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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.

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20 Recipes for Homemade Christmas Candy

20 Recipes for Homemade Christmas Candy

20 Recipes for Homemade Christmas Candy

For a special holiday treat, make homemade versions of your favorite Christmas candy like peanut butter cups, fudge, candy canes, marshmallows, caramels, truffles and peppermint taffy with help from these sweet recipes.

Apricot White Fudge

Apricot White Fudge

Apricot White Fudge

"This fudge has become a family favorite because of the luscious blending of flavors," notes Debbie Purdue of Freeland, Michigan. "I try to make it for gifts at Christmastime." Use a candy thermometer or the cold-water test to make sure the mixture reaches soft-ball stage; then chill until set.

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

There are a few recipes I absolutely have to pull out every Christmas, and this is one of them. The nutty clusters are so smooth and chocolaty.
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Top 10 Recipes for Caramels

Top 10 Recipes for Caramels

Top 10 Recipes for Caramels

So much better than store-bought caramels, these homemade candy recipes make special treats during Christmas…or any time of year!

Rudolph Treats

Rudolph Treats

Rudolph Treats

These adorable goodies are simple enough to make for your own gang, and your friends and neighbors, too! Let the kids help you create a new holiday tradition. —Abigail Vandersaul, Saint Paul, Missouri

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.

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

People are crazy about these cashews coated in toffee and three kinds of chocolate. They make gift-giving sweet and simple for me!—Virginia Sauer, Wantagh, NY

Chocolate Peanut Drops

Chocolate Peanut Drops

Chocolate Peanut Drops

This is a recipe that I got from a friend, who got it from her sister, and between the three of us we've handed it out everywhere! The chocolatey candies couldn't be easier to make in the slow cooker and depending on the size of your spoon, you can get at least several dozen candies from this one recipe. So easy and great for gifts.—Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee

Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

This recipe has been a family "secret" for generations. But I think it's too good to keep to ourselves. A glossy chocolate coating hides a crunchy coconut filling. —Jennifer Dignin, Westerville, Ohio

Peanut Butter Turtle Candies

Peanut Butter Turtle Candies

Peanut Butter Turtle Candies

Every year at the holidays, these candy turtles are a huge hit with family, friends and coworkers. I get lots of requests for more and have even been told not to bother with a holiday visit if I don't bring my turtles—talk about a compliment! They're also good with dark chocolate and salted pecans. —Misty Schwotzer, Groveport, Ohio

Aunt Rose's Fantastic Butter Toffee

Aunt Rose's Fantastic Butter Toffee

Aunt Rose's Fantastic Butter Toffee

I don't live in the country, but I love everything about it—especially good old-fashioned home cooking! Every year, you'll find me at our county fair, entering a different recipe contest. This toffee is a family favorite! —Kathy Dorman, Snover, Michigan
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