Popular Christmas Candy Recipes

Homemade candy makes an extra thoughtful Christmas gift. Treat those you love to their own dessert selection of candy cane bark, candy-coated strawberries, chocolate truffles and more -- all made from our special dessert recipes.

Mock Toffee

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mock Toffee

Star Mint Meringues

Who needs candy canes when you have these striped melt-in-your-mouth treats? Serve these as a snack or dessert at your next party.

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Star Mint Meringues

Coconut Marshmallow Patties

From Family Circle

Coconut Marshmallow Patties

Peppermint-Pretzel Candies

Homemade candies are a staple at holiday parties and family gatherings. The candies are made with white chocolate, peppermint, and pretzels. Drizzle dark chocolate on top for a fancy touch.

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Peppermint-Pretzel Candies

Crockery Holiday Crispy Balls

The classic Rice Krispies treat gets an upgrade for the holidays with the addition of cranberries and pistachios. Combine those with marshmallows, butter, and rice cereal in your slow cooker, and shape into balls.

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Crockery Holiday Crispy Balls

Dark Chocolate Mint Bites

These chewy, chocolatey bars are made from chocolate wafers, oats, and cocoa powder for a deliciously new addition to the cookie tray.

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Dark Chocolate Mint Bites

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Sticks

For a fun, easy dessert, make these chocolate sticks and spread with peanut butter before you roll them in dried fruit and nuts.

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Fruit and Nut Chocolate Sticks

Simple Fudge

Follow this candy recipe, whether beginner or practiced, for a sweet treat that makes plenty to share.

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Simple Fudge

Hazelnut Toffee

Package this yummy candy in a purchased holiday-themed tin for a sure-to-please Christmas gift.

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Hazelnut Toffee

Double-Dipped Caramels

For this quick candy, roll half the candy coated caramels in pistachio nuts and half in almond brickle.

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Double-Dipped Caramels

Candy Crunch White Bark

For variety, substitute other hard candies for the fruit-flavor candy canes.

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Candy Crunch White Bark

Candy-Box Caramels

These Christmas candies can be made quickly in the microwave. For gift giving and added variety, roll caramels in festive nonpareils or nuts after you dip them in melted candy coating.

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Candy-Box Caramels

Hazelnut and Cherry Caramel Clusters

Just stir the nuts and cherries into melted white chocolate, then drizzle each cluster with caramel for this easy candy recipe.

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Hazelnut and Cherry Caramel Clusters

Easy Candy-Bar Treats

Layers of chocolate and caramel top chocolate crust for this simple candy recipe.

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Easy Candy-Bar Treats

Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge

Melt and stir. It's that easy when you use your microwave for this ultra-rich chocolate dessert. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge

Orange Cream Fudge

Winter citrus infuses creamy fudge in this upscale take on a creamsicle.

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Orange Cream Fudge

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Truffle Mice

Peanut butter and chocolate mousse transforms into adorable little mice cookies when you add almond ears and licorice tails!

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Truffle Mice

Macadamia Upside-Down Cake

Update pineapple upside-down cake by adding macadamia nuts to the gooey brown sugar topping.

From Family Circle

Macadamia Upside-Down Cake

Chocolate Berry Truffles

For a festive look, these raspberry flavored chocolate candies are piped into rosettes.

From Family Circle

Chocolate Berry Truffles

Christmas Stars

You can flavor these no-cook candies with just about any extract. Try peppermint extract for the green stars and cherry extract for the red stars. Almond, coconut, lemon, and orange would all be tasty choices.

From Family Circle

Christmas Stars

Dark Chocolate Butter Toffee

A drizzle of melted white chocolate makes a pretty decoration for this dark chocolate dessert.

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Dark Chocolate Butter Toffee

Choco-Cherry Truffles

Three kinds of chocolate go into making these decadent morsels. The filling is made with semisweet and unsweetened chocolate and the truffles are coated with white chocolate. Pack the candies in a holiday tin for a delightful gift.

From Family Circle

Choco-Cherry Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Use your food processor to mix these decadent chocolate candies. They're made with three kinds of chocolate--semisweet, bittersweet, and unsweetened--and dusted with cocoa powder.

From Family Circle

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate-Pretzel Clusters

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Chocolate-Pretzel Clusters

Peppermint Bark

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Peppermint Bark

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