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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Chocolate Pretzel Rings

53 reviews

If you like chocolate-covered pretzels, you'll love these simple snacks. They're fun to make any time of year because you can color-coordinate the M&M's to each holiday. —Kim Scurio, Carol Stream, Illinois

Nutty Caramel Clusters

1 review

Don't be fooled by the impressive presentation of these sweet candies. They're so easy to make, even our two young...


Macadamia-Coconut Candy Clusters

1 review

These are super easy to make. They are great to make for bake sales,teacher gifts or on candy platters. They...


Party Mint Patties

2 reviews

These easy-to-make mint candies are perfect for any occasion throughout the year. Simply tint the dough the appropriate color. Friends...


Valentine Candy Hearts

THESE SPECIAL SWEETS for February 14 are so simple to fix, you'll want to skip the store-bought kind for good...and...

Gianduja

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


Caramel-Cashew Pretzel Rods

To give these pretzel rods the fun flavor of s'mores, I sometimes use mini marshmallows and coarsely crushed graham crackers...

Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods

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


Pink Ice

2 reviews

You'll love the creamy goodness of this refreshingly minty candy. It's festive pink color makes it lovely on the treat...


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,...


Pecan Candy Clusters

8 reviews

Grandchildren and kids in her Gage, Oklahoma neighborhood love helping Flo Burtnett make (and eat) these yummy, four-ingredient treats! “They're...

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Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

21 reviews

My kids and grandchildren love this saltine cracker candy recipe. The neighbor kids rush right over when they find out...


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...


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...


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...


Chocolaty Peanut Clusters

27 reviews

I turn to my slow cooker to prepare these convenient chocolate treats. Making candies couldn't be any easier! —Pam Posey,...