Like Fudge? Christmas Candy Recipes

When you think of Christmas Candy Recipes ...Fudge it on the top of the list...along with peppermint! Well here are lots of Christmas candy recipes for you so you can make lots of different kinds of homemade fudge, there's also one for a S'mores tasting candy and a butterscotch recipe as well. You can make these homemade candies for yourself or use them as gifts for your friends, neighbors and families. Homemade gifts are always fun to make and fun to receive!

Peppermint Sandwich Fudge

Peppermint Sandwich Fudge is only one of the tasty fudge Christmas candy recipes you will find on this page. Fudge is easy to make and delicious to eat!

Peppermint Sandwich Fudge

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 t butter, softened

  • 1 (12 oz) pkg. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 C white chocolate chips
  • 3 t peppermint extract
  • Red food coloring


How to Make It:
  • Line a 9 inch square pan with a piece of aluminum foil.
  • Cover the foil with the butter on the bottom and up the sides.
  • Place the chocolate chips into a saucepan.
  • Pour in the milk.
  • Place the pan over low heat and stirring constantly cook 5 minutes or until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Remove the pan from heat.
  • Add the vanilla extract and continue stirring 3 minutes or until the mixture becomes creamy.
  • Spread half of the chocolate mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Set the remaining chocolate mixture aside for later use.
  • Place the white chips into another saucepan.
  • Pour in the remaining milk and cook over low heat like above.
  • Be sure to stir continuously until the chips have completely melted.
  • Remove from the heat and add the peppermint extract.
  • Spread 1/2 of the mixture over 1/2 of the chocolate in the prepared pan.
  • Add 1 to 2 drops of red food coloring to the remaining mint mixture and stir to color.
  • Spread that over the remaining chocolate in the prepared pan.
  • Spread the remaining chocolate mixture over the top of the entire pan.
  • You may need to warm the chocolate mixture slightly over low heat to reach a spreadable consistency.
  • Cover the fudge and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until firm.
  • Remove the fudge by the foil and cut into squares.

Serving Size: 12 pieces


It takes a little time for this fudge to firm. Make it the night before to ensure ample time for the fudge to firm. To create a fancy fudge plate line the fudge squares on a large plate in a candy cane form alternating back and forth between the white and red middles.


A Bit of Frosty Fudge

Christmas Candy Recipes include this one for Frosty Fudge...Make some extra so you can give some away to friends and family!

A Bit of Frosty Fudge

What You Need:

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1/8 t salt
  • 3 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 2 C mini marshmallows

How to Make It:
  • Pour the milk in to a large saucepan and set the pan over low heat.
  • Sprinkle in the salt.
  • Add the chocolate chips and stirring continuously melt the chips until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Quickly stir in the butter until it is completely melted.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract until completely incorporated.
  • Use a rubber spatula to fold in the marshmallows being sure they are completely covered with the chocolate mixture.
  • Line a square baking pan with wax paper extending over the edges.
  • Spread the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Place the fudge into the refrigerator 2 hours or until firm.
  • Remove the fudge by using the wax paper handles.
  • Cut the fudge into bite size servings.

Serving Size: 12 pieces


When spreading fudge into a prepared pan use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon greased well with butter. This will keep the fudge mixture from sticking and will help in spreading it out evenly.


Whipped Peanut Butter Glazed Fudge

Christmas Candy Recipes wouldn't be complete without some kind of peanut butter recipe. Here's a fudge your peanut butter lovers will enjoy!

Whipped Peanut Butter Glazed Fudge

What You Need:

  • 3 C semi sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 C peanut butter chips, divided
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C whipping cream

How to Make It:
  • Place the chocolate chips into a heavy saucepan and place the pan over low heat.
  • Add the condensed milk and the salt.
  • Stirring often, melt the chips into the milk until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Quickly stir in 1/2 C of the peanut butter chips and the vanilla.
  • Place a piece of wax paper into a square baking pan.
  • Spread the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • Place the fudge into the refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm.
  • When firm make the glaze.
  • Place the remaining peanut butter chips in a saucepan.
  • Pour in the whipping cream.
  • Place the pan over low heat and stirring often melt the peanut butter chips into the cream until smooth.
  • Spread the glaze over the top of the chilled fudge.
  • Let the fudge stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Serving Size: 12 pieces


Nuts can be added to just about any type of fudge. Pecans, walnuts or almonds all work well. Be sure to chop the nuts into pieces before adding them. Stir them into the fudge mixture just before spreading it into a prepared pan.


Maple Syrup Pecan Fudge

Maple Syrup Pecan Fudge

What You Need:

  • 3 C maple syrup

  • 1 C milk
  • 1/2 C pecans, chopped

How to Make It:
  • Pour the maple syrup into a large heavy saucepan.
  • Add the milk and place the pan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a rapid boil and continue boiling until mixture reaches 235 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool 3 minutes.
  • Beat the mixture with an electric mixer on low speed until it becomes creamy.
  • Carefully stir in the pecans.
  • Spread the mixture into a square baking pan lined with wax paper.
  • Cool until the fudge becomes firm and then cut into bite sized pieces.

Serving Size: 18 pieces


Fudge makes great a Christmas gift. Place several varieties into Christmas tins. Fudge call also be wrapped in foil paper and tied with inexpensive bows. Place them in an attractive Christmas bag or wrapped box for that special someone on your list. Write down a one or two of your favorite Christmas Candy Recipes and include that with your candies!


Winter Snow Fudge

Out of all the Christmas candy recipes...this is the one I'm going to try next!

Winter Snow Fudge

What You Need:

  • 4 C confectioner's sugar

  • 1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 (12 oz) pkg. white chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 C walnuts, chopped

How to Make It:

  • Place the sugar into a large mixing bowl.

  • Add the cream cheese and vanilla extract.
  • Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until very smooth, about 3 minutes.
  • Place the chocolate in a double boiler.
  • Bring the water of the boiler to a simmer.
  • Melt the chocolate, stirring constantly, until the chocolate has completely melted and is a smooth consistency.
  • Remove from the heat and allow cooling 1 minute.
  • Fold the chocolate into the sugar mixture.
  • Add the walnuts and mix until completely incorporated together.
  • Spread the mixture evenly into a square baking pan lined with wax paper.
  • Refrigerate at least one hour or until the fudge becomes firm.
Serving Size: 18 pieces


If you don't have a double boiler you can use two sauce pans and generate the same effect. The bottom pan needs to be just slightly larger than the top pan. Place enough water in the bottom pan to not quite reach the bottom of the top pan when it is resting inside the other pan.


S’more Christmas Candy Squares

S'mores are a great addition to these Christmas candy recipes. Everyone loves them in the summer...why not surprise them this holiday season with a tray of delicious S'mores!

S’more Christmas Candy Squares

What You Need:

  • 1/3 C light corn syrup

  • 1 (6 oz.) pkg. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 4 C graham crackers, broken into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 C mini marshmallows

How to Make It:

  • Place the corn syrup in a heavy pan.

  • Place the pan over medium heat and bring the syrup to a steady boil.
  • Reduce heat to the low setting.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla.
  • Continue stirring until the chocolate has completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Stir in the graham crackers and marshmallows.
  • Butter a square baking pan on the bottom and up the sides.
  • Spread the mixture into the prepared pan evenly.
  • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  • Cut into bite size pieces before storing.

Serving Size: 3 dozen


Use a buttered wooden spoon when spreading candy into a pan. This will keep the candy from sticking to the spoon and make it easier to spread the mixture evenly.


Butterscotch Nut Crunches

Butterscotch Nut Crunches

What You Need:

  • 2 (6 oz.) pkg. butterscotch pieces

  • 1 C Spanish peanuts
  • 1 1/2 C chow mien noodles

How to Make It:
  • Bring the water in the bottom of a double boiler to just boiling.

  • Place the butterscotch into the top of the double boiler and place it over the boiling water.
  • Stirring constantly melt the butterscotch pieces until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the peanuts and noodles until completely covered.
  • Use wax paper to cover a large baking sheet.
  • Drop the mixture by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared sheet.
  • Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

Serving Size: 3 dozen


Butterscotch may not be your favorite so try these with melted chocolate or caramels instead. To give these a little more salty taste try using potato sticks instead of chow mien noodles.


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