If there’s ever a time to try out homemade candy, it’s Christmas This year, instead of gifting friends and family with cookies for a treat, why not try your hand at making homemade Christmas candy? It’s easier (and tastier) then you think!
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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 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 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 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 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 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 www.sixsistersstuff.com.
7. Christmas Gumdrops
Did you know you can make your own gumdrops? You can! Not only are they easy to make, but they make a great gift for teachers, neighbors and friends. It only takes five ingredients to make you own and we bet you’ll never buy store-made gumdrops again.
Be sure to head to MomOnTimeout.com for the complete recipe!
8. Chocolate Covered Cherries
Making your own chocolate covered cherries may require patience, but not a ton of skill. These homemade candies are made with a few special ingredients that make them perfect for the holidays and they look pretty amazing, too!
See the process from start to finish at CincyShopper.com.
9. Salted Nut Roll
Candy with nuts is very popular around the holiday season, so why not skip the line at expensive candy stores and make your own? A marshmallow center is covered in melted caramel and then topped with nuts for that perfect combo of salty and sweet. Delish!
Head to ShugarySweets.com to snag this recipe now!