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!
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!
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.
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.
These homemade peanut butter snowballs taste like candy, but take a quarter of the time to make. These are another great idea for DIY candy to put in Christmas Eve boxes. Related: How to make simple Christmas Eve boxes.
HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS
What is a hot chocolate bomb? It's a kind of chocolate candy that you add to a hot chocolate to make it extra special.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
This easy Butterscotch Fudge Recipe is so simple to make! It takes only 3 Simple Ingredients, and is a no-bake fudge recipe, which is even better. An effortless and delicious easy recipe to make in batches to give as gifts at Christmas to teachers or kids' friends. In fact it's perfect for kids to make as homemade gifts.
This microwave peanut butter fudge is made with only 4 ingredients, and only takes a few minutes to make. It’s creamy, smooth, and perfect for a delicious no bake peanut butter treat. Clearly be cafeful about giving this as a gift if you don't know the recipient too well.
These polar bear paws are the perfect sweet and salty caramel candy with peanuts and a white chocolate coating. They’re so easy to make and I think they would be the perfect recipe if you want to make homemade candy for your kids' Christmas Eve boxes. Related: How to make a simple Christmas Eve box for your kids
Sea Salt and caramel is known to be one of the most delicious flavour combinations on the planet. These are THE BEST CARAMELS ever. Rave reviews by EVERYONE who has tried them and LOTS of trial and error to create the perfect caramels!
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
I simply adore peppermint candy, it's one of the kinds of candy I always turn to when I'm looking for ideas for Christmas candy gifts that I can make for the holiday season.
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.
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 😉
These peppermint patties are creamy, melt-in-your-mouth vegan peppermint patties coated with rich dark chocolate. These easy-to-make, 5-ingredient treats are a great idea for holiday gift-giving for teachers, friends and family.
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.
This easy vegan peppermint bark recipe is one of the best homemade edible gift ideas to give family and friends this holiday. It’s quick and easy to make and all you need is just three simple ingredients.
This homemade candy cane bark makes an easy last minute Christmas candy gift. The recipe uses just a few ingredients plus it can be made in 10 minutes. Perfect as an idea for candy gifts to make with your kids.
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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