Candy for Giving and Party Snacks: The Full Roundup

DIY peppermint patties (quick, easy!), caramels with salt or cinnamon, old-fashioned whipped divinity, herbed almonds, fruit jellies, and slabs of toffee -- here are all of our favorite recipes for Christmas candy. Browse through; you might find one more treat to round out your holiday giving.

Classic Holiday Favorites

  1. Divinity
  2. Cocoa Molasses Toffee
  3. Ginger Cinnamon Caramels
  4. Mailing Toffee
  5. Salt Caramels

Fruity Candies

  1. Candied Lemon Peel
  2. Fruity Gumdrops
  3. Homemade Lollipops
  4. Blood Orange Jelly Smiles
  5. Crab Apples Poached in Sweet Wine
  6. Crystallized Ginger

Chocolate Candies

  1. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Buckeyes
  2. Chocolate Orange Truffles
  3. Chocolate Toffee Matzo Candy
  4. Peppermint Patties
  5. Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels with Mint Sugar
  6. Oreo Truffles

Party Nuts and More

  1. Sweet and Salty Cinnamon Almonds
  2. Honey Roasted Peanuts
  3. Chez Panisse Herbed Almonds
  4. Peanut Butter Popcorn

And a few ideas for pretty packaging...

  1. Old-Fashioned Candy Goodie Bags
  2. Wrapping Homemade Candy - Also see this reader tip on using bakery sheets.
  3. Pretty Packaging From Martha Stewart
  4. Parapluie Blooming Boxes
  5. Natural Value Unbleached Wax Paper Bags
  6. Pretty and Inexpensive Packaging for Granola

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