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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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Cashew Nut Crunch

Cashew Nut Crunch

Cashew Nut Crunch

This is a holiday favorite for gift giving. I coarsely chop some of the candy to sprinkle over ice cream. The remained I break into pieces and dip in melted chocolate to serve alongside. —Rose Randall, Derry, Pennsylvania

Sugarless Licorice Stars

Sugarless Licorice Stars

Sugarless Licorice Stars

You can enjoy this candy even if you are on a restricted diet since it's sugar-free. Use small seasonal cutters to make shapes everyone will be sweet on.

Chocolate-Covered Chips

Chocolate-Covered Chips

Chocolate-Covered Chips

Whenever I give these candies as gifts or serve them to guests, they're conversation starters! The savory-sweet combination makes a tempting treat. —Marcille Meyer, Battle Creek, Nebraska
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Cream Cheese Bonbons

Cream Cheese Bonbons

Cream Cheese Bonbons

These pretty coconut-speckled candies are rolled in grated chocolate, but you could also coat them in finely chopped nuts, chocolate sprinkles or jimmies. Beverly Coyde of Gasport, New York substitutes almond extract for the vanilla and chopped toasted almonds for the contest.

Pistachio Brittle

Pistachio Brittle

Pistachio Brittle

"This crunchy nut brittle is a favorite of my family," reports Cheryl Brungardt of Wheat Ridge Colorado. "It's a snap to prepare as a last-minute holiday gift. Be careful moving it in and out of the microwave, though, because the syrup gets very hot," she cautions.

Peppery Peanut Brittle

Peppery Peanut Brittle

Peppery Peanut Brittle

A touch of hot pepper sauce gives a unique zip to this crunchy confection from Janie Sanders of Vicksburg, Mississippi. "We call it blistering brittle," she says. The mixture reaches hard-crack stage in the microwave, so you don't even need a candy thermometer for this brittle.

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!"

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.

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.

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



Maple Walnut Truffles

Maple Walnut Truffles

Maple Walnut Truffles

You'll be surprised and delighted when you bite into one of these little goodies. The a velvety, maple-flavored chocolate coating surrounds a sweet, nutty center. Yum!

Maple Nut Balls

Maple Nut Balls

Maple Nut Balls

I created these chocolate-dipped delights a few years ago, and already they've become a seasonal favorite with all my friends and family members. The creamy confection also won a blue ribbon at our state fair.

Chocolate Zebra Clusters

Chocolate Zebra Clusters

Chocolate Zebra Clusters

Just one bite and chocolate lovers will melt over these yummy clusters filled with salted nuts, rice cereal and marshmallows! And they're so pretty, no one can believe how easy they are.

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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