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Here’s a roundup of 25 really easy to make homemade Christmas chocolates and sweets recipes. These recipes are guaranteed to be quick and easy to make yet look and taste utterly delicious. The chocolates and candies in this list are all perfect for giving as gifts or for simply enjoying over the Christmas and holiday season.
HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATES AND SWEETS
Do you love the idea of making homemade chocolates or sweets for Christmas but in reality never get round to it because you just don’t have the time and brain-bandwidth or worry that you don’t have the skills?
Well, this list of easy to make homemade Christmas chocolates and sweets (candy) recipes is about to change your mind and your life!!!
ALL the recipes on this list are super quick and easy to make. They all have very short ingredient lists, some with as little as three ingredients.
So you can either impress your houseguests with homemade candy that looks like you’ve spent ages crafting or you can quickly whip up a few batches to give as mouthwateringly good Christmas gifts to friends, family, teachers, neighbours… whoever!
There are also some great recipes on this list that older kids can make themselves or younger kids can happily make with you.
I’ve curated the list into chocolates, fudges and toffees, peppermint candy and a few other candy favourites. Have a browse and see what tempts your fancy.
25 EASY HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATES AND CANDY RECIPES
CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATES RECIPES
1. SEVEN MINUTE MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE CARAMELS
These chocolate covered seven minute microwave caramels are flavoured with vanilla. They totally melt in your mouth and they are SO easy to make. Plus they look great, so they look like you’ve put way more time and effort into them than you actually have!! A great idea for a homemade Christmas chocolate gift for friends and family. Pop them in a cellophane bag, tie with a ribbon and they are ready to give!
2. CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT PRETZEL CLUSTERS
These Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Clusters are super simple to make and a divine combination of sweet and salty, the peppermint candies give them just the right amount of minty kick! These are a real favourite with kids.
The clusters recipe is made in the slow cooker which is one of my favourite ways to make candy. So much so I have a whole roundup on slow cooker Christmas candy recipes, do take a look!
3. THREE INGREDIENT MINT OREO TRUFFLES
What could be simpler than truffles made with only three ingredients?! These mint Oreo truffles are another Christmas chocolate favourite that look like they’ve taken way longer to make than they actually have!
4. OREO PEPPERMINT BARK
Peppermint bark is a Christmas tradition. This bark is made with only four ingredients and couldn’t be easier to put together, so it’s great if you are short on time.
5. HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATES WITH GRAN MARNIER
These smooth and rich Grand Marnier Truffles have just eight ingredients, including delicious Gran Marnier. The method for making them includes popping them in the fridge for 45 minutes, so they are a little more involved time-wise than some of the other recipes here. They make a delicious Christmas for adult friends and family.
6. CHOCOLATE COVERED HONEYCOMB
This six-ingredient recipe creates honeycomb that looks just like the real deal. The Clumsy Crafter who created this recipe swears that it is so easy even her four-year-old daughter can make it. Make this recipe and you will end up with sweet crunchy melt-in-the-mouth candy that is delicious to serve over the holiday season or give as an impressive looking candy gift.
7. HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES RECIPE
These homemade chocolate truffles have only four ingredients and can be set in the fridge. There’s a video tutorial to follow over on Sally’s Baking Addiction, so you really can’t go wrong, even if you are short on time and not a natural in the kitchen! This is also a great chocolates recipe to get kids making as gifts for their friends.
8. BUTTERSCOTCH CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOW BITES
These butterscotch chocolate marshmallow bites have six ingredients and are a great no-bake treat for kids (or adults short on time) to make. They really are super simple to make and take just 20 minutes.
TURKISH DELIGHT RECIPE
1. PINE ROSEWATER TURKISH DELIGHT
This clever Turkish Delight recipe has just eight ingredients and is really straight-forward to make. You can either leave the Turkish Delight to set overnight or speed it up by putting it in the fridge for four hours. See exactly how to make it over on Design & Scribble.
FUDGE AND TOFFEE RECIPES
1. AMARETTO RAISIN AND ALMOND FUDGE
This six-ingredient Amaretto raisin and fudge recipe is one of those super easy slow cooker candy recipes that means you can stick a bunch of ingredients in the slow cooker and let the cooker work its magic, you just need to give the mixture a quick stir every 15 minutes.
2. CHOCOLATE CHIP CANDY CANE FUDGE
This seven ingredient recipe takes literally minutes to make! The finished result however looks like you’ve spent hours crafting it! This fudge looks particularly gorgeous if you have time to pop the squares of fudge into little mini truffle cases like these and then pop them in a gift tin.
3. EGGNOG FUDGE
Eggnon is such a holiday season flavour! This eggnog fudge recipe only takes around 30-minutes to make and uses only seven ingredients. These fudge candies are great to serve over Christmas of pop them in cellophane and gift them!
4. EASY SALTED CARAMEL FUDGE
This is possibly the easiest candy recipe ever!! Plus there are just four ingredients, one of which is a pinch of salt! So you just can’t go wrong. The resulting salted caramel fudge comes with a warning from recipe creator, Something Swanky!! Pop over to her site to find out more!
5. GOODY GUMDROPS FUDGE
This Goody Gumdrops fudge recipe has just three ingredients. 3!!!! I love Life With The Crust Cut Off’s idea of packaging it up in jars like these to give as Christmas gifts.
6. EASY HOMEMADE TOFFEE
You can make this seven ingredient easy homemade toffee recipe in under 30 minutes. The hard part is waiting the couple of hours need for it to set in the fridge!!
7. ALMOND TOFFEE BITES
This recipe for almond toffee bites is a little more involved that some of the recipes in this list. It uses English Toffee poured over almonds, topped with milk chocolate and walnuts. You can make it in a brownie bite pan so that it’s instantly ready for wrapping up and gifting!
PEPPERMINT CANDY RECIPES
1. CREAM CHEESE MINTS
This four ingredient recipe is really quick and easy to mix up. You can either stick to keeping your mixture one colour or separate it into different bowls to create an array of different colours. These cream cheese mints are perfect to have out for guests when they arrive for Christmas.
2. EASY CHRISTMAS PEPPERMINT PATTIES
Who doesn’t love a peppermint patty?!! This six ingredient patty recipe is great to make with kids, in theory they take ten minutes of prep and then just need to be left for a day to harden. Just make sure that kids know to leave them alone 😉
3. PEPPERMINT FUDGE
This peppermint fudge recipe is ridiculously easy to make, you literally just tip all the ingredients into a pan and heat them!! The resulting fudge looks so festive it’s great for Christmas gifting.
4. PEPPERMINT BARK
This four ingredient recipe for peppermint bark is super easy and great fun for kids to help make. It looks absolutely gorgeous packaged up in jars to give as gifts or to have on the side for guests over the holiday season.
5. PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE CREAMS
This six ingredient peppermint chocolate creams recipe is the perfect combination of mint and chocolate and a simple recipe for kids to enjoy making.
HARD CANDY RECIPES
1. CHRISTMAS ROCK CANDY
2. HOMEMADE LOLLIPOPS
A FEW MORE CANDY RECIPES…
1. HOMEMADE GUMDROPS
2. PEANUT BUTTER SNOWBALLS
3. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE TRUFFLES
So there you go, 25 yummy homemade Christmas chocolates and sweets recipes. Which ones will you make? And will you be able to NOT eat them all before giving them as gifts?!!
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