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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Minty Chocolate Crackles

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

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...


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 great to make for bake sales,teacher gifts or on candy platters. They...


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...

Spearmint Crunch

I love getting food ready for the holidays, so I start planning early. This is one of my favorite recipes,...


Pecan Coconut Clusters

1 review

Crisp rice cereal and chopped pecans add crunch to these no-bake bites sent in by Norene Wright of Manilla, Indiana....

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


Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

5 reviews

Chocolate and peanuts are two of my favorite treats, and the combination in this recipe, along with butterscotch, gives this...


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...

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...


Tiger Butter Candy

8 reviews

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


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...


Chocolate-Covered Chips

Whenever I give these candies as gifts or serve them to guests, they're conversation starters! The savory-sweet combination makes a...


Caramel Cashew Clusters

7 reviews

Several years ago, a co-worker came across candies like these in a store and asked if I could make them....

Pink Ice

2 reviews

You'll love the creamy goodness of this refreshingly minty candy. It's festive pink color makes it lovely on the treat...


Dragonfly Snacks

1 review

You won't need a net to catch these delightful dragonflies, but they're so cute. they'll disappear fast. Store-bought cookies and...


Chocolate-Peanut Angel Sweets

These are the perfect treat for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Friends and family will be delighted to receive a box of...


Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

1 review

I couldn't resist combining my two loves—peppermint and chocolate—in this recipe. These are so easy, but if one breaks in...


Spider Nest Candies

These creepy crawlies are much sweeter than they are scary. Kids love to help make the simple treats. —Taste of...


Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

6 reviews

"During the holidays, I was making candy with my daughter and we came up with this recipe the family and...


Magic Wands

2 reviews

These fun and colorful wands don't need to be made by a magician to be magical. You can change the...


Flying Broomstick Cats

1 review

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Cranberry Pecan Clusters

2 reviews

I have many candy recipes, and this is one of my favorites. The clusters are quick and easy to make.—Collette...


Granola Fudge Clusters

5 reviews

Short and sweet, the recipe for yummy Granola Fudge Clusters calls for only four ingredients. “I always make a double...


Crispy Chocolate Mounds

2 reviews

Make these bite-size treats while the Turkey Rice Soup is simmering and then chill. The recipe is so simple that...


Cranberry Clusters

2 reviews

You just need three ingredients to stir up these chewy and crunchy treats that make a nice addition to a...


Date-Pecan Coconut Candy

This fuss-free recipe has been in our family for years. A batch of these chocolate-covered balls always brings back wonderful...


Caramel-Nut Candy Bars

1 review

As a busy mother of six, I welcome any Christmas recipe that's quick, easy and family pleasing. These Snickers-like bars...