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 Date Confections

For our first Christmas together, I made these fast candies for my then-boyfriend. He has begged me for them every holiday since...and we've been married for more than 10 years! —Katherine Job, Carmel, Indiana

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...


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,...


Cranberry Pecan Clusters

2 reviews

I have many candy recipes, and this is one of my favorites. The clusters are quick and easy to make.—Collette...


Nutty Raisin Clusters

Four items are all you need for these chewy chocolate bites sent by Laura Lo Russo. "Try them with white...

Cranberry Clusters

2 reviews

You just need three ingredients to stir up these chewy and crunchy treats that make a nice addition to a...


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...

Cherry Walnut Balls

This old-fashioned holiday candy brightens up cookie plates and has become one of my signature confections, requested by family and...