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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Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy

12 reviews

"My husband and I make several batches of this easy, chocolaty nut squares for holiday gifts," notes Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington. "Most people are surprised to learn the recipe includes soda crackers."
Married for 22 years, the couple recently retired and sold their ranch. Both love to cook.

Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods

5 reviews

Kids of all ages enjoy making and eating these fun treats. The decorated pretzels are a pretty gift in a...


Lollipop Ghosts

3 reviews

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


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...


Minty Chocolate Crackles

Each December, I whip up big batches of these chewy mint morsels, then watch them disappear in a flash! Everyone...

Homemade Candy Bars

5 reviews

Reports Karen Grant of Tulare, California, "I enter these treats, which are similar to Kit Kat bars, at the fair...


Chocolate Mallow Nut Bars

2 reviews

"I've depended on this recipe for years when I need a sweet treat in a hurry," informs Eleanor Mielke of...

Chocolate Haystacks

These candies are great for parties and snacks—they're always a hit when I serve them.


Chocolate Turtles

There's nothing slow about these turtles—they're so rich and delicious they go in a hurry around our house! They also...


Chocolate Cashew Crunchies

This simple-to-make recipe dates back to my daughter's 4-H days over 20 years ago. The cashews and chow mein noodles...


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...

Chocolate Caramel Corn

You may want to make a double batch of this irresistible snack...it gets gobbled up fast! "We purchased something similar...


Chocolate Chip Nougat

This sweet, chewy nougat adds a pretty holiday blush to yuletide gatherings. It takes a little extra effort to make,...


Chocolate Zebra Clusters

2 reviews

Just one bite and chocolate lovers will melt over these yummy clusters filled with salted nuts, rice cereal and marshmallows!...


Chocolate-Peanut Angel Sweets

These are the perfect treat for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Friends and family will be delighted to receive a box of...


S’more Drops

7 reviews

I first tried these gooey morsels in a sixth-grade home economics class. My friends and I would eat each mouthwatering...

Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

5 reviews

Chocolate and peanuts are two of my favorite treats, and the combination in this recipe, along with butterscotch, gives this...


Trail Mix Clusters

20 reviews

These delicious snacks make wonderful gifts, and although they look and taste like they came from an expensive chocolate shop,...


Chocolate Crunchies

1 review

My mother made these candies when I was young, using my grandmother's recipe. Now my daughter enjoy making them...with delicious...


Chocolate-Covered Apricot-Pecan Pretzels

Salty pretzel rods dipped in a caramel, apricot and pecan mixture and covered with dark chocolate make a deliciously different...


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,...


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...


Granola Fudge Clusters

5 reviews

Short and sweet, the recipe for yummy Granola Fudge Clusters calls for only four ingredients. “I always make a double...


Crunchy Chocolate Cups

These chocolates are easy to make, look pretty and taste great! I make them every Christmas for gifts.—Elizabeth Prestie, Preeceville,...

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Raisin Cashew Drops

2 reviews

At Christmas, I serve these bite-size chocolates in festive paper cups decorated with snowmen or Santas. They’re easy to make,...


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....


Pretzel Cereal Crunch

5 reviews

A festive container of this salty-sweet treat was left in my mailbox several Christmases ago—and disappeared in a twinkling! My...


Crispy Chocolate Mounds

2 reviews

Make these bite-size treats while the Turkey Rice Soup is simmering and then chill. The recipe is so simple that...


Birch Pretzel Logs

1 review

At the root of this treat is plenty of penny-wise practicality. "I first started making the 'logs' after I saw...


Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

1 review

I couldn't resist combining my two loves—peppermint and chocolate—in this recipe. These are so easy, but if one breaks in...