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The best Christmas candy recipes to sweeten your holiday season, from classic fudge recipes to easy homemade candies perfect for holiday parties or to give as edible gifts.
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Homemade Christmas Candy
‘Tis the season for sweet treats and festive cheer – my favorite time of the year!
Whether you’re a first-timer looking for easy candy recipes with few ingredients or a seasoned candy maker looking for a new recipe to make this year we’ve got you covered. From melt-in-your-mouth rum balls and truffles to sweet and salty nut brittle and snack mixes, you are sure to find the perfect addition to your holiday dessert table.
Get ready to fill your cookie tins with more than just Christmas cookies this year and dive into my favorite Christmas candy recipes.
The sweet homemade holiday treats make a perfect gift as well. Neighbors, teachers, co-workers, and family members will all love the delicious edible gifts.
Homemade Candy FAQ
What are some classic old-fashioned Christmas candies I can make?
Classic homemade Christmas candies include peppermint bark, ribbon candy, hard tack, and divinity. Our recipes provide simple, step-by-step instructions to help you recreate these timeless treats with ease.
Can I make any of these candies ahead of time for holiday parties?
Absolutely! Many candies like fudge and hard candies can be made in advance. Just store them in a cool, dry place, and they’ll be ready for your holiday parties. Check each recipe for specific storage instructions (e.g., room temperature in an airtight container with parchment paper between each layer) and shelf life to ensure freshness.
How can I package homemade candies to give as edible gifts?
For a charming and personal touch, package your homemade candy in festive holiday boxes, cellophane bags, tin cans, or mason jars adorned with ribbons and tags. Ensure they’re tightly sealed to maintain their deliciousness.
What’s the best way to ensure your homemade candy turns out perfectly every time?
For perfect homemade candies, follow the recipe exactly, measure ingredients carefully, and use a candy thermometer if needed to ensure you reach the correct temperature. Also, be patient with the cooling process to achieve the right texture.
The Best Christmas Candy Recipes
Below you will find a list of all my favorite Christmas candies. Click on any photo or button to take you to the individual recipes.
Indulge in the ultimate holiday treat with our popular Christmas candy recipe for no-bake rum chocolate balls. These little delights will satisfy your sweet tooth, featuring a chewy, chocolatey core with a crunch of nuts, all wrapped up in a boozy kick that's perfect for festive celebrations.
Easy Christmas crockpot candy is a classic 3-ingredient Christmas treat made in the slow cooker with peanuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and almond bark. They are topped with sprinkles for a sweet and festive treat ready for gifting, cookie trays, or serving up at your holiday party.
A festive twist on classic chocolate Oreo truffles made with golden Oreos, cream cheese, and cinnamon coated in a decadent white chocolate shell. I am sure you will agree that hese sweet and cozy truffles are the perfect winter treat!
Take a delicious trip down memory lane with Martha Washington candies, a classic choice for homemade holiday sweets. With a rich, creamy center bursting with coconut, cherries, and pecans, all enveloped in a thick layer of chocolate, this is a must-have recipe for chocolate lovers.
Create a cool, minty treat with our homemade peppermint patties. Each patty, with its perfect peppermint flavor encased in delicious chocolate candy, is a refreshing and delightful addition to your holiday sweets.
No oven is needed for these decadent truffles, a great recipe for when you want a delicious treat without the fuss. Just four simple ingredients create a batch of spiced cookie truffles that are a delightful homemade gift.
This viral Christmas candy recipe combines the taste of two of everyone's favorite Christmas treats – sugar cookies and fudge! Plus, the homemade candy recipe is super simple to make with only 5 ingredients.
Delight in the decadent world of boozy dark chocolate peppermint truffles, a simple yet sophisticated treat. With just four ingredients, this easy recipe combines the bold flavors of dark chocolate and peppermint extract, creating a deliciously spirited holiday confection.
For a unique and delicious chocolate candy, try our chocolate-covered honeycomb. The fizzy reaction of baking soda creates that signature honeycomb effect, making for a light, brittle toffee coated in a thick layer of chocolate—a true delight for the holiday season.
Embrace the charm of the South with a big batch of these classic candies, packed with crunchy pecans encased in buttery, brown sugar caramel. The sweet, nutty treats make a perfect addition to your spread of holiday desserts.
This salty-sweet confection combines creamy peanut butter and crunchy Fritos, drizzled with a generous amount of melted chocolate. It's an innovative holiday dessert that's easy to make, hard to resist, and a perfect gift for any holiday occasion.
Our Gumdrop Fudge brings a pop of color and a burst of flavor to your holiday dessert lineup. It's an easy recipe with simple ingredients, infused with the fun of chewy gumdrop pieces—a sweet spectacle for any holiday table or cookie tin.
Getting a piece of this Christmas coal fudge might just top the wish list! With its rich, fudgy texture and unique appearance, this edible prank turns into a delicious treat that's all in good fun for the holiday season.
Making a big batch of Rocky Road is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. The salty-sweet treat is packed with smooth chocolate, fluffy marshmallows, and crunchy peanuts and seriously couldn't be easier to make. Just mix, scoop out, and allow to set!
A beloved holiday snack that has the perfect mix of chocolate and peanut butter that you crave with the satisfying crunch of Chex mix and a sweet powdered sugar coating. You won’t be able to stop grabbing handfuls of this delicious snack!
Imagine a cluster of chewy caramel, crunchy peanuts, and a lavish coat of white chocolate coming together in a sweet symphony. Polar bear paws are a simple yet irresistible treat that encapsulates the joy of the holiday season in every bite.
This chocolate bark is not only an easy recipe but also a delightful way to bring some creativity to your candy-making. It's a simple combination of melted chocolate and holiday decorations that come together for a cute and festive reindeer treat.
Crunchy, creamy, and completely irresistible, these peanut butter balls with Rice Krispies add a delightful twist to a classic favorite, making for a deliciously festive treat that's easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
Combine the crunchy goodness of Chex cereal with the minty sweetness of peppermint bark for a snack that's as festive as it is satisfying. Our Peppermint Bark Muddy Buddies are an easy, no-bake treat that's perfect for snacking or gifting.
This microwave brittle recipe is a game-changer for anyone looking for a quick and delicious treat. With its light, crisp texture and perfect blend of salty-sweet caramel flavor, it's an easy candy recipe that's sure to become a holiday favorite.
Turn your favorite holiday cookies into an irresistible bite-sized treat with our sugar cookie truffles. They're an easy and elegant addition to your Christmas candy repertoire, perfect for parties or as edible gifts.
No list of easy Christmas candy recipes is complete without peppermint bark! Enjoy this super easy Christmas bark recipe made with semi-sweet chocolate, crushed candy canes or peppermint candies, and red & green sprinkles.