall, it is easier than the previous episode, Pavilion Pond.

Target score new Jelly new Ingredient drop new Objective new Mixed new
1 3 3 3 5
The easiest :
Level 4521
The hardest :
Level 4533
Orange Green Blue
Orange Green Blue Purple
Red Orange Green Blue Purple
3 11 1
Sugar Drop icon Sugar Drop levels
Mixed new Level 4521 Ingredient drop new Level 4527 Mixed new Level 4535
Lockedhard Hexagon levels

 Difficulty code summary (details here)

NoneVery EasyEasySomewhat EasyMediumSomewhat HardHardVery HardExtremely HardNearly ImpossibleVariable

0 0 0 1 3 5 1 2 0 0 3



  • This episode shares its second word with Dainty Dunes, another desert-themed episode.
  • This episode contains the first level with a four item candy cannon. Therefore, it's the first episode since Wafer Windmill to introduce a candy cannon that can spawn more elements than before.
    • Wafer Windmill introduced a three item candy cannon. Prior to said episode, candy cannons could only spawn up to two items.
  • This episode is exactly 100 episodes after Barren Boonies (episode 203), another desert-themed episode.
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