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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  • Crunchy Nut Clusters

    Crunchy Nut Clusters

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (11 Ratings)

    Customizing these candies is a snap. Just choose the nuts -- either macadamias or pecans -- then blend them with toasted coconut and the chocolate of your choice.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Near Instant Peanut Brittle

    Near Instant Peanut Brittle

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (17 Ratings)

    This fast version of peanut brittle is yummy and kid-friendly with its measuring and mixing.

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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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  • Pear and Cranberry Crisps

    Pear and Cranberry Crisps

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    Pears make a good choice for these single-serving fruit crisps because their skins are so soft, your child won't even need to peel them.

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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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  • Mama's Nut Brittle

    Mama's Nut Brittle

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (5 Ratings)

    This simple and festive nut brittle recipe provides a sweet introduction to candymaking for kids.

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