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51 Christmas Candy Recipes - The Ultimate Christmas Candy Collection

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December 7, 2017 / International / By
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It is that time of the year when everything turns festive, joyful and sweet so we decided to celebrate that with a list of delicious homemade candy that will make your holidays sweeter. From classic Christmas candy to candy inspired by famous candy brands and from delicious fudge to all kinds of Christmas flavors, here’s our collection of 51 homemade candy recipes:

  1. Crockpot Candy from Fake Ginger

You know how much we love family recipes so it should come as no surprise that we love this Crockpot Candy recipe that was passed from mother to daughter and then to the best friend who decided to post it for the whole world to enjoy. The recipe requires only four ingredients and the candy is delicious and addictive.

  1. Snowman Chocolates from Woman’s Day

Not going to lie, winter-inspired treats make us happy. These snowman chocolates are so cute they put a smile on our face and they are perfect with a mug of hot cocoa during cold winter evenings.

  1. Rum Balls from Alexandra’s Kitchen

You cannot have a candy list without rum balls, they are a delicious classic that is ready in less than 30 minutes. Rum balls are perfect for parties and gatherings but also as a sweet edible gift during the holiday season.

  1. Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Fudge from Diethood

Chocolate, pumpkin, and peanut butter. Do we really have to say more? Fine, we will, the fudge is delicious and ready you will need only 10 minutes to make it.

  1. Easy Homemade Divinity from The Domestic Rebel

Divinity candy is another favorite Christmas candy of ours and we are pretty sure we are not the only ones who love the flavors of a classic vanilla and pecans divinity. If you never tried divinity candy, you have to give this recipe a try. Divinity candy is different than the barks and fudges that are so popular during this time of the year but it is delicious and festive.

  1. Make Winter Melted Snowman from Tatertots & Jello

Speaking of bark, how about a fun to make Make Winter Melted Snowman bark? It’s cute, it will make the kids happy and it is also very easy to make.

  1. Peppermint Bark from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Peppermint is a Christmassy taste that shouldn’t miss from your festive table especially when combined with white chocolate and candy canes in the delicious form of a Peppermint Bark.

  1. Pomegranate Pistachio Ginger Bark from Nutmeg Nanny

This Pomegranate Pistachio Ginger Bark is the perfect candy for Christmas parties. It has pomegranate seeds, dark chocolate, ginger flavors and a little bit of pistachio for extra deliciousness.

  1. Cinnamon Rock Candy from Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch

This Cinnamon Rock Candy is another family recipe that comes with amazing childhood memories. There is something so special about the sweet treats grandmother make for their grandkids that we cannot describe. This recipe has that vibe plus it is a very easy recipe that requires only a few ingredients but makes sure you follow Serena’s advice and use cinnamon oil not cinnamon flavor in the candy. It makes a huge difference.

  1. Peppermint Marshmallow Brownie Bites by Inside BruCrew Life

Planning to have a bunch of cookie trays for your guests this Christmas? Include these Peppermint Marshmallow Brownie Bites on our list of sweet treats because they are delicious and very easy to make plus the taste of marshmallows, brownie, and white chocolate is absolutely divine.

  1. Holiday Crack Candy from 

This Holiday Crack Candy is festive and very easy to make. All you need to make this recipe is some saltine crackers, butter, sugar, chocolate chips, M&Ms (preferably red and green to make the candy festive) and some sprinkles.

  1. Grandma’s Peanut Brittle from A Dash of Sanity

This is the third family recipe on this list of homemade candy but we couldn’t ignore the amazingly sweet and salty taste of this Peanut Brittle. This is a classic treat that is very easy to make and you won’t regret adding it to your Christmas cookies tray.

  1. Coconut and White Chocolate Truffles from Home Cooking Adventure

Do you love coconut? If you do, don’t say no to these amazing Coconut and White Chocolate Truffles that are melt-in-your-mouth good. Make sure you use high-quality chocolate to make these truffles to obtain that perfectly smooth texture.  

  1. Salted Nut Roll from Shugary Treats

Salted Nut Roll is a very popular treat in candy stores but you can also make it at home if you follow the recipe posted on Shugary Treats. You will obtain the same soft center that is wrapped in chewy caramel and topped with salty peanuts that the candy store Salted Nut Roll is loved for but you will add that secret ingredient that makes everything better – love.

  1. German Chocolate Fudge from Spicy Southern Kitchen

German Chocolate Fudge is the fudge version of the decadent and delicious German chocolate cake everybody loves. Why a fudge and not a cake then? Because the fudge takes less time to make and that coconut pecan frosting used for the fudge is too irresistible.

  1. Cookies and Cream Bark from Premeditated Leftovers

This Cookies and Cream Bark is a great way to make your children happy during Christmas time. You can make it with gluten-free cookies if you or your children are on a gluten-free diet but you can also use other types of cookies if you do not have to eat gluten-free. However, make sure that you scrape the filling out of the cookies if you use sandwich cookies to not end up with a too sweet to eat bark.

  1. Easy Homemade Toffee from Damn Delicious

Toffee fans we have a simple recipe for you that will satisfy your toffee and chocolate cravings! Make sure you share the toffees with your friends. We know you probably don’t want to but it’s better than to eat all the toffee on your own.

  1. Homemade Sweet Treats, Honeycomb Candy from Frugal Family Home

This Honeycomb Candy might seem difficult to make, however, that is not the case. Honeycomb Candy is actually very easy to make if you follow the instructions and all your effort will be repaid with some amazing honey flavors.

  1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Snacks from Chocolate, Chocolate and More!

We think this year we developed a new culinary combo obsession – chocolate and peanut butter and we have to share our obsessions with you because this combo is PERFECTION. Try these Chocolate Peanut Butter Snacks and you will understand why we love peanut butter and chocolate so much.

  1. 3 Ingredient Old Fashioned Potato Candy (No Bake) from Crème de la Crumb

You know we cannot say no to a delicious no-bake candy treat that requires only three ingredients but is as delicious as holiday candy should be.

  1. Homemade Turtles from Averie Cooks

If you cannot pass a sweet & salty treat rich in chocolate, caramel, and crunchy pecans, try this Homemade Turtles recipe. It’s the perfect last-minute candy you can make for a Christmas gathering and it also makes a delicious gift for people who are just as in love as you are with the salty and sweet combo.

  1. Polar Bear Paws (See’s Candies Copycat) from Garnish & Glaze

This Polar Bear Paws candy recipe is a copycat recipe for the See’s Candies that so many people are obsessing over. If you never tasted See’s Candies before, you have to try the recipe ASAP because you will quickly understand the hype behind See’s Candies.

  1. Candy Bar Pretzel Bites from The Gunny Sack

Quick and easy holiday treats are perfect for those who do not have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen to make delicious treats for guests or parties they plan to attend. If you are one of those people, here’s another simple recipe for you that makes great holiday treats – Candy Bar Pretzel Bites recipe.

  1. Saltine Cracker Candy from Sugar Spun Run

Less than 15 minutes and only five ingredients to prepare this Saltine Cracker Candy that is a holiday trademark in so many households.

  1. Butterscotch Squares from Crazy For Crust

If you love the idea of See’s Candy inspired recipes, here’s another one or you – Butterscotch Squares. Butterscotch candies are the favorite type of candies for many people and we have to admit we understand why. There is nothing that can compete with the amazing taste of butterscotch treats.

  1. Sparkly White Chocolate Lemon Truffles from How Sweet It Is

After so many chocolate and caramel treats, we figured it is time for something lighter and fresh in taste and we come across this Sparkly White Chocolate Truffles recipe that makes deliciously decadent truffles that are quite refreshing despite the sweetness of the white chocolate.

  1. How To Make Soft & Chewy Caramel Candies from The Kitchn

Sweet and addictive, these Soft & Chewy Caramel Candies make a great treat to put in stockings and they are easily made with ingredients you probably have in your house.  

  1. Pecan Snowballs from Southern Bite

Only six ingredients and 48 cookies? Yes, please! This is what you’ll get if you try the recipe for these Pecan Snowballs that are perfect for a white Christmas. They are chewy and packed with pecan and vanilla flavors.

  1. Gingerbread Fudge from Crazy For Crust

Gingerbread is basically the taste of Christmas and we had to include a homemade gingerbread fudge on our list. This fudge tastes like gingerbread-flavored cookie dough and it can be cut into squares to serve as a bite-sized treat or you can cut them into gingerbread men to make it more festive.

  1. Cream Cheese Mints from Mandy’s Recipe Box

These Cream Cheese Mints are another great refreshing treat to add to your Christmas list of treats. They are perfect as a dessert, as a sweet snack but also to offer as a gift to friends in a festive cookie jar.

  1. Peppermint Truffles from House of Yum

With only four ingredients you can create a white chocolate madness with peppermint flavors. These truffles are very easy to make but they require a little bit of patience because they have to cool between the steps.  

  1. Peppermint Fudge from A Night Owl

And since we are on the peppermint topic, here’s another peppermint recipe, this time a decadent and tasty fudge that is very easy to put together.

  1. Fleur De Sel Caramels from Garnish with Lemon

Salt and caramel – a combo hated by some and absolutely loved by others. If you are in the second category, these Fleur De Sel Caramels are a dream candy for you. If you have a candy thermometer, the process of making these candies is very, very simple.

  1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles from Dear Crissy

We talked about some amazing gingerbread-flavored cookie dough treats but we also have to talk about the classic chocolate chip cookie dough, don’t you think? So here we are talking about cookie dough treats that take the form of some delicious bite-sized truffles for all of you cookie dough fans.

  1. Buttermints from The Splendid Table

After a holiday meal with numerous delicious dishes, most people crave something refreshing like these Buttermints. Their texture is a mix of crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside and they are great as an after-dinner treat.

  1. Chocolate Covered Cherries from Cincy Shopper

If you don’t mind spending some time in the kitchen, then you have to try these Chocolate Covered Cherries. They are absolutely incredible and yes, we know you can purchase them everywhere, but nothing beats the taste of the homemade ones.

  1. Eggnog Fudge from Baking Beauty

Eggnog is a staple Christmas and New Year’s Eve beverage but it can also be a delicious and festive treat that is ready in 15 minutes and it has delicious nutmeg flavors.

  1. Salted Caramel Nut Brittle from Completely Delicious

Everybody loves these Salted Caramel Nut Brittles and that includes people who are not usually fans of the salted caramel treats so you can share them with your friends, family, and colleagues without thinking they won’t like them.  We always encourage sharing but we totally get it if you don’t want to share them at all.

  1. Homemade Andes Mints from Ashlee Marie

These Homemade Andes Mints look like an amazing chocolate bar you can purchase from a store but they are homemade and absolutely delicious. The secret of making these Andes Mints amazing is to use high-quality chocolate.

  1. Easy Buckeyes from Cakescottage

We told you we have a peanut butter and chocolate obsession this season so we had to try these easy to make Buckeyes. We don’t regret it and you won’t regret it either, trust us!

  1. White Chocolate Ting-A-Lings from Lemon Tree Dwelling

In love with crunchy treats? Try these White Chocolate Ting-A-Lings – noodles and crunchy salted peanuts covered in a layer of white chocolate and some festive green and red sprinkles on top. These White Chocolate Ting-A-Lings became one of our favorite sweet and salty treat for the holidays.

  1. Malt Ball Bark from Tutti Dolci

This Mat Ball Bark has a layer of dark chocolate for the base, a malt-infused second layer and it is topped with malt balls that makes it the perfect gift for those who love chocolate malt.

  1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls from She Wears Many Hats

We have run out of excuses for including so many chocolate peanut butter treats on the homemade candy list, but hear us out – these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls very easy to make and the combination is very hard to beat so why would we try?

  1. Hot Chocolate Fudge from Wonky Wonderful

Hot cocoa and hot chocolate are those comfort beverages we all turn to when we need something to keep us warm during cold winter evenings but these beverages can be more than go-to beverages. In fact, they make a perfect and rich fudge that is very dreamy, especially if you use marshmallows to on top of it.

  1. Eggnog Truffles from Taste and Tell

We never thought eggnog and white chocolate make a great pair until we tried these Eggnog Truffles that are smooth and dipped in sweet white chocolate. We don’t have to mention they are delish because you already know that but we had to talk a little bit about them because they are some of the most amazing homemade truffles we ever tried.  

  1. Easy Chocolate Caramel Bites from Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Chocolate Caramel Pretzels Bites are another great type of candy that you should be making during the month of December. They are super easy to make like most treats that require pretzels and melted chocolate but they are festive and nonetheless delicious.

  1. Martha Washington Candies from Mom on Timeout

These Martha Washington Candies look like a regular chocolate truffle but they hide a cherry, coconut, and pecans surprise inside. These candies are perfect for your cookie tray, for gift giving but also for late night indulgence moments.

  1. Triple Chocolate S’Mores Bark from A Kitchen Addiction

Does the sound of this Triple Chocolate S’Mores Bark make you excited? It makes us super excited and we cannot wait to make it again. It’s not only super easy to make and perfect for those with busy schedules, it is also the best chocolate and S’Mores madness we ever tasted. And we love to eat a lot of chocolate and S’Mores treats.

  1. Soft Chocolate Caramels from Mel’s Kitchen

We don’t know about you but we really love homemade caramels and that is why we included so many caramel candy recipes here. For us, caramel candy brings back amazing Christmas childhood memories and we cannot picture a Christmas without them. There are so many versions of these holiday classics so we had to include numerous recipes so you can choose the perfect recipe for you and, to be honest, we really loved to try all these caramel candies.

This Soft Chocolate Caramels is a mixture of caramel and chocolate perfection that sent us straight to candy heaven.

  1. All Natural Homemade Pomegranate Gumdrops from The View from Great Island

After all these decadent treats, we had to take a moment to recover and to try some healthier candy treats. This is how we discovered these All Natural Homemade Pomegranate Gumdrops that are made with fruit juice. Ok, they have a sugar coating but you have to admit they are quite healthy compared to all the other treats we included on our holiday candy list.

  1. 5-Ingredient Whiskey Dark Chocolate Truffles from Gimme Some Oven

These 5-Ingredient Whiskey Dark Chocolate Truffles are definitely not the type of candy to give to kids during Christmas but they are the type of candy to enjoy with your adult friends who will appreciate the dark chocolate awesomeness and the whiskey flavors. If you want to make these even more beautiful, you can roll them into sprinkles, some types of nuts or in unsweetened cocoa powder.


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