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.

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Oreo Truffles

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Oreo Truffles

Peanut-Butter Truffles

From Taste of the South

Peanut-Butter Truffles

Creamy Peanut Butter Truffles

From Midwest Living

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

Creamy Peanut Butter Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

From Family Circle

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.

Chocolate Truffles

Old-Time Fudge

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Old-Time Fudge

Chocolate Orange Truffles

From The Food Channel

Chocolate Orange Truffles are a favorite candy to treat your guests to this holiday season.

Chocolate Orange Truffles

Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge

From Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge

Vanilla Fudge

From Better Homes and Gardens

This creamy blonde fudge ranks at the top of the list of tried-and-true candy recipes. Be sure to use evaporated milk from a can.

Vanilla Fudge

Candy Cane Bark

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Candy Cane Bark

White Cranberry-Cashew Truffles

From Better Homes and Gardens

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.

White Cranberry-Cashew Truffles

Make Your Own Bark

From KRAFT Foods

Make Your Own Bark

Macadamia Upside-Down Cake

From Family Circle

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

Macadamia Upside-Down Cake

Chocolate Chip-Cookie Dough Truffles

From Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Chocolate Chip-Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

From Taste of the South

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Simple Fudge

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Simple Fudge

Soft Honey Nougat

From Better Homes and Gardens

These festive little candies make tempting Christmas treats to stuff into stockings or share with guests.

Soft Honey Nougat

Cashew Brittle

From Smithfield

A perfect make-ahead treat to have around the house during the holidays.

Cashew Brittle

Crystal Candies

From Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Crystal Candies

Fudge

From Better Homes and Gardens

To get a headstart on candy-making for Christmas or other special occasions, make and freeze this fudge up to two months.

Fudge

Coconut Gumdrops

From Better Homes and Gardens

Why buy gumdrops when you can make them at home and enjoy the experience of candy making? You may never buy gumdrops again.

Coconut Gumdrops

Candy Crunch White Bark

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Candy Crunch White Bark

Chocolate Brigadeiros

From Fine Cooking Magazine

Like many Brazilian sweets, fudge-like chocolate brigadeiros are named after a famous personality. Brigadier Eduardo Gomes was a well-known Brazilian Air Force commander who loved chocolate. Legend has it that brigadeiros were created for and named after him.

Chocolate Brigadeiros

Fantasy Fudge

From KRAFT Foods

Fantasy Fudge

Nilla Turtle Cookie Balls

From KRAFT Foods

Nilla Turtle Cookie Balls

Marshmallow Truffles

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Marshmallow Truffles

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