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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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This is one of my most-asked-for recipes. It's sweet and buttery with plenty of crunch. You could use dark, milk or even white chocolate and substitute almonds for the hazelnuts if you wish. -Joanne Simpson Portland, Oregon
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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

Sugarplums

Sugarplums

Sugarplums

When our kids read about sugarplums in a holiday tale, they were intrigued...and so was I! In short order, I figured out a no-bake way to make the sweets from dried fruits and nuts.

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.
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Swirled Peppermint Marshmallows

Swirled Peppermint Marshmallows

Swirled Peppermint Marshmallows

The fluffy, airy texture of handmade marshmallows will remind you of glistening snowflakes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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.

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.

Midnight Mice

Midnight Mice

Midnight Mice

Put these on a plate and they'll be gone in no time! Kids will love decorating the mice with assorted candies.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

No-Fail Fudge

No-Fail Fudge

No-Fail Fudge

Our family is very active in our county fair. This fudge was the only fair entry not to melt in the 100°-plus weather we had that year.—Jeannie De Vries, Martinton, Illinois

Halloween Chocolate Spiders

Halloween Chocolate Spiders

Halloween Chocolate Spiders

"Turn your kitchen into a 'web site' by preparing a batch of these creepy candy spiders," chuckles field editor Sandi Pichon of Slidell, Louisiana.

Honey Caramels

Honey Caramels

Honey Caramels

I love whipping up a batch of homemade honey-sweetened caramels for my family and friends. Sometimes I replace the walnuts with pecans, filberts or almonds. —Arline Hofland, Deer Lodge, Montana

Tempting Truffles

Tempting Truffles

Tempting Truffles

These melt-in-your mouth morsels are sure to woo your truelove...and anyone else who has a sweet tooth! Our Test Kitchen staff came up with the recipe for the silky smooth truffles.

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

Rich Pistachio Brittle

Rich Pistachio Brittle

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

Walnut Caramel Treats

Walnut Caramel Treats

Walnut Caramel Treats

Better than visions of sugarplums, these triple-decker treats feature creamy caramel and nuts sandwiched between milk chocolate layers - a candy lover's dream come true!
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