wikiHow to Make Christmas Candy

Six Parts:PeppermintsToffees and CaramelsChocolates and TrufflesMarshmallow CandiesFruit, Nut and Honey CandiesOld-Fashioned Candies

Ready to indulge in some justifiable Christmas candy goodness? Here's how to get into the spirit of the season with a holiday sugar high. Beginning reading this how-to by scrolling down to step one.

Part 1
Peppermints

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    Whip up some homemade candy canes. Try making these classic Christmas treats in your own kitchen!
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    Make peppermint creams. These cookie-like treats will melt in your mouth.
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    Try homemade peppermint bark. Peppermint bark bagged in individual gift sacks makes a great holiday gift.

Part 2
Toffees and Caramels

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    Make a batch of caramel to use on a variety of treats. You can allow caramel to harden in molds to make individual treats, or drizzle it over fudge, marshmallows, cookies or ice cream.
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    Cook up some caramel corn. While you're at it with the popcorn garlands, you might as well spare some for caramel corn!
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    Make toffee, a winter classic. Toffee is a lot like caramel, cooked to the hard-crack stage so that it has a crunchy texture.
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    Or, use the microwave for a quick batch of toffee. Don't have time to make a full batch, but still in need of a holiday treat? Here's the answer!
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    Make chocolate toffee squares. Chilling this treat in the fridge makes it a cinch to serve and eat.
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    Make small marshmallow toffee treats. Combine gooey marshmallows with crunchy toffee!

Part 3
Chocolates and Truffles

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    Make classic chocolate truffles. These treats are perfect for holiday parties (or enjoying on your own)!
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    Or, try mint truffles. Add a wintry chill to to your chocolate by using peppermint.
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    Try pumpkin truffles. Pumpkin isn't just for fall — it can be a savory Christmas flavor, too!
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    For a great gift, make Christmas pudding truffles. They're a little complex, but they make a pretty present.
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    Try this traditional fudge recipe. Fudge is a Christmas classic, and makes a great gift.
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    Or, cheat a little and make fudge in the microwave. It tastes just as good, and no one has to know you cut some corners!
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    Try Russian fudge. This chocolate-free twist on an old classic melts is smooth and golden-brown.
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    Make your own Turtle candy. Instead of purchasing Turtles — a chocolate, caramel and pecan confection — whip them up in your own kitchen!

Part 4
Marshmallow Candies

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    Make your own marshmallows. They're fluffier than the store-bought kind, and fun to make.
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    Mix up some rocky road. Add chocolate, coconut, nuts and cherries to your marshmallows for a crunchy treat.
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    Coat marshmallows in chocolate. Chilling them in the fridge keeps these bite-size candies from being uncontrollably gooey.

Part 5
Fruit, Nut and Honey Candies

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    Dip cherries in chocolate. You can use regular or maraschino cherries for this recipe.
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    Make peanut brittle. This classic winter treat makes a great gift once it's cracked.
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    Make marzipan. This sweet almond paste treat can be eaten on its own, or used as a topping on cookies, cakes and other candies.
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    Make honeycomb toffee. Contrary to regular toffee, this recipe features a gentle honey flavor and crunchier texture.
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    Cover a Crunchie bar with honeycomb . These popular UK and Australian candy bars can be covered with crunchy honeycomb to make a unique Christmas treat.

Part 6
Old-Fashioned Candies

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    Make Christmas lollipops. Try using red or green food coloring to make festive lollipop bundles.
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    Make Turkish Delight. Try different flavors like rose, lemon or orange.
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    Make old-fashioned hard candy. This recipe includes instructions for barley sugar and fruit drops.

Tips

  • Homemade candy is always a lovely personal gift that shows someone that you took the time to care.

Things You'll Need

  • Ingredients and cooking tools
  • Cellophane and boxes for packaging
  • Ribbon and other decorative elements
  • Gift tags
  • Serving dishes

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