Spread some cheer by whipping up a batch of these crowd-pleasing Christmas candies! From gingerbread holiday bark to chipotle-salted chocolate truffles, make your own tasty gifts or add a sweet touch to a holiday dessert platter with these festive recipes.
With just a few simple steps and 15 minutes to spare, you can make your very own candy perfect for gift giving.
Anna Olson's Nut Brittle
Break off a chunk of this delicious treat, filled with your choice of cashews, peanuts and/or pistachios. A nut lover’s delight!
Chocolate Dipped Orange Peel
The combination of bright and vibrant colour with decadent chocolate makes these simple treats irresistible.
Quick and Easy Peppermint Fudge
You won’t be able to resist the chewy, minty goodness of this decadent candy cane-topped fudge from Ree Drummond.
If you’ve got a wicked sweet tooth, this treat is for you.
Alton's Chocolate Truffles
Coated in whatever toppings your sweet tooth desires, Alton Brown’s chocolate truffle recipe is reliable, easy and downright delicious.
Toasted Coconut Marshmallows
Homemade marshmallows covered in shredded coconut on both the top and bottom for extra crunch and sweet flavour.
Chocolate Mint Brownie Bites
Use your mini muffin pan to create these decadent, chocolately Christmas bite-sized desserts.
Gingerbread Holiday Bark
Need inspiration for a tasty homemade holiday gift? This kitchen sink holiday bark is perfect for gift giving.
White Chocolate Lollipops
These pretty treats, bejeweled with dried cherries, are so easy to make and taste great too.
Chocolate-Dipped Honeycomb Candy
It’s easy to make large batches of this chocolate-dipped dessert that’s unmistakably crunchy, sweet caramel and light as air.
Who says it’s hard to hand-make your own chocolate treats? This recipe shows you how to easily create decadent chocolate truffles.
This recipe is so easy and delicious you might just forget about everyone’s favourite York Peppermint Pattie.
Whip up a batch of these candy-like confections to dress up a holiday table.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs
Light chocolate peanut butter cookies with dense chocolate flavour, this chewy dessert is loaded with peanut butter chips, chopped walnuts and pecans for some crunch.
Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Indulge your sweet tooth in a slightly healthier way with this seed-packed brittle, filled with warm spices.
With only four ingredients and a 10-minute prep, this dense, chocolatey fudge studded with chopped nuts is the perfect choice for your holiday party.
Raspberry-Cherry Chocolate Poppers
Each bite of these creamy treats is filled with a palate-popping surprise thanks to a generous helping of Pop Rocks mixed into the chocolate ganache.
The Dirty Twixter Bars
What’s not to love about this sinfully delicious mashup of two popular candy bars: shortbread crust topped with dulce de leche and a salted caramel ganache.
Nutty Canadian Candy Bark
Who doesn’t love chocolate bark? Make this crunchy treat part of your celebration with rich, roasted red peanuts, sweet raspberry jam and creamy milk chocolate.
White Chocolate Bark with Pink Peppercorns
Smooth and creamy white chocolate is speckled with warm and spicy pink peppercorns in this simple fudge creation.
Chocolate Coconut Balls
If you’re looking for a quick and tasty holiday treat, these no-bake chocolate, coconut and macadamia balls make a super sweet addition to any dessert spread.
Whether maple, molasses or plain sugar and vinegar, taffy is a simple and sweet Acadian treat that’s full of tradition. The key to this recipe is working fast to pull, stretch and twist the taffy before it hardens.
Chai Chocolate Truffles
Simple, delicious and elegant, chocolate truffles are a hit with all age groups, and a nice option for those who only have enough room left for just a bite of something sweet.
Chipotle-Salted Chocolate Truffles
Decadent, delicious and easy-to-make, these chocolate truffles get a surprise kick of chipotle salt.
Impress anyone with these easy-to-make truffles and watch them disappear off the plate!
Little Black Dress Chocolate Truffles
Relatively simple, deliciously sublime and perfect for every occasion.
Chocolate Covered Caramel Bars
Crunchy, buttery shortbread is topped with caramel and coated in rich, creamy chocolate. Tempering the chocolate beforehand will give the finished chocolate bar a beautiful satin sheen.
Almond and Chocolate Clusters
These luscious clusters feature both bittersweet and white chocolate, caramel candies and slivered almonds all in one indulgent bite-size treat.
Torrone Italian Nougat
This Italian treat made of meringue, almonds and pistachios is an addictive and crunchy snack or dessert.
Chocolate Divinity Candy
Divine little bites that are filled with light, whipped chocolate and dusted in deep cocoa powder. It’s just the sinful chocolate dessert you need to satisfy your cocoa cravings.
Peanut Butter Rum Balls
A fresh take on delicious rum balls using crushed peanuts and flaked coconut.
Chocolate Dipped Marzipan
Making your own marzipan from scratch is actually really simple, and this recipe only takes about 25 minutes! Once you’ve got the base down, you can try Anna’s chocolate-dipped version for a treat worthy of a holiday party.
Chocolate Fruit Truffles
Simple chocolate truffles are dressed up with an assortment of dried and candied fruits, creating a trio of show-stopping treats for your next event. Make them up ahead of time and keep them refrigerated until serving.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Cups
One of the most iconic pairings in culinary history is that of chocolate and peanut butter. These layered cups have a chocolate base, a smooth peanut butter filling, and a chocolate-peanut butter truffle topping.
Sponge Toffee (Honeycomb Toffee)
Also known as honeycomb toffee, sponge toffee is a sugary treat that can be enjoyed on its own, added to cookies, or used as a topping for a dessert. Anna’s technique will help you make a candy that is crunchy but won’t stick to your teeth.
Anna makes this every year at holiday time. A crunchy, thin layer of toffee is coated with chocolate and sprinkle with slivered almonds and sea salt. Don’t forget to sprinkle the toffee with sliced almonds and sea salt before the chocolate sets.