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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5 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Making Candy From Scratch

Who doesn't love a batch of homemade fudge? While it does take some finessing to get right, don't let potential candy-making mistakes stand in your way of delicious treats. We'll walk you through the most common errors and tell you how to fix them.

Bird’s Nests

To celebrate the arrival of spring, our Test Kitchen shaped chocolate-coated chow mein noodles into nests, then filled them with...


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,...


Bird’s Nest Treats

5 reviews

I make this birds nest recipe in the spring when the birds are starting to build their own nests. They...


Decorative Easter Egg

2 reviews

TAKE A CRACK at crafting this sugar ary shell from CT’s cooks. It’s sure to make
Easter “eggstra” special!...

Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods

Coated in gooey caramel, then covered with chocolate and peanut butter chips, these decadent dipped pretzels are a delicious way...


Gianduja

These layered squares are more “sophisticated” than my usual lineup of Christmas candy, but they’re also very popular. People love...

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....


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...


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...


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....

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...