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.

Flavored Marshmallows

Great for gift-giving, homemade marshmallows are a fun do-it-yourself project that you can customize with favorite flavors and colors.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Flavored Marshmallows

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Crockery Holiday Crispy Balls

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peppermint-Pretzel Candies

Salty Sweet Bark

Dark or semi-sweet chocolate form the base of this dessert while pretzels and chocolate-covered raisins give it the perfect dash of salt.

From Parents

Salty Sweet Bark

S'mores Bark

Treat your guests to the flavors of this campfire favorite in the form of a delightful holiday bark.

From Parents

S'mores Bark

Cashew Caramel Bark

Enjoy or gift this easy salted caramel bark with cashews. Sprinkle on the salt when the chocolate is almost set to make sure the salt doesn't liquefy.

From Parents

Cashew Caramel Bark

Nutter Butter Reindeer

Use candy and melted chocolate to craft these festive reindeer cookies-on-a-stick with the kids.

From Family Circle

Nutter Butter Reindeer

Oreo Snowmen

Move over cake pops, cookie pops are the newest way to celebrate the season with sweets. Chocolate frosting and candies help these treats come together quickly.

From Family Circle

Oreo Snowmen

Candy Cane Bark

A wonderful Christmas gift from the kitchen, this chocolate and peppermint candy is simply delicious. For easy cleanup, line the baking sheet with foil.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Candy Cane Bark

Bittersweet Chocolate-Orange Truffles

While orange adds an exotic note, much of the flavor of these simple yet sophisticated candies comes from the chocolate, so choose a semisweet or bittersweet with a flavor and level of sweetness you enjoy. The recipe makes a big batch of truffles - plenty for gift-giving. Although they should be stored in the refrigerator, they're best served after sitting at room temperature for about 5 minutes.

From EatingWell

Bittersweet Chocolate-Orange Truffles

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Candy-Box Caramels

Marshmallow Truffles

An elegant cloak of chocolate luxuriously encloses a toasty nut and celestial marshmallow mousse in this luscious cookie recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Marshmallow Truffles

Peanut Butter Truffles

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peanut Butter Truffles

Dark Chocolate Cashew Bark With Candied Grapefruit

From Fitness

Dark Chocolate Cashew Bark With Candied Grapefruit

Coconut Candy Bars

This toasty almond and coconut bar imitates a favorite candy bar. A short ingredient list means it's an easy recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut Candy Bars

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Star Mint Meringues

Coconut Marshmallow Patties

From Family Circle

Coconut Marshmallow Patties

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 Chip-Cookie Dough Truffles

Those that succumb to the joys of mining for cookie dough in ice cream will love having the mining done for them -- and dipped in chocolate, no less! Do not be tempted to make these truffles with classic chocolate chip cookie dough, though; the egg in classic dough is not safe when eaten raw.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Chip-Cookie Dough Truffles

White Cranberry-Cashew Truffles

These delicious bite-size candies are the perfect Christmas treat, combining white chocolate, cranberries, coconut, and cashews. The recipe also calls for brandy, but if you prefer, substitute orange juice for a nonalcoholic version.

From Better Homes and Gardens

White Cranberry-Cashew Truffles

Double-Dipped Caramels

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Double-Dipped Caramels

Oreo Truffles

From Midwest Living

Oreo Truffles

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge

Snack Truffles

Make and store these nut-and-fruit filled candies up to 7 days before serving.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Snack Truffles

Crystal Candies

Make the candy in a baking pan to break in irregular pieces, similar to pretty stained glass windows. To suit the season-- Christmas, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick's Day, or Valentine's Day--make this candy recipe in molds in a variety of colors and shapes.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Crystal Candies

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