35 Easy Christmas Candy Recipes You Can Actually Make

Get inspired with homemade candy made with love this holiday season! From no-bake holiday treats to fun sweets for gifting, these are 35 of the best and easiest Christmas candy recipes you can make from the comfort of your own kitchen.

homemade turtle candies on parchment

Turtle Candies

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For many, Turtles candies are synonymous with the holidays – and now you can make them at home! Impress your guests with these easy homemade Turtles, that are also so great for gifting!

Stacked Cranberry Almond Fudge pieces with sliced almonds and cranberries.

Chocolate Orange Cranberry Fudge

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Festive flavors of creamy chocolate, fresh citrus, and tart cranberries come together in this delicious chocolate fudge recipe that was made for the holidays! This homemade fudge is a tempting addition to any Christmas dessert table.

Chocolate Caramels

Grandma Klein’s Chocolate Caramels

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These chewy, delectable homemade caramels are filled with holiday nostalgia – and deliciously creamy caramel and chocolate flavor! An old-timey recipe made to be wrapped and gifted this holiday season.

Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Truffles - Decadent chocolate truffles made with a rich dark chocolate and pistachio mixture, and sprinkled with sea salt.

Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe

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You’ll love these bold and delicious homemade truffles made with dark chocolate and the salty crunch of pistachios. A unique Christmas candy recipe to serve at your next holiday gathering!

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Easy Buckeye Recipe

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Another perfect recipe for holiday peanut butter buckeyes, with only 4 ingredients and massive amounts of creamy peanut butter and chocolate flavor! These also happen to be one of the most popular kinds of Christmas candy in the US!

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Rum Balls

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Festive holiday rum balls are easy to make and decorate, and even easier to enjoy at Christmas gatherings. A cute bite-sized treat bursting with flavor and crunch!

2 stacked pieces of crockpot candy with peanuts

Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Candy

Crunchy and sweet chocolate covered peanut clusters are a classic Christmas candy, and an easy candy recipe to make in a crock pot.

A Bunch of Square Homemade Marshmallows on a Wooden Surface

Fluffy Homemade Marshmallows Recipe

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These light and fluffy homemade marshmallows are the best garnish you’ll make this winter season! Pop them into hot cocoa, press them between cookies for s’mores, or enjoy these marshmallows alone as a sweet Christmas treat.

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Christmas Crack (Cracker Toffee)

This Christmas crack is loaded with holiday cheer, topped with pecans and decorated with holiday sprinkles! Delicious cracker toffee made with common pantry ingredients.

Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

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Four ingredients is all it takes to make this festive and mouth watering homemade fudge! An easy fudge recipe that’s ready in 15 minutes, and certain to have peanut butter fans raving.

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Peppermint Bark

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Everyone’s holiday platter needs a statement piece; let this peppermint bark made with white chocolate be the center of yours this Christmas!

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Chocolate Peppermint Patties

4 ingredients are all you need for this effortless Peppermint Patties copycat recipe. Minty and chocolatey like the classic candy, and perfect for the holidays!

Sponge Candy Recipe

Sponge Candy

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Classic homemade sponge candy is an old fashioned favorite! An easy recipe for candy filled with buttery toffee flavor and an incredibly satisfying crunch.

Two snowman marshmallows and one hot cocoa marshmallow

Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows for Christmas

Marshmallows dipped in chocolate are a fun and easy Christmas recipe to make with kids. Little hands can dip and decorate these festive treats, then enjoy them with hot chocolate or just as they are!

Gingerbread Truffles

White Chocolate Gingerbread Balls

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These easy homemade gingerbread balls coated in white chocolate are positively magical! The perfect Christmas candy that’s easy to make and decorate, and even easier to eat.

Four Vegan Peanut Butter Cups Piled On Top of One Another

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

These homemade peanut butter cups are a vegan-friendly dessert perfect for the holidays. A delicious homage to Reese’s cups, made in your own kitchen!

Easy Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Peanut Butter Balls

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Chocolate covered peanut butter balls are the easiest no-bake treat! Coated in chocolate with a creamy peanut butter filling that never disappoints.

White Chocolate Dulce de Leche swirled Fudge is sweet & rich. Oh those ribbons of Dulce de Leche!

Dulce de Leche Swirled Vanilla Fudge

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An unbelievably creamy fudge swirled with decadent dulce de leche is just what the holidays call for! Make this easy fudge candy recipe to add a little extra low maintenance luxury to your holiday platters this year.

Double Chocolate Snickers Fudge

Double Chocolate Snickers Candy Bar Fudge Recipe

This Snickers fudge takes a classic bandy bar to a festive new level, with layers of white and dark chocolate fudge wrapped around a Snickers bar center.

Layered Chocolate Nougat Bars - Chocolate, graham crackers, and hazelnuts come together to create the most perfect no-bake dessert bar.

Layered Chocolate Nougat Bars Recipe – Bajadera (Bah-Ya-Deh-Rah)

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This most mouthwatering no-bake dessert bar recipe brings together chocolate, Graham crackers and hazelnuts in pure holiday candy perfection.

A pile salted caramel chocolate cups on a pink wrapper.

4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups (Vegan and No Bake)

Name a better combination than salted caramel and chocolate – now, name an easier recipe than this one with only 4 ingredients and zero baking!

Pecan Christmas Crack in a box.

Pecan Christmas Crack

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Crunchy, sweet, and a little salty – this is a simple and delicious recipe for the ultimate classic Christmas crack!

No Bake Almond Joy Bars a healthy dessert filled with coconut and almond butter then topped with chocolate for the ultimate bite. These healthy vegan bars are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Healthy No Bake Almond Joy Bars

Another homemade and healthy version of a favorite candy aisle staple! This Christmas, enjoy these easy vegan no-bake dessert bars inspired by Almond Joy.

An Easy Peanut Brittle Recipe

Peanut Brittle

It wouldn’t be a holiday cookie tray without homemade peanut brittle! Everyone’s favorite sweet and salty candy is a Christmas classic – and this is the best peanut brittle recipe to share at parties.

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Candied Pecans

A Christmas classic, enjoy these easy candied nuts as a satisfying holiday snack! The flavors of vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon come together in this recipe for stovetop candied nuts.

Up close image of a pecan pie truffle sliced in half to show the bourbon pecan pie filling.

Pecan Pie Truffles

Easy holiday truffles inspired by the classic Christmas pie! These sugary, decadent pecan truffles have all the flavors of pecan pie, packed into a bite-sized homemade treat.

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Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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In case you didn’t know, chocolate covered pretzels are the easiest to make at home! Making this easy recipe for chocolate covered pretzels one of the best holiday snack ideas.

Bourbon Balls on a black platter

Bourbon Balls

Inspired by holiday rum balls, made with bourbon! This easy recipe for bite-sized chocolate balls soaked in the warm and toasty flavors of bourbon, perfect to enjoy for dessert, or as a sweet addition to your Christmas dessert tray.

These chocolate covered stuffed dates are insanely easy to make and far too easy to eat just one. I dare you to resist having just one!

Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates

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Try this easy recipe for dates stuffed with nut butter and then enrobed in decadent dark chocolate! A sweet treat with the perfect amount of chew, that will have guests coming back for more!

These 5 ingredient Vegan Almond Butter Cups are easy to make and a delicious healthy version of the popular candy! Creamy almond butter smooshed in between two layers of dark chocolate, can't get any better than that! 

Vegan Almond Butter Cups

A delicious and healthy vegan candy recipe for almond butter cups covered in chocolate! With an ingredient list you can count on one hand, these are an easy treat to include on any Christmas platter.

christmas white chocolate peanut haystack on parchment

Crockpot White Chocolate Haystacks

A crunchy and sweet, festive treat made in a slow cooker! Christmas candy doesn’t get easier than these adorable white chocolate covered, fried noodle “haystacks”!

Cinnamon sugar toffee on a white plate with a napkin.

Cinnamon Sugar Toffee

For those who are familiar with Disney’s Churro Toffee, this decadent cinnamon sugar toffee recipe is a homemade copycat! For everyone else, this is an incredible and easy dessert made with white chocolate and toffee candy, dusted with sparkling cinnamon sugar.

crockpot candy on white plate

Crockpot Turtle Candy

Classic Turtles candy made at home in the crockpot! The beloved caramel and chocolate flavor combination of the original, recreated as an easy homemade Christmas candy.

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Old Fashioned Divinity Candy

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An old fashioned recipe for a sweet candy treat that’s ready in under 30 minutes! Light and fluffy meringue candy with a classic pecan garnish for the holidays.

Pecan Christmas Crack in a box.

Pecan Christmas Crack

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In case you were looking for more inspiration for everyone’s favorite holiday candy recipe, try this easy Christmas crack topped with crunchy pecans!

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