Hard Candy Recipes

Treat yourself to a hard candy recipe or two! Take a look at our collection of recipes, including a cinnamon hard candy recipes, and get tips and tricks for the best candy you’ve ever had.

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    5 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Making Candy From Scratch

    Who doesn't love a batch of homemade fudge? While it does take some finessing to get right, don't let potential candy-making mistakes stand in your way of delicious treats. We'll walk you through the most common errors and tell you how to fix them.

    Fried Egg Candy

    5 reviews

    I joke this is the only way I can get my daughter Haley to eat her bacon and eggs. We...


    Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy

    12 reviews

    "My husband and I make several batches of this easy, chocolaty nut squares for holiday gifts," notes Margery Bryan of...


    Almond Coconut Candies

    1 review

    These special candies have the irresistible combination of coconut, almonds and deep dark chocolate. They make great gifts—if you can...


    Bugle Cones

    1 review

    Making these treats is a breeze. I simply whip up a sugary filling, roll it into small balls to resemble...

    Chocolate Pretzel Rings

    53 reviews

    If you like chocolate-covered pretzels, you'll love these simple snacks. They're fun to make any time of year because you...


    Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods

    5 reviews

    Kids of all ages enjoy making and eating these fun treats. The decorated pretzels are a pretty gift in a...

    Lollipop Ghosts

    3 reviews

    Kids really love the spooky shapes of these lollipops, and the vanilla flavor pleases everyone.
    —Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota


    Macadamia-Coconut Candy Clusters

    1 review

    These are super easy to make. They are great to make for bake sales,teacher gifts or on candy platters. They...


    Sugared Peanut Clusters

    1 review

    I made these nuts for my aunt's birthday, and everybody loved them. I've also given them as Christmas gifts.—Gail McClantoc,...


    Apricot Cashew Clusters

    2 reviews

    Guests will enjoy the fruity surprise they find in these scrumptious nut candies. "I make them often because they can...

    Maple Peanut Delights

    4 reviews

    Meet the Cook: This wonderful candy recipe makes a big batch - enough to fill several Christmas gift boxes and...


    Butterscotch Peanut Candy

    This easy-to-make candy is always a hit during the holidays. The sweet and salty combination is so irresistible, no one...


    Minty Chocolate Crackles

    Each December, I whip up big batches of these chewy mint morsels, then watch them disappear in a flash! Everyone...


    Nutty Sandwich Treats

    The ingredients in my layered snacks provide plenty of texture and flavor. Plus, kids can help out by spreading the...


    Chocolate Fish Lollipops

    A netful of compliments will come your way as soon as kids of all ages dive into these crispy, chocolaty...

    Crunchy Candy Clusters

    9 reviews

    These cereal and marshmallow clusters are so simple that I make them for the holidays each year, as my family...


    Almond Rock Candy

    1 review

    This isn't your ordinary rock candy! The difference lies in the almond extract Nancy Bohlen adds to the mix. "I...


    Pecan Clusters

    1 review

    Toasting the pecans before stirring in the chocolate adds to the richness of this easy-to-make candy. I usually make four...


    Orange Walnut Candy

    1 review

    A friend shared the recipe for these tangy goodies. Whenever I need a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, I roll them out by...


    Brown Sugar Pecan Candies

    These sweet candies are similar to those served at Mexican restaurants in our area. The recipe comes from a cookbook...


    Peanut Clusters

    1 review

    "My husband, Greg, likes to mix up these treats with the kids," says field editor Deb Darr of Falls City,...


    Homemade Candy Bars

    5 reviews

    Reports Karen Grant of Tulare, California, "I enter these treats, which are similar to Kit Kat bars, at the fair...


    Chocolate Mallow Nut Bars

    2 reviews

    "I've depended on this recipe for years when I need a sweet treat in a hurry," informs Eleanor Mielke of...

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    Nut Goody Bars

    My mother passed this delicious recipe down to me—we both love to cook. One nice thing about it is that...


    Coconut Almond Bars

    This was the first recipe I ever entered in a contest—and it was a winner! Ever since that contest, which...


    Caramel Cookie Candy

    5 reviews

    These homemade candy bars combine a smooth, silky caramel over a delicate vanilla cookie. When you set a plate of...


    Mounds of Bugs

    2 reviews

    If you have helping hands in the kitchen, this is a perfect recipe for you. Kids will squeal with delight...


    Mint Chocolate Cookie Crunch

    6 reviews

    I usually give a different homemade treat to my nieces and nephews every Christmas. This rich no-bake candy was a...


    Peppermint Hard Candy

    2 reviews

    This easy-to-make clear hard candy has a mint flavor from the combination of peppermint and vanilla extracts. It's a perfect...