50+ Easy Homemade Candy Recipes including chocolate, truffles, caramels and more you can make with kids, give as gifts to friends and family.
Candy doesn’t have to be daunting to make at home, these recipes are an easy mix of fun treats you can make at home with kids! Give them as gifts to your friends, neighbors, coworkers and family or take them to work for potlucks, these are great one bite desserts that can feed a crowd.
Storing candy: Keep candy in a cool, dry place – moisture and heat will cause candy to stick to each other. Keep the pieces separated by a layer or wax or parchment paper to keep them from sticking. Use an airtight container when possible to prevent candy from going stale. Box up gifts at the last minute as most boxes are not airtight. – if you make the recipes add a note with links to the recipe so the gift receiver can make the candy again. Fun gift idea 1 /51 Pretzel Turtles are a sweet and salty caramel treat that's incredibly EASY to make in just a few minutes with only 3 ingredients!
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Peanut Brittle is the PERFECT party dessert, made with butter, peanuts, and corn syrup, it's sweet, crunchy, and ready in under 60 minutes!
Check out this recipe 3 /51 Saltine Cracker Toffee Candy with just five ingredients is the perfect gift or potluck dessert!
Check out this recipe 4 /51 Chocolate Fudge is a rich and indulgent take on an old-fashioned recipe, is no-bake, and only takes 3 ingredients that you already have in your pantry!
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Mixed Nut Clusters are the perfect sweet and nutty treat packed with walnuts, cashews, pecans, and almonds. Easily made in just a few minutes!
Check out this recipe 6 /51 Peppermint Bark is sweet layers of dark and white chocolate topped with crushed peppermint candies and broken into pieces. EASY to make and no baking required!
Check out this recipe 7 /51 Buckeye Balls are an EASY dessert made from peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate and refrigerated to make a no-bake candy treat with only 6 ingredients!
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Cream Cheese Mints are buttery, melt-in-your-mouth candies full of peppermint, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Easily made in minutes for holidays!
Check out this recipe 9 /51 Rum Balls are an easy chocolate candy with rum, cocoa, pecans and cookies you can make and decorate in just minutes. Perfect for gifts or easy dinner parties!
Check out this recipe 10 /51 Oreo Balls (aka Oreo Truffles) made with only FOUR ingredients are a sweet and indulgent no-bake recipe that's ready in under 45 minutes!
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Christmas White Chocolate Trash Snack Mix with pretzels, cereal, peanuts and chocolate coated candies all tossed together with a generous coating of white chocolate.
Check out this recipe 12 /51 Chocolate Covered Oreos are sandwich cookies smothered in chocolate and hardened into the PERFECT combo of sweet and crunchy. They're incredibly easy to make and a great holiday treat!
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Cookie Dough Truffles made with edible chocolate chip cookie dough full of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and dipped in chocolate with sprinkles, the perfect sweet bite!
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Rocky Road Fudge made with just 6 ingredients including milk chocolate, walnuts, chocolate chips and marshmallows takes just 10 minutes to make and is the perfect holiday treat!
Check out this recipe 15 /51 Chocolate Covered Caramels are soft, chewy, and PERFECT for the holidays, made with sugar, butter, vanilla, and heavy cream, then coated with sweet chocolate.
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White Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters are an easy dessert perfect for parties or as gifts. Dried fruits, nuts, and chocolate candy ready in 30 minutes.
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Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Rods are a yummy mixture of melted caramel, pretzel rods, cubed butter, milk chocolate candy coating, chopped walnuts, and sugar.
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Cake Balls (Cake Truffles) are the PERFECT dessert, made with sweet yellow cake mixed with buttercream frosting and sprinkles then coated in melted white chocolate and topped with extra sprinkles!
Check out this recipe 19 /51 Fruitcake Bark is a fun twist on a holiday classic made with white chocolate, candied fruit, walnuts, gingersnaps and just a pinch of brandy.
Check out this recipe 20 /51 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!
Check out this recipe 21 /51 Chocolate Covered Pretzels are sweet, salty, and crunchy, made with pretzel twists, melted chocolate and flaky sea salt. It's the perfect holiday treat, or you can give them as gifts!
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Slow Cooker Candied Cinnamon Pecans are a total breeze to make and will leave your house smelling absolutely delicious! Plus they double as amazing holiday gifts you can make in bulk!
Check out this recipe 23 /51 Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers are sweet and crunchy, made with graham crackers and melted chocolate, and the PERFECT no-bake treat!
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Peanut Butter Fudge is a smooth, buttery and rich old-fashioned recipe, with only 6 ingredients that is fridge ready in 10 minutes and perfect for holiday gifts!
Check out this recipe 25 /51 Peppermint Patties are sweet and minty peppermint discs coated in chocolate, incredibly EASY to make with only 4 ingredients!
Check out this recipe 26 /51 Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels are the PERFECT no-bake combo of salty and sweet with creamy peanut butter frosting and an indulgent chocolate coating!
Check out this recipe 27 /51 Salted Caramels made with sugar, cream, butter, and corn syrup are the PERFECT combo of sweet and salty, and incredibly easy to make!
Check out this recipe 28 /51 Chubby Hubby Bark is a no-bake goodie inspired by a popular ice cream that you can make with pretzels, white chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate chips.
Check out this recipe 29 /51 These Chocolate Pretzels are easy no-bake holiday treats with just 2 ingredients. Salty pretzel twists covered in melted white chocolate chips.
Check out this recipe 30 /51 Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Squares are an easy no-bake bar with marshmallows, chocolate, peanut butter and peanuts in 30 minutes!
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Peanut Butter Confetti Squares are an easy colorful dessert with fruity marshmallows, peanut butter, and butterscotch chips to make the perfect marshmallow fudge dessert.
Check out this recipe 32 /51 Mint Chocolate Covered Oreos are the PERFECT combo of sweet and crunchy, made with mint Oreos dipped in melted chocolate and covered in green sprinkles!
Check out this recipe 33 /51 Chocolate Cheesecake Bites is an easy no-bake treat made from cream cheese, chocolate pudding and mini chocolate chips rolled in cocoa powder.
Check out this recipe 34 /51 Homemade Turtle Candies are the PERFECT sweet and crunchy no-bake candy, made with melted chocolate and caramel over toasted pecans, ready in only minutes!
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Potato Chip Clusters are a salty candy clusters made with melted white chocolate, crunchy potato chips, and walnuts. The perfect savory sweet party snack!
Check out this recipe 36 /51 Chocolate Truffles made with only 3 ingredients and rolled in cocoa powder or powdered sugar are a creamy, indulgent dessert and incredibly EASY to make!
Check out this recipe 37 /51 With only two ingredients, these candied grapes come together in seconds and taste like you threw deliciously tart green grapes into the machines at the Sour Patch Candy factory!
Check out this recipe 38 /51 Chunky Monkey Bark is a an easy candy perfect for the holidays, with white chocolate, freeze dried bananas, walnuts, and chocolate chips.
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Chocolate Covered Potato Chips are great for snacking on after a filling holiday dinner, and you can make them with ordinary potato chips and some melted chocolate.
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Chocolate Walnut Fudge made with ONLY 4 ingredients, butter, chocolate, condensed milk, and walnuts, is the perfect indulgent treat for the weekend!
Check out this recipe 41 /51 White Chocolate Candy Cane Oreo Bark is a no-bake treat, with dark chocolate, Oreo cookies, peppermint extract, and crushed candy canes.
Check out this recipe 42 /51 Oreo Bark is an easy 15 minute dessert made with white chocolate and lots of Oreos chunks, the quickest cookies and cream holiday candy everyone will love!
Check out this recipe 43 /51 Chocolate Confetti Squares are an easy no-bake dessert with fruity marshmallows, melted chocolate chips and peanut butter that taste like part marshmallow treat and part fudge!
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Rocky Road Candy is an easy recipe with just 3 ingredients. Yummy chewy holiday candy recipe made with melted chocolate, marshmallows, and toasted almonds!
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Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy made with just four ingredients is a perfectly easy holiday recipe that will make gifting even easier!
Check out this recipe 46 /51 Chocolate Covered Almonds are sweet and salty, made with almonds coated in melted chocolate and topped with flaky sea salt, ready in no time at all!
Check out this recipe 47 /51 Strawberry Cake Balls made with ONLY 4 ingredients are sweet, creamy, coated in melted chocolate and incredibly easy to make!
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Outrageously delicious homemade Caramel Corn that is buttery rich with just a hint of salt! A perfect sweet treat and it makes a huge portion for sharing!
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Homemade Crunch Bars are an easy candy bar made with Rice Krispies Cereal, chocolate chips and just a touch of sea salt made in just 10 minutes! You'll never buy the pre-made version again.
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Homemade Marshmallows made from gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla extract are sweet, fluffy, and incredibly EASY to make!
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Caramel Apples are an Autumn treat made from Granny Smith apples, hot caramel sauce, and plenty of tasty toppings.
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