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Forget the turkey and the eggnog—everyone knows that the real stars of the holiday season are the delicious homemade treats. Here are 50 Christmas candy recipes to whip up and have on hand all month long.
Baking the mini meringues is easy, but using store-bought can save time.
They're like a homemade Almond Joy.
Chewy, gooey winter magic.
Two of our favorite things in one bite-sized package.
Dessert is just…better on a stick.
Buy a pretty holiday tin and consider your gift for the host handled.
We have exciting plans for the leftover sugar cookies you’ll be stuck with on the 26th.
Unless you’re from the Philadelphia area, odds are you’ve never had Irish potato candy, starring cream cheese and shredded coconut.
The caramel is made with apple cider, so good luck stopping after just one.
The store-bought kind will be ruined for you.
If the Christmas color scheme fits…
Your kids can decorate their own ice cream bars with all their favorite holiday candy.
These Australian gems are a fan favorite for a reason.
Five ingredients including lots of sprinkles? We can handle that.
Pulse apricots, almonds and coconut with a few pantry staples, then roll and refrigerate. Ta-da!
A holiday icon if we’ve ever seen one.
Smashing the candies into powder is shockingly fun.
Not a second of stove or oven time required.
Tahini (aka sesame seed paste) is used in place of traditional peanut butter, meaning these cuties are nut-free.
Flaky salt is a Christmas miracle all on its own. This recipe will prove it to you.
The batter is super intense, thanks to both cocoa and melted chocolate.
This DIY project is way less work than a gingerbread house.
Presenting the prettiest 25-minute dessert ever made.
In case you needed one more reason to love sweetened condensed milk.
Waiting for them to solidify is tough.
Take 5 bar lovers, this one’s for you.
If you’re not eating them by the pound, you’re doing it wrong.
Guys, it’s topped with salted bourbon-vanilla sugar…
A candy store-caliber confection in 45 minutes? We must be on the good list.
Should we go for the cocoa- or coconut-coated. Decisions, decisions.
Make sure to top them with lots of festive sprinkles.
This salty-sweet holiday delicacy has a secret: Saltine crackers.
It’s truly the most epic holiday mashup of all time.
Psst: They only require four ingredients.
Each batch makes 32 truffles, but we wouldn’t blame you for making two.
Don’t worry if your fudge is on the tan side—it means the butter, sugar and evaporated milk caramelized.
Can you believe they’re vegan?
Splurge on good-quality chocolate chips for this one.
Well, well, well. Aren’t you sophisticated?
No offense, but odds are your friends won’t believe you made them yourself.
Seven ingredients + 25 minutes = sweet-and-salty splendor.
This one’s topped with chopped pecans instead of sprinkles.
Who knew Medjool dates had *this* kind of power?
Sweet, decadent and positively hypnotizing.
These slow-cooker peanut clusters basically make themselves.
Don’t bring this out before dinner unless you want to triple your leftovers.
It’s well worth the cavities, we promise.
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