Christmas Candy Recipes

Fudge, peanut brittle, caramels, whatever you fancy! Here are all your favorite Christmas candies, and maybe a few you haven't even thought of yet.

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5-Ingredient Peppermint Bark

Rating: 4.66 stars
This layered peppermint bark is a delectable blend of semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, and peppermint. Semisweet, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate can be used.

Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

Rating: 4.62 stars
Chocolate and almonds top off a rich buttery toffee. A simple recipe that you could easily remember and whip up any time. I always get compliments and requests for more. Use any type of nut that you like in place of the almonds.

Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

Rating: 4.57 stars
Easy and yummy. Great for parties.


Rating: 4.55 stars
White divinity which I used to call divinity fudge. Absolutely divine! Store in an airtight container.

Grandma Myrna's Honey-Walnut Brittle

Rating: 4.33 stars
After several failed attempts at making homemade brittle, I finally got some sense and called my Grandma Myrna! She gave me this recipe for brittle made in the microwave, and I had instant success! The best tips she gave were to 'work quickly, have everything pre-measured out, and for goodness' sake, don't burn yourself!'

Homemade Caramels with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt

Rating: 5 stars
These deliciously buttery caramels are covered with rich dark chocolate and just a touch of sea salt for an incredible combination that you will love! Store in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Rating: 4.71 stars
Easy, delicious cherries. Just like you buy in the box! It's best to let the candies ripen for 1 to 2 weeks.


Rating: 4.64 stars
I have used this recipe for almost 41 years, and have yet to have any bad batches. My grandson loves 'em!

My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn

Rating: 4.88 stars
This recipe comes from an Amish family who package this treat for gifts to friends and neighbors every Christmas. It is truly the tastiest, easiest, and most foolproof caramel corn recipe you'll ever find!

Torrone (Italian Nut and Nougat Confection)

Rating: 4.42 stars
This gorgeous candy is very easy, but it does take a while to make--mostly standing at the stove and stirring. But it's worth it for the gorgeous nut-studded, amazingly textured final product.

Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge

Rating: 4.49 stars
This is the best recipe for creamy and delicious peanut butter fudge I have ever used. It is great for sharing at work.

Rum Truffles

Rating: 4.47 stars
These truffles will be soft inside despite that it feels firm on the outside. You only need to store them in a cool place, but not necessarily the fridge. Make sure you always use an airtight container! Be sure to use good quality chocolate!

Inspiration and Ideas

Our Top 20 Christmas Candy Recipes
Homemade candy is such a treat, and it's a favorite for gift-giving. Get recipes for fudge, peanut brittle, peppermint bark, truffles, caramels, toffee, and other old-fashioned favorites.
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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

Rating: 4.25 stars

This fudge is easy to make and very delicious. Enjoy this with your loved ones. For best results be sure to use a candy thermometer.