Delicious homemade candy is a traditional Christmas gift will simply never go out of style.
Listed below you will find over 50 Traditional Christmas Candy Recipes like truffles, barks, brittles, jellies and other delicious candies that would be perfect for this years gift exchange or holiday gathering.
Traditional Christmas Candy Recipes
A Christmas staple at 3 Boys and a Dog is Irish Potato Candy. My great-grandmother made it, my grandmother, my mom, and now me! It is super sweet, so just a couple pieces at a time is more than enough.
This Oreo Bark from Cookilicious is sure to be a crowd pleaser! I bet it would be great with the vanilla OREO cookies as well!
Toted as “simply irresistible, this Saltine Toffee from Suburban Simplicity is right up my alley! I love sweet and salty in one bite!
Blossom to Stem makes some super yummy sounding Passion Fruit Jellies.
Another yummy toffee recipe! This Chocolate Toffee is from The Gracious Wife. The name, though, makes me aware of my shortcomings! I am not very gracious. I should work on that!
My 17 year old likes Rocky Road Ice Cream. I just bet he would LOVE this Rocky Road Cluster from Kleinworth Co!
Oh my word! I love Reese’s, but they have gotten so expensive! These Jumbo Peanut Butter Cups from Wake up to Waffles is on my to try list now!
Why is brittle such a yummy candy? While I am a big fan of Peanut Brittle, I can’t resist this Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle from The Modern Proper!
The soft chocolate exterior of these Toffee Pecan Chocolate Truffles from Sugar Salt Magic, gives way to perfectly crispy sweet pecans.
I love how the Sweetest Menu describes her Cherry Cashew Chocolate Bark: Roasted salted cashew nuts and freeze-dried cherries are scattered over a bed of melted dark chocolate with white chocolate swirls. Well now, that sounds UH-MAy-ZING, right!?
Another favorite Christmas Candy in the 3 Boys and a Dog household, is another family recipe… Spiced Pecans. So stinking yummy!
Love this recipe and video from Rice and Flour! I have always wondered how to make Gumdrop Candy.
You just thought the salted caramel was the secret ingredient in these Caramel Peanut Butter Cups from Sweetest Kitchen. Nope, it is not!
These Orange and Cranberry Jellies from The Healthy Foodie look pretty, but the best part is that they are fairly healthy.
Low Carb and Sugar Free!? How can these Caramel Nut Clusters from Tasteaholics be so darn good?
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Crackers from Snappy Gourmet are actually called Crack Bars – because they are so addictive. 🙂
Cashews are my most favorite nut. They are smooth! I especially love them in brittle like these Candied Cashews from East Van Vegan.
This is a recurring theme here since my oldest boy is a junk-food-junkie like his Momma. But, he really loves Almond Joy candies. COnsequently, I can’t wait for him to try these Almond Joy Cups from The Big Man’s World.
This is the creamiest fudge recipe around. Seriously, try this Fantasy Fudge from 3BD!
More Christmas Candy Recipes:
Below, you will find even more delicious candies that you can make for Christmas. Be sure to share them with friends, family, neighbors, and your delivery folks!
Chocolate and Cashew Butter Bark
I learned this Cool Mint OREO Truffles recipe at Kraft Kitchens and was able to share it with you. 🙂
Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Another fun and delicious recipe learned at Kraft Kitchen: Chocolate Bacon Crunch. Don’t knock it until you try it!
Gingersnap Cookie Dough Truffles
Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Bark
Chocolate Covered Peppermint Popcorn
Microwavable Peanut Butter Brittle
Do you have a favorite traditional Christmas candy recipe?
Candy Making Resources:
When making christmas candy, you need to share it! Plus, you really need to have the necessary ingredients from a double boiler to the right thermometer. The following items are recommended by me and are available on Amazon (aff links).
- Christmas Lollipop Candy Making Set
- Foil Candy Wrappers
- This is the actual Candy Thermometer that I have and use!
- Universal Double Boiler
- Silicone Christmas Candy Molds