50+ Easy Christmas Candy Recipes including chocolates, fudge, truffles, caramels, nuts and more as gifts or part of your holiday traditions.
Christmas baking isn’t all about the cookies (we often think it should be) or the pies. Enter the candy! We’ve compiled a list of easy homemade candy recipes you’ll want to add into your holiday dessert recipe rotation!
CHRISTMAS CANDY TIPS:
Keep candy in a cool, dry place – moisture and heat will cause candy to stick to each other. A cool, dark closet with the items off the ground on a small table is best.
Keep the pieces separated by a layer or wax or parchment paper to keep them from sticking while you store them as you bake and prepare for gift giving.
Use an airtight container when possible to prevent candy from going stale.
Boxing up Candy: Box up gifts at the last minute as most boxes are not airtight if using cardboard.
Metal Tins: Tins will allow you to box up gifts ahead of time – check out craft stores after the holidays to stock up for next year at a discount!
Fun gift idea – if you make the recipes add a card to the gift (hole punch and add to the ribbon) with a picture and link to the recipes so the gift receiver can make the candy again.
Peppermint Oreo Balls are crushed Oreo cookies and cream cheese dipped in sweet chocolate then rolled in crushed peppermint candies. They're the PERFECT no-bake sweet indulgent treat to serve or gift this holiday season!
Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.
Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.
She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.
She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.
As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.
Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.
As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.
Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.
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