We’ve handpicked our favorite Christmas Candy Recipes and come up with this list of sweet treats that are perfect for gift giving, holiday parties and snacking. From homemade toffee to caramel popcorn, we’ve got something for everyone and each recipe is easy enough for even a novice candy maker.
28 Best Easy Christmas Candy Recipes
Sure, we love Christmas cookies - who doesn’t? In fact, we have an entire post based on our favorite Christmas cookie recipes. But, let's not forget about the other sweet treat that’s perfect for gift giving, cookie plates and holiday parties.
We're talking Christmas candy, and this list of our 28 best Christmas Candy Recipes has a little something for everyone. We’ve included traditional Christmas candies, like Homemade Caramels, alongside fun Christmas candy ideas like Easy Rolo Pretzel Bites and White Chocolate Dipped Ornament Oreos.
Everything on this list is easy enough for even the most inexperienced cook, so throw on an apron, dive right in and let us know what you liked most.
Christmas Candy Popcorn
This Homemade Caramel Popcorn is sweet, salty, buttery, crisp, and super addictive. It blows away any store-bought caramel corn and is so simple to make.
This is a great recipe to use to make popcorn balls. For Christmas, skip the cinnamon bears and form each into individual balls to serve at holiday parties.
Our Coconut Caramel Popcorn has layers of flavor with toasted coconut, coconut caramel and a yummy chocolate drizzle. If you love caramel popcorn, this is a great new variation to try.
Homemade Christmas Toffee
Saltine Cracker Toffee’s other name is Christmas Crack. Not only is it super quick and easy to make, it’s also incredibly addicting. In a buttery, crunchy, sweet and salty class of its own, this holiday candy is bound to be your new favorite.
Our recipe for classic Buttery English Toffee combines sweet, crunchy, buttery toffee with a thick layer of milk chocolate topped off with toasted almonds. Truly, it doesn't get much more classic than this.
This old-fashioned Peanut Brittle is light and airy, super buttery and chock full of crunchy peanuts. It’s a simple homemade candy that everyone loves and takes just a few minutes to make.
Christmas Candy Balls
Inspired by peanut butter Buckeye candies, this Nutella version makes the perfect Christmas gift or treat for home. It's an easy Christmas candy, filled with creamy Nutella and crunchy graham crackers, then hand-dipped in your favorite kind of chocolate.
A favorite during Christmas, these Peanut Butter Balls (also known as Buckeye Balls) are a sweet treat loaded with peanut butter, a little crunch and covered in smooth milk chocolate.
These Chocolate Covered Coconut Balls are creamy, chewy, chocolatey and easy enough to prepare in your very own kitchen. They make an impressive addition to your cookie plate during the holiday season and are often the first thing to disappear!
These simple no-bake Coconut Peanut Butter Energy Balls are a healthy snack disguised as candy. Use red and green M&Ms and these would fit right in as Christmas Candy.
Homemade Caramel Christmas Candy
Caramels are a classic Christmas candy that is much easier to make than you might guess. Our recipe gives you step-by-step instructions for making sweet, silky smooth and delicious caramels. This caramel can also be used for dipping.
These soft and chewy caramels are dipped in melted chocolate then topped with flakey sea salt for a perfect treat no matter what the occasion.
These adorable Snowman Caramel Apples have a thick, smooth caramel covered in melted white chocolate and decorated with a cute top hat and snowman face.
This is the ultimate guide to making your own Homemade Caramel Apples for Christmas or any other time of year.
These Apple Nachos are a quick and easy dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth with very little preparation.
This easy Homemade Caramel Sauce is ooey-gooey, silky smooth and salty sweet. While it's not exactly candy, it's perfect for drizzling over vanilla ice cream, serving as a dip for apples or even eating by the spoonful.
Chocolate Dipped Christmas Candy Recipes
These Nilla Wafer Caramel Candies are such an easy Christmas candy recipe. They have a little dollop of homemade caramel and a drizzle of sweet milk chocolate.
Your family and friends will love these cute little ornaments. They are a cross between a Christmas cookie and a Christmas candy and totally delicious.
Minty, chocolatey and melt in your mouth, these chocolate dipped Oreos are covered in silky smooth Andes Mint Chocolate.
This recipe contains easy step-by-step instructions for making sweet, silky smooth, delicious caramel as well as plenty of ideas for yummy and seasonal toppings.
Ridiculously easy to make, these Chocolate Covered Wafer Cookies can be mixed and matched to create unlimited different combinations of flavors and decorations. Perfect for holiday entertaining and for making with the little ones!
With just 3 ingredients and about 10 minutes you can make these easy Rolo Pretzel Bites. Also, they make a perfectly simple, sweet and salty Christmas candy or snack.
This Easy Homemade Chocolate Fudge uses just 3 ingredients and can be made entirely in the microwave. So rich, creamy and full of chocolate flavor, it’s a great recipe for gifts and parties during the holiday season.
This adorable and Easy Circus Animal Cookie Fudge uses just a few ingredients and can be made entirely in the microwave. So rich, creamy and full of fudgy flavor, and it has these bright and adorable little circus animal cookies on top.
This Easy Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge is a quick and easy fudge that uses just a few ingredients and can be made entirely in the microwave. It is a peanut butter chocolate swirl fudge recipe that takes just minutes to prepare and is dangerously delicious.
This Easy Homemade Mint Chocolate Fudge uses just a few ingredients and can be made entirely in the microwave. It's made with mint extract and Andes Creme de Menthe Chocolate to achieve maximum mint flavor.
Candied Fruit Recipes
While not exactly candy, we still included these pretty candied fruits because they taste as amazing as they look.
27. Candied Citrus
This homemade Candied Citrus makes a beautiful and delicious garnish for cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, pies and more.
When you aren’t popping them into your mouth as a treat, add these as a garnish to cocktails or cheese plates, or add a little flare to your holiday desserts.
More of Our Favorite Christmas Dessert Recipes
- Chocolate Cream Pie
- Apple Pie
- Nutella Twist Bread
- Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread
- Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Gingerbread Cookie Bars
- No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
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- Best No Bake Desserts
- Best Caramel Dessert Recipes
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This list of our 28 Best Christmas Candy Recipes has a little something for everyone. Specifically, we’ve included traditional Christmas candies, like Homemade Caramels, alongside fun Christmas candy ideas like Easy Rolo Pretzel Bites and White Chocolate Dipped Ornament Oreos.