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These gorgeous Christmas candies are perfect to give as party favors or special holiday food gifts. Whether you prefer light-as-air truffles, hard candy, over-the-top fudge, chewy caramels, or sweet gumdrops, this is your one-stop shop for delicious candy recipes.
Christmas Candy Tip: Be sure to use the low-heat setting when cooking chocolate in a slow cooker, and watch carefully to avoid scorching.
Break open the bright white exterior of this Chrismas candy to reveal a delicious blend of crisp, crunchy rice cereal and creamy almond butter. Drizzle melted white chocolate over the treats for a gourmet presentation.
Toss the store-bought. Indulgent peanut butter cups are a cool Christmas breeze to make at home (and psst ... they're larger than store-bought, too!). Just alternate layers of melted chocolate and peanut butter in muffin cups, allowing a little time for each layer to firm up in the fridge. Simple perfection.
These truffle-esque candies contain layers of goodness: caramel-like balls of dulce de leche cookie dough, crunchy mini pretzels, and a pretty outer wrap of vanilla coating and sprinkles. They make a gorgeous presentation at Christmas parties, but be sure to grab one for yourself -- they won't last long!
Crushed gingersnaps and canned pumpkin give these stunning chocolate truffles warm holiday flavor. Finish them with a snowlike dusting of cocoa powder.
These festive cake balls are so much more than their gorgeous exterior. A double blast of coconut -- both shredded and milk -- makes their yellow-cake interior lusciously tropical. They're ideal for a holiday potluck, too; one recipe yields 80!
Three ingredients are all you need for this gone-before-you-know-it candy. Simply press creamy peanut butter between two mini pretzel twists, and drizzle the sweet sandwiches with dark chocolate.
A sprinkle of sea salt complements the tart dried cherries in this tasty treat. Assemble the chocolate candy in your slow cooker for hands-free preparation.
Traditional nougat takes on the fresh flavors of lemon and pistachios in this soft and chewy candy recipe. Whipped egg whites help to achieve the nougat's fluffy consistency.
We've reinvented your favorite salty snack mix in the form of irresistible candy clusters. Salty pretzels, mixed nuts, popcorn, and golden raisins get the sweet treatment thanks to a creamy coating of caramel.
Homemade fudge sandwiches thick, gooey caramel and crunchy peanuts for a delicious sweet that rivals your favorite candy bar. Our recipe yields 64 servings, making it perfect for holiday baking exchanges and large family gatherings.
Gain confidence in one of the best candies of Christmas: fudge. We've got the two things you must do to make your best fudge ever.
If you're looking for a minimalist holiday candy recipe, you've found it. (How do three ingredients and two steps sound?) But don't let the simple recipe fool you: These pretty clusters' flavors are fabulously upscale.
Salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy -- the best candy flavors and textures come together in this ultimate two-bite delight. The coarse sea salt is optional, but it adds both a tongue-tingling saltiness and a pretty snowlike topper.
We bet the three ingredients in this easy candy recipe will hook you: thick-cut bacon, caramel sauce, and bittersweet chocolate. Enough said.
Candy bars are the inspiration for these doughnut-hole pop treats. Cover doughnut holes in chocolate frosting and top with slices of your favorite candy bar for a new take on the checkout-lane purchase.
This no-bake candy recipe is a cinch: Melt vanilla-flavor candy coating with nutmeg and cinnamon, mix with rice cereal and the namesake cranberries and cashews, and top with melted chocolate. More cashews make a cute sprinkling on top.
Looking to hand out unique Christmas candy gifts this year? Take a break from chocolate in favor of a creamy bark made with vanilla candy coating, tropical macadamia nuts, a hint of finely shredded lime peel, and toasted coconut.
Wrap marshmallow mousse around hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, or fruit (your choice!), then dunk the sweet bundle in a semisweet-chocolate bath. These impressive truffles are perfectly giftable -- if you can part with them!
Candied orange peel, dark chocolate, and chopped chocolate-covered coffee beans make this simple bark a favorite. Make the sweet treat early in the busy holiday season, and store it for up to two weeks.
Decorate your Christmas candies with gorgeous and tasty chocolate ganache. From choosing the best chocolate to the right times to stir the mixture, we'll help you master this decadent dessert topping.
Take a break from chocolate with a tangy vanilla-lemon bark that requires just four ingredients and 20 minutes of hands-on time.
Dress up these caramel squares by dipping them in sprinkles, crushed nuts, and bits of candy. Add a drizzling of dark or white chocolate to make them even prettier.
A little sea salt goes a long way in this five-ingredient candy recipe. Microwave two kinds of chocolate to create the bark, then top with smoked almonds and 1/4 teaspoon of the large-flake salt.
A childhood favorite gets a makeover by infusing the candy with bold tropical flavors and cutting it into sleek squares. The chewy gumdrops are softer than their store-bought counterparts, plus twice as flavorful!
Try our tasty, no-bake take on truffles this Christmas. Luscious cookie dough with chunks of chocolate and a hint of brown sugar makes a delectable holiday dessert. Drizzle with leftover chocolate to take these treats over the top.
This buttery brittle features candied orange peel, walnuts, and cashews for a bright twist on toffee.
Christmas Candy Tip: When melting and cooking sugar, take care when stirring not to splash the mixture onto the sides of the pan. Sugar crystals can form on the sides of the pan and fall into the mixture, causing the sugar to recrystallize and give the candy a gritty texture.
The combo of peanut butter and chocolate is oh, so divine. Top these rolled truffles with finely chopped peanuts, and you'll have a delicious sweet-and-savory match on top of the chocolate candies.
You won't believe how easy this truffle recipe is to follow. (Hint: just three ingredients.) Thirty minutes of prep gives you 50 truffles to share.