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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.

Pecan Fondant

Pecan Fondant

Pecan Fondant

I love to cook and was well-taught by my mother, who always made cute confections for Christmas. These candies are a holiday tradition in my home. It seems I can never make enough, so it's a good thing they're simple to assemble.

Spearmint Crunch

Spearmint Crunch

Spearmint Crunch

I love getting food ready for the holidays, so I start planning early. This is one of my favorite recipes, and it's so easy to make. Kids can have fun crushing the spearmint candies.

Maple Pralines

Maple Pralines

Maple Pralines

This recipe rekindles memories of my grandfather and his love for making maple syrup. When I was in college, my mother would send me a package of her pralines during sugaring season. They were so popular with my friends, I barely managed to tuck away a few for myself.
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Peanut Butter Cocoa Bonbons

Peanut Butter Cocoa Bonbons

Peanut Butter Cocoa Bonbons

I'm a minister's wife and also have a candy-making business. This yummy pairing of peanut butter and chocolate produced terrific treats for a recent fellowship. Everyone commented on the flavor and quickly emptied my tray.

Chocolate Peanut Candy Squares

Chocolate Peanut Candy Squares

Chocolate Peanut Candy Squares

Several years ago, I took this recipe to my sister's annual Christmas cookie- and candy-making party. Everyone still tells me that their families beg them to make these decadent delights for their holiday festivities.

Easy Marshmallow Fudge

Easy Marshmallow Fudge

Easy Marshmallow Fudge

My mom has made this fast-to-fix fudge at Christmas for as long as I can remember. Pretty pastel marshmallows add a colorful twist to the candy.

Double-Decker Fudge

Double-Decker Fudge

Double-Decker Fudge

Everyone loves peanut butter and chocolate, so this layered fudge is always a hit with family and friends. I found the recipe about 15 years ago and have been making it for the holidays ever since.

Sparkling Candy Swizzle Sticks

Sparkling Candy Swizzle Sticks

Sparkling Candy Swizzle Sticks

Serve these sweet sticks from our Test Kitchen with tea, cider and hot chocolate.

Apricot Coconut Balls

Apricot Coconut Balls

Apricot Coconut Balls

I appreciate that these fruity candies are easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time. They're a nice alternative to chocolate sweets. —Barbara Strohbehn, Gladbrook, Iowa

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

I make many batches of this minty fudge to give as Christmas gifts. It's not too sweet, so it appeals to lots of palates. —Sue Schindler, Barnesville, Minnesota

Mocha Nut Fudge

Mocha Nut Fudge

Mocha Nut Fudge

I was lucky enough to inherit my grandmother's cookbook collection along with all of her recipe notations. This fudgy candy earned high marks. —Brandy LaFountain, Marion, Michigan
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