Stuff your stockings with these tasty treats (and hide some away for yourself).
The holidays are the perfect excuse to satisfy your sweet tooth, since anyone could use a bit of chocolate to melt away the stresses of holiday shopping and family interaction. Whether you're looking for last-minute, edible gifts for your co-workers, or something easy to contribute to Christmas dinner, we've got you covered. Check out these homemade candy recipes, and don't forget to set some aside for the bleak winter months ahead.
This traditional Christmas candy is made with white and dark chocolate chips, peppermint candies, canola oil, and peppermint extract. Break it into pieces and wrap in plastic with a festive ribbon before handing out this treat to your friends and family. See the full recipe at AllRecipes.
Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Trees
This recipe combines two types of candy with frosting and sprinkles for an easy-to-make treat that's packed with chocolate. They also double as Christmas decor! See the full recipe at One Little Project.
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This contest-winning treat is easy to prep in just 10 minutes and perfect for dipping in hot cocoa. Chocolate and peanut butter flavors unite in this fluffy candy, a foolproof choice for the non-chef. See the full recipe at Taste of Home.
Red Velvet Cake Truffles
Red Velvet Cake is perfect for the holidays, and this recipe gives you tiny versions you can give out to family and friends. Use cake mix, cream cheese, and chocolate chips to complete this super simple recipe that looks as good as it tastes. See the full recipe at Julie's Eats and Treats.
Melted Snowman Oreo Balls
This might be the cutest recipe on our list, and it's tasty as well. It uses just Oreos, cream cheese, candy coating, and decorative toppings. These likely won't be on display for too long before they get eaten. See the full recipe at The Girl Who Ate Everything.
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Crock Pot Candy
The holidays feel a little easier to manage when you can make candy in your slow cooker. These chocolate peanut clusters are creamy, sweet, and delicious. Add Christmas sprinkles, and you've got a festive treat you can make in bulk. See the full recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.
Christmas Rock Candy
If you've had enough chocolate, check out this cinnamon-flavored rock candy. You'll need a candy thermometer, and getting this right is a bit of a science project, but the results are worth the effort. See the full recipe at My Serendipity Life.
Cranberry Bliss Saltine Toffee
This is a unique twist on your traditional holiday toffee recipe, made with saltine crackers, brown sugar, white chocolate chips, and cranberries. This salty-sweet candy is sure to delight your guests this Christmas. See the full recipe at Diethood.
What's your favorite candy recipe for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below.