Chocolate Candy Recipes That Are Utterly Irresistible (and Easy to Make)

Peanut Butter Cups
Photo: Jason Donnelly

Chocolate truffles, toffee, barks, and fudge. These are just a few of the chocolate candy recipes ahead that will steal the spotlight with their rich flavors, tasty pairings (bacon and chocolate, anyone?), and make-in-bulk ease. We love giving homemade chocolate candy as gifts, sharing them with friends, and indulging in their sweet flavors for after-dinner treats.

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Easy Caramel-Cracker Candy

Easy Caramel-Cracker Candy
Karla Conrad

Sticky caramel, chocolate crackers, and nutty hazelnuts. This easy chocolate candy recipe is a tasty slam dunk. If hazelnuts aren't your topping of choice, swap in any kind of chopped toasted nut.

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Chocolate-Marshmallow-Peanut Clusters

chocolate marshmallow peanut butter clusters
Karla Conrad

Candy greatness doesn't require an oven. Our homemade chocolate candy recipe combines peanuts and marshmallows to prove that a no-bake treat is a perfect choice when you're short on time.

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Hazelnut Haystacks

overhead view of Hazelnut Haystacks
Andy Lyons

Did you know that you can make chocolate candy in your slow cooker? Two kinds of chocolate and chocolate-hazelnut spread combine with chow mein noodles and pretzels to form a salty-sweet treat. Wrap them up and give them to friends or family as a delicious food gift for the holidays.

Buy It: Crock-Pot Slow Cooker ($40, Target)

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Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge

Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge
Peter Krumhardt

Four ingredients (three, if you leave out the nuts), a bowl, and a microwave are all you need to pull together this easy chocolate candy recipe. The rich, decadent fudge takes 5 minutes to prepare. The hardest part is letting it chill before diving in for a piece.

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Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups
Jason Donnelly

Everyone loves a good peanut butter cup, and our homemade chocolate candy version is no exception. A chunky peanut butter filling and chopped peanuts sprinkled on top amp up the nutty flavor.

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Dark Chocolate Candy Bark

Dark Chocolate Candy Bark
Andy Lyons

The fun in this simple chocolate candy is choosing the mix-ins. An assortment of chopped candy bars pumps up the flavor of the dark chocolate foundation. It's the perfect way to use up the leftover candy from Halloween or a party.

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Macadamia Clusters

Macadamia Clusters
Jason Donnelly

A bright hit of fruit flavor (thanks to dried apricots) gives rich chocolate candy an unexpected makeover. Add a little crunch to the mix with mild macadamia nuts. Serve them in colorful baking paper cups to match the occasion.

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Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge
Emily Hemmingsen and Jake Sternquist

No one will ever believe this rich, thick, and sweet fudge was made with just two simple ingredients. That's right, the magical chocolate candy recipe only requires a can of chocolate frosting and a jar of peanut butter for the ultimate cure for any sweet tooth craving. Whip up this easy chocolate candy ahead and store in the freezer up to 2 months.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Karla Conrad

If you're the type that can't resist sneaking a taste of raw cookie dough mid-recipe, this is the chocolate candy recipe for you. Wrap edible chocolate chip cookie dough in melted chocolate, then drizzle with more chocolate. Trust us, it's even better than licking the spoon.

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Toffee-Butter Crunch

Toffee Butter Crunch
Blaine Moats

This easy chocolate candy recipe will have you skipping the candy aisle at the store from now on. Our buttery homemade toffee comes together with just six ingredients. We especially love the semisweet chocolate spread and toasted nuts on top.

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Triple-Chocolate Cake Balls

Triple-Chocolate Cake Balls
Andy Lyons

Talk about decadent desserts for chocolate fans. Count them with us: cocoa powder, chocolate graham crackers, and semisweet chocolate pieces. Three types of chocolate add up to a winning chocolate candy recipe.

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Candy Buckeyes

Candy Buckeyes
Yunhee Kim

This is a classic chocolate candy recipe no one can resist biting into. A quick butter, sugar, and peanut butter mix form the truffle base. Dip into melted chocolate for a one-bite wonder that is perfect for toting to potlucks and holiday parties.

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No-Bake Truffle Treats

No-Bake Truffle Treats
Blaine Moats

Give the oven a break and make this chocolate candy recipe for a quick no-bake dessert. Start with the main ingredients, which include white chocolate, crushed cookies, almonds, and cherries. From there, try one of three variations of the chocolate-covered candies featuring nuts and extra chocolate.

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Double-Decker Layered Fudge

Double-Decker Layered Fudge
Karla Conrad

Can't decide between white or dark chocolate for dessert? Go with both by making this delicious chocolate candy recipe. Keep these sweet treats stored in the fridge up to a month for whenever cravings strike.

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Mocha-Orange Bark

Mocha-Orange Bark
Kritsada Panichgul

Swirl chopped chocolate-covered coffee beans into dark chocolate, then sprinkle with candied orange peel to add zesty sweetness to rich candy bark. We love giving the delicious chocolate candy as a gift for holidays or housewarmings.

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Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates
Matthew Clark

Making chocolate candy is a cinch when you use household items like an ice cube tray. Fill your customizable chocolate candy with whatever sweet ingredients you (or your family) loves. The combination possibilities are endless, but we love creating homemade chocolates with sweet, creamy add-ins such as dulce de leche, chocolate-hazelnut spread, and cookie butter.

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Chocolate-Rum Petits Fours

Chocolate-Rum Petits Four
Kritsada Panichgul

This adorable mini dessert is going to be a hit at your next gathering. Itty-bitty petits fours provide just the right amount of chocolate candy. Make homemade chocolate ganache (we provide the recipe) for over-the-top richness.

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Brownie Surprise Pops

Brownie Surprise Pops
Kritsada Panichgul

What's the surprise in the chocolate candy pops? The chocolate-hazelnut brownie underneath each drizzle of homemade chocolate frosting, that's what. It's the perfect after-dinner treat for chocolate lovers.

Buy It: Reusable Cake Pop Sticks ($3, Walmart)

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Bacon-Chocolate Bark

Bacon Chocolate Bark
Blaine Moats

If you've never had bacon with chocolate before, prepare to be amazed. Smooth and creamy chocolate plus crunchy, salty bacon equals one dreamy dessert. Make the homemade chocolate candy for any occasion and watch it disappear.

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Mocha Fudge

Mocha Fudge
Blaine Moats

Coffee enhances the chocolate flavor in this creamy fudge recipe. Chocolate-covered espresso beans are the perfect topper. Keep the coffee theme going and enjoy with a cup of joe or an espresso cocktail.

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Candy Cane Bark

Candy Cane Bark
Peter Krumhardt

Peppermint and milk chocolate are a perfect Christmas combination, but this chocolate candy tastes great year-round. Mix up a batch anytime you get a craving for fresh peppermint blended with creamy chocolate.

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Cookie Truffles

Cookie Truffles
Jason Donnelly

These smooth and creamy truffles taste great—and they make delicious gifts. We love how the chocolate sandwich cookies and a block of cream cheese transform into wow-worthy chocolate candies.

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Mint-Chocolate Slab

mint chocolate slab
Andy Lyons

For an indulgent (and fuss-free) dessert, melt chocolate, pour it over mint patties, and scatter candies on top. The slab of chocolaty goodness is an easy option for making homemade candy.

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