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.
50 Christmas Candy Recipes Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer
1. Nutella Sandwich Cookies
Baking the mini meringues is easy, but using store-bought can save time.
2. Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars
They're like a homemade Almond Joy.
3. Salted Chocolate Covered Bourbon Cider Caramels
Chewy, gooey winter magic.
4. Red Wine Chocolate Truffles
Two of our favorite things in one bite-sized package.
5. Brownie Pops
Dessert is just…better on a stick.
6. Peppermint Patties
Buy a pretty holiday tin and consider your gift for the host handled.
7. No-Bake Sugar Cookie Truffles
We have exciting plans for the leftover sugar cookies you’ll be stuck with on the 26th.
8. ‘Potato’ Candy
Unless you’re from the Philadelphia area, odds are you’ve never had Irish potato candy, starring cream cheese and shredded coconut.
9. Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Cups
The caramel is made with apple cider, so good luck stopping after just one.
10. Homemade Vegan ‘Twix’ Bars
The store-bought kind will be ruined for you.
11. Jolly Rancher Candy Apples
If the Christmas color scheme fits…
12. Candied-Up Balboa Bars
Your kids can decorate their own ice cream bars with all their favorite holiday candy.
13. Homemade Tim Tams
These Australian gems are a fan favorite for a reason.
14. Baileys Chocolate Truffles
Five ingredients including lots of sprinkles? We can handle that.
15. Raw Apricot Candy
Pulse apricots, almonds and coconut with a few pantry staples, then roll and refrigerate. Ta-da!
16. Peppermint Bark
A holiday icon if we’ve ever seen one.
17. Mini Pumpkin Seed Candy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Toasting your own pepitas is so simple.
18. 5-Ingredient Crock-Pot Chocolate Bars
Oh, slow cooker. Is there anything you can’t do?
19. Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Lollipops
Smashing the candies into powder is shockingly fun.
20. Salted Caramel and Chocolate Rice Krispies Squares
Not a second of stove or oven time required.
21. Tahini Buckeyes
Tahini (aka sesame seed paste) is used in place of traditional peanut butter, meaning these cuties are nut-free.
22. Fleur de Sel Caramels
Flaky salt is a Christmas miracle all on its own. This recipe will prove it to you.
23. Chocolate-Stuffed Brownie Bites
The batter is super intense, thanks to both cocoa and melted chocolate.
24. Peppermint Candy Platter
This DIY project is way less work than a gingerbread house.
25. Adaptogen Chocolate Bark
Presenting the prettiest 25-minute dessert ever made.
26. Gingerbread Swirl Fudge
In case you needed one more reason to love sweetened condensed milk.
27. Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups
Waiting for them to solidify is tough.
28. Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Snickers Bars
Take 5 bar lovers, this one’s for you.
29. Homemade Candied Pecans
If you’re not eating them by the pound, you’re doing it wrong.
30. Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge
Guys, it’s topped with salted bourbon-vanilla sugar…
31. Peanut Brittle
A candy store-caliber confection in 45 minutes? We must be on the good list.
32. Easy Chocolate Truffles
Should we go for the cocoa- or coconut-coated. Decisions, decisions.
33. Chocolate Cake Pops
Make sure to top them with lots of festive sprinkles.
34. Christmas Crack
This salty-sweet holiday delicacy has a secret: Saltine crackers.
35. Peppermint Bark Fudge
It’s truly the most epic holiday mashup of all time.
36. Easy Christmas Gumdrop Nougat Candy
Psst: They only require four ingredients.
37. Matcha Marshmallows
Destined for your mug of white hot chocolate.
38. Peanut Butter Balls
Each batch makes 32 truffles, but we wouldn’t blame you for making two.
39. Vanilla Fudge
Don’t worry if your fudge is on the tan side—it means the butter, sugar and evaporated milk caramelized.
40. 2-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Truffles
Can you believe they’re vegan?
41. Christmas Crack Saltine Toffee
Splurge on good-quality chocolate chips for this one.
42. Dark Chocolate Honey Fig Walnut Truffles
Well, well, well. Aren’t you sophisticated?
43. Chocolate Mint Matcha Cups
No offense, but odds are your friends won’t believe you made them yourself.
44. Caramel Almond Butter Cups
Seven ingredients + 25 minutes = sweet-and-salty splendor.
45. Christmas Crack
This one’s topped with chopped pecans instead of sprinkles.
46. 2-Ingredient Vegan Pay Day Bites
Who knew Medjool dates had *this* kind of power?
47. Candy Cane Chocolate Swirl Fudge
Sweet, decadent and positively hypnotizing.
48. Crock-Pot Candy
These slow-cooker peanut clusters basically make themselves.
49. White Chocolate Trash Snack Mix
Don’t bring this out before dinner unless you want to triple your leftovers.
50. Easy Toffee
It’s well worth the cavities, we promise.