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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Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods

5 reviews

Kids of all ages enjoy making and eating these fun treats. The decorated pretzels are a pretty gift in a cellophane bag or a glass jar. —Kay Waters, Benld, Illinois

Macadamia-Coconut Candy Clusters

1 review

These are super easy to make. They are great to make for bake sales,teacher gifts or on candy platters. They...


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 Logs

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


Chocolate Chip Nougat

This sweet, chewy nougat adds a pretty holiday blush to yuletide gatherings. It takes a little extra effort to make,...

Almond Date Confections

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


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...

Old-Time Butter Crunch Candy

4 reviews

Both my children and my grandchildren say the season wouldn't be the same without the big tray of candies and...


Peanut Butter Pinecones

1 review

I received this recipe from my mother, who called them "gofer balls." I added the sliced almonds to make them...


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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...


Almond Apricot Dips

1 review

My family makes these candied apricots every Christmas. We sometimes dip half of the fruit in white candy coating and...

Mother Lode Pretzels

22 reviews

I brought these savory-sweet pretzels to a family gathering, and they disappeared from the dessert tray before dessert was even...