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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Caramel Pecan Logs

"These logs are absolutely the best and slice into pretty rounds," notes Lyons, Georgia field editor Suzanne McKinley.

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...


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...


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...

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...


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...

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...


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...


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...

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...


Hard Candy

5 reviews

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...

Sugared Walnuts

1 review

I often bring these with me to either a shower or receptions. They are different then a tray of cookies...