Christmas Candy Recipes

Christmas Candy Recipes

To me, Christmas Traditions are the very best part of the season. One of my favorite traditions is making candy. My family (especially on my husband’s side), has made candy for many years, and they’ve perfected their own recipes. In this post, I’m including some of the yummy recipes we make every Christmas. I hope you will enjoy them with your loved ones this year! (Want a printable version of ALL of my favorites for free? Sign up at the bottom, and they’re yours!)

Important Note: All of these recipes are dipped in either white or milk chocolate. The quality of the chocolate matters. I recommend Ghirardelli melting wafers or Plymouth Pantry Almond Bark.

Oreo Balls

These are my absolute favorite, and so easy to make!


1 pkg. of Oreo cookies
1 pkg. of cream cheese
1 pkg. of Plymouth Pantry almond bark vanilla baking bar


1. Blend Oreos in a food processor until finely crushed.

2. Mix Oreos with the pkg. of cream cheese until blended well.

3. Roll mixture into small balls and place on a baking sheet covered with wax paper. Put in the freezer until firm.

4. Melt the almond bark, dip the balls, and place them back onto the baking sheet. Return them to the freezer until firm.

5. Serve and enjoy.

Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Another delicious recipe. Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate!


4 teaspoons of butter or margarine
2 tablespoons of evaporated milk
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
dash salt
2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon of dark corn syrup
Almond bark (vanilla or chocolate or both)


1. In 3 qt saucepan, over low heat, melt butter.  Stir in evaporated milk, vanilla and salt.  Mix well.  Remove from heat

2. Gradually add 1 ½ cups confectioners sugar, stirring until mixture is thick and smooth.  Add peanut butter and corn syrup.  Mix well.

3. Turn out onto board lightly sprinkled with remaining confectioner sugar.  Knead until consistency of fondant.

4. Form slightly rounded teaspoons of dough into balls.

Refrigerate until cooled. Melt chocolate and dip.

Coconut Balls

These are my husband’s favorite. You can use dark chocolate to make a homemade mounds bar. Yum!


½ lb butter or margarine
15 oz Eagle Brand Milk (1 can)
8 cups of powdered sugar
14 oz flaked coconut
1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla
Almond Bark (white or chocolate)


Mix all but the chocolate together and shape into balls or make flat by spreading the mixture onto a cookie sheet.

Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Dip into melted chocolate.

Old Fashioned Cornflake Candy

Another family favorite!


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 heaping cup of creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
4 to 6 cups of plain cornflakes
Parchment paper


1. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a large saucepan and cook on medium high heat, stirring regularly.

2. When the mixture begins to boil, remove from heat, stir in the peanut butter and vanilla.

3. Add the cornflakes one cup at a time until the mixture thickens.

4. Quickly drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheet to cool.

5. Let set, enjoy!

Small Batch Cookies

This is the best ever chocolate chip recipe! If a small batch is not enough for your family, you can easily make double!


3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 cup of white sugar
1 cup of milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of softened butter
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract


1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Combine butter, egg, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Beat until creamy.

3. Add the dry ingredients and stir until well mixed.

4. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes.

5. Let cool and enjoy!

There you have it! Some of my family’s favorite recipes for making candy. Don’t forget to sign up below if you want FREE access to a printable version of these recipes, plus more (including peanut butter roll, pumpkin roll, and peanut butter fudge)!

Looking for last-minute gift ideas? Check out my post: Your Christmas Shopping Guide for the Entire Family

You can also read about other unique traditions to start with your family in my post Christmas Traditions to Enjoy With Your Family


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18 thoughts on “Christmas Candy Recipes

  1. What an amazing display of candy! YUM!
    The recipes are so amazing! Thanks for taking the time to sharing them. I’m going to try and make some with my son this week!

  2. Looks wonderful! I am hoping for a snow day here in Ohio as I am a kindergarten teacher so that I might have some time to bake. We go all the way till the Friday before Christmas! Oyi!

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