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Christmas Candy

Celebrate the sweets of the season with these recipes for Christmas candy. Enjoy treats with friends and family, including classic candy recipes for bark, brittle, candy canes, chocolates, mints, pretzels and more.

Chocolate Cinnamon Mud Balls

Chocolate Cinnamon Mud Balls

Chocolate Cinnamon Mud Balls

A friend's mother who knows I love to cook shared this recipe. These delicious candies won a blue ribbon at our local fair!

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.

Angel Food Candy

Angel Food Candy

Angel Food Candy

Dipped in both white and dark chocolate, this two-toned candy really stands out on the goody tray. A batch is a tasty gift as well.
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Broken Glass Candle Holder

Broken Glass Candle Holder

Broken Glass Candle Holder

My mom and I made this sparkling red and green candy years ago to give as gifts. It's so beautiful packaged in glass jars.

Cream Cheese Candies

Cream Cheese Candies

Cream Cheese Candies

"This four-ingredient recipe was recommended by friends and shared throughout our neighborhood," says Katie Koziolek from Hartland, Minnesota. "The rich, simple mints are often seen at wedding receptions and graduation parties, and they make a perfect last-minute addition to holiday candy trays."

Christmas Bark Candy

Christmas Bark Candy

Christmas Bark Candy

This quick-to-fix candy is sure to please all ages when added to a homemade cookie tray. We show two versions here: vanilla chips with colorful miniature baking bits and milk chocolate chips with broken pretzels. Create your own variations using different flavored chips and add-ins such as crushed candy canes, dried fruits or crunchy nuts.

No-Fuss Truffles

No-Fuss Truffles

No-Fuss Truffles

You'll need only three ingredients to make these fluffy chocolate bites. The quick, creamy confections get a pretty look when rolled in ground almonds as shown here. Placed in foil candy cups, they make a special gift when presented in a festive holiday tin.

Maple Peanut Delights

Maple Peanut Delights

Maple Peanut Delights

Meet the Cook: This wonderful candy recipe makes a big batch - enough to fill several Christmas gift boxes and still have treats left for my husband, Albert, and our grandchildren. One of our daughters-in-law shared the recipe a few years ago. -Katie Stutzman, Goshen, Indiana

English Toffee Bars

English Toffee Bars

English Toffee Bars

Meet the Cook: My mother and I get together every year around Christmastime to make this delicious chocolate-coated toffee, using a recipe she got years ago in a cooking class. It's a tradition I plan to continue with my daughters and grandchildren. Our families and friends wait with mouths watering for their packages. -Dianne Brooks, Augusta, Kansas

Buttery Almond Crunch

Buttery Almond Crunch

Buttery Almond Crunch

Meet the Cook: This delectable candy is crisp but not as hard as peanut brittle. Some people say it reminds them of the toffee center of a well-known candy bar. Besides cooking, I enjoy gardening, sewing, needlework and family get-togethers. Husband Bob and I have six children, nine grandkids and three great-grandkids. -Mildred Clothier, Oregon, Illinois

Raspberry Truffles

Raspberry Truffles

Raspberry Truffles

As everyone in my neighborhood knows, Christmas is my very favorite time of year. I make many cookies, cakes and candies - including this easy but elegant recipe - to give to relatives and friends. The aroma of the chocolate and raspberry is heavenly when you're making these truffles. -Helen Vail, Glenside, Pennsylvania
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