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Christmas Candy Recipes

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Here you’ll find our favorite recipes for Christmas candies. These Christmas treats are a great way to wish family and friends a Merry Christmas, or to surprise your coworkers during the holidays.

Homemade Candy Cane Recipe

These candy canes look great and are perfect for a traditional Christmas candy.

No special candy mold is needed; these are hand-pulled into this classic holiday shape.

Homemade Candy Canes

Homemade Candy Canes

These homemade candy canes are much tastier than the generic store-bought ones, and they’re fun to make. They’re the perfect holiday treat.

Homemade Turtle Candy

These pecan turtles are one of the easiest recipes for Christmas candies, so if you’re short on time, try this one out. Watch how to make them here:

Milk chocolate, caramel, pecans, and pretzels meld together in this classic Christmas candy. Wrap them up as a present under the Christmas tree.

pecan turtle candies drizzled with caramel

Easy Pecan Turtle Candy

This pecan turtle candy is a quick and tasty munchie that your whole family will gobble up!

Christmas Truffles

These decadent candies make lovely Christmas gifts. Their secret ingredient – spiced rum – make them extra special.

Roll them in red and green sprinkles, or dust with cocoa or powdered sugar. These chocolate truffles will look like they just came from the candy shop.

Christmas Chocolate Truffles

Christmas Chocolate Truffles

These boozy Christmas Chocolate Truffles are quick, easy, and so good that you’ll be proud to take them to any Christmas party.

Pecan Pralines

This candy recipe is a Southern classic. Praline is a type of confection that contains sugar, nuts, and some type of liquid to bind it. This version is even low-carb, but you can use real sugar if you prefer.

With butter and pecans, you’ll love the rich flavor of these candies.

Pecan Praline

This low carb pecan praline will be a crowd pleaser at your next gathering, event, or let's face it, your family table. It's nutty, sweet, and crunchy.

Christmas Fudge

Just look at this gorgeous fudge. And with just 3 ingredients, you can whip up a batch easily.

Christmas Fudge

Christmas Fudge

This rich and decadent Christmas fudge only needs three ingredients to whip up a batch of this festive holiday treat.

Christmas Crack

My mom has been making this candy since I was little. It’s baked on a cookie sheet, chilled, and then cracked into pieces. It does go quickly, and has been a favorite of our family for years.

With just butter, brown sugar, milk chocolate chips, and saltine crackers, this Christmas candy recipe is super easy to make. They’re especially delicious with chopped walnuts on top.

Pro tip: These candies are most delicious straight out of your freezer, so keep them cold!

Best Ever Christmas Crack

Best Ever Christmas Crack

This toffee candy is chocolatey, crispy, and highly addictive! That’s why it’s popularly known as Christmas Crack.

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Topped with crushed candy cane or crushed peppermint candy, these almond bark candies are beautifully festive.

These are also perfect for a crowd. Chocolate bark candies can be made in large quantities and are a great choice for a potluck.

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

This White Chocolate Peppermint Bark is so easy to make it’s barely a recipe. It’s a MUST for Christmas!

Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries

Melted chocolate over cherries? Yes please. I’ll tell ya, if someone made these sweets for me for Christmas, I’d feel extra loved. Heck, maybe I’ll just make them for myself!

These candies are just like the ones you buy in the box. It’s best to let them “ripen” for 1 to 2 weeks…if you can wait that long before digging in.

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Maraschino cherries are wrapped in sugar then dipped in chocolate-flavored confectioners’ coating and chilled.

Christmas Rock Candy

Now this isn’t one of those shortcut recipes. You’re going to grow these candy crystals!

These look straight out of the candy store, and are so festive for the holiday season!

Christmas Rock Candy

Christmas Rock Candy

Here’s a retro candy classic – red and green Christmas Rock Candy.

Peanut Brittle

This is an easy recipe that your family is sure to love. Peanut brittle has that classic taste that will always remind you of the holiday season.

Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle

Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle

This recipe for Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle is a delicious, crisp, buttery candy filled with peanuts that is perfect for gift giving!

Peppermint Taffy

Do you love taffy? This chewy peppermint candy is a great alternative to those hard round peppermints that we all know and, well, don’t really love.

It’s the perfect “mint” to enjoy after your hot chocolate.

Old-Fashioned Peppermint Taffy

Old-Fashioned Peppermint Taffy

This peppermint candy is a family favorite. Chewy, soft, and delicious, with the perfect holiday peppermint flavor.

Christmas Gumdrops

Can you make your own gumdrops? Yes, yes you can!

Gelatin is the key ingredient for these lovely red and green gumdrop delights.

Homemade Gumdrops Recipe

Homemade Gumdrops Recipe

These Homemade Gumdrops are the perfect treat to make for friends and family during the holidays! Made with just a handful of ingredients and so delicious!


Last, but certainly not least, we have our Southern favorite – divinity candy.

 Divinity is chewy and sweet…and perfect for sharing with family and friends at Christmastime.

We hope you found your holiday favorite in our list of Christmas candy recipes!

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Favorite Christmas Candy Recipes

Here you'll find our favorite recipes for Christmas candies. These Christmas treats are a great way to wish a friend a Merry Christmas, or to surprise your coworkers during the holidays. You're sure to find your favorite holiday treat on this list.
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