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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Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods

Coated in gooey caramel, then covered with chocolate and peanut butter chips, these decadent dipped pretzels are a delicious way to celebrate. For added variety, make some using butterscotch chips in place of the peanut butter chips.—Connie Banner, Castlewood, Virginia.

Trail Mix Clusters

20 reviews

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


Pecan Caramel Chews

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


Honey Almond Nougats

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


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,...

Maple Walnut Crisps

5 reviews

If you like maple, you’ll love these dainty, sweet-and-salty crackers full of buttery, nutty flavor. If not, Mary suggests substituting...


Peanut Butter Clusters

17 reviews

Four ingredients and 20 minutes…could a fabulous last-minute gift idea be any easier? This chocolate-coated crunch also freezes well, so...

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...


Triple-Nut Candy

2 reviews

I've been making homemade candy for years. Family and friends look forward to this caramel and nut sweet treat each...