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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.

Homemade Gumdrops

Homemade Gumdrops

Homemade Gumdrops

Your friends and family will remember these chewy, fruity candies long after they've licked the last bit of sugar off their fingers! They're a great gift any time of year. —Christin Holt, Kingsburg, California

Maple Nut Balls

Maple Nut Balls

Maple Nut Balls

I created these chocolate-dipped delights a few years ago, and already they've become a seasonal favorite with all my friends and family members. The creamy confection also won a blue ribbon at our state fair.

Coconut Date Balls

Coconut Date Balls

Coconut Date Balls

There are a few classic recipes I absolutely have to pull out every Christmas, and this is one of those. These chewy balls are surprisingly crunchy and they look so pretty on a holiday candy tray.
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Easy Chocolate Truffles

Easy Chocolate Truffles

Easy Chocolate Truffles

My children and I often make these super-easy chocolate balls during the holiday season to dress up our cookie trays and gift baskets. For added color, the balls can be rolled in nonpareils, sprinkles or ground nuts.

Surprise Fudge

Surprise Fudge

Surprise Fudge

Santa himself would never guess that the secret ingredient in this amazingly smooth and creamy fudge is cheese! The recipe is simply delicious and is my husband's Yuletide favorite.

Tootsie Roll Fudge

Tootsie Roll Fudge

Tootsie Roll Fudge

When my husband came home with 50 pounds of Tootsie Rolls he bought at a discount store, I had to figure out a way to use them-so I came up with this recipe! A red or green M&M's candy atop each piece makes them extra jolly.

Peanut Buttercream Candy

Peanut Buttercream Candy

Peanut Buttercream Candy

My cousin sent me some of these delicious nutty buttercreams, and I've been making them ever since. It's a wonderful gift recipe since one batch yields seven dozen.

Butter Almond Crunch

Butter Almond Crunch

Butter Almond Crunch

I always draw rave reviews for this buttery, melt-in-your-mouth candy. From the coconut bottom layer to the chocolate drizzled on top, it's a winner all year-round.

Homemade Butterscotch Fudge

Homemade Butterscotch Fudge

Homemade Butterscotch Fudge

This fudge is sure to be the most delicious you have ever tasted. It is easy to make and will be gone in no time at all.—Kathy Ingrao, West Lafayette, Indiana

Pistachio Cranberry Bark

Pistachio Cranberry Bark

Pistachio Cranberry Bark

This bark makes a lovely holiday gift from the kitchen. Fill a plate or cup with candy, then gather up clear cellophane around it and tie with red and green ribbons. —Susan Wacek, Pleasanton, California

Rich Peanut Clusters

Rich Peanut Clusters

Rich Peanut Clusters

It’s cheaper to make these bite-size morsels than it is to buy them in the store. Best of all, family and friends agree they taste better! —Janice Garvert, Plainville, Kansas
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