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Christmas Candy Recipes

Here you will find recipes for Christmas candies, including truffles, candy canes, ribbon candies, and much more.

Fudge Presents
Fudge Presents are a smooth, minty fudge recipe decorated to look like cheerful holiday packages. These are a great Christmas gift--literally and figuratively!

Coal Candy
Coal Candy is a fun Christmas candy that looks just like coal. If you know someone who has been naughty, fill their stocking with this candy!

Candy Cane Vase
Use candy canes to make this beautiful candy cane vase! This Christmas craft is easy, fast, and adds a lovely touch to your house during the holidays.

Christmas Candy Recipes
Here you will find an index of all Christmas candy recipes.

Ultimate Holiday Candy Plate
Plates of homemade candy are one of the most common and most beloved gifts during the holiday season. Here are my recommendations for creating the ultimate candy plate. I think these six candies are all traditional crowd-pleasers, and when combined on a gift plate, they offer the perfect combination of taste, texture, and variety.

Perfect Candy Gifts for the Holiday Season
From candy canes to holiday fudge, candy is a traditional part of winter holiday celebrations. These popular Christmas candy recipes are sure to delight your family and friends. So whether you're a fudge fan or a truffle lover, try some of these great seasonal treats.

Christmas Candy Ornaments
A simple sugar candy is used to make festive, beautiful Christmas tree ornaments. These Christmas candy ornaments are a fun craft project, and make a great holiday gift.

Chocolate Salami
This Chocolate Salami recipe produces a beautiful log of chocolate studded with an assortment of dried fruits and nuts. It’s a great way to use up leftover cake or cookie crumbs, and can be customized with any fruits and nuts you like.

Gingerbread Fudge
Gingerbread Fudge is an old-fashioned fudge that packs all the good flavor of gingerbread into small squares of fudge. Molasses, chocolate, vanilla, and lots of spices make this traditional treat extra special.

Sugarplums
Sugarplums are a classic holiday candy popularized in poems and the Nutcracker Ballet. This sugarplum recipe contains different varieties of dried fruit and nuts, along with some preserves and holiday spices.

Hazelnut-Orange Meringues
Hazelnut-Orange Meringues feature a subtle orange flavor and nutty toasted hazelnuts in a light, crispy candy recipe that’s perfect for the holidays. These are even better when dipped in chocolate!

Minty Chocolate Snowballs
Minty Chocolate Snowballs are a fun holiday variation of Oreo Truffles. Chocolate cookie crumbs, cream cheese, and creamy mint candies are combined in these refreshing, addicting Christmas candies.

Rum Balls
Rum balls are a rich, chocolately candy with a sophisticated taste that appeals to adults. This recipe for rum balls can also be used to make bourbon balls.

Fruit and Nut Balls
Fruit and Nut Balls have the perfect balance of rich chocolate, tangy fruit, and crunchy nuts.

Chocolate Peanut Popcorn
Rich chocolate, salty peanuts, and crunchy popcorn combine in this delicious recipe! Chocolate Peanut Popcorn is an absolutely addictive treat.

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn
Chocolate Caramel Popcorn takes golden caramel corn and smothers it with a delicious layer of semi-sweet chocolate.

Caramel Popcorn
This recipe for Caramel Popcorn produces golden popcorn with a crunchy, sweet caramel coating.

Caramel Chex Mix
This recipe for Caramel Chex Mix features cereal, nuts, and pretzels covered with a sweet and crunchy baked caramel coating.

Spiced Nuts
In this recipe for Spiced Nuts, toasted nuts are covered with a light, crunchy coating of spices for an addicting treat.

Fudgy Nuts
Fudgy Nuts are coated with a soft layer of sour cream fudge, resulting in a snack that’s crunchy, smooth, sweet, and tangy.

Caramel Nuts
This Caramel Nuts recipe produces crisp nuts that are coated in a sweet, crunchy layer of caramel.

Cinnamon Hazelnut Toffee
This rich, buttery toffee is studded with toasted hazelnut and scented with cinnamon, then topped with semi-sweet chocolate.

Mint Chocolate Fudge Rounds
This unique fudge recipe features a rich, minty chocolate that is shaped into round slices rolled in pecans.

Ribbon Candy
Ribbon candy is an old-fashioned favorite. This hard candy recipe is a traditional pulled candy that can be colored and flavored in any way you like.

Candy Canes
This recipe for candy canes is a traditional pulled candy, based on a sugar syrup flavored with mint extract. You can always vary the flavoring and colors to customize your candy canes.

How to Make Meringue Mushrooms
This photo tutorial shows you how to make traditional Meringue Mushrooms, the classic accompaniment to the traditional buche de noel, or Christmas yule log cake.

Peppermint Chocolate Spoons
These chocolate-covered spoons are sprinkled with crushed candy canes. They’re delicious when used to stir coffee or hot cocoa, and make a great holiday gift.

Cornflake Wreaths
Cornflake Wreaths are marshmallow and cornflake Christmas candies that taste great, and are simple enough to make with children.

Eggnog Truffle Cups
This recipe for Eggnog Truffle Cups features creamy eggnog-flavored truffle cream in a dark chocolate cup.

Christmas Fudge
This recipe for Christmas fudge is a sweet, traditional fudge recipe studded with red and green candied cherries.

Eggnog Fudge
Holiday eggnog replaces cream in this traditional fudge recipe.

Popcorn Snowman
Sweet and chewy popcorn balls form an adorable candy snowman, perfect for holiday parties!

Reindeer Noses
Reindeer Noses are actually delicious chocolate fudge balls topped with candied cherries and rolled in coconut. These stunning candies are eye-catching and make a perfect holiday party treat.

Orange Snowballs
Orange Snowballs are a beautiful winter candy with a refreshing orange flavor and a coating of shredded coconut.

Gingerbread Truffles
This recipe for Gingerbread Truffles produces soft, aromatic truffles balls that taste like gingerbread cookie dough! These delicious candies feature gingersnaps, spices, toasted nuts, and white chocolate.

Meringue Mushrooms
This Meringue Mushrooms recipe creates miniature candy mushrooms that are a classic accompaniment to the traditional buche de noel, or Christmas yule log cake.

Peppermint Meringues
Candy cane pieces are the secret ingredient in these refreshingly minty holiday meringues.

Spiced Meringues
Spiced Meringues are light, crunchy candies scented with spices and studded with toasted nuts.

Peppermint Swirl Fudge
In this recipe for Peppermint Swirl Fudge, white chocolate fudge is infused with mint and swirled with red stripes to resemble a candy cane.

Candy Cane Truffles
Crunchy candy cane bits coat a smooth, minty, ultra-dark chocolate ganache. The result is an indulgent candy perfect for the holidays.

Marshmallow Snowmen
These cute snowmen are assembled from marshmallows and any other types of candy you choose. Making them is half the fun—and of course, eating them is the other half!

Peppermint bark
Peppermint bark is a Christmas classic. Who can resist dark chocolate, white chocolate, and crisp bites of minty candy canes?

Holiday Popcorn Balls
Popcorn balls in green and red make a stunning holiday presentation.

Santa Hats
Santa Hats are a peppermint-chocolate Christmas candy shaped to resemble Santa's familiar hat. Crushed candy canes give these rich chocolatey treats extra mint flavor.

Coconut Snowmen
This Christmas candy features a soft and chewy coconut candy paste formed into adorable candy snowmen. Coconut Snowmen have it all--hats, arms, buttons, and a face complete with carrot nose.

Crunchy Chocolate Christmas Trees
Crunchy Chocolate Christmas Trees are a unique Christmas candy. These edible trees have a crispy outer shell, a delicious chocolate truffle filling, and lovely multicolored decorations.

Snowcaps Chocolate Meringues
Light and crispy chocolate meringues get a delicate dusting of powdered sugar in this Christmas candy recipe for Snowcaps Chocolate Meringues.

Magical Reindeer Chow
Magical Reindeer Chow is a Christmas candy that appeals to both Santa's reindeer and kids of all ages. Cereal, pretzels, chocolate, and fruit is coated in a white chocolate mixture, then dusted with edible glitter to add the final magical touch.

Fruit and Nut Christmas Wreath
This Fruit and Nut Christmas Wreath is a beautiful candy showpiece for the holidays. Candied fruit and many different types of nuts adorn this crispy chocolate wreath.

Candy Cane Reindeer
Kids will love making these candy cane reindeer. Candy canes, googly eyes, red candies, and pipe cleaners are used to make adorable reindeer with candy cane bodies.

Candy Cane Wreath
Small candy canes are used to create a lovely red-and-white striped wreath. Enjoy the beauty of this long-lasting candy cane wreath all throughout the Christmas season.

Candy Cane Recipes and Crafts

These Christmas recipes use candy canes to add a seasonal twist to favorites like truffles, fudge, and meringues. Candy canes are tasty on their own, but their crunchy texture, minty flavor, and bold white and red stripes also makes them a great addition to other Christmas candies.

Truffle Ornaments
In this Christmas candy, rich chocolate truffles are formed and decorated as Christmas tree ornaments.

Peppermint Chocolate Meringue Sandwiches
Peppermint Chocolate Meringue Sandwiches are beautiful Christmas candies consisting of red and white-striped meringues sandwiching minty chocolate ganache.

Hot Chocolate On A Stick
Hot Chocolate On A Stick produces delicious blocks of chocolate fudge that can be dissolved in hot milk to produce rich, creamy hot chocolate!

Chocolate Orange Fondue
Chocolate Orange Fondue uses leftover chocolate oranges (or other orange-flavored chocolate) to produce a citrusy, vibrantly flavored chocolate fondue!

Gingerbread Popcorn
Gingerbread Popcorn is caramel popcorn with a gingerbread twist. Molasses, brown sugar, and lots of ginger and spices give this crunchy popcorn treat a delicious gingerbread flavor.

Christmas Candy Recipes
A collection of Christmas candy recipes, including peppermint bark, Christmas fudge, Christmas toffee, Christmas truffles, and many more.

Eggnog Truffles
Eggnog Truffles are made with eggnog instead of cream, and have the sweet, spicy taste of nutmeg and white chocolate in every bite.

Fruitcake Truffles
Fruitcake Truffles are the perfect way to make use of fruitcake you don't want to actually eat! Combine it with frosting and form it into cake truffles or cake pops in this simple Christmas candy recipe.

Candy Cane Fudge
This fun, festive Candy Cane Fudge is a quick and easy microwave fudge topped with a crunchy layer of crushed candy canes.

Crunchy Peppermint Bark
Crunchy Peppermint Bark is a crispy, crunchy version of traditional peppermint bark, featuring dark chocolate, crispy rice cereal, white chocolate, and lots of crushed candy canes.

Christmas Munchies
These very merry munchies will get you in the holiday spirit! With recipes from caramel corn to spiced nuts, these Christmas candies are perfect for serving at parties or giving as edible gifts.

Holiday Pretzel Bites
Holiday Pretzel Bites are easy Christmas munchies made from pretzels, candy cane Kisses, and chocolate candies.

Candy Cane Popcorn
Candy Cane Popcorn is a festive Christmas treat featuring popcorn covered in white chocolate and crushed candy canes.

Minty Chocolate-Covered Cookies
Minty Chocolate-Covered Cookies are chocolate-covered mint sandwich cookies, sprinkled with crushed candy canes.

Lemon Cereal Snackers
Lemon Cereal Snackers are a sweet Chex snack mix with a vibrant lemon flavor.

Nutella Cereal Snackers
Nutella Cereal Snackers are a tasty cereal snack mix made with chocolate, Nutella, and hazelnuts.

Peppermint Stick Marshmallows
Peppermint Stick Marshmallows are an easy Christmas candy featuring marshmallows rolled in crushed candy canes and skewered with a peppermint stick. They're perfect for stirring into hot chocolate or coffee!

Candy Cane Shapes
Candy Cane Shapes are a fun way to customize your candy canes! This recipe will show you how to heat them up and mold them into words, shapes, and more.

Gingerbread Caramels
Gingerbread Caramels are soft and chewy caramels with the delicious flavors of gingerbread.

Gingerbread Bark
Gingerbread Bark is a quick and easy holiday bark made from gingersnap cookies, white chocolate, and dark chocolate.

Gingerbread Marshmallows
Gingerbread Marshmallows are soft homemade marshmallows flavored with ginger, cinnamon, and molasses.

North Pole Pretzel Rods
North Pole Pretzel Rods are white chocolate-dipped pretzels, decorated to look like the North Pole!

Reindeer Truffles
Reindeer Truffles take their cue from Rudolph, and feature an adorable reindeer head complete with antlers and a shiny red nose! Chocolate truffles form the base of these Christmas candies, and pretzels and red hots help complete the reindeer look.

How to Make Candy Canes
Learn how to make homemade candy canes and wow your friends and family!


Candy Cane Chocolate Cups are a wonderful homemade Christmas candy featuring a minty white chocolate filling and crushed candy canes in a chocolate cup.

Reindeer Cookie Pops
Reindeer Cookie Pops are a cute and easy Christmas candy! Nutter Butter cookies are decorated to look like reindeer, complete with antlers and red nose!

Snowman Cookie Pops
Snowman Cookie Pops are easy lollipops made from two kinds of cookies, decorated to look like snowmen!

Starlight Mint Chocolate-Dipped Cookies
These chocolate-dipped cookies are decorated to look like Starlight mints, with a decorative swirl and red-and-white color scheme!

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