These easy Christmas candy recipes are a must make this holiday season! Be sure to add them to your baking list.
As far as I’m considered, the holiday season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. I love decorating, spending extra time with the family, and all the delicious food!
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In the last few years, I’ve especially come to enjoy making homemade candy. It has become a new holiday tradition at our house. Today, I want to share some of my favourite candy recipes with you.
Christmas Reindeer Food Chex Mix Recipe makes the perfect party mix for all of your festive celebrations! This delicious treat is simple to make too!
What we love about homemade candy at Christmas:
Whipping up a batch of homemade Christmas candy is so easy! Because it takes so little time, this tasty treat is one of my favourite things to make for last minute Christmas parties and holiday gifts.
When you make your own candy, you also have control of the quality. The best part is that most of these delicious sweet treats can be stored in an airtight container, at room temperature, saving fridge space. A definite bonus!
Christmas Oreo Cake Balls – a delicious twist on chocolate truffles. You’re going to want to make a big batch of these!
I like to get ready for the holiday season by stocking up on a few things from the grocery store. Add these to your shopping list!
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- Milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Powdered sugar
- White and brown sugar
- Hard candy, such as candy canes
- Chewy caramels
- Dry cereal, such as Rice Krispies
- Candy melts in every color
Candy making supplies:
- Candy thermometer
- Slow cooker
- Silicone spatulas
- Parchment paper or silicone baking sheets
- Cookie sheets
- Lollipop sticks
Grinch chocolate pops – easy and delicious!
Ways to gift homemade candies:
- Fill cookie tins with a variety of candy, using muffin cup liners to separate each kind.
- Attach a recipe card with detailed instructions to a bag or box of homemade Christmas candies.
- Offer your favourite candies as a hostess gift at family gatherings and holiday parties.
- A consumable gift makes an excellent gift for teachers as they head into the break.
Christmas candy recipes:
White Chocolate Snowman Bark – delicious white chocolate loaded with candy for a sweet & salty treat kids love to help make for the holidays!
Christmas Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Recipe – delicious chocolate-covered pretzels loaded with candy. Switch up the colours of candy for an easy treat that is perfect any time of year!
This Grinch-inspired chocolate bark is perfect for the holidays and loaded with candy. It’s a perfect treat for little hands to help with!
The best Peppermint Meringue Cookie Recipe – super quick and easy to make, these yummy cookies are great for Christmas time! Peppermint candies and chocolate add the perfect touch to these festive treats.
This Christmas Cracker Toffee is an absolute must-have in your holiday baking arsenal. It has been a Christmas tradition with the women in my family for far longer than I can remember.
These DIY Buddy the Elf chocolates are seriously fun and easy to make! This Elf-inspired chocolate is the perfect treat for family movie night too.
The best chocolate Reindeer Bark Recipe – a thick layer of chocolate loaded with candy for a sweet & salty treat! The kids will have so much fun helping!
The best Grinch Oreo Balls – easy to make, delicious and perfectly festive for the holidays! These yummy no-bake Oreo cake balls only require a few simple ingredients!
These white chocolate peppermint pretzels are super yummy! I especially love how easy they are to make because they add such a festive touch to my holiday home.
White Chocolate Christmas Bark – delicious white chocolate loaded with candy for a sweet treat kids love to help make for the holidays!
These turtle pretzels are such an easy candy recipe that my kids jumped in to help out this year. I love recipes that have simple ingredients and can be made with the littles.
These Candy Cane Brownie Cake Pops are a byproduct of my contribution to this year’s baking/cookie exchange.
Christmas Tree Meringue Recipe – totally fun and simple to make, these trees are great for Christmas time! The chocolate stars add the perfect festive touch to these Christmas tree treats.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls – perfect for every occasion!
Now that you’ve added a bunch of new recipes to your Christmas baking list, be sure to check out my Christmas cookies and other Christmas desserts for even more ideas!