This recipe is from fresh horehound leaves. My mom grew up with this (my grandpa would buy it all the time) and she hated it. We had horehound bush growing in the herb garden, and we wanted to try it. We found this recipe and tried it. It was not too bad. My DH seemed to like it, even though my mom hated it. So try it and see if you like it or not. NOTE: Horehound candy was also used as a medicinal remedy for coughs way back several years ago.