It all started many years ago when my aunt made a campfire cake that was adorable! The key to the whole cake was the red and yellow flames...AKA the hard tack candy that knocked my socks off. Only, it's ten times easier to make and simply delicious!
Ever since then, I've been telling myself to make the candy, but I've put it off...and put it off. You know how that goes. Then, (many years later down the road) December first (like...as in just the other day) rolls around and I run to the Dollar Tree, buy the packaged candies, come home, grab my baking pan--WAIT...packaged candies?! What?! Yes, you heard me! Girl, this is simple. If I can make it, you can make it!
Let me just show you for myself...
Easy, Cheat Hard Tack Candy
*Note: You can use whatever candies you like. I'm just making the mix that has become my favorite. Feel free to do just grape, strawberry, pure cinnamon candy. I want to make more combinations in the future!