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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.

Caramel Truffles

Caramel Truffles

Caramel Truffles

These candies disappear as fast as I can make them. The five-ingredient microwave recipe is easy and fun to make. When drizzled with white almond bark and packaged with ribbon, they make a pretty gift. -Charlotte Midthun Granite Falls, Minnesota

Butter Pecan Fudge

Butter Pecan Fudge

Butter Pecan Fudge

Toasted pecans add a nutty crunch to this creamy buttery fudge. I have given this candy with its wonderful caramel flavor, as gifts at Christmastime and people always rave about it! -Pam Smith Alta Loma, California

Black 'n' White Pistachio Bark

Black 'n' White Pistachio Bark

Black 'n' White Pistachio Bark

You need only four basic ingredients to whip up this sweet and nutty treat. Sized right for two, it's an easy way to satisfy a sweet tooth. You could also double or triple the recipe if you want to have more candy on hand for the holiday season.—Louise Delozier, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Holiday Truffles

Holiday Truffles

Holiday Truffles

I like to lavish the chocolate lovers on my list with these sumptuous truffles. They always bring me rave reviews.

Orange Coconut Creams

Orange Coconut Creams

Orange Coconut Creams

Originally a gift from our neighbors, this recipe has become one of our own favorites to make and give at the holidays. —Julie Fornshell, Bismark, North Dakota

Sesame Toffee

Sesame Toffee

Sesame Toffee

I make more cakes and cookies than candy, but I love to stir up a batch of this toffee for Christmas because it's so easy!

Chocolate Chip Nougat

Chocolate Chip Nougat

Chocolate Chip Nougat

This sweet, chewy nougat adds a pretty holiday blush to yuletide gatherings. It takes a little extra effort to make, but candy this festive is worth it!

Candied Grapefruit Peel

Candied Grapefruit Peel

Candied Grapefruit Peel

My mother always made this fruity holiday sweet-and so do I. It takes time, but the house is filled with a Christmasy" aroma while the grapefruit cools-and the candied sticks are simply delicious!

Honey Cream Taffy

Honey Cream Taffy

Honey Cream Taffy

An old-fashioned favorite, this golden taffy gets my whole family pulling together in a special way! We wrap the melt-in-your mouth confections in twists of waxed paper and give them out to our holiday visitors.

Hard Candy Peppermint Twists

Hard Candy Peppermint Twists

Hard Candy Peppermint Twists

It's fun to tuck a few of these twists onto a platter of Christmas cookies. The holidays in out home wouldn't be the same without peppermint candies.

Chewy Almond Nougat

Chewy Almond Nougat

Chewy Almond Nougat

We've been making this candy for years. It continues to be a tradition for when the kids and grandkids cone home for the holidays. I've substituted pistachios for the almonds with wonderful results.
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