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8 Easy Holiday Candy Recipes

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Not only are these easy holiday candy recipes a sinch to make, but you can also give them as gifts because let's be honest -- everyone loves an edible gift. Whether you're looking for a melt-in-your-mouth fudge recipe like our Holly Fudge or a timeless favorite like candy apples, we've got the best around.

Holly Fudge


Chocolate and Peppermint Coated Pretzels

Holly Fudge: Everyone knows that fudge is traditionally made with chocolate, right? But one bite of this fudge, and you'll forget tradition. It's rich and creamy, and the red- and green-candied cherries add that little Christmas touch we're always looking for. Better make two batches though 'cause once the gang gets a hold of it, they'll surely eat the whole pan, and then there won't be any left for gift-giving!


Chocolate and Peppermint Coated Pretzels: The slow cooker is ideal for candy making. It keeps chocolate at a constant temperature, so no reheating is necessary to get an even coating. Our Chocolate-and Peppermint-Coated Pretzels will turn you into an expert holiday candy maker in no time, making this a holiday candy recipe you'll make every single year. Give it as a gift, make them for a holiday party or keep them for yourself!

Wrapped Candy Presents


Chocolate Cherry Truffles

Wrapped Candy Presents: This holiday candy recipe tastes as good as it looks!  With a cookie coated outside and a sweet candy inside, our Wrapped Candy Presents offer a tasty surprise inside each and every one. You'll be smiling ear to ear as you bring in the holiday cheer!


Chocolate Cherry Truffles: J.M. Hirsch, author of the cookbook "High Flavor, Low Labor," shares his sinfully rich, incredibly easy Chocolate Cherry Truffles recipe with Mr. Food and his viewers. Yes, you can make your own homemade truffles and impress your gang for the holidays!

Tutti Fruity Crispy Candy


Chocolate Almond Caramel Apples

Tutti Fruity Crispy Candy: These colorful salty-sweet treats are a real crowd-pleaser. And who would believe they're so easy to make? You can even change up the color of the cereal to give this recipe a real holiday feel!


Chocolate Almond Caramel Apples: These festival favorites are a cinch to make yourself! Our luscious homemade gooey caramel apples are made with a hint of almond crunch, and the sweet surprise of chocolate will be an instant hit!

Chocolate Wreath Fudge


Cherry Cordials

Chocolate Wreath Fudge: Not only does this Chocolate Wreath Fudge taste delicious, but it looks beautiful, too. It will add to your table decor until it gets eaten! We love ourselves a festive Christmas candy recipe like this!


Cherry Cordials: Take a look around the grocery store or candy shop at Christmas time and you're sure to see boxes and boxes of chocolate-covered cherries. These can be made right at home which is why they're one of our favorite Christmas candy recipes.


For more incredible holiday treats, check out our Top 10 Christmas Cakes and our Show-Stopping Christmas Desserts!


Also visit How to Make Candy: 12 Easy Chocolate Candy Recipes to learn all about making chocolate candy while satifying your sweet tooth!



If you liked these recipes, be sure to check out our free eBook, Christmas Celebrations eCookbook: 5 Holiday-Special Menus with 34 Recipes!

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"until firm" is OK if its in the refrigerator BUT when put into a air-tight container..It gets SOFT ! Jackie in Colorado

And just which recipe are you complaining about?!!


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