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Christmas Candy

There's no sweeter time than Christmas. Make and share these recipes for Christmas candy with friends and family, including classic candy recipes for bark, brittle, candy canes, chocolates, mints, pretzels and more.

Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

Chocolate and peanuts are two of my favorite treats, and the combination in this recipe, along with butterscotch, gives this candy a special flavor. My mother made these for Christmas every year, but they're so easy to fix, you can enjoy them anytime.

Chocolate Cherries

Chocolate Cherries

Chocolate Cherries

For these cute candies, maraschino cherries are dressed in a chocolate coating. Kids will have fun helping make the sweets, but they will have to wait a week or two for the filling to set before enjoying the fruits of their labors. -Janice Pehrson, Omaha, Nebraska

Double Chocolate Truffles

Double Chocolate Truffles

Double Chocolate Truffles

Here's a delicious holiday treat that's very rich and chocolaty.
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Chocolate Rum Truffles

Chocolate Rum Truffles

Chocolate Rum Truffles

It's hard to eat just one of these chocolaty silky candies. I like to keep some on hand for a quick sweet treat. —DeAnn Alleva, Hudson, Wisconsin

Party Mint Patties

Party Mint Patties

Party Mint Patties

These easy-to-make mint candies are perfect for any occasion throughout the year. Simply tint the dough the appropriate color. Friends and family will gobble these up in a jiffy! —Mrs. William Yoder, Bloomfield, Iowa

Pecan Cinnamon Fudge

Pecan Cinnamon Fudge

Pecan Cinnamon Fudge

A handful of baking staples are all you'll need for this rich treat shared by Autumn Bradley-O'Rell. "It's the most fabulous fudge you will ever taste," promises the Lodi, Wisconsin reader.

Cherry Walnut Balls

Cherry Walnut Balls

Cherry Walnut Balls

This old-fashioned holiday candy brightens up cookie plates and has become one of my signature confections, requested by family and friends. I made this up by combining two recipes. -Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia

Pecan Coconut Clusters

Pecan Coconut Clusters

Pecan Coconut Clusters

Crisp rice cereal and chopped pecans add crunch to these no-bake bites sent in by Norene Wright of Manilla, Indiana. "This recipe is quick to fix, and the results are truly rich," she writes.

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

I capitalized on the idea at Christmastime by sprucing up ice cream cones to fashion some frosted firs. I made these for a school Christmas party.—Carla Harris, Trenton, Tennessee

Peppery Peanut Brittle

Peppery Peanut Brittle

Peppery Peanut Brittle

A touch of hot pepper sauce gives a unique zip to this crunchy confection from Janie Sanders of Vicksburg, Mississippi. "We call it blistering brittle," she says. The mixture reaches hard-crack stage in the microwave, so you don't even need a candy thermometer for this brittle.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls

Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls

Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls

"The first time I made this candy, I knew it was going to be a big hit," writes Janice Brightwell, Jeffersonville, Indiana. "My husband and friends agree it's the best they've ever tasted. It's quick and simple to prepare. I've been asked for the recipe countless times."
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