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.

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Old-Time Butter Crunch Candy

4 reviews

Both my children and my grandchildren say the season wouldn't be the same without the big tray of candies and...


Haystack Cookies with Peanut Butter

9 reviews

Peanut butter haystacks are one of my favorite desserts. I love to serve them to guests because they marvel at...


Old-Fashioned Lollipops

3 reviews

Kids of all ages will savor these fun fruity lollipops. I received the recipe from my sister-in-law years ago. We...


Homemade Almond Roca

1 review

My easy almond roca recipe is an old favorite that we keep in steady use from mid-November until the New...

Trail Mix Clusters

22 reviews

These delicious snacks make wonderful gifts, and although they look and taste like they came from an expensive chocolate shop,...


Decorative Easter Egg

3 reviews

TAKE A CRACK at crafting this sugar ary shell from CT’s cooks. It’s sure to make
Easter “eggstra” special!...

Valentine Candy Hearts

THESE SPECIAL SWEETS for February 14 are so simple to fix, you'll want to skip the store-bought kind for good...and...


Peppermint Lollipops

2 reviews

These lollipops can be made with any shape cookie cutter. Gingerbread men, snowmen, Christmas trees and reindeer—there are endless color...


Cinnamon Lollipops

Fans of cinnamon will fall head over heels for these festive lollipops. Make them throughout the year using different cookie...


Chocolaty Peanut Clusters

30 reviews

I turn to my slow cooker to prepare these convenient chocolate treats. Making candies couldn't be any easier! —Pam Posey,...

Chocolate-Coated Pretzels

5 reviews

These pretty pretzels are simple to make and are great gifts any time of the year. —Virginia Chronic, Robinson, Illinois


Homemade Candy Canes

2 reviews

Try making these candy canes during the holidays. They will look extra special hanging on your Christmas tree. —Taste of...


Macadamia-Coconut Candy Clusters

1 review

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


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...


Candy Cane Reindeer

1 review

We had a blast creating these adorable candy cane stocking stuffers! Rudolph and his friends never looked sweeter than they...

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Cinnamon Rock Candy

15 reviews

My mother taught me how to make rock candy with this hard cinnamon candy. Now I fix it for my...


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Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

27 reviews

My kids and grandchildren love this saltine cracker candy recipe. The neighbor kids rush right over when they find out...


Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy

13 reviews

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


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Old-Fashioned Hard Candy

2 reviews

The color of this old-fashioned hard candy is beautiful, and people are surprised by the wonderful watermelon flavor! —Amy Short,...


Hard Maple Candy

2 reviews

During the war, the women at my grandmother's church would donate sugar rations throughout the year so they'd have enough...