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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 Peppermint Candies

Chocolate Peppermint Candies

Chocolate Peppermint Candies

The cool mint filling in these patties makes them especially delicious. Friends often request that I bring them to parties.

Chocolate Nut Candies

Chocolate Nut Candies

Chocolate Nut Candies

I've been making these yummy candies for many years. With their three rich gooey layers, a little goes a long way. One batch is enough to please a crowd.

Butterscotch Taffy

Butterscotch Taffy

Butterscotch Taffy

It's a good thing that this recipe isn't a lot of fuss— the soft tempting taffy goes so fast I sometimes don't even get to wrap the pieces!
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Cranberry Gumdrops

Cranberry Gumdrops

Cranberry Gumdrops

This unique treat combines two holiday favorites— the tangy flavor of cranberry and a sweet chewy candy. I've made them for years. They're popular with all ages.

Penuche

Penuche

Penuche

My mom used to make this brown sugar fudge every year during the holidays, both for our family and to give as gifts. It has such wonderful old-fashioned flavor. We still savor the tradition.

Old-Fashioned Caramels

Old-Fashioned Caramels

Old-Fashioned Caramels

Before I was married, my future father-in-law would fix these creamy caramels at Christmas and send me some. The recipe has been in my husband's family for decades...so, when we got married, I learned to make them, too.

Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods

Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods

Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods

Kids of all ages enjoy receiving these fun-to-eat treats for Christmas. Once the pretzels are wrapped with plastic wrap and ribbons, you can tuck them into stockings, tie them onto gifts or slip them inside a glass jar. — Kay Waters, Benld, Illinois

Four-Nut Brittle

Four-Nut Brittle

Four-Nut Brittle

Meet the Cook: We delight in being hospitable - it's the true mark of a country home...even if it is in the city. This recipe's one I created myself. I enjoy various kinds of nuts and wanted a candy that has a different crunch in every bite. My husband and I have a daughter, who's just turning 19 months old. -Kelly-Ann Gibbons, Prince George, British Columbia

Iced Almonds

Iced Almonds

Iced Almonds

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe some 15 years ago. I've made well over 100 batches since then!—Susan Marie Taccone, Erie, Pennsylvania

Hazelnut Toffee

Hazelnut Toffee

Hazelnut Toffee

The Willamette Valley produces a lot of hazelnuts, so this recipe is truly representative of our area. I always make plenty of this delicious toffee to serve at Christmas and give as gifts.

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!"
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