85 Christmas Candy and Treats

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The holidays are a time to let loose and indulge your sweet tooth with all manner of sweet treats. And what could be sweeter than the candy or confections you make yourself? From homemade nut brittles to delectable chocolate confections, discover tons of tasty Christmas candy and treat recipes.

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  • Festive Chocolate Bark

    Festive Chocolate Bark

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    Average rating of 4/5. (23 Ratings)

    Once you've sampled this melt-in-your-mouth confection, you'll be tempted to fill your own candy dish with it instead of giving it away as gifts.

  • Hot Chocolate Cones

    Hot Chocolate Cones

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    Average rating of 4/5. (22 Ratings)

    Package all the fixings for hot cocoa in this festive cone, a great holiday gift for babysitters, teachers, and neighbors.

  • Nanaimo Bars

    Nanaimo Bars

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (7 Ratings)

    These are layered and luscious -- so rich that I only make one pan -- although, you know the kids would like a pan each.

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  • Caramel Crisp Bars

    Caramel Crisp Bars

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    Average rating of 4/5. (1 Rating)

    This deliciously simple chocolate confection is quick to create and easy to mass-produce. Best of all, it's fun for kids to make -- and eat!

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  • Royal Icing

    Royal Icing

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    A quick-mix recipe that serves as the sweet "glue" for gingerbread creations.

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  • Sugarplum Treats

    Sugarplum Treats

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (5 Ratings)

    Kids can get creative decorating holiday sweets that make a great gift for classmates.

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  • Doggie Bark

    Doggie Bark

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    Average rating of 5/5. (9 Ratings)

    Here's a sweet treat your kids can make for their favorite canine friends.

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  • Popcorn Ball Ornaments

    Popcorn Ball Ornaments

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    Have a ball with these edible Christmas ornaments!

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  • Truffles for Teacher

    Truffles for Teacher

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (11 Ratings)

    These lower-fat, bite-size chocolates make a thoughtful thank-you for your teacher at the end of the school year.

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  • Chocolate Cherry Mice

    Chocolate Cherry Mice

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    Average rating of 4/5. (15 Ratings)

    These little chocolate guys make a fun holiday treat, especially when paired with a mouse-related holiday book, such as "The Night Before Christmas," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!," or "The Nutcracker."

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  • Confectioners' Sugar Icing

    Confectioners' Sugar Icing

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    Average rating of 4/5. (15 Ratings)

    This simple cookie icing is easy to spread or pipe on and yields a nice glossy finish.

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  • Jelly Bean Christmas Trees

    Jelly Bean Christmas Trees

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    Average rating of 4/5. (12 Ratings)

    With jelly beans and plastic pastry decorating bags, your kids can assemble these quick and easy Christmas trees for party favors or Secret Santa presents.

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  • Festive Fudge

    Festive Fudge

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (7 Ratings)

    Coated with sparkly colored sugar and tied up with licorice ribbon, these creamy fudge squares resemble a stash of mini gift boxes.

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  • Ice-cream Christmas Trees

    Ice-cream Christmas Trees

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (2 Ratings)

    For these festive treats, you'll need premium ice cream that's densely packed (other ice creams won't stay firm enough to hold the stick).

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  • Mock Fried Ice Cream

    Mock Fried Ice Cream and Chocolate Gravy

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    Average rating of 5/5. (7 Ratings)

    This fun and deliciious Mexican treat is a great way to cap Christmas festivities.

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