I’m not sure if it’s the time of year, or my third trimester sweet tooth talking, but I can’t stop dreaming up delicious holiday treats. Every year, I try to make some yummy treats to give out to my husbands work colleagues and this year is no different. The only problem, is trying to decide what to make. This year I wanted to focus on some kind of homemade candy instead of baked goods. My only concern is if I can get something made and out the door before I eat it all. Wish me luck!


Source: Garnish And Glaze

1. Polar Bear Paws

Other than the fact the name of these candies is adorable, and just perfect for the Christmas season, these candies sound like a heavenly treat. If you decide to use store-bought caramels this recipe doesn’t take long at all to put together, but will be sure to wow all your friends.

Follow the step by step instructions at http://www.garnishandglaze.com.


Source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

2. Homemade Peppermint Patties

I love peppermint patties, one of my absolute favorite candies. But, I would never thought of making my own until I saw this recipe. I love that you can garnish the top of these homemade beauties with some crushed candy cane to really get into the festive spirit.

See the full recipe over at http://www.melskitchencafe.com.


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3. Christmas Caramels

Kick your candy making skills up a notch with these homemade caramels. Sure, we all know you can buy caramels, but why would you after tasting these? I love the idea of making this a holiday tradition with your kids. You wouldn’t have to ask me twice, thats for sure.

Check out the full recipe over at http://www.garnishandglaze.com, and see what other things you can make with these delicious homemade caramel.


Source: 12 Tomatoes

4. Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Bark

You can’t go wrong with some chocolate bark during the holidays. Keep it simple with this sea salt and almond, or add your own Holiday flare. This super simple candy is perfect for making and sharing.

Head over to http://www.12tomatoes.com to see the whole recipe and more delicious goodies to try.


Source: Art And The Kitchen

5. Eggnog Fudge

Just when I thought I couldn’t love eggnog anymore, I found this recipe. This melt in your mouth goodness is surprisingly simple to make and you can even freeze it so you can pull it out all year round. If you can’t get enough of the ‘nog this season, check out our post on 6 Tasty Eggnog Recipes.

You’ll find this recipe and tons more at http://www.artandthekitchen.com.


Source: Six Sisters Stuff

6. Gingerbread Truffles

With only 3 ingredients and no bake time, these might possibly be the easiest Christmas candies to make, but they are definitely not lacking in taste. Whip up a batch in no time at all, the hard part will the self control you will need from devouring them all right away.

Follow the simple recipe over at http://www.sixsistersstuff.com.


Ellice Vargas

Ellice Vargas

I'm a British gal and mama to one sweet daughter. I love a good DIY project, interior design and photography. When I'm not writing for Life As Mama, I'm traveling as much as I can with my little family and filling up my camera roll with snapshots of our life.