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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.

Easy Mint Chocolate Truffles

Easy Mint Chocolate Truffles

Easy Mint Chocolate Truffles

I make a lot of candy around the holidays. This is one of my favorites because the mixture isn't sticky or messy to work with, and the results are just delicious. —Jean Olson, Wallingford, Iowa

Sunflower Fudge

Sunflower Fudge

Sunflower Fudge

My family grows sunflowers on our farm, so I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to use the tasty kernels. This fudge is a favorite.—Pam Clemens, Wimbledon, North Dakota

Orange Truffles

Orange Truffles

Orange Truffles

Delicious citrus is the tasty surprise when folks try these chocolate candies. For an elegant effect, CT's cooks drizzled them with melted white chips.
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Christmas Candy Bags

Christmas Candy Bags

Christmas Candy Bags

FAMILY AND FRIENDS are sure to be sweet on the goody-filled gifts here. They're twice the treat, since you can eat the presents and the packaging! CT's cooks made the sacks edible by brushing delectable white candy coating onto paper bags, then removing them after the coating set. Inside, they put soft caramels from Tina's recipe. The project is that easy...so go ahead and prepare you own. Folks won't be able to "contain" themselves!

Candy Christmas Tree

Candy Christmas Tree

Candy Christmas Tree

This is the perfect centerpiece at your holiday get-together and the best thing about it is that it is eatable.—Kathryn Luna, Dana Point, California

Almond Rock Candy

Almond Rock Candy

Almond Rock Candy

This isn't your ordinary rock candy! The difference lies in the almond extract Nancy Bohlen adds to the mix. "I regularly give batches to our daughter's Sunday school teachers for Christmas," she notes from her home in Brookings, South Dakota.

Terrific Toffee

Terrific Toffee

Terrific Toffee

"This candy is one of those must-make treats my family requests at Christmas," says Carol Gillespie of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. "The buttery toffee, rich chocolate and crunchy nuts are a triple treat. Everyone who tries a piece asks for more."

Viennese Fudge

Viennese Fudge

Viennese Fudge

The fudge recipe from my mother combines two ingredients commonly found in Viennese desserts—semisweet chocolate and hazelnuts. It's a staple in my home at the holidays. —Loranne Weir, San Ramon, California

Almond Potato Candy

Almond Potato Candy

Almond Potato Candy

When my mother was a child, my grandmother would make this as a substitute for expensive store-bought marzipan. I've since added the melted chocolate, which gives it more richness. —Betty Hartigan, Calgary, Alberta

Pecan Clusters

Pecan Clusters

Pecan Clusters

Toasting the pecans before stirring in the chocolate adds to the richness of this easy-to-make candy. I usually make four batches each Christmas and never have leftovers. —Collette Reynolds, Raleigh, North Carolina

Orange Walnut Candy

Orange Walnut Candy

Orange Walnut Candy

A friend shared the recipe for these tangy goodies. Whenever I need a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, I roll them out by the dozens. —Betty Hostetler, Ocean Park, Washington
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