25 Festive Christmas Candy Recipes

Christmas is coming. And if you’re anything like me, you love making candy for the holidays. It can be so much fun to create new candies for others to enjoy. This list will give you ideas of what you can create that your friends and family will love.

Festive Christmas Candy Recipes

peppermint bark

1. Peppermint Bark

If you are looking for a quick recipe that requires no baking then you should definitely try this peppermint bark recipe. White and dark chocolate are combined and then topped with candy canes. Only 4 simple ingredients are needed to make this delicious recipe.

Get this recipe on Dinner At The Zoo.

2. Eggnog Truffles

Eggnog is not only a wonderful beverage for the holidays but also a fantastic ingredient for making some tasty homemade candy. This easy recipe uses eggnog and white chocolate for a delicately sweet, yet flavourful Christmas candy.

Get this recipe on The Spruce Eats.

3. Candy Cane Oreo Balls

These oreo balls are a great treat for any upcoming holiday. Made with oreo cookies, cream cheese, and peppermint. Sweet, creamy, and crunchy.

Get this recipe on Dinner Then Dessert.

4. Cotton Candy Fudge

This easy sweet treat is festive and fun. Your family will love this different take on fudge. Satisfy your craving for sweetness this holiday season with cotton candy fudge.

Get this recipe on Spend With Pennies.

5. Christmas Grinch Bark

The kids will love this festive-themed Christmas grinch bark recipe. White chocolate, green candy, and some other simple ingredients are needed to make this cute recipe for Christmas.

Get this recipe on 3 Boys and a Dog.

caramel candy

6. Homemade Caramel Candy

I love making and eating homemade Christmas candy. One of my favorites is caramel candy. It is so good! Soft and incredibly chewy. These are sure to be a hit with your guests.

Get this recipe on Inspired Taste.

7. Snowman Chocolate Bark

This is a cute holiday dessert that will look perfect on your dinner table. Chocolate is melted and made into chocolate bark and then is decorated like a melted snowman.

Get this recipe on Princess Pinky Girl.

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

8. Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

These candy cane marshmallow pops would look nice on your table. You can also use them to hang off your hot chocolate cups.

Get this recipe on Mom Foodie.

9. Homemade Candy Canes

This Christmas, why settle for a store-bought candy cane when you can whip up a batch of homemade ones? This recipe will show you how to make your own candy canes. They are so delicious!

Get this recipe on The Spruce Eats.

10. Christmas Gumdrops

Gumdrops are one of the best parts of any holiday. This Christmas candy recipe will show you how to make gumdrops that look like ornaments, candy canes, and more. And they’re easy to make!

Get this recipe on Mom on Timeout.

Oreo truffles

11. Oreo Truffles

The deliciousness of Oreo cookies just got turned up a notch. This 3-ingredient Oreo truffle recipe is easy and oh so yummy. Oreo truffles are so rich, creamy, and delicious that you won’t be able to have just one.

Get their recipe on Cooking Classy.

12. Cinnamon Hard Candy

Cinnamon rock candy is one of the most fun and festive holiday treats. This sweet candy tastes wonderful and can also be used as a decoration for your Christmas cookies.

Get this recipe on Taste of Home.

13. Candied Cashews

These cinnamon sugar cashews are so much fun to make at Christmas time. They smell delicious while baking, and taste even better. This is a great Christmas candy recipe that takes only 30 minutes from start to finish.

Get this recipe on Averie Cooks.

14. Chocolate Christmas Trees

14. Chocolate Christmas Trees

A fun and festive treat for Christmas. These chocolate Christmas trees are so easy to make, they look so cute and taste amazing.

Get this recipe on On My goodness Chocolate Desserts.

15. Christmas Candy Crunch

This is a great treat to have on the table for your guests. It is filled with M & M’s, gingerbread man cookies, sprinkles, and candy Christmas crunch.

Get this recipe on The Baker Mama.

16. Cool Whip Christmas Candy

It doesn’t get any easier than these 3 ingredient cool whip chocolate candies. These are the perfect dessert for Christmas or to give as a tasty holiday gift.

Get this recipe on Shugary Sweets.

17. Candy Cane Fudge

This amazingly rich and sweet chocolate fudge is topped with crushed candy canes. This would make a delicious homemade holiday gift.

Get this recipe on Taste of Home.

Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge

18. Christmas Cracker Recipe

This recipe shows you a creative way to turn your crackers into a tasty holiday treat. This recipe tastes great and is perfect for the holidays.

Get this recipe on Simply Recipes.

19. Almond Joy Truffles

These truffles have a similar taste and texture to the candy bar. Try this delicious no-bake 4 ingredient dessert for your Christmas party.

Get this recipe on The Novice Chef.

20. Rocky Road Candy Bars

You can’t go wrong with chocolate and marshmallows and this recipe has it all. This is a tasty treat to make that the kids can help with.

Get this recipe on Errens Kitchen.

21. Candy Cane Hearts Peppermint Bark

Here is another great recipe you should try. In this recipe, you will shape peppermint candy canes into hearts and then fill them with candy coating.

Get this recipe on Betty Crocker.

22. Crock Pot Christmas Candy

Skip the oven and make your Christmas candy in the crockpot. Only 4 simple ingredients are needed. It’s a great idea for a holiday treat because you don’t have to heat up the house by turning on the oven.

Get this recipe on The Chunky Chef.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

23. Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I’m not sure why it took me this long to realize that you could make chocolate-covered pretzels. I mean, you can cover just about anything with chocolate. I had never made these before but I’m so glad I did. They are so good. Perfect for the holidays.

Get this recipe on Food Network.

24. Caramel Turtle Pecan Candy

Chocolate combined with caramel and nuts shaped like turtles. This would be a cute food gift idea to wrap up and give as a present.

Get this recipe on Lil Luna.

25. Peppermint Patties

The last recipe on the list shows you how to make the best peppermint patties.

Get this recipe on All Recipes.

Enjoy making these delicious Christmas Candy Recipes.

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25 Festive Christmas Candy Recipes

Delicious Christmas Candy Recipes.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Candy Recipes, Easy Christmas Candy Recipes With Few Ingredients
Servings: 12
Calories: 155kcal


  • Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Sugar


  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Pick a candy recipe to make.
  • Follow the recipe instructions.
  • Make the recipe and enjoy.


Nutrition, serving size, and cooking time may vary depending upon which recipe you choose.