51 Best Christmas Candy Recipes

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Christmas tree-check, wall decor-check, beef curry-check, Christmas cake-check, dessert-check, candies-??? Oh, it has happened again. The clock is running, and you are left wondering what candies to cook.

Well, don’t go to the store to buy candy packs just yet. You’ll miss out on a world of delicacies that are so easy to cook. Moreover, they are affordable and suitable for that time of the year.

These delicious recipes mostly require common ingredients like pretzels, marshmallows, chocolate, and more. Whether you like a sweet and salty candy or an all-out sugary one- there is something for each one of you.

Some of these recipes are ideal for gifting too. They look more attractive than many of the gifting candies you’d find in your nearby store. So what are you waiting for? Check out these quick recipes and start whipping!

51 Best Christmas Candy Recipes

1. Saffron Rose Water Brittle with Pistachios and Almonds

Via Epicurious

Tea lovers can’t go a day without it even if it’s Christmas. If that is the case with you and your gang, these Saffron brittles are ideal for you. The Iranian candy has a very snappy texture that would get your tastebuds alive, and the fragrance makes it all the more suitable for Christmas celebrations.

2. Holiday Crack Candy

Via delish

Cracker candies are an ideal party time snack. But these aren’t your regular cracker candies though. They match the Christmas vibe and would enhance the festive feeling in your decor and treats. It’s a great tea time snack that you can also store otherwise.

3. Chocolate Fudge with Bourbon Sugar

Via Epicurious

The glossy tile, like the texture of this chocolate fudge, comes through rigorous mixing of the ingredients. These cookies make for exceptional gifts too. You should make sure the condensed milk and chocolate are lukewarm. Also, a bite or two of this sugary treat is enough for the health-conscious.

4. Peppermint Cream Patties

Via Insidebrucrewlife

Dive into the gooey texture of cream and its drooling madness with these warm yet refreshing cream patties. Peppermint completes the exclusive fusion. And of course, the snowmen design steals the show and will bring a lot of attraction from your guests and kids.

5. Oreo Wreath Cookies

Via Premeditatedleftovers

These Oreo Wreath Cookies are just so festive. They hardly look homemade, but you’d be surprised to know how easy it is to make these. And of course, it will show off your love for Oreos with irresistible jelly toppings. If you are looking to gift treats for Christmas, I can’t think of a better option than these.

6. Graham Cracker Toffee

Via Damndelicious

The crisp, the buttery flavor, the chocolate texture- everything about this toffee is damn addictive. But that doesn’t make the recipe one for the chefs. You just need to be careful about the timing of adding caramel. Otherwise, the recipe is a buttery smooth ride.

7. Old-fashioned Divinity Candy

Via Number2pencil

In a room full of candies, our grandpa and grandma will still choose the good old Divinity candies. The sweets have a warm, pillowy texture straight from the hands of grandma. The surface is somewhere between the fridge and marshmallow, and you’d be hardbound to find a treat like this all around the town.

8. Peppermint Patties

Via Epicurious

Take a break from the regular dairy chocolates and add a dash of a refreshing flavor of peppermints to it. The peppermint covering is just the ideal foil for the rich bittersweet chocolate inside the patty. 

9. Milk n Cookies Fudge

Via Delish

If this doesn’t make you nostalgic, you might have been just born because it was our favorite after school snack. And it is back in a convenient bite-size that is ideal for Christmas festivities. And all it takes is a few minutes to cook these.

10. Mouse King Fudge

Via Womansday

Mice are not as attractive, but these king mice treats are surely ones you can’t resist having. A bit of creativity just adds to these funny little treats that are ideal for both gifts and party treats.

11. Santa Hat Meringues

Via Womansday

Santa is coming, and the wait is killing all of us. So let’s welcome Santa with a lot of reds and bells. These Santa hat meringues just fit the Christmas vibe so appropriately. Moreover, the quick bite is super easy to make, and even children can shape these.

12. Martha Washington Candies

Via Momontimeout

Take a break from putting chocolates inside and instead try these super tasty Washington candies. The luscious filling of pecans, cherries, coconut, and chocolate, make it a festive treat like no other. Serve it in these cute white, and red tissues for a perfect Christmas treat.

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13. Polar Bear Paws

Via Garnishandglaze

When the theme is winters and snow, I have always thought, why don’t we use white chocolate instead of black in Christmas treats. This polar bear paw is just what I was looking for. The quick bite’s sweet and salty flavor is also suitable for those who aren’t a fan of sugary treats.

14. Easy Buckeyes

Via Cakescottage

It’s just one day to go for the Christmas party, and you’re struggling with everything alone. The decor, the treats, the lights- you need to set it all. Hardly any time is left for the gifts, and here is a quick recipe for it. A quick whip and the 5-ingredient recipe will become ready in a flash.

15. Chocolate Covered Cherry Recipe

Via Cincyshopper

Bring the goodness of cherry and the joy of chocolate with an ultra-sweet blend. The cherry dough, cherry filling as well crunchy chocolates will leave you craving for more. This one looks like it will become my holiday favorite soon.

16. Chocolate Pots de Creme

Via Womansday

Candies don’t have to be hard and tangy all the time. This is an intoxicating gooey candy idea with a masterful blend of eggs, sugar, bittersweet chocolate, milk, and cream. The people with diabetes might need to control their cravings and suffice with a bite.

17. Nutty Caramel Acorns

Via Womansday

If you want luscious richness in your candies, this nutty caramel acorn is your cup of tea. You can store these acorns for up to a week and enjoy the delicacy much after Christmas Eve. 

18. Peppermint Candy Spoons

Via Princesspinkygirl

Taste is as much a priority for us, as is the appearance and uniqueness of Christmas candies. And this candy spoon recipe just surpassed our imaginations with a cute design and sweet, refreshing flavor that feels like a treat handmade for Christmas.

19. Peppermint Marshmallow Brownie bites

Via Insidebrucrewlife

Here is a crossover we deserve for our Christmas celebrations. Putting together peppermint, brownies, and marshmallows was never an idea I could strike, and I don’t know why. I am already drooling in my imagination and looking forward to cooking it this Christmas.

20. Sparkly White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

Via Howsweeteats

If you want variety in your Christmas delicacies, it’s essential to blend chocolate treats with some refreshing candies. And this lemon chocolate truffle is the epitome of that. It all depends on your mood because it’s a twist everyone might not fall in love with.

21. Malt Ball Bark

Via Tuttidolci

All the suckers for malt will fall in love with this recently created malt ball bark. The richness malt-infused semi chocolate accompanies the flavorful chopped malt balls to make the bark a heavenly treat. A glass of cold coffee shake, and this bark is an excellent tea time Christmas snack.

22. Apple Cider Caramel

Via Dessertfortwo

If you are fed up eating hard candies on Christmas, here is a chewy, sticky sweet option. You can pack these apple cider caramel toffees in butter paper to use it as a gifting item too. And the addition of apple cider gives the recipe a quick twist for the Christmas party.

23. Cake Batter Fudge

Via Chocolatechocolateandmore

This cake batter fudge requires a few easy steps to make, and thus, even your daughter can whip it while you make other preparations. Soft and spongy as a cake, this one is highly customizable. You can add a variety of flavors like chocolate.

24. Natural Pomegranate Gumdrops

Via Theviewfromgreatisland

Place a variety in your Christmas treats by adding these fruity gumdrops that provide a fruity, rich flavor. It’s excellent for your diabetic guests, and you can lowe its sugar content, and it will still taste great. A bit of sugar-coating makes me nostalgic of childhood fruity candies.

25. Red Velvet Cake Batter Fudge

Via Chocolatechocolateandmore

Christmas or Easter’s, Summers or Winters, whatever you throw at me, I’ll still choose red velvet. Here is a piece of gift for all red velvet fanatics. It’s not just for show either; these candies look ready for the occasion. The gorgeous red color and the added cream cheese frosting makes it a fudge-like no other.

26. Angel Food Christmas Candy

Via Tasteofhome

Check out this luscious chocolate-covered angel candy. It was one of my parent’s favorite but I didn’t know until I showed the recipe to them. I don’t have much experience with cooking treats, but this one is as easy as it can get. That’s what surprises me with how good it does taste.

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27. White Candy Bark

Via Tasteofhome

These customizable candies are extremely quick treats, and the taste depends on what nuts you put in them. It’s quite a simple blend of white chocolate and nuts. Raisins and cranberries taste heavenly for me, although you can add crunch using almonds and walnuts.

28. Christmas Crack

Via Thespruceeats

The addictive sweet treat is just a four-ingredient recipe and requires essential baking staples to cook. These are crunchy, sugary, and yet low calorie, so you can have it more than once a day. 

29. Gingerbread Rum Balls

Via Spruceeats

Rum balls are great storage snacks and last longer than most other snacks. Perhaps they taste even richer with time. You can give them as Christmas gifts, and also cook them a few days before the eve. Unlike other snacks, they won’t stale as soon and would taste decadent with the gingerbread crumbs.

30. Rocky Road Fudge

Via Dinneratthezoo

Yes, it’s been a lot of fudge, but the mouth-watering fudge recipes just don’t end. And we keep procrastinating all year about making fudge, which makes it essential to enjoy it at least during Christmas. Moreover, it is a no-bake treat so quick to make and made crunchy with the goodness of walnuts.

31. Cookie Dough Truffles

Via Livforcake

Once you have whipped the cookie dough, all you need to do is scoop it into balls, freeze, dip into chocolate, and it’s done. It’s as simple as hanging fairy lights or watering the garden. You can use any kind of chocolate, although I would prefer a mix of dairy and dark in it.

32. Cranberry Bliss Saltine Toffee

Via Diethood

There’s something about a white snack that makes us fall in love with them all the time. Look at these flavorful saltine toffee candies. The cranberries enhance the attractiveness of sparkling white chocolate. And of course, the four-ingredient recipe has different but complementing contents.

33. Christmas Pretzel Bites

Via Thespruceeats

Here is a quick and easy Christmas bite recipe that involves all the colors of a Christmas themed decor. The mix of sweet candy cane kisses and chocolates, along with salty pretzels, is a delicacy you don’t want to avoid. Children would love the sweet and salty mix, although that’s not particularly everyone’s preferred combo.

34. Cinnamon Rock Candies

Via Momdot

These cinnamon rock candies will look so good bottled in a mason jar and sent as a Christmas gift. It’s super affordable and easy to make and eat. Moreover, the colorful snacks in red and green colors are as perfect for Christmas gifts as it comes.

35. Buttermilk Pecan Pralines

Via Momontimeout

These old-fashioned creamy and luscious candies are just the kinds I like for Christmas treats. I love my dessert corner with a variety of snacks, and these look perfect to fit in the creamy, rich mixture. Moreover, these are made of my favorite pecan nuts, and I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like that.

36. Crock Pot Candy

Via Thespruceeats

A handy slow cooker, a handful of readily available ingredients, and a little bit of effort can help you treat all your family members with these delicious crock pot candies. The candy stays hard for a long time after it cools and is perfect for packaging and gifting. You can also customize it by adding a bit of nut and sprinkles as per your preference.

37. Cherry Coke Fudge

Via Momontimeout

We are back with another fudge recipe. But you won’t skip it either. The coca-cola chocolate frosting is something I had never heard before. Probably you didn’t know such a thing existed and now are curious to see how it tastes. It’s also an excellent way to use up leftover coca-cola that no one is drinking in the snowy weather.

38. Chocolate Crunch Bars

Via Browneyedbaker

I have always loved crunchy bars but never get enough nuts and crackles inside readymade crunch bars. Moreover, I love the smooth ironic texture of the chocolates with the crunchiness. Here is a recipe that just fits my imagination. It is creamy, crispy and easy to make, and I think you’d love to share it on Christmas.

39. Peanut Butter M&Ms Truffles

Via Sallysbakingedition

If you had any doubt over the combo of peanut butter and chocolates, this truffle would clear them all. The homemade candy is filled generously with creamy peanut butter and coated with rich dark chocolate for a flavor that pleasures your tastebuds to no end. And our favorite M&Ms are the last nail in the coffin of this death by chocolate candy.

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40. Toffee Popcorn Balls

Via Thespruceeats

Can you think of a better Christmas treat that cooks in an hour? Well, I can’t and have thus decided to zero in on these near-perfect Christmas candies. And they don’t even look like it took so short of making them. Having a candy thermometer would help you ensure you make these balls the same every time.

41. White Chocolate Ting-A-Lings

Via Lemontreedwelling

If white chocolate is your cup of tea, these Ting-A-Lings will be heaven to your sweet tooth cravings. And the fried chow mein and salty peanuts add just the right amount of crunch you’d need in a candy. The red-green colorful sprinkle helps it blend with the Christmas theme too.

42. Peppermint Bark Candy Cane Hearts

Via Ohnuts

Peppermint barks and candy canes are traditional Christmas candies you’d find at the stores all the time. When you combine the two, you will get something just like this. It tastes better than the two alone and looks at least twice as better. It’s time to spread the love with these delicious heart candies.

43. Peanut Butter Christmas Trees

Via Omgchocolatedesserts

It’s hard to decide whether your children will love the regular Christmas tree or this Reese’s Christmas tree filled with luscious peanut butter. It’s a fun recipe to make and creatively delivers a signature combo. You can also make the same recipe in balls or eggs as per the seasonal trend.

44. Pretzel Turtles

Via Cookingclassy

It’s one of the quickest and tastiest candies that have been around for some time, but we haven’t tried out yet. Here is a crisp pretzel topped with addictive chocolate, which is engulfing soft caramel inside.

If that wasn’t all, it contains crunchy pecans too in a toffee-like structure. If that doesn’t make you drool, I don’t know what does.

45. Rolo Pretzel Sandwiches

Via Iheartnaptime

These pretzel sandwiches look so good that you’d want to make them without knowing the ingredient. The flavor isn’t compromised either. The three-ingredient recipe has it all- it’s crunchy, salty, sweet, chewy, and all in all almost perfect.

46. Christmas Tree Pretzel Rods

Via Thespruceeats

It isn’t a new recipe, but it’s the easiest way to make tree pretzel rods. The sweet-salty snacks even better with the flavor of melted green candies and children can also help with these. Let your children be the boss with these- their creativity will take center stage with all the sprinkling nuts, coconut, and more.

47. Old-Fashioned Butter Mints

Via Averiecooks

If you want to gift candies and treats to a lot of friends, this homemade butter mint recipe is perfect. It makes a large batch with little effort. You won’t need to shape each candy and instead slice them like vegetables. These aren’t too big in the tutorial but can choose the size as per your convenience.

48. Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Via Tiphero

This is one of the most convenient chocolate recipes you can think of. It’s comfortable making too. You just need to mix the available elements- you can add any of your favorite nuts, marshmallows, kinds of chocolate, and without going for a trip to the store. It’s just the last minute recipe when you think the desserts are too less on the Christmas Eve.

49. Homemade Candied Citrus Peels

Via Thecookiewriter

Homemade citrus peel candies aren’t something you’d have heard for this first time. But you haven’t probably tried them because of their seemingly complex nature. But once cooked, their jelly-like texture and pure sugary joy will make it a crowd favorite.

50. Tiger Butter Fudge

Via Butterwithasideofbread

This tiger butter fudge wonderfully blends consistency of the fudge and shape of a bark candy. Hence this is just the perfect recipe to end this list- a fusion that no one asked for. It would require a few minutes of effort and results in a lovely and delicious dessert.

51. Candy Cane Popcorn

Via Thespruceeats

I didn’t love popcorn much as a kid, but that wouldn’t have been the case had I eaten these sweet candy can popcorns. Coated with white chocolate and candy cane sprinkled, it’s a great Christmas eve snack for everyone- the adults as well as the children.

That was quite a list, wasn’t it? The ideas in the list are quite attractive, but you can personalize the taste part. For instance, you can replace white chocolate with dark ones and so on. If you have more such recipes in your arsenal, don’t forget to share them with us.