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.

Lollipop Ghosts

3 reviews

Kids really love the spooky shapes of these lollipops, and the vanilla flavor pleases everyone.
—Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota


Mounds of Bugs

2 reviews

If you have helping hands in the kitchen, this is a perfect recipe for you. Kids will squeal with delight...


Haystack Cookies with Peanut Butter

9 reviews

Peanut butter haystacks are one of my favorite desserts. I love to serve them to guests because they marvel at...


Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods

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

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...


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...

Flying Broomstick Cats

1 review

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


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...


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...

Spider Nest Candies

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


Mother Lode Pretzels

22 reviews

I brought these savory-sweet pretzels to a family gathering, and they disappeared from the dessert tray before dessert was even...