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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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Homemade caramel, smooth almond bark and chopped nuts make these pretzel rods sinfully delicious. This treat is always a huge hit at holiday parties. People think you spent all day in the kitchen! —Mary Bown, Evanston, Wyoming
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Old-Fashioned Molasses Candy

Old-Fashioned Molasses Candy

Old-Fashioned Molasses Candy

This hard candy was always the first thing to sell out at fundraisers we held back when I was in high school. I still make the melt-in-your-mouth morsels every Christmas.

Coconut Yule Trees

Coconut Yule Trees

Coconut Yule Trees

People say they love my coconut macaroon-like Christmas trees because they look so festive. Once decorated, these trees light up a room—just like the real thing. —Michelle Retterer, Marysville, Ohio

Caramel Nougat Candy

Caramel Nougat Candy

Caramel Nougat Candy

With crunchy peanuts, gooey caramel and fluffy marshmallow creme, these sweet sensations taste just like one of my favorite candy bars. I usually make several batches of candy at a time to include on my Christmas dessert tray or to give as gifts.—Maddymoo, Taste of Home Online Community
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Cashew Clusters

Cashew Clusters

Cashew Clusters

I make this recipe for many bake sales at the local community college where I work. They are always the first to sell out.—Betsy Grantier, Charlottesville, Virginia

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

Coconut Egg Nests

Coconut Egg Nests

Coconut Egg Nests

Looking for an Easter activity that kids will enjoy assembling and eating? Try these sweet spring treats from Tonya Hamrick of Wallace, West Virginia. They're a snap to make and call for just a few ingredients.

Brandy Alexander Fudge

Brandy Alexander Fudge

Brandy Alexander Fudge

At Christmastime, we love to indulge in this marbled fudge inspired by the popular brandy drink. My sister-in-law won first place with this recipe at the county fair.

Cashew Crickle Candy

Cashew Crickle Candy

Cashew Crickle Candy

Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas notes, "Cashews add excellent flavor to this golden holiday brickle."

Double Chocolate Fudge

Double Chocolate Fudge

Double Chocolate Fudge

If you love chocolate, here's a receipt that's sure to please. This rich treat is a favorite of our family.

Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer

Our Test Kitchen staff had a blast creating these adorable candy cane stocking stuffers. Rudolph and his friends never looked sweeter than they do with pretzel antlers, chocolate eyes and red-hot candy noses.



Almond Crunch Toffee

Almond Crunch Toffee

Almond Crunch Toffee

This recipe has been my claim to fame since I was 14 years old. One bite and you won't be able to stop eating it!

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

I capitalized on the idea at Christmastime by sprucing up ice cream cones to fashion some frosted firs. I made these for a school Christmas party.—Carla Harris, Trenton, Tennessee

Cherry Almond Bark

Cherry Almond Bark

Cherry Almond Bark

Chock-full of colorful cherries and almonds, this fast-to-fix candy is a Christmas tradition at Rita Goshaw's home in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "It's one of my family's favorite munchies while decorating the tree and wrapping presents, she comments.

Red Velvet Candy Cane Fudge

Red Velvet Candy Cane Fudge

Red Velvet Candy Cane Fudge

My favorite kind of cake, red velvet, inspired me to create this fudge. If you like, spoon the candy mixture into paper-lined mini muffin cups instead of spreading it in a pan.—Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado
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