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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Maple Peanut Delights

4 reviews

Meet the Cook: This wonderful candy recipe makes a big batch - enough to fill several Christmas gift boxes and still have treats left for my husband, Albert, and our grandchildren. One of our daughters-in-law shared the recipe a few years ago.
-Katie Stutzman, Goshen, Indiana

Butterscotch Peanut Candy

This easy-to-make candy is always a hit during the holidays. The sweet and salty combination is so irresistible, no one...


Sugared Peanut Clusters

1 review

I made these nuts for my aunt's birthday, and everybody loved them. I've also given them as Christmas gifts.—Gail McClantoc,...


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...


Peanut Clusters

1 review

"My husband, Greg, likes to mix up these treats with the kids," says field editor Deb Darr of Falls City,...

Nut Goody Bars

My mother passed this delicious recipe down to me—we both love to cook. One nice thing about it is that...


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...

Crunchy Peanut Butter Squares

I've been making this candy for more than 30 years, and the first time my husband tasted it, he simply...


Chocolate-Peanut Angel Sweets

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


Crunchy Peanut Candy

I got this recipe from a man I worked with 10 years ago and have made it for Christmas ever...


Gooey Peanut Treats

Youngsters need only four easy ingredients to whip up a big panful of these chocolaty, peanut-packed squares. "When they're served...

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...


Crisp Peanut Candies

2 reviews

"My sister gave me this quick-and-easy recipe one year when I was tired of making the same old holiday cookies,"...


Peanut Pretzel Clusters

These fast and delicious morsels will look attractive on a candy-filled tray, and they make great gifts, too. The combination...


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,...