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29 Christmas Candy Recipes

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There are so many things to love about Christmas, but one of my personal favorites is pulling out the Christmas candy recipes and baking up a storm! Christmas candy makes a great gift for loved ones! I love finding new recipes to add to my arsenal and have compiled this great roundup to share with you! Happy baking!

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


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I’m especially loving the sounds of the red velvet fudge, peppermint fudge, homemade toffee and caramels. 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 have my heart!

29 Christmas Candy Recipes

Snowman Oreo Cookie Balls are adorable and delicious festive treats.

1. Snowman Oreo Cookie Balls by Cupcake Diaries Blog

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 by The Gunny Sack

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!

Could anything be better than Homemade Cookie Dough White Chocolates this Christmas?

3. Homemade Cookie Dough White Chocolates by Spaceships and Laser Beams

You’ll want to try your hand at making these Homemade Cookie Dough White Chocolates.  Imagine white chocolates with a little bit of cookie dough heaven tucked inside!

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

4. Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Pretzels by Spaceships and Laser Beams

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

Reindeer Oreo Cookie Balls are the cutest Christmas treats ever.

5. Reindeer Oreo Cookie Balls by Like Mother Like Daughter

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 by Butter with a Side of Bread

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 by Creations by Kara

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!

If you love red velvet and you can't get enough fudge, try this Red Velvet Fudge recipe.

8. Red Velvet Fudge by Kleinworth & Co.

When red velvet meets fudge, something magical results. This Red Velvet Fudge may just become your new favorite Christmas candy recipe!

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

9. Chocolate Raspberry Sticks by Butter with a Side of Bread

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 by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

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!

Theses festive Gingerbread Oreo Cookie Balls will go down a treat

11. Gingerbread Oreo Cookie Balls by Food Folks and Fun

These Gingerbread Oreo Cookie Balls 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 by Like Mother Like Daughter

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 peppermint-y goodness before they all disappear!

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

13. Snowflake Peppermint Bark by Baked By Rachel

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

The only thing better than chocolate is Triple Chocolate Peanut Clusters

14. Triple Chocolate Peanut Clusters by Major Hoff Takes a Wife

These Triple Chocolate Peanut Clusters make a perfect holiday treat for gifting! No candy thermometers or double broilers needed for this easy recipe with only 4 ingredients and 4 steps to follow!

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

15. Seafoam Candy by Crafting in the Rain

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!

Try making Copycat See's Candy Fudge

16. Copycat See’s Candy Fudge by Cupcake Diaries Blog

If you’ve ever tried See’s Candy Fudge, then you know about the creamy deliciousness that is hard to resist. Well, this copycat recipe doesn’t disappoint, so gather the 7 ingredients and summon your willpower to avoid eating the entire batch!

Delicious Homemade Peppermint Patties are a fantastic Christmas treat

17. Homemade Peppermint Patty by Happiness is Homemade

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 by Cooking on the Front Burners

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 by High Heels & Grills

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!

This easy Homemade Toffee looks impressive - your guests or giftees never have to know how easy it was.

20. Easy Homemade Toffee by Damn Delicious

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

Christmas style Pretzel M&M Hugs

21. Pretzel M&M Hugs {Christmas Style} by Cooking Classy

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!

Santa Crunch Christmas Popcorn is fun and easy for the little ones

22. Santa Crunch Popcorn by Two Sisters Crafting

On the hunt for a fun and delicious Christmas treat? This Santa 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 by Buttercream Blondie

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 goodness 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 by Liv Life

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 by Cincy Shopper

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

Christmas Rock Candy - a recipe for this holiday classic

26. Christmas Rock Candy by My Serendipity Life

Have some fun concocting in the kitchen and whip up this Christmas Rock Candy! Oh the nostalgia it will create!

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Mice are adorable

27. Chocolate-Covered Cherry Mice by Not Quite Susie Homemaker

These Chocolate-Covered Cherry Mice are sure to bring a smile to recipients’ faces.  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 by Cookies & Cups

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 chocolate 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 by Your Homebased Mom

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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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.