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.

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

Chocolate Chip Turtles

Give chocolate chip cookies a turtle twist by pressing in pecans and drizzling on a caramel topping.

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Chocolate Chip Turtles

Cranberry Fruit Jellies

Fruity homemade candies will add sparkle to any dessert spread.

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Cranberry Fruit Jellies

Flavored Marshmallows

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

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Flavored Marshmallows

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

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.

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White Cranberry-Cashew Truffles

Sweet Cherry Truffles

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Sweet Cherry Truffles

Oreo Truffles

You only need three ingredients to make these white chocolate treats. They're great for parties or to give as gifts.

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Oreo Truffles

Old-Time Fudge

We dressed up each piece of this gorgeous homemade fudge with a drizzle of melted white chocolate and a white chocolate-dipped pecan.

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Old-Time Fudge

Marshmallow Truffles

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

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Marshmallow Truffles

Holiday Magic Wands

Your kitchen becomes an enchanted place when you let the kids dip pretzels into chocolate to make colorful magic wands.

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Holiday Magic Wands

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

Cashew Truffles

From Diabetic Living

Cashew Truffles

Easy No-Bake Valentine's Day Truffle Treats

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Easy No-Bake Valentine's Day Truffle Treats

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

Chocolate Rum Truffles

Creamy, rich, and elegant, chocolate truffles are well worth the time and care they require.

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Chocolate Rum Truffles

Cherry-Almond-Chocolate Clusters

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Cherry-Almond-Chocolate Clusters

Champagne Truffles

Ring in the New Year with these creamy melt-in-your-mouth chocolate morsels.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Champagne 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

Peanut Butter Truffles

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Peanut Butter Truffles

Mock Toffee

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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

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