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.

Minty Chocolate Crackles

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

Chocolate Pretzel Rings

53 reviews

If you like chocolate-covered pretzels, you'll love these simple snacks. They're fun to make any time of year because you...

Caramel Cookie Candy

5 reviews

These homemade candy bars combine a smooth, silky caramel over a delicate vanilla cookie. When you set a plate of...

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...

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...

Crunchy Peanut Candy

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

Marbled Almond Roca

1 review

My easy recipe is an old favorite that we keep in steady use from mid-November until the New Year. Homemade...

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...

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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...

Cherry Walnut Balls

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

Crunchy Cracker Candy

2 reviews

When I first made this recipe, I thought I'd be stuck with lots of leftovers. But the big batch was...