Sweeten your holidays with these irresistible Christmas candy recipes! From peppermint patties to bourbon balls, these classic treats are perfect for sharing.
Embrace the joy of the holidays with our collection of easy homemade Christmas candy recipes. From classic treats like peppermint bark and fudge to new festive favorites like Grinch marshmallows, these delightful creations will bring a touch of sweetness and cheer to your holiday celebrations.
One of my favorite things about the holiday season is making Christmas cookies and candy. They’re fun to share at Christmas parties and they also make wonderful homemade gifts for family, friends, teachers, and neighbors.
With simple instructions and readily available ingredients, you can whip up these festive treats in no time at all, adding a personal touch to your holiday gifts and gatherings. Some of these recipes are even simple enough for kids to help make, so they can brings gifts for their own friend or their teachers.
So this year, kip the store-bought treats and indulge in the delightful flavors of these homemade Christmas candies recipes! With step-by-step instructions and stunning visuals, you’ll be making lots of holiday candy recipes to enjoy and share!
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Our 20 Best Christmas Candy Recipes
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Homemade Peppermint Patties – With a smooth and creamy mint filling enveloped by smooth milk chocolate, these homemade peppermint patties are easy to make — and way tastier than store-bought versions!
Christmas Cream Cheese Mints – These old-fashioned Cream Cheese Mints are a nostalgic Christmas candy recipe made with just 5 simple ingredients! It’s so easy to make a big batch in fun and festive colors.
Christmas Fudge – This festive red and green striped Christmas fudge recipe is easy, tasty, and looks beautiful on any holiday dessert table! Makes a great gift idea too!
Reese’s Cup Reindeer Treats – Adorable peanut butter cup reindeer treats made with miniature Reese’s cups, pretzels, and M&Ms. You could also make these with caramel candy, such as Rollos!
Peppermint Brownie Truffles – These rich chocolate truffles are made with brownie batter, dipped in chocolate, and dusted with crushed peppermints. If you love the taste of peppermint bark, this is a must-try recipe!
Easy Peppermint Bark – Speaking of peppermint bark, it’s surprisingly easy to make this favorite holiday sweet treat at home. All you need is 4 simple ingredients!
Homemade Chocolate Truffles – All you need are 3 ingredients to make these creamy, decadent, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles!
Easy Pecan Pralines – A soft Southern-style confection made with a creamy brown sugar based filled with crunchy pecans. A batch of these crave-able pralines makes an excellent homemade holiday gift!
Buckeye Candy – These peanut butter balls are dipped in smooth dark chocolate. If you love peanut butter cups, you’ll love Buckeye Balls because they taste just like ’em! And they’re so easy to make!
Nut & Honey Candy – This old fashioned honey nut brittle is naturally sweetened with honey and blended with crunchy cashews and creates a toffee like texture that melts in your mouth!
Kentucky Bourbon Balls – A boozy treat that’s been passed down for generations. We make the version that uses vanilla wafer cookies, so they are soft and crunchy all in the same bite!
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge– Tastes like Christmas! This easy Candy Cane Fudge is a creamy combination of white chocolate and peppermint flavors — and it’s only 3 ingredients!
White Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles– These decadent Oreo gingerbread truffles are coated in smooth white chocolate and topped with a mini gingerbread man. A tasty no bake holiday treat that’s perfect to gift or for the party table!
Healthy Paleo Candied Pecans– These healthy Paleo candied pecans are the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and crunchy! Plus they only take minutes to make!
Grinch Pretzels – These festive green candy coated pretzels have a red heart in the middle, inspired by the classic holiday movie. Only 3 ingredients needed and they keep for weeks!
Christmas Candy Sleigh – Kids will love this cute Christmas candy sleigh made from their favorite holiday treats! Makes a super cute DIY Christmas gift idea or decoration!
Keto Chocolate Fudge– Rich, creamy and delicious, this Keto Fudge will have your sweet tooth begging for more! Only 3 ingredients and takes just minutes to make — this low carb chocolate fudge recipe is a quick and easy way to crush those cravings!
Grinch Marshmallows– Festive and fun, these Grinch Marshmallows are a unique Christmas treat! You won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade marshmallows…and it’s so worth it!
Peppermint Puppy Chow– This festive peppermint puppy chow recipe is made with just 4 simple ingredients and is perfect for Christmas parties, holiday gatherings, or anytime you’re craving a sweet and minty snack!
“Snowman Poop” Christmas Treat Bags – These funny party favors are easy to prepare with cellophane bags, mini marshmallows, and our free printable label!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fudge – All the flavors of the holiday favorite cake, in bite-size candy!
PS- Stay tuned because we will be adding more candy recipes for Christmas throughout the season!