It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well…okay, not exactly. I mean it is a wonderful time of the year if you’re like me and adore fall, but it’s not Christmas yet, technically. But is that minor technicality stopping us from thinking about Christmas cookies and confections galore? Nope, you bet it’s not. The truth is, we’ve always got sweets on the brain and we can’t help but get excited about special holiday morsels. We aren’t having visions of sugarplums, but we are perpetually having visions of chocolate, and all kinds of candy.
I actually grew up loving Christmas cookies, rather than Christmas candy. The one exception? My great grandmother’s homemade fudge. My mom has been making it for years, and awhile back I started making it myself. Each year, before Christmas, we’ll make two batches — one with walnuts, and one without. It’s best eaten really cold, in tiny chunks, cut in between various trips to the refrigerator. It’s super sugary and rich, which is why we only make it once a year, and isn’t that what holidays are about? Celebrating traditions and making memories with your family. It is in our book! Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without that fudge.
Last year I made marshmallows for the first time and they were glorious. I packaged them in little cellophane bags with candy cane-striped baker’s twine, and tied the bag round a jar of hot cocoa mix, to give as gifts. It was such a fun DIY! I also adore making salted caramels. The older I’ve gotten, the more fun I have tinkering with candy-making. I feel like a mad scientist, hovering over a pot of bubbling caramel!
So please do excuse us if this Christmas candy roundup is just a wee bit early, but we simply couldn’t help ourselves. We went a little wild, and found not 15, not 20, but 50 amazing candy recipes that you’re totally going to want to make in a couple of months (or maybe even before)! From toffees and brittles to basically any type of truffle you could possibly want — we’ve got your holiday candy cravings covered!
Saltine Cracker Toffee by Lue Belle’s
Peppermint Marshmallow Brownie Bites by Inside BruCrew Life
Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches by Chocolate, Chocolate and More!
Sparkly White Chocolate Lemon Truffles by How Sweet It Is
Cream Cheese Mints by Mandy’s Recipe Box
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles by Dear Crissy
Salted Caramel Nut Brittle by Completely Delicious
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge by Chocolate, Chocolate and More!
Malt Ball Bark by Tutti Dolci
Eggnog Truffles by Taste and Tell
Apple Cider Caramels by Dessert for Two
Cake Batter Fudge by Chocolate, Chocolate and More!
Triple Chocolate S’Mores Bark by A Kitchen Addiction
All Natural Homemade Pomegranate Gumdrops by The View from Great Island
Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Fudge by Diethood
Homemade Turtles by Averie Cooks
Homemade Marshmallows by Dieter’s Downfall
Chocolate Peppermints by She Wears Many Hats
Red Velvet Cake Batter Fudge by Chocolate, Chocolate and More!
Nutella Truffles by Deliciously Yum
Pomegranate Pistachio Ginger Bark by Nutmeg Nanny
Homemade Snickers Bars by Roxana’s Home Baking
Coconut and White Chocolate Truffles by Home Cooking Adventure
5-Ingredient Whiskey Dark Chocolate Truffles by Gimme Some Oven
Dulce de Leche Caramel Fudge by Chocolate, Chocolate and More!
White Chocolate Peppermint Bark by Jessica in the Kitchen
Maple Nut Fudge by Mom on Timeout
Cookies and Cream Bark by The View from Great Island
3 Minute Fudge by Chocolate, Chocolate and More!
Rum Balls by Alexandra’s Kitchen
White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Fudge by Spoonful of Flavor
Dark Chocolate Truffles by Pass the Cocoa
Peanut Butter Fudge by Sugary Sweets
White Chocolate Peppermint Bark by Chocolate, Chocolate and More!
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Dipped Marshmallows by Baker by Nature
Peppermint Patties by The Gunny Sack
Divinity Fudge by The Domestic Rebel
Crock Pot Candy by Chocolate, Chocolate and More!
Cinnamon Rock Candy by Boys Ahoy
Melted Snowmen Oreo Balls by The Girl Who Ate Everything
Gingerbread Fudge by Sweet 2 Eat Baking
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Truffles by Portuguese Girl Cooks
Peanut Brittle by Recipe Girl
Brownie Brittle Toffee by Chocolate, Chocolate and More!
Pistachio Chocolate Bark by She Wears Many Hats
Andes Peppermint Crunch Cookie Dough Truffle Bars by Beyond Frosting
Coconut Cream Truffles by Crazy for Crust
Candy Cane Fudge by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Creme de Menthe Chocolate Cake Balls by Chocolate, Chocolate and More!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bark by Love and Olive Oil