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.

Chocolate-Pretzel Clusters

From Family Circle

Chocolate-Pretzel Clusters

Cranberry Fruit Jellies

Fruity homemade candies will add sparkle to any dessert spread.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cranberry Fruit Jellies

Chocolate Chip Turtles

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Chip Turtles

Triple Chocolate Cookie Balls

From KRAFT Foods

Triple Chocolate Cookie Balls

Ice Cubes

These white chocolate candies are chilled, then rolled in coconut. They make a pretty dessert for the holidays.

From Parents

Ice Cubes

Oreo Truffles

From Midwest Living

Oreo Truffles

Mocha Truffles

From Family Circle

Mocha Truffles

Dark Chocolate Cashew Bark With Candied Grapefruit

From Fitness

Dark Chocolate Cashew Bark With Candied Grapefruit

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

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

Creamy Peanut Butter Truffles

Just 4 ingredients are needed to make these sweet little desserts. Give them as gifts or serve them on a platter at a party.

From Midwest Living

Creamy Peanut Butter 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

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 Truffles

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Oreo Truffles

Cookie Truffles

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cookie Truffles

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

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

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

Peanut-Pretzel Bars

Inspired by childhood snacks, these peanut-pretzel bars can be prepped in a half hour. Peanut butter, quick oats, and sweetened condensed milk combine to make a sweet, salty, chewy treat.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peanut-Pretzel Bars

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.

From Midwest Living

Dark Chocolate Mint Bites

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

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

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

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