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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Festive Anise Hard Candy

Anyone who likes the flavor of anise is sure to enjoy these five-ingredient candies. The bright red color makes them perfect for the holiday season.

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...


Clear Toy Candy

Clear toy candy is best made when the weather is cold, as any humidity in the air may cloud the...


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...


Almond Apricot Dips

1 review

My family makes these candied apricots every Christmas. We sometimes dip half of the fruit in white candy coating and...

Old Fashioned Hard Candy

2 reviews

A dusting of confectioner's sugar gives a frosty look to this old-fashioned holiday candy from field editor Amy Short of...


Sparkling Pretzels

—Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota

Hard Candy Peppermint Twists

1 review

It's fun to tuck a few of these twists onto a platter of Christmas cookies. The holidays in out home...


Pretzel Cereal Crunch

5 reviews

A festive container of this salty-sweet treat was left in my mailbox several Christmases ago—and disappeared in a twinkling! My...


Crunchy Chocolate Eggs

5 reviews

I've been making these chocolate candies since my children were young, and we still look forward to them every year....


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...

Almond Peanut Butter Squares

1 review

I don't need to shop around to find a Christmas gift that's always appreciated. These easy-to-prepare squares suit anyone who...


Crunchy Chocolate Cups

These chocolates are easy to make, look pretty and taste great! I make them every Christmas for gifts.—Elizabeth Prestie, Preeceville,...


Nutty Raisin Clusters

Four items are all you need for these chewy chocolate bites sent by Laura Lo Russo. "Try them with white...


Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

1 review

I capitalized on the idea at Christmastime by sprucing up ice cream cones to fashion some frosted firs. I made...


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...


Stained-Glass Lollipops

We concocted these eye-catching delights, perfect for Halloween. Dangle them with fishing line above your spooktacular table.—Taste of Home Test...


Cranberry Clusters

2 reviews

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


Peanut Pretzel Clusters

These fast and delicious morsels will look attractive on a candy-filled tray, and they make great gifts, too. The combination...


Stained Glass Candy

This recipe gives you two variations—green-colored candy with wintergreen flavor and red-colored candy with cranberry flavor. I like to make...


Cinnamon Lollipops

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


Crisp Peanut Candies

2 reviews

"My sister gave me this quick-and-easy recipe one year when I was tired of making the same old holiday cookies,"...


Broken Glass Candle Holder

My mom and I made this sparkling red and green candy years ago to give as gifts. It's so beautiful...

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Christmas Hard Candy

4 reviews

When you make a batch of this beautiful jewel-toned candy, your whole house fills with the wonderful scent of mint...


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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...


Cinnamon Hard Candy

11 reviews

My Amish aunt made dozens of these spicy red squares for holiday gatherings when I was a tot. I'd always...


Birch Pretzel Logs

1 review

At the root of this treat is plenty of penny-wise practicality. "I first started making the 'logs' after I saw...


Hard Candy

Every evening for a week in December, my husband and I mix up several batches of this soothing candy. When...


Anise Hard Candy

5 reviews

I love to make anise recipes, and this flavorful candy is one of my favorites. Oftentimes I'll wrap up pieces...