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Holiday Candy

Looking for recipes for holiday candy? Taste of Home has the best holiday candy recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Rich Pistachio Brittle

Here's a fun twist on traditional brittle. Pistachios not only add wonderful taste to the rich, buttery candy, but delicious texture. —Valonda Seward, Coarsegold, California
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Four Ingredient Tumbleweeds

Four Ingredient Tumbleweeds

Four Ingredient Tumbleweeds

With just four ingredients, these surprisingly easy clusters are guaranteed to delight both young and old alike all year round. Melted butterscotch chips and peanut butter coat nuts and potato sticks to make these satisfying sweet-salty treats.—Peggy J Gray, Savannah, Tennessee

Homemade Candy Canes

Homemade Candy Canes

Homemade Candy Canes

Try making these candy canes during the holidays. They will look extra special hanging on your Christmas tree. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Coconut Yule Trees

Coconut Yule Trees

Coconut Yule Trees

People love these trees at Christmastime because they're so festive-looking and more fun than the standard holiday candy. If you like coconut, you'll love this recipe, too. I freeze the undecorated "trees" in an airtight container for up to a month. -Michelle Retterer, Marysville, Ohio
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Pecan Cherry Bark

Pecan Cherry Bark

Pecan Cherry Bark

I just love to make chocolates at Christmastime. This popular candy combines pecans, chocolate and cherries—it is crunchy, sweet and just plain yummy!—Sue Kauffman, Columbia City, Indiana

Holiday Wreath

Holiday Wreath

Holiday Wreath

My mom gave me this recipe. I look forward to crafting and sharing the wreath every Christmas. It's crisp and chewy, and a real eye-catcher on the table.

Chocolate-Dipped Beverage Spoons

Chocolate-Dipped Beverage Spoons

Chocolate-Dipped Beverage Spoons

These make a cute gift when wrapped individually in cellophane, tied with colorful ribbon and displayed in a Christmas mug. To set the chocolate quickly, chill dipped spoons in the freezer. —Marcy Boswell, Menifee, California

Mixed Nut Brittle

Mixed Nut Brittle

Mixed Nut Brittle

Peanut brittle is done one better when prepared with mixed nuts instead. This impressive candy is simply delicious. I like to pack some in pretty plastic bags to give as gifts.

Almond Coconut Candies

Almond Coconut Candies

Almond Coconut Candies

"These special candies have the irresistible combination of coconut, almonds and deep dark chocolate," remarks field editor Janet Loomis of Terry, Montana. "They make great gifts - if you can get yourself to part with any!"

Party Mint Patties

Party Mint Patties

Party Mint Patties

These easy-to-make mint candies are perfect for any occasion throughout the year. Simply tint the dough the appropriate color. Friends and family will gobble these up in a jiffy! —Mrs. William Yoder, Bloomfield, Iowa

Caramel Pecans

Caramel Pecans

Caramel Pecans

"Make a pot of coffee or fix a drink, this takes a while! It's worth it though-this recipe is a family favorite and we always get requests for gifts of these chewy caramels." Darrell Brown, Lincoln, Nebraska

Microwave Divinity

Microwave Divinity

Microwave Divinity

Not only is this the best-tasting divinity I've ever made, it's the easiest! Try it with and without the pecans.—LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma

Jelly Bean Brittle

Jelly Bean Brittle

Jelly Bean Brittle

"Here's a fun version of brittle that's perfect for Easter," suggests Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas. "The jelly beans add both color and flavor."

Microwave Mint Fudge

Microwave Mint Fudge

Microwave Mint Fudge

My family loves chocolate and mint, so I combined those favorite flavors in this quick fudge recipe.

Pastel Almond Bark

Pastel Almond Bark

Pastel Almond Bark

Cooks of all ages will find this pretty confection is a snap to prepare. It never fails to take center stage on the goody plates I make for friends.
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