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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Maple Peanut Delights

4 reviews

Meet the Cook: This wonderful candy recipe makes a big batch - enough to fill several Christmas gift boxes and still have treats left for my husband, Albert, and our grandchildren. One of our daughters-in-law shared the recipe a few years ago.
-Katie Stutzman, Goshen, Indiana

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 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...

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...


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...


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...


Nutty Caramel Clusters

1 review

Don't be fooled by the impressive presentation of these sweet candies. They're so easy to make, even our two young...

Cashew Nut Crunch

1 review

This is a holiday favorite for gift giving. I coarsely chop some of the candy to sprinkle over ice cream....


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


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...


Chocolate Chip Nougat

This sweet, chewy nougat adds a pretty holiday blush to yuletide gatherings. It takes a little extra effort to make,...


Peanut Butter Fingers with Dates and Walnuts

This recipe was packed away in my recipe box for years—the first time I made it, it won grand prize...

Chocolate Caramel Corn

You may want to make a double batch of this irresistible snack...it gets gobbled up fast! "We purchased something similar...


Pecan Candy Clusters

8 reviews

Grandchildren and kids in her Gage, Oklahoma neighborhood love helping Flo Burtnett make (and eat) these yummy, four-ingredient treats! “They're...


Coconut Rocky Road Treats

This recipe was given to me by my sister who has baked these treats for Christmas for many years.—Dawn Supina,...


S’more Drops

7 reviews

I first tried these gooey morsels in a sixth-grade home economics class. My friends and I would eat each mouthwatering...


Puttin’-on-the-Ritz Candy

2 reviews

Enlist the kids to help assemble these fun and tasty turtle-like candies. They make great holiday gifts from the kitchen.


Christmas Candies

2 reviews

"During my childhood, my family lived in Brazil, where we relished these special treats," recalls Laura Beth Dean of Christiansburg,Virgina....


Tiger Butter Candy

8 reviews

Pamela Pogue of Mineola, Texas tells, "This candy is big on peanut butter flavor and fun to make."


Chocolate Turtles

There's nothing slow about these turtles—they're so rich and delicious they go in a hurry around our house! They also...

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Coconut Pecan Balls

I got this recipe from my daughter-in-law, who makes lots of goodies. Everyone who has ever tried them has liked...


Chocolate Cashew Crunchies

This simple-to-make recipe dates back to my daughter's 4-H days over 20 years ago. The cashews and chow mein noodles...


Honey Almond Nougats

Add these tasty nougats to your cookie and candy platter at the holidays. They will disappear fast!—Taste of Home Test...


Pecan Caramel Chews

I received this recipe from my aunt who made it every Christmas. Her son now asks me every year for...


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...


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...