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Copycat Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard

This copycat sweet hot mustard is almost identical in taste to Hickory Farms sweet hot mustard. With just 5 ingredients you can have the same thing and have the pleasure of saying you made this yourself! Perfect as gifts and also perfect on a corned beef sandwich, this sweet and spicy mustard is addicting!

mustard in white crock

This copycat recipe for Hickory Farms sweet hot mustard was a holiday gift to my parents about 50 years ago.

It was presented in a cute little glass jar with an entire tin of very thin Pepperidge Farm toasts that had been buttered and sprinkled liberally with sesame seeds and dried in the oven until they were of golden cracker status.

We all quickly fell in love with that mustard and  my mother requested the mustard recipe from her very good friend. When I left home I requested that recipe and have been making it ever since.

This Hickory Farm sweet hot mustard copycat recipe has become a family favorite in our home too, which just goes to show that a good recipe just keeps on givin’!

mustard in crock with pearl knife

It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that this mustard recipe that I’ve been making for years and years is virtually identical to Hickory Farms sweet hot mustard.

Now theirs doesn’t have scallions in it and those are totally optional, but the taste and ingredient list is so similar. Mine doesn’t contain xanthan gum or oil or water but it does contain flour, as does the Hickory Farms mustard. 

Most mustards I’ve bought don’t contain flour and that is what clued me to buy it, for I had to see if it tasted like our family favorite. One bite and I had my answer. I felt like Nancy Drew!

Copy cat Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard

When I last visited my mother I brought her some sweet hot mustard. She commented on how she really should make a batch of her own.

It’s so simple; why not? However my mom doesn’t spend as much time in the kitchen as she used to, so now I can say, “Mom, just go buy Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard. It tastes the same.”

But to my readers I would say make this mustard. It is so savory and delicious and  easy to make. What are you waiting for? Plus it goes perfect on a corned beef sandwich!

In case you are wondering what to do with this mustard you make here are a few ideas! Mix it into salad dressing. Chicken breasts rolled in mustard and then panko crumbs is a great simple dinner.

sweet hot mustard in white crock

And for an appetizer, it doesn’t get much better than crispy baguettes slathered with sweet hot mustard and topped with a slice of salami.

In any case, this mustard makes the perfect gift. Present it in a jar with the recipe attached. Because I know whoever you give this to, will be asking for it!

Copycat Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard

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Copycat Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard

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Copycat Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard

Copycat Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 4.7 from 3 reviews
  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


This sweet hot mustard is almost identical in taste to Hickory Farms sweet hot mustard. With just 5 ingredients you have almost the same thing and the pleasure of saying you made it yourself!


  • 1 1/4 c sifted flour
  • 1/2 c plus 1 1/2 T sugar
  • 1 T plus 3/4 t salt
  • 1 c dry mustard (I prefer Colman’s but I have used store bought)
  • 1 1/2 c plus 1 1/2 T white vinegar
  • 6 green onions, minced (optional)


  1. Stir flour, sugar, salt and mustard together.
  2. Add vinegar and mix until blended.
  3. Stir in green onions if using.
  4. Let ripen and mellow in a closed container for 5 days on the countertop. After that store in refrigerator.


Times below do not include the 5 day curing time.

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star


Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

Oh my goodness!!! Thank you! I am in heaven with this recipe. I make my egg salad and devilled eggs with HF sweet hot mustard, but can no longer get it in the grocery stores. Nothing else really makes the cut. You should try it on your egg rolls! Yum!


Saturday 17th of December 2022

Thank you so much! I have spent a thousand dollars trying to find this mustard. Every year I get the gift pack and when the little jar of mustard is gone it's really sad. My daughter likes it too so I'll send this to her and hopefully she will make me some. (She's the cook in the family....


Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

@Joe, I get it!! I couldn’t find it either.


Sunday 30th of October 2022

what makes this hot? I don't see any ingredient that is spicy hot?


Monday 31st of October 2022

Dry mustard is spicy. Try mixing 1 t with hot water to see how it cleans your sinuses. That's actually how you make hot Chinese mustard. Just water and dry mustard and perhaps a dash of vinegar!


Friday 8th of June 2018

I love the taste of this sweet hot mustard but 3 cups is an awfully large recipe for 2. How long does it keep in the refrigerator? Can you size it down to maybe one cup?

Abbe Odenwalder

Friday 8th of June 2018

You can definitely cut this recipe in half. I will tell you though that it keeps for 6-8 months in the fridge...if it lasts that long! We find ways to eat it, love it spread on toast and baked chicken! Of course, sometimes we just take a spoonful. Weird I know, but it is so good!

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)

Sunday 8th of April 2018

I'm such a mustard freak-o, I've got to make this.