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...


Decorative Easter Egg

2 reviews

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


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...


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Cinnamon Rock Candy

14 reviews

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

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...


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,...

Chocolaty Peanut Clusters

28 reviews

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


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...


Sparkling Pretzels

—Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota


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...

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...


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...


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...