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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Nutty Sandwich Treats

The ingredients in my layered snacks provide plenty of texture and flavor. Plus, kids can help out by spreading the filling on the graham crackers.

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...


Pecan Coconut Clusters

1 review

Crisp rice cereal and chopped pecans add crunch to these no-bake bites sent in by Norene Wright of Manilla, Indiana....


Pecan Clusters

1 review

Toasting the pecans before stirring in the chocolate adds to the richness of this easy-to-make candy. I usually make four...


Brown Sugar Pecan Candies

These sweet candies are similar to those served at Mexican restaurants in our area. The recipe comes from a cookbook...

Caramel-Cashew Pretzel Rods

To give these pretzel rods the fun flavor of s'mores, I sometimes use mini marshmallows and coarsely crushed graham crackers...


Pecan Caramel Chews

I received this recipe from my aunt who made it every Christmas. Her son now asks me every year for...

Pecan Logs

"This is a favorite snack for me and my 10-year-old great-grandson," reports Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "It has a...


Caramel Pecan Clusters

7 reviews

I make lots of candies and I often add a few ingredients or leave some out. My great-nephew, Josh, is...


Crunchy Pecan Drops

My family looks forward to Christmas each year because that's the only time I make this candy. For a chocolate...


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...

Coconut Pecan Balls

I got this recipe from my daughter-in-law, who makes lots of goodies. Everyone who has ever tried them has liked...


Lemon Nut Balls

Pat Tubach rolls these soft lemon bites in a crunchy coating of chopped pecans, and they're still a bargain at...


Caramel Pecan Logs

"These logs are absolutely the best and slice into pretty rounds," notes Lyons, Georgia field editor Suzanne McKinley.


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...


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...

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Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

21 reviews

My kids and grandchildren love this saltine cracker candy recipe. The neighbor kids rush right over when they find out...


Triple-Nut Candy

2 reviews

I've been making homemade candy for years. Family and friends look forward to this caramel and nut sweet treat each...


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...


Butterscotch Pecan Logs

One of my aunts created this recipe more than 30 years ago. It was always one of our favorite treats...


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...


Caramel-Nut Candy Bars

1 review

As a busy mother of six, I welcome any Christmas recipe that's quick, easy and family pleasing. These Snickers-like bars...