Share:

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.

Sunflower Brittle

Sunflower Brittle

Sunflower Brittle

My mother made this candy for years using several kinds of nuts. Then I was married and my husband raised sunflowers, so it seemed natural to use those. People always comment on the unique delicious taste.—Trish Gehlhar, Ypsilanti, North Dakota

Pine Nut Divinity

Pine Nut Divinity

Pine Nut Divinity

As a boy, I harvested pine nuts from nearby trees. mom would then make this melt-in-your-mouth candy, which my sisters and I would sell at school fund-raisers. It was always a hit.—Ed Horkey, Ahwatukee, Arizona

Truffle Topiary

Truffle Topiary

Truffle Topiary

This delicious "tree" created from chocolates—is rooted in Elisa Schmidt's generosity. "I wanted to give family and friends something they'd remember," she detailed. "So I whipped up piles of these sweets for everyone." Adding to the fun, the CT kitchen staff turned Elisa's treats into a tree. They took their cue from the way she described preparing those piles of candies in her kitchen. You'll find it easy to do the same for Valentine's ...a birthday...or to brighten a cloudy winter day.
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT

Candy Strawberries

Candy Strawberries

Candy Strawberries

Ripe for giving—not to mention munching—are these tasty confections from Beverly Mix of Missoula, Montana. "I've brought batches to Christmas cookie exchanges for years, and they're always a hit," she reveals.—Beverly Mix, Missoula, Montana

Quick Sesame Toffee

Quick Sesame Toffee

Quick Sesame Toffee

This recipe originally came from a friend in Canada. The sesame seeds add a crispy texture and unique flavor to the toffee. It makes a great gift that friends and family are always happy to receive!

Pulled Taffy Candy Canes

Pulled Taffy Candy Canes

Pulled Taffy Candy Canes

My grandmother always made these at Christmastime and said her mother did, too. The soft and chewy canes have a great minty flavor. They're especially nice because the whole family can pitch in to prepare them. —Sheryl O'Danne, Port Townsend, Washington

Sugarless Licorice Stars

Sugarless Licorice Stars

Sugarless Licorice Stars

You can enjoy this candy even if you are on a restricted diet since it's sugar-free. Use small seasonal cutters to make shapes everyone will be sweet on.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I developed this recipe by combining some dessert recipes in my collection. The smooth peanut butter flavor earns rave reviews.

Apricot Balls

Apricot Balls

Apricot Balls

While they're full of good-for-you ingredients, these candies will satisfy any sweet tooth as well. I "gift-wrap" them in colorful mini muffin papers nestled in a tin.

Chocolate Crunch Patties

Chocolate Crunch Patties

Chocolate Crunch Patties

This candy's so fast and easy to make that I turn out hundreds of pieces each Christmas. People are always surprised to learn that one of the ingredients is potato chips!

Pecan Fudge

Pecan Fudge

Pecan Fudge

My mother gave me this creamy fudge recipe— it's the best! I enjoy making several batches every Christmas.
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT