Copycat Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard

sweet hot mustard in white crock
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

  • 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.

Keywords: mustard, hickory farms sweet hot mustard, copycat hickory farms sweet hot mustard, mustard recipe

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  • Scooter
    June 8, 2018 at 9:11 am

    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
      June 8, 2018 at 9:19 am

      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)
    April 8, 2018 at 6:40 pm

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

  • Tricia Buice
    March 14, 2018 at 11:36 am

    What a terrific idea Abbe! I could slater this on just about anything 🙂

  • Sue/the view from great island
    March 13, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    What a wonderful recipe! I love homemade condiments, they always have so much more flavor than anything that comes in a jar!

  • lisa is cooking
    March 13, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    I've only made homemade mustard once. I need to do it again, and this sounds like a tasty one to try!

  • Sippity Sup
    March 13, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    A delicious mystery well worth solving. GREG

  • Gloria Baker
    March 13, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    I love this mustard sauce, sounds and looks delicious!!

  • mjskit
    March 13, 2018 at 3:03 am

    After seeing the finished product I was really surprised with the ingredient list. Flour? This I have to try. I love surprising little jewels like this!

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    March 12, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    What a wonderful story surrounding this recipe! My husband is a mustard fanatic. I need to make this for him! Sounds delish and I'd love to try some on a corned beef sandwich.

  • Healthy World Cuisine
    March 12, 2018 at 1:33 am

    Wow! That sounds so easy. Need to make that soon for a topping for sandwiches this week. So the dry mustard makes it kind of hot, right? That is a really fun recipe! Sharing.

  • Pam
    March 11, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Sounds great, Abbe! I have made Swedish mustard and have to give this a try! I've had the Hickory Farms version many times and know it's good. Thanks!

  • Jeff
    March 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    How interesting. I've never made mustard. Sounds like I should start.

  • Kitchen Riffs
    March 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    I don't think I've ever had Hickory Farms mustard. I've been missing out! But I can rectify that in a jiffy — I have everything I need to make this in my kitchen, and this is such a quick and easy recipe. Looks really good! Thanks. 🙂

  • Angie Schneider
    March 11, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Cool! Thought the mustard sauce must be way too complicated to make at home. Thanks for sharing, Abbe.