Want to learn how to make homemade Christmas candy? Then look no further, these homemade Christmas candy recipes are sure to be crowd pleasers. Or at the very least loved by your family! Whether you’re making this homemade Christmas candy for you, your family, a holiday party, or a sweet holiday gift, there is a deliciously sweet and tasty homemade Christmas candy for everyone.

Homemade Christmas Candy- chocolate mint bark, chocolate covered potato chips, pomegranate bark, Christmas orange bark

Homemade Christmas Candy

Making homemade candy is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. It started with my Grandma when I was little, and is now something I treasure sharing with my own children every year! One of the best parts of the holidays is that there’s pretty much a free pass to eat  tons of treats  and Christmas Cookies, but nothing beats a batch of fresh Homemade Candy!

If you ever wonder how to make your own homemade candy, this is the blog post for you! We are sharing two dozen (plus) recipes of candies, and some tips, to sweeten your holiday, as well as the rest of the year.

Chocolate Homemade Christmas Candy

1. Christmas Dark Chocolate Mint Bark Recipe

There is just something extra special about mint-y green! Whether you are hosting a Grinch party or just wanting to liven up your recipe with a bit of color,  Dark Chocolate Mint Bark pieces  are extra fun and delicious – via Browneyed Baker.

2. Holiday Salty Sweet Chocolate Potato Chip Recipe

Chocolate potato chips… and you thought that plain potato chips were addicting! If you are as obsessed with potato chips as we are, then buckle up for these – via Baby Center.

3. Healthy Holiday Pomegranate Bark Recipe

Chocolate is full of antioxidants. Mix it with another superfood for a tasty and healthy treat in Pomegranate Bark, from VanillaCrunnch.

4. Christmas Triple Chocolate Crockpot Fudge Recipe

Use your crockpot to make this Triple Chocolate Fudge from Simplistically Living…do I need to say more?

5. Holiday Dark Chocolate Organic Trail Mix Recipe

Melted chocolate with antioxidant-filled trail mix on top is a healthy candy treat that will provide guilt-free snacking this time of year – via Simply Taralyn.

6. Christmas Chocolate Orange Bark Recipe

Chocolate, salty, and mint are some of the hallmark flavors of Christmastime. Liven up all things traditional and add the tang ofTerry’s Mini Chocolate Orange slices to your Christmas Treats, with this yummy treat from Marshas Baking Addiction.

Homemade Christmas Candy- Christmas lollipop, old fashioned rock candy, Oreo Reeses sandwich, chocolate fudge


Creative Homemade Christmas Candy

7. DIY Festive Sprinkle Lollipop Recipe

These Clear Sprinkled Pops, from Just a Taste, are pretty on their own, but when you add festive sprinkles, they look so bright and cheery!

8. Simply Delicious Birthday Sprinkle Bark Recipe

Dark chocolate on the bottom, tasty vanilla, and adorable sprinkles on top! This Birthday Sprinkle Bark is a must-have for any part – via Ashlee Marie.

9. Minecraft Chocolate Creeper Recipe

All the kids love Minecraft, so you’ll win the parent of the year award with Minecraft Creeper Chocolate, via Simplistically Living.

10. Holiday Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Oreo Recipe

It doesn’t get much better than combining some of your favorites into one bite! Layer Oreos with a peanut butter cup, and dip the whole thing into chocolate with this delicious homemade candy recipe from Recipe Boy.

11. Old Fashioned Homemade Rock Candy Recipe

Only six ingredients! This candy recipe from All Recipe is a must for any gathering. While we love the vintage look of the rock candy, the taste is definitely up-to-date and delicious as can be!

12. Holiday English Toffee Recipe

This English Toffee recipe from Shugary Sweets is so easy to follow! We  love  her idea of using a brownie bite pan. No more breaking toffee into tricky pieces, this way, each little cube of toffee is perfect!

13. Christmas Crunchy Toffee Recipe

Crunchy toffee is amazing! This candy recipe from The Yummy Life is just the right touch of chocolate and nuts for a perfectly old-timey treat.

14. Christmas Tuxedo Oreos With Sprinkles Recipe

Speaking of Oreos, you have to try these delicious tuxedo Oreos with festive jimmies. Chocolate, cream, white chocolate, dark chocolate, and fun sprinkles? It doesn’t get much better than this recipe from Homemaking For God.

15. Festive White Chocolate Dipped Oreo Recipe

Grab a pack of Oreo cookies, dip them in white chocolate, cover them with gorgeous sprinkles, then put them on a stick for easy, mess-free eating, with this awesome candy recipe from Makoodle.

Homemade Christmas Candy- chocolate m&m pretzels, snowman marshmallow sled, chocolate dipped hot chocolate mug, Oreo caramel brownie, diy Christmas gummies


Holiday Homemade Candy

16. Holiday Peppermint Dipped Oreo Recipe

Just when you thought Oreos couldn’t get any better… learn how to dip them in chocolate and add just enough peppermint pieces to make them gorgeous with this delicious candy recipe from Pink Cake Plate!

17. Delicious Christmas Peppermint Patty Recipe

There’s something extra great about homemade peppermint patties. We love this homemade candy recipe from Mom on Timeout, because it’s adorable and tasty!

18. Holiday Stripped Pretzel Bites Recipe

Stripped Pretzel bites, from Sally’s Baking Addiction, are easy to make, and look super pretty on a Christmas Cookie plate. They only take a few seconds to make, too!

19. Festive Turtle Pretzels Recipe

Speaking of pretzels, start with a mini pretzel, add their amazing caramel sauce, a pecan half, and then top it all off with some chocolate, and you have Turtle Pretzels via Baker By Nature.

20. Cute Holiday Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Mug Recipe

Some things are just too cute for words! This chocolate-dipped marshmallow mug from Cupcakes and Kale Chips tops our “adorable” lists, with its peppermint handle, and the mini marshmallows on top. You will definitely be the talk of any Christmas party when you bring these!

21. Fun Holiday Gummy Treat Recipe

These gummy treats are made with applesauce and gelatin mix. With so many color, flavor and shape options, these homemade gumdrops from Mom On Timeout would be fun treats to decorate your gingerbread house with, or to eat during any time of year!

Homemade Christmas Candy- homemade marshmallows, chocolate covered orange slices, homemade chocolate holiday hat, caramel sticks, turtle pretzels, chocolate covered cherries, rocky road fudge


Gooey Homemade Christmas Candy

22. Holiday Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Homemade marshmallows are THE BEST! I can’t wait to put this yummy homemade candy recipe from Me So Hungry into a mug of hot cocoa!

23. Decadent Caramel Sticks Recipe

You don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen when you make yummy caramel sticks! Don’t worry, we won’t tell your relatives that it was microwave-made!

24. Christmas Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

Let’s be real, this recipe had us at “chocolate-covered”, but these  gorgeous truffles take it to the next level!  The inside of this yummy homemade candy recipe from Cincy Shopper is made with real cherries, as well as a tasty cherry-flavored cream filling. Yummy!

25. Christmas Rocky Road Fudge Recipe

Kisses, Pretzels, and M&Ms, oh my! This salty-sweet combination found in Rocky Road Fudge is always a crowd pleaser, and they are so easy to make! Even the smallest of kiddos can help stack the treats together to make this yummy, bite-sized dessert from A Pumpkin & A Princess.

26. Simple Holiday Rocky Road Fudge Recipe

Another version from A Pumpkin & A Princess is Rocky. Road. Fudge. Those three words really speak for themselves. The crunchy, the chewy, the CHOCOLATE. The only problem with this recipe is how quickly the goods seem to disappear after you make them!

Homemade Christmas Candy- chocolate melted in a pan surrounded by chocolate, butter, and eggs as well as other cooking utensils
We have a number of great tips to help you make the most perfect homemade Christmas candy!

Homemade Candy Tips

Making your own homemade candy can seem overwhelming, but its just like anything else, with practice, you will get better! Here are some pro tips to help you on your way to becoming Willy Wonka!

How Long Will Homemade Candy Stay Fresh?

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This depends on the ingredients that you use, as well as how well you package it. The first and most important step is making sure that you store it in an airtight container. I love these OXO containers because the lids are easy to get on and off, but they still really keep the air out! If you package your homemade candy properly, it can last up to 2-3 weeks!

Ugh! How Do I Keep My Candy From Sticking To The Pan?

I have an almost unhealthy love affair with these Wilton candy parchment sheets. The best part is that they are pre-cut to fit most cookie sheets. It might seem a little basic or first-world to pay a little extra when you could just buy a box of parchment paper, but when you are up to your elbows in fudge, can’t find the scissors, or are on your third batch of whatever you are making, these babies will be your best friend!

So… How Do I Wrap Homemade Candy?

I’m glad you asked! circling back to my first tip, you want to make sure you always store your homemade candy properly so that you can get the longest shelf life out of it. There are also festive occasions when you might want to wrap your candy in a fancy way.

You can use anything from saran wrap, to treat bags, to boxes! I love using boxes, and then wrapping them in paper that corresponds with the holiday we are celebrating!

Pro Tip # 1 Believe in Yourself!

You’ve got this! Half the fun is in the journey, and learning different techniques! Don’t get too upset if you botch the first batch or two, we’ve all been there!

Hungry For More?

Candy doesn’t get much better than the recipes above!  If you are looking for more tasty options consider:

Which homemade Christmas candy will you be making this year? Do you have a favorite?

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  1. Funny fact – make sure your pan is LEVEL for the Homemade Rock Candy. My first time making it, it wasn’t. My first piece was bland with no flavor. My little brother grabbed a piece and nearly burned his mouth because all the cinnamon oil settled in that corner. It’s a funny family story he brings up every Christmas 🙂

    Great recipes!