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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.

Perfect Peppermint Patties

Perfect Peppermint Patties

Perfect Peppermint Patties

Calling for just a few ingredients, this is one candy that's simple to prepare. I make lots of different candy at Christmas to give as gifts. It's time consuming, but worth it to see the delight it brings to people. -Joanne Adams, Bath, Maine

Salted Peanut Chews

Salted Peanut Chews

Salted Peanut Chews

I took these great treats to an evening reunion. They disappeared fast, and soon people were asking for the recipe. —Irene Yoder, Millersburg, Ohio

Three-Chocolate Fudge

Three-Chocolate Fudge

Three-Chocolate Fudge

I make this fudge at Christmastime to give to friends and neighbors. That tradition started years ago when I made more candy than my husband, three sons and I could eat, so we shared it. It's a tasty tradition I'm glad to continue. -Betty Grantham, Hanceville, Alabama
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Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy

Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy

Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy

"My husband and I make several batches of this easy, chocolaty nut squares for holiday gifts," notes Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington. "Most people are surprised to learn the recipe includes soda crackers." Married for 22 years, the couple recently retired and sold their ranch. Both love to cook.

Candy Bar Fudge

Candy Bar Fudge

Candy Bar Fudge

My manager at work, who knows I like to try new treat recipes, shared this one with me. I've made this chewy and chocolaty fudge many times since. Packed with nuts and caramel, it's like a candy bar. Everyone who's tried it loves it. -Lois Freeman, Oxford, Michigan

Fudgy Christmas Wreath

Fudgy Christmas Wreath

Fudgy Christmas Wreath

These are the perfect candy for your next Christmas party. They will be sure to disappear in no time.—Nancy Maguire, Stony Plain, Alberta

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Not only is this my family's favorite festive dessert, but it makes a delicious holiday present, too. Best of all, you can prepare these ahead. The candy just gets better as it's stored, with the centers becoming even juicier. —Linda Hammerich, Bonanza, Oregon

Angel Food Christmas Candy

Angel Food Christmas Candy

Angel Food Christmas Candy

It was my dad who inspired me to first try making this candy. He remembered it from when he was a boy. The ultimate compliment was when he told me my version tasted even better! My husband's a driver with a parcel service. As you can probably guess, he works long hours around the holidays—that gives me time for making treats! We have a 2-year-old (he likes to jump up on a chair and help in the kitchen) and a second child due in March.

Chocolate Chews

Chocolate Chews

Chocolate Chews

These special candies are one of my favorite things to make in my kitchen.—Donna Rhodes, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Chocolate Almond Brittle

Chocolate Almond Brittle

Chocolate Almond Brittle

Here in Kern County, there are thousands of acres of almond orchards. I like to experiment with recipes-always trying to come up with something new. This candy is the result of altering, adding and a lot of taste testing (somebody had to do it!). I think it turned out rather well.

Chocolate Clusters

Chocolate Clusters

Chocolate Clusters

No-bake cookies are so easy to do. These chocolaty treats are a cross between a cookie and candy.—Sara Ann Fowler, Illinois City, Illinois
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