Sun. Apr 2nd, 2023

Every year, there seems to be this big social debate about when it is appropriate to begin getting into the holiday spirit. Well, I have a simple answer: whatever makes you happy is the right time! In our house, presents are already being wrapped as I plan our Thanksgiving menu.

With both Christmas gifts and treats, even if you aren’t normally a planner, getting a jump start this time of year can truly cut down on your stress level when December arrives.

There are so many people in our lives that deserve a plate of holiday cheer: neighbors, teachers, postal carriers…the list can go on and on. This year, your Christmas must-make list just got extra sweet with these 80 best Christmas candy recipes.

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Christmas Candy

When it comes to making Christmas candy to share with family and friends, we all have our favorites. The recipes we come back to year after year, keeping traditions alive with each new generation.

Some of the most popular holiday candies are:

  • fudge
  • peanut brittle
  • chocolate turtles
  • truffles
  • buckeyes
  • caramels
  • peppermint bark
  • chocolate covered cherries
  • peppermint patties
  • toffee
  • divinity

Great news! This collection has recipes for every single one on the list! 

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Christmas Candy Recipes

Making Christmas candy only has to be as complicated as you want it to be. This collection is filled with easy and delicious holiday candies you will be proud to share:

  • Easy Chocolate Fudge can be made with or without nuts, your choice.
  • Apple Cinnamon Rock Candy is an old-fashioned favorite that comes in holiday colors.
  • Christmas Lollipops are perfect for kids’ classroom parties.
  • Candy Cane Pretzel Bark is perfect for peppermint lovers like me.
  • Potato Candy is something your grandma might have made, but you haven’t seen in years.

Fudge Recipes

If you think your Christmas fudge choices end at chocolate and peanut butter, think again. Just look at all the varieties included here:

  • gingerbread
  • candy cane
  • chocolate covered cherry
  • sugar cookie
  • Cracker Jack
  • salted caramel
  • peanut butter Oreo
  • candy cane hot chocolate

I even found a recipe for paleo fudge, and ones that can be cooked in the Crock Pot and the microwave!

Tis’ the season to share something made from the heart with those around us. This year, your Christmas candy plates just got a major upgrade with these 80 festive recipes!

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