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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Almond Coconut Candies

1 review

These special candies have the irresistible combination of coconut, almonds and deep dark chocolate. They make great gifts—if you can get yourself to part with any! —Janet Loomis, Terry, Montana

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...


Coconut Almond Bars

This was the first recipe I ever entered in a contest—and it was a winner! Ever since that contest, which...


Honey Almond Nougats

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


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...

Buttery Almond Crunch

19 reviews

Meet the Cook: This delectable candy is crisp but not as hard as peanut brittle. Some people say it reminds...


Marbled Almond Roca

1 review

My easy recipe is an old favorite that we keep in steady use from mid-November until the New Year. Homemade...

Old-Time Butter Crunch Candy

4 reviews

Both my children and my grandchildren say the season wouldn't be the same without the big tray of candies and...


Peanut Butter Pinecones

1 review

I received this recipe from my mother, who called them "gofer balls." I added the sliced almonds to make them...


Almond Apricot Dips

1 review

My family makes these candied apricots every Christmas. We sometimes dip half of the fruit in white candy coating and...


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...