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.

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...


Minty Chocolate Crackles

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


Chocolate-Coated Pretzels

5 reviews

These pretty pretzels are simple to make and are great gifts any time of the year. —Virginia Chronic, Robinson, Illinois


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...

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 Fish Lollipops

A netful of compliments will come your way as soon as kids of all ages dive into these crispy, chocolaty...


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,...


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...


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 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...

Chocolate Chip Nougat

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


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,...


Chocolate Caramel Corn

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


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...


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 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...

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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...


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...


Chocolate-Covered Chips

Whenever I give these candies as gifts or serve them to guests, they're conversation starters! The savory-sweet combination makes a...


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....


Peanut Butter Clusters

17 reviews

Four ingredients and 20 minutes…could a fabulous last-minute gift idea be any easier? This chocolate-coated crunch also freezes well, so...


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,...