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29 Christmas Candy Recipes

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. Snowman Oreo Cookie Balls
  2. 2. Homemade Peppermint Patties
  3. 3. Peppermint Bark
  4. 4. Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Pretzels
  5. 5. Reindeer Oreo Cookie Balls
  6. 6. Chocolate Caramels
  7. 7. Chocolate Chip Pecan Caramels
  8. 8. Gingerbread Fudge
  9. 9. Chocolate Raspberry Sticks
  10. 10. White Chocolate Holiday Bark
  11. 11. Gingerbread Cookie Balls
  12. 12. Easy Peppermint Fudge
  13. 13. Snowflake Peppermint Bark
  14. 14. Homemade Turtle Candy
  15. 15. Seafoam Candy
  16. 16. Peanut Butter Fudge
  17. 17. Homemade Peppermint Patty
  18. 18. Rum Truffles
  19. 19. Homemade Caramels
  20. 20. Easy Homemade Toffee
  21. 21. Christmas Pretzel M&M Hugs
  22. 22. Christmas Crunch Popcorn
  23. 23. Peppermint Kiss Brownies
  24. 24. Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops
  25. 25. Chocolate Covered Cherries
  26. 26. Peanut Brittle 
  27. 27. Chocolate-Covered Cherry Mice 
  28. 28. Santa Hat Party Mix 
  29. 29. White Chocolate Peppermint Meringues 
  30. Check out more great Christmas party food ideas:
  31. Plus, don't miss 18 Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

There are so many things to love about Christmas, but one of our personal favorites is pulling out the Christmas candy recipes and baking up a storm. Christmas candy makes a great gift for loved ones. We love finding new recipes to add to our arsenal and have compiled this great roundup to share with you. The gingerbread Oreo cookie balls, peppermint meringues, and candy cane marshmallows have me intrigued, but it’s classics like seafoam candy, rum truffles, white chocolate bark, and Christmas rock candy that will always warm your heart. Happy baking!

29 candy recipes, for Christmas gifts and festivities. Find out more at Spaceships and Laser Beams

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Snowman Oreo Cookie Balls are adorable and delicious festive treats.

1. Snowman Oreo Cookie Balls

Three ingredients! That’s all you need to make Oreo cookie balls (in a variety of flavors depending on the flavor of Oreos you buy). A few extra ingredients help transform the balls into the cutest edible snowmen you’ve ever seen.

You can make these Homemade Peppermint Patties for your next Christmas party!

2. Homemade Peppermint Patties

When it comes to homemade, these Homemade Peppermint Patties are delicious! Covered in smooth chocolate and filled with minty goodness on the inside, they are delicious all year long, but especially at Christmas!

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3. Peppermint Bark

Our delish peppermint bark recipe combines white chocolate, semi-sweet milk chocolate, and candy canes layered into an almost-famous crowd-pleasing favorite. You’ll love the perfect peppermint flavor of this candy!

Chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallow pretzels are quick, easy and super festive.

4. Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Pretzels

Chocolate, peanut butter, marshmallows, and pretzels might as well be the Christmas candy dream team! When you try this Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Pretzel Bite you’ll understand why. Yummy!

Reindeer Oreo Cookie Balls are the cutest Christmas treats ever.

5. Reindeer Oreo Cookie Balls

Is there anything easier than a no-bake treat with only 3 ingredients? Nope! Add these Reindeer Oreo Cookie Balls to your must-make Christmas candy recipes list!

Make these Chocolate Caramels to give your guests a taste of Christmas they'll want all year round.

6. Chocolate Caramels

It’s impossible to imagine improving on chocolate or caramel, but when you pair the two, watch out! These Chocolate Caramels may just make you question everything you thought you knew about delicious Christmas candy!

These Chocolate Chip Pecan Caramels are soft, crunchy, sweet, nutty and festive.

7. Chocolate Chip Pecan Caramels

Sinfully delicious, that’s what these Chocolate Chip Pecan Caramels are! You’ll want to pull out your candy thermometer for this recipe, but don’t be scared, this recipe is perfectly suitable for caramel-making beginners!

A close up of a chocolate cake

8. Gingerbread Fudge

When gingerbread meets fudge, something magical results. This Gingerbread Fudge may just become your new favorite Christmas candy recipe!

Berry, berry delicious. Try making these Chocolate Raspberry Sticks.

9. Chocolate Raspberry Sticks

You’ve seen them in the store, but did you know you can make Chocolate Raspberry Sticks from scratch? This great recipe and step-by-step tutorial will help you!

Festive, homemade recipe for White Chocolate Holiday Bark

10. White Chocolate Holiday Bark

The beauty of chocolate bark is that it is perfectly imperfect which takes some of the stress off of the one making it. This White Chocolate Holiday Bark definitely fits the stress-free requirement and has the festive nuts and cranberries added for some fun and yummy holiday flair!

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11. Gingerbread Cookie Balls

These Gingerbread Truffles are delicious and so easy to make! Even your kids can be involved with the mixing, rolling of the dough, and dipping!

This Easy Peppermint Fudge will take the stress out of fudge-making this Christmas

12. Easy Peppermint Fudge

Give yourself permission to make this Easy Peppermint Fudge recipe in lieu of other recipes that require fancy thermometers and kitchen gadgets. Then indulge in the pepperminty goodness before they all disappear!

This Snowflake Peppermint Bark is the very definition of a festive treat

13. Snowflake Peppermint Bark

Wow your friends and family with this beautiful Snowflake Peppermint Bark created using a mold. You’ll be surprised how simple these beauties are to make!

A close up of a piece of cake covered in chocolate

14. Homemade Turtle Candy

These Turtles make a perfect holiday treat for gifting! No candy thermometers or double broilers are needed for this easy recipe with only five ingredients!

Learn how to make honeycomb sponge candy (also known as Seafoam Candy)

15. Seafoam Candy

If you’ve never tried Seafoam Candy before, now is your chance! These easy-to-follow instructions will have you enjoying this hard-to-find favorite in no time!

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16. Peanut Butter Fudge

If you’ve ever tried peanut butter fudge, then you know about the creamy deliciousness that is hard to resist. Well, this recipe doesn’t disappoint, so gather the ingredients and summon your willpower to avoid eating the entire batch!

Delicious Homemade Peppermint Patties are a fantastic Christmas treat

17. Homemade Peppermint Patty

Grab your favorite little helper and the short list of ingredients to make up this Homemade Peppermint Patty recipe! Double the recipe to have some to giveaway after you’re done sampling them.

'Tis the season for Rum Truffles

18. Rum Truffles

Rum Truffles are a perfect bite-sized treat, packed with chocolate flavor and a hint of rum. Give them as gifts or keep them on hand for Christmas visitors.

Homemade Caramels are delicious

19. Homemade Caramels

The hour or so it takes to make these Homemade Caramels is worth it. Friends and family will appreciate your efforts to bring them these soft, chewy bites of heaven!

A close up of a plate of food, with Chocolate and Candy

20. Easy Homemade Toffee

The one thing that is not easy about this toffee recipe is waiting for it to set so you can sink your teeth into it. We guess sharing it may be another difficult thing. Make up several batches to share for Christmas!

Christmas style Pretzel M&M Hugs

21. Christmas Pretzel M&M Hugs

You can’t beat the sweet and salty simplicity of these Pretzel M&M Hugs. You can make a huge batch in 15 minutes easily and even faster with an army of little helpers assembling them!

A close up of food on a plate, with Laser and Candy

22. Christmas Crunch Popcorn

On the hunt for a fun and delicious Christmas treat? This Christmas Crunch Popcorn with a gooey marshmallow sauce mixture and a mix of M&Ms and pretzel M&Ms is easy to make and looks cute on your Christmas dessert table! Even better, turn on a favorite holiday movie and whip up a bowl to enjoy!

Peppermint Kiss Brownies - chocolatey and minty are the perfect Christmas combination

23. Peppermint Kiss Brownies

Are you ready for peppermint overload in the best possible sense? These Peppermint Kiss Brownies might just be the most amazingly delicious chocolate truffle brownies ever, and the fun doesn’t stop there. Topped with a layer of candy cane kiss ganache and tucked under a layer of shiny dark chocolate glaze, these beauties are piled with a mound of candy cane kisses on top too!

These adorable Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops are the treat your Christmas dessert table needs

24. Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

Quick and easy Christmas candy recipes that kids can help with are always a bonus! These Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops make a wonderful treat idea that can be mass-produced and adorably packaged.

Amazing Chocolate Covered Cherries are so delicious, you'll want to make them every season

25. Chocolate Covered Cherries

This Chocolate Covered Cherries recipe is definitely a labor of love and requires a lot of patience. But, oh is it worth the wait!

A close up of food, with Chocolate and Candy

26. Peanut Brittle 

Have some fun concocting in the kitchen and whip up this Peanut Brittle! Oh, what nostalgia it will create!

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Mice are adorable

27. Chocolate-Covered Cherry Mice 

These Chocolate-Covered Cherry Mice are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. You don’t even have to heat the oven for these cuties!

Santa Hat Party Mix is a great Christmas snack

28. Santa Hat Party Mix 

Add a little ho, ho, ho to your holiday snack mix by giving it a Santa Hat makeover. Have you ever seen anything so cute that tastes good too? Bugles and melting chocolates are the secret combination plus a marshmallow embellishment and white candy sprinkles!

White Chocolate Peppermint Meringues are likely perfect, delicious snowballs

29. White Chocolate Peppermint Meringues 

Light and crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Sounds like a perfect combination, right? These White Chocolate Peppermint Meringues are easier than you think to make and probably more delicious too!

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