Whether you’re hunting for an edible gift to give or just something to make for a holiday party, you’re going to LOVE these 40+ Best Christmas Candy Recipes. Ranging from fudges and truffles to classics like turtles and Divinity candy, each recipe is easy to make and perfect for both gift-giving and the dessert table!
I love making Christmas candy, both to eat myself and to give to others. I’ve perfected my Divinity Candy and have made more chocolate truffle variations than I can count, right up there with the number of different fudge recipes I’ve tried. Trying out new Christmas candy recipes is simply one of my favorite parts of the season.
In preparation for the upcoming holidays, I’ve gone ahead and rounded up my favorite 40 Christmas candy recipes. I’m positive you’ll find something to enjoy on this list!
Packaging Edible Gifts
I love giving edible gifts during the holidays, almost as much as I love receiving them. There’s just something about a gift that you know someone put their own time, energy, and thoughtfulness into making that’s quite special.
Many of the recipes on this list are perfect for gift-giving. Fudge and truffles in particular both make ideal gifts, as do classics like divinity candy and chocolate turtles.
When it comes to packaging edible gifts, there are so many cute ways to do so. A cellophane bag and ribbon may be the easiest if it’s what you have on hand but here are a few other fun ideas using things you likely already have in the house:
Parchment paper and twine (great for bark and Christmas crack!)
Cookie tin lined with cute tissue paper
Cute “takeout box” lined with tissue paper (you can find these at craft stores)
Cupcake boxes (not just for cupcakes!)
Be sure to keep in mind that many of these Christmas candies need to be refrigerated and that there is melt potential for some, so you want to choose something that will make the candy look cute without making a mess.
However you package it, it’s a sure thing that you’ll be putting a smile on the face of the receiver!
Made with just a few ingredients, Fantasy Fudge is rich, creamy, and smooth. It's a great beginner fudge recipe and loved by everyone.
If you love gingerbread, you'll love these White Chocolate Gingerbread Balls. Ginger snap cookie crumbs are mixed with a handful of spices, cookie butter, and powdered sugar to create an addicting gingerbread filling that's then dipped into melted white chocolate.
If you're looking for a Christmas candy both unique and festive, look no further than this White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Fudge! It's filled with all the flavors of the season in one bite-sized piece.
Looking for a Christmas candy you can whip up with no baking or cooking? These White Chocolate Hay Stack Cookies are it, with crunchy chow mein noodles coated in white chocolate for a sweet, crunchy treat.
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