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 Coconut Candies

1 review

These special candies have the irresistible combination of coconut, almonds and deep dark chocolate. They make great gifts—if you can get yourself to part with any! —Janet Loomis, Terry, Montana

Apricot Cashew Clusters

2 reviews

Guests will enjoy the fruity surprise they find in these scrumptious nut candies. "I make them often because they can...


Maple Peanut Delights

4 reviews

Meet the Cook: This wonderful candy recipe makes a big batch - enough to fill several Christmas gift boxes and...


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...


Nutty Sandwich Treats

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

Orange Walnut Candy

1 review

A friend shared the recipe for these tangy goodies. Whenever I need a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, I roll them out by...


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...

Nut Goody Bars

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


Coconut Almond Bars

This was the first recipe I ever entered in a contest—and it was a winner! Ever since that contest, which...


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...


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...


Peanut Butter Fingers with Dates and Walnuts

This recipe was packed away in my recipe box for years—the first time I made it, it won grand prize...


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...


Gianduja

These layered squares are more “sophisticated” than my usual lineup of Christmas candy, but they’re also very popular. People love...

Almond Date Confections

For our first Christmas together, I made these fast candies for my then-boyfriend. He has begged me for them every...


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!...


Puttin’-on-the-Ritz Candy

2 reviews

Enlist the kids to help assemble these fun and tasty turtle-like candies. They make great holiday gifts from the kitchen.


Christmas Candies

2 reviews

"During my childhood, my family lived in Brazil, where we relished these special treats," recalls Laura Beth Dean of Christiansburg,Virgina....


Crunchy Peanut Candy

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


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...


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...


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...

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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,...


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...


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,...


Granola Fudge Clusters

5 reviews

Short and sweet, the recipe for yummy Granola Fudge Clusters calls for only four ingredients. “I always make a double...


Crunchy Chocolate Cups

These chocolates are easy to make, look pretty and taste great! I make them every Christmas for gifts.—Elizabeth Prestie, Preeceville,...


Nutty Raisin Clusters

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