17 Best Christmas Candy Recipes

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and if you're looking for some of the best Christmas candy recipes then we've got you covered. Making homemade candy gifts for the holiday doesn't need to be hard so we've gathered together some recipes to help make it easy!

fudge on plate with ornaments
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Why make homemade Christmas Candy?

Create a lifetime of fond holiday memories by putting on your apron and joining your family in the kitchen to have fun making homemade candies.

Traditionally marzipan candies and candy canes have been eaten for centuries around the world. In fact, we still use candy canes to decorate our trees to this day.

Be sure to make a few of these Christmas candy recipes to eat or give away as homemade gifts during the Christmas season!

1. Instant Pot Hard Tack Candy

Instant Pot Hard Tack Candy
You can make a rainbow of flavors with this delicious hard tack candy in your Instant Pot. Use the saute function to make this yummy candy!
Check out this recipe

2. Marzipan Chocolates

Marzipan Chocolates
Marzipan makes these chocolates an extra decadent treat to gift this year by The Monday Box.
Check out this recipe
Marzipan chocolates in box with a candy with a bite taken out of it.

3. Grinch Fudge in a Jar

Grinch Fudge in a Jar
Fudge in a jar would be perfect to gift with a copy of How the Grinch Stole Christmas from Cooking with Curls!
Check out this recipe
Green Grinch fudge in jar topped with a candy heart.

4. Soft Salted Caramels

Soft Salted Caramels
Have you ever made homemade caramels? This recipe would be a great place to start! By Savoring the Good.
Check out this recipe
Salted caramels on wooden board.

5. Chocolate Gift Boxes

Chocolate Gift Boxes
These gift boxes are edible for a waste free gift to make and share from Living Sweet Moments.
Check out this recipe
Edible chocolate gift boxes filled with candies and ornaments.

6. Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

Chocolate Marshmallow Bars
These homemade candy bars are so much tastier than anything you can get in a store by the Cozy Plum.
Check out this recipe
Chocolate marshmallow bars stacked on top of each other scattered around a table.

7. Mocha Chocolate Truffles

Mocha Chocolate Truffles
If you want to give a candy that is extra yummy and has a little coffee kick, then this recipe is just the thing from Nourish Plate.
Check out this recipe
Mocha chocolate truffles in glass jar on marble table.

8. Instant Pot Peanut Butter Fudge

Instant Pot Peanut Butter Fudge
Enjoy this no-fail fudge you can make in your Instant Pot on saute from Monday is Meatloaf.
Check out this recipe
Minestrone soup in brown rimmed bowl topped with cheese on dark blue napkin with crusty bread.

9. Easy Peppermint Bark

Easy Peppermint Bark
Peppermint bark makes for a great and festive easy gift to make and share this year from Small Town Woman.
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Peppermint bark in a Christmas tin.

10. Easy Holiday Rocky Road

Easy Christmas Rocky Road
Give rocky road a festive upgrade with this easy and tasty recipe bye Eat Love Eats.
Check out this recipe
Rocky road fudge stacked on a dark colored tray.

11. Dairy-Free Chocolates

Dairy-Free Chocolates
No dairy needed to make these cute candies! These are awesome for anyone who loves chocolate by LB Health and Lifestyle.
Check out this recipe
Dairy free chocolate molded candy on table.

12. Mazapan Recipe

Mazapan Recipe
This Mexican candy recipe is sure to spice things up just right by Broke Bank Vegan.
Check out this recipe
Stacked discs of mazapan.

13. Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups
Move over reese’s! These homemade peanut butter cups have such a good flavor and they are easy to make too by The Food Blog.
Check out this recipe
Peanut butter cups arranged in rows and columns on marble table.

14. Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Peanut Butter Bon Bons
Bon bons are just the thing to gift someone who loves peanut butter from Mae's Menu!
Check out this recipe
Peanut butter bon bon with a bite taken out of it on table with chocolate chips and other bon bons in the background.

15. Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
These chocolate covered coffee beans are easy to make. Gift them to your coffee loving friends to add a little zip to their holidays from Grow Reuse Enjoy.
Check out this recipe
Salted chocolate coffee beans stacked in a clear mason jar with lid.

16. Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters
Sweet, dark and nutty clusters make for a tasty treat to share and snack on during the holidays from Chef Savvy.
Check out this recipe
Almond clusters on white plate

17. Vegan Amaretto Truffles

Vegan Amaretto Truffles
These truffles are vegan and have such a decadent flavor. You are going to want to save a few of these for yourself by Addicted to Dates.
Check out this recipe
Decorated truffles arranged in rows and columns on a table top.

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