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Looking for homemade chocolates recipes for gifts to make for Christmas this year? Here is my big list of 60 easy to make homemade chocolates recipes, each one perfect to use for DIY Christmas chocolate gifts.
The chocolates recipes and candy recipes featured on this list are super quick and easy to make. The recipes all have very short ingredient lists, some with as little as three ingredients.
PERFECT HOMEMADE CHOCOLATES RECIPES FOR GIFTS
All the recipes are perfect for giving as gifts for friends, teachers, neighbours,family… or for simply enjoying eating something homemade as a sweet treat over Christmas and the holiday season.
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.
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60 CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATES RECIPES AND CHRISTMAS CANDY RECIPES
Dive into this big list of 60 chocolates and candy recipes that are all perfect for making DIY Christmas candy gifts to give this festive season.
CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATES RECIPES
First up, this is a big list of some of my absolute favourite Christmas chocolates recipes. Use this list for ideas for Christmas gift making.
CROCKPOT SLOW COOKER AND MICROWAVE CHOCOLATES RECIPES
Christmas chocolate candy recipes that can be made in a Crockpot, slow cooker or in the microwave.
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!
Crockpot Christmas Candy
Slow Cooker Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Clusters
Crockpot Peanut Clusters [Crockpot Candy]
PRETZEL CHOCOLATES RECIPES
Christmas candy recipes using pretzels.
Christmas Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Recipe
Delicious chocolate covered pretzels loaded with candy for a sweet treat kids love to help make for the holidays!
Christmas Pretzels: Easy, Fast, and Fun
No bake, this is an easy, fast and fun activity for the whole family.
DARK CHOCOLATES RECIPES
Christmas chocolate candies made with dark chocolate.
Pomegranate + Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark
Pomegranate + Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark recipe. Incredibly easy-to-make, delicious, healthy treat! Only four simple ingredients.
Dark Chocolate-Covered Candied Orange Slices
Dark Chocolate-Covered Candied Orange Slices, the most perfect combination of Christmas flavors you could dream up. And – they’re so easy to make!
CHOCOLATE AND PEPPERMINT RECIPES
Homemade Christmas candy recipes that combine chocolate and candy.
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.
Refreshing Peppermint 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.
CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES RECIPES
Chocolate truffles are one of the most decadent kinds of chocolate, here's a selection of delicious chocolate truffles recipes.
Mint Oreo Truffles - Sally's Baking Addiction
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!
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.
Orange Chocolate Truffles
These Orange Chocolate Truffles are creamy and decadent. They are easy to make and perfect for gifts and parties! Options to add Spiced rum too!
Grand Marnier Truffles - Baker by Nature
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.
Chocolate Amaretto Truffles
Chocolate Amaretto Truffles are a decadent treat. This recipe is simple to make and foolproof!
Cappuccino Chocolate Truffles
These creamy, rich chocolate and coffee-flavored homemade truffles are easy to make and perfect for Christmas gifts. The coffee flavour together with the chocolate makes for a perfect combination.
Vegan Gingerbread Chocolate Truffles
Luxurious homemade dairy-free truffles that everyone can enjoy. This recipe for vegan gingerbread chocolate truffles is really quite easy to make.
Peanut Butter Snowballs Recipe (No Bake Truffles) with white chocolate coating
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.
Boozy Hot Fudge Hot Cocoa Bombs with Whiskey
CHOCOLATE COVERED HONEYCOMB RECIPES
Delicious homemade honeycomb covered in chocolate. These recipes are simply divine.
The Simplest Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Recipe
This recipe is so easy it is perfect for young kids to make.
This old fashioned honeycomb candy is a classic recipe. Easy to make and so tasty covered in chocolate!
ASSORTED CHOCOLATE CANDY RECIPES THAT I JUST REALLY LOVE!
A selection of chocolate candy recipes that don't seem to fit into a category on this list, but I really love them.
Butterscotch 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.
Homemade Mounds or Bounty Chocolate Bars
Homemade Mounds or Bounty Chocolate bars make for great homemade Christmas candy gifts.
Soft, sweet balls of almond candy are enrobed in a dark chocolate shell.
CHOCOLATE FUDGE RECIPES
Chocolate AND fudge?! It's the ultimate sweet-treat combination.
Easy Kahlua Chocolate Fudge
Kahlua Chocolate Fudge is rich dark chocolate fudge flavored with Kahlua coffee liqueur. Only 6 ingredients, it's an easy to make adults-only treat!
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
Chilli Chocolate Fudge: Smooth, Creamy & a Little Bit Hot
This creamy chilli chocolate fudge makes a great Christmas candy gift. It combines the richness of dark chocolate with cream followed by a warm afterglow from the chilli.
Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Fudge
If you love the flavour of mint, you’re going to enjoy the taste of this Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Fudge.
White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge
This white chocolate fudge is an easy recipe that is no-bake and uses just 4 simple ingredients. Perfect for the holiday season to eat yourself or give as gifts.
HOMEMADE FUDGE RECIPES
Fudge is such a Christmas thing and it makes the most mouthwatering DIY candy gifts to give.
Slow Cooker 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.
EASY Eggnog Fudge Recipe (30 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!
Easy Salted Caramel Fudge Recipe
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!
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.
Homemade Christmas Fudge Recipe
This delicious recipe for homemade fudge is a perfect Christmas treat! It has been passed down for generations in Tiffany's family, and can be made with or without nuts.
Butterscotch Fudge with 3 Simple Ingredients
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.
Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge
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.
Chocolate Fudge Recipe Without Condensed Milk
This is a supereasy fudge recipe without condensed milk or any chocolate chips! It gets it’s rich chocolatey flavour from cocoa.
Peppermint Candy Cane Fudge Recipe
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.
HOMEMADE CARAMELS RECIPES
Caremels are just so melt in the mouth delicious, they make really lovely DIY gifts for giftwrapping and giving during the holiday season.
Polar Bear Paws
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
Homemade Christmas Caramels
This tasty recipe for homemade caramel candies is a perfect Christmas treat! It has been passed down for generations in Tiffany's family.
Homemade Caramel Recipe
These homemade caramels are soft and buttery. Making caramels at home is fairly easy and with this recipe. Make some this Christmas season, you won't regret it!
Soft, Buttery Homemade Caramels
Soft, Buttery Homemade Caramels! This is a tried-and-true recipe so good that you’ll want to make every Christmas.
Sea Salt Caramels
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!
Grandmas Old-fashioned Cream Caramels
Delicious buttery caramels. Grandma’s Old-fashioned Cream Caramels are the sticky quintessential caramel candy. Perfect for giving to your grandparents for Christmas!!
�Soft Chewy Cream Caramels - Sweet & Buttery
Homemade Caramels are perfect for Christmas gifting. Your friends and family will be in awe of your skills when you tell them they’re from scratch. They're also good for just eating yourself!
HOMEMADE TOFFEE RECIPES
Toffee is the harder but equally delicious cousin of caramel and fudge. Try out these recipes to use as ideas for Christmas candy gifts.
Easy Homemade Toffee - Damn Delicious
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!!
Buttery English Toffee Candy (Gluten-Free)
This English toffee is crunchy and buttery, topped with a blanket of chocolate and a dusting of almond meal. It's gluten-free and easy to make, using just 7 ingredients.
Homemade Almond Toffee Recipe
This almond toffee is made from scratch with 8 ingredients, and is the most delicious holiday treat to give as a homemade candy gift to neighbors and friends!
Classic English Toffee - With PRO Tips
This English Toffee Recipe is a must make every Christmas! Perfect for Christmas candy gifts. Add it to your ideas list.
The Best Homemade English Toffee Recipe
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.
Cream Cheese Mints for Christmas
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.
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 😉
Creamy 5-Ingredient Vegan Peppermint Patties
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.
Buttercream Mint Candy Recipe
Looking for a buttercream mint candy recipe? Try these buttercream mints for an easy homemade candy recipe everyone will love.
PEPPERMINT BARK RECIPES
Peppermint bark is so synonymous with Christmas, I just love the stuff, it's great for kids and adults alike. It makes very fancy looking candy gifts too.
Green Peppermint Holiday Bark: Kids in the Kitchen
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.
Easy Peppermint Bark Candy Recipe
This peppermint bark is really easy to make and looks super pretty.
Homemade Peppermint Bark
This homemade peppermint bark recipe is even more delicious than store bought varieties. It's easy to make with only 6 ingredients and is a delicious treat to give as gifts for the holidays.
3-Ingredient Peppermint Bark
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.
Vegan Peppermint Bark
This vegan peppermint bark is a quick, easy Christmas treat that’s perfect for making with children. It contains only 4 simple ingredients and there’s no baking needed.
Easy Homemade Candy Cane Bark
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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