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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    Stained Glass Candy

    This recipe gives you two variations—green-colored candy with wintergreen flavor and red-colored candy with cranberry flavor. I like to make...


    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...


    Peanut Pretzel Clusters

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


    Christmas Hard Candy

    4 reviews

    When you make a batch of this beautiful jewel-toned candy, your whole house fills with the wonderful scent of mint...


    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...


    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...


    Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

    1 review

    I couldn't resist combining my two loves—peppermint and chocolate—in this recipe. These are so easy, but if one breaks in...


    Spider Nest Candies

    These creepy crawlies are much sweeter than they are scary. Kids love to help make the simple treats. —Taste of...

    Buttery Almond Crunch

    19 reviews

    Meet the Cook: This delectable candy is crisp but not as hard as peanut brittle. Some people say it reminds...


    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...


    Crunchy Pecan Drops

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


    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...


    Homemade Candy Canes

    2 reviews

    Try making these candy canes during the holidays. They will look extra special hanging on your Christmas tree. —Taste of...


    Caramel Pecan Logs

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


    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...


    Cinnamon Lollipops

    Fans of cinnamon will fall head over heels for these festive lollipops. Make them throughout the year using different cookie...

    Cherry Walnut Balls

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


    Mint Chocolate Cookie Crunch

    6 reviews

    I usually give a different homemade treat to my nieces and nephews every Christmas. This rich no-bake candy was a...


    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,...


    Chocolate Crunch Patties

    This candy's so fast and easy to make that I turn out hundreds of pieces each Christmas. People are always...