Christmas Candies Recipes

Here are some delicious Christmas Candies recipes. Make some special candy with your kids. Homemade candies make a great gift idea!

Baked Apple Nut Fudge Recipe

Baked Apple Nut Fudge

What You Need:

  • 1 C flour
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2/3 C applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 C nuts, chopped

How to Make It:
  • Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the baking powder, soda and salt to the sifter and sift into the flour.
  • Place the butter into a double boiler.
  • Add the chocolate and place the double boiler over medium heat.
  • Cook until the chocolate and butter have melted together stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Add the sugar and stir until all of the sugar has dissolved.
  • Fold the applesauce into the mixture thoroughly.
  • Add the eggs one at a time being sure to mix well after each addition.
  • Mix in the vanilla and continue mixing until all the ingredients have been incorporated together well.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture being sure to mix well as you add.
  • Gently fold in the nuts.
  • Place the oven temperature at 350 degrees and allow the oven to preheat.
  • Butter the bottom and sides of a square baking pan well.
  • Spread the mixture into the prepared pan being sure it is even.
  • Bake 35 minutes or until firm.
  • Allow the fudge to cool before cutting into bite size squares.

Serving Size: 24 pieces

Making fudge is not as difficult as one might think. To ensure fool proof fudge every time stick to the recipe and never try and double a fudge recipe. This can cause your fudge not to firm as necessary.

White Chocolate Rum Fudge Recipe

White Chocolate Rum Fudge

What You Need:

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 C white chocolate chips
  • 2 C butterscotch chips
  • 1 t rum flavored extract
  • 1 t butter flavored extract

How to Make It:
  • Pour the can of condensed milk into a medium saucepan and place it over medium heat.
  • Add the white chocolate and butterscotch chips.
  • Stirring constantly, heat the mixture until the chips have completely melted.
  • The mixture should be very smooth and ceamy when done.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat.
  • Add the rum and butter extract and stir until completely combined.
  • Place a piece of wax paper into a square pan being sure there is enough over the edge to use as handles.
  • Spread the mixture into the prepared pan evenly.
  • Place the pan in the refrigerator for about 1 hour until the fudge becomes firm.
  • Remove the pan from the refrigerator and using the wax paper handles lift the fudge from the pan.
  • Cut the fudge into bite size squares and store in an airtight container.

Serving Size: 24 squares

Candied Fruit Nut Fudge Recipe

Candied Fruit Nut Fudge

What You Need:

  • 3 C pecan halves
  • 1 1/2 C Brazil nuts, chopped
  • 1 1/2 C walnuts, chopped
  • 1 C candied cherries
  • 1 C candied pineapple
  • 3 C sugar
  • 1 C white corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t vanilla extract

How to Make It:
  • In a large mixing bowl toss together the pecans, Brazil nuts and walnuts.

  • Add in the cherries and pineapple and toss slightly to incorporate.
  • Place the sugar in a large saucepan.
  • Pour the corn syrup and heavy cream into the pan with the sugar.
  • Sprinkle in the salt.
  • Place the pan over medium and bring to a rapid boil, stirring often.
  • Allow the mixture to boil until it reaches 235 degrees on a candy thermometer or soft ball stage.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the mixture over the nuts and fruit in the bowl.
  • Mix with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  • Lay a piece of wax paper in a large baking pan making sure it comes over the edges to use as handles.
  • Spread the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • Allow the mixture to set before cutting into squares.
Serving Size: 48 pieces

Soft ball stage in candy means that when a small amount is dropped into cold water a ball will form. Using a candy thermometer will ensure that your sugar syrup is the right temperature every time.

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