What is the most popular Christmas candy?

Once Halloween is over, you may think that the candy craze is finally over too. But you must not forget that Christmas is all about festive candies and treats as well! What’s different about Christmas candies is you will see tons of Christmas-themed packaging and colors which ultimately feels as if Christmas is already here. Ranging from chocolate wrapped Santas to the traditional red and white and candy canes, here are some of the most popular and well-loved Christmas candies and treats of all time:

Candy canes – You will never NOT see candy canes once December comes. Candy canes are so versatile that they can be hung on your Christmas trees or an extra festive display on your dining table.

Chocolate Santa – Chocolate Santas are perfect to add for Christmas gifts or stocking stuffer! They are usually plain milk or dark chocolate and are shaped to look like Santa Claus. 

Gingerbread – Along with candy canes and chocolate Santas, gingerbreads are also one of the most popular and traditional holiday candy that you will see everywhere. What’s more is that you can build your own gingerbread house which is a well-known Christmas tradition.

Hershey’s Kisses – Hershey’s Kisses also go on-theme once December arrives! These little, delicious chocolates are perfect for stocking stuffer or gifts! 

Peppermint bark – Peppermint bark pieces embody the two Christmas flavors: chocolate and peppermint!

Reindeer corn – Yes, reindeer corn exists! They are covered with Christmas colors and are created to look like corn kernel pieces.

Butter toffee – You will also see butter toffees on some families’ tables which ranges from fudge to bite-sized pieces.

Truffles – Truffles are definitely a guest-favorite when it comes to Christmas parties and get-togethers! 

How long does homemade Christmas candy last?

Nothing beats like a delicious homemade Christmas candy. And if you are hosting a Christmas party, it is quite common to over-prepare a batch of Christmas candies but it’s perfectly fine! Homemade candies can actually last for about 2 to 3 weeks if you store it properly. You must store your homemade Christmas candies in an airtight container and store it in a cool, dry place. Fudge and caramels can be wrapped tightly and frozen for up to 1 year. You must also store your truffles by wrapping them individually in clear plastic wrap.

It’s also best to avoid storing different types of candy together in the same together because hard candies will eventually become soft and sticky, and the soft candies will dry out. 

And when removing candy from the freezer, allow it to come to room temperature for about 2 to 3 hours before opening. This can prevent the moisture from collecting on the surface of the candy which can cause white or gray speckles and streaks.

Quick and easy candy recipes

Instead of going out to buy some festive holiday candies, why not bring the family in together to make your own Christmas treats? Here are quick and easy Christmas candy recipes you and your family will love!

 

15. The Best Butterscotch Squares | No Bake Butterscotch Bars

These four ingredient sweet and salty Butterscotch Squares come together in just minutes – literally! Get this incredible no bake Butterscotch Bars recipe for an indulgent treat that tastes like old-fashioned butterscotch candy.

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14. Eggnog Cookie Balls

Delightful little cookie balls made with eggnog, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Easy and delicious seasonal treat that’s made with only 5 ingredients.

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13. Easy Christmas Treat Recipe: Christmas Pretzel Rods 

You’ll want to keep this recipe handy over the holidays – these easy Christmas Pretzel Rods are the perfect thing to have on hand for all of your Christmas celebrations. They also make a lovely treat for all of those people in your life that you want to give a little gift to over the holidays, like teachers, neighbours, bus drivers and babysitters.

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12. Easy Vegan Millionaire’s Shortbread

A super quick and easy vegan millionaire’s shortbread recipe using a digestive biscuit base (yep, they’re vegan!), date caramel, and a vegan milk chocolate topping.

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11. Mint Chocolate Fudge Recipe (vegan, paleo options)

This mint chocolate fudge is creamy, easy to make and is a little healthier than traditional fudge (but no less delicious!). It’s also paleo and vegan.

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10. Homemade Sticky Paws

If you are a fan of Williams Sonoma candy, you are going to love these Homemade Sticky Paws candy. We coat almonds in caramel and then dip them in chocolate. They are a sweet and salty treat that is great for Christmas gift-giving.

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9. No-Bake Raffaello Coconut Balls Recipe

These easy, no-bake coconut balls are a family favorite around the holidays. They also make a beautiful treat to bring with you when visiting family and friends.

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8. Nonpareil Candy

Nonpareils are incredibly simple (just two ingredients), but incredibly elegant at the same time. Chocolate nonpareils are a nostalgic confection that are eye catching in holiday candy dishes and a special treat for food gifts and care packages.

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7.  3-Ingredient Vegan Peppermint Fudge

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6. Candy Cane Fudge

Our Candy Cane Fudge recipe is the perfect holiday dessert for gift-giving and serving! A rich chocolate layer is topped with candy cane studded white chocolate making Candy Cane Fudge an easy to make dessert and the perfect Christmas fudge gift to give!

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5. Vegan Candy Cane Truffles Recipe (Gluten free)

This white chocolate peppermint vegan candy cane truffles recipe is in collaboration with my fellow vegan bloggers to create the ultimate vegan Christmas meal. Be sure to check out their recipes below for some vegan Christmas inspiration!

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4. Recipe: Painless Turmeric Holiday Spice Balls 

The main pain ingredient is Turmeric which is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae and is native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

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3. Cookie Dough Balls

Delicious, bite-sized, egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough balls coated in dark chocolate – the perfect dessert for your next party or potluck!

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2. How to Make Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

In this post, you’ll learn how to make delicious truffles. You can make peppermint chocolate truffles that are perfect for the holiday season. With this same dark chocolate truffle base, you can make your own truffles with other flavors too.

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1. Peanut Butter M&M Cookie Dough Fudge

Let the holiday baking commence! Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet treat this time of year? This Peanut Butter M&M Cookie Dough Fudge is so simple yet so delicious! It will definitely be my go to recipe for holiday parties this year.

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