Chocolate Christmas candy is the result of combining two of my favorite things - chocolate and Christmas, of course!
I love chocolate all year round, but there is just something extra special about chocolate over the holidays.
Perhaps it's because I find it easier to make excuses to indulge in my favorite temptations. :)
I grew up enjoying a white Christmas with gently falling snow (or a blizzard) and a warm fire in the fireplace.
I loved it! There is something about a white Christmas that adds to the spirit of the season for me.
Unfortunately, I have not always been able to enjoy that kind of Christmas.
Since 1997, my husband and I have been serving as missionaries in the tropics of Australia. As a result, we have struggled to get that same sense of holiday spirit as we are usually dripping with sweat on Christmas time (pardon me - "perspiration"). ;)
One of the things that has really helped me "get in the Christmas Spirit" has been to whip up batches of Christmas cookies and Chocolate Christmas Candy.
Believe me, it can be a real challenge to make homemade chocolate candy in the humidity, but I discovered it CAN be done if you think outside the box - or rather outside the kitchen! Yep, I usually end up making my chocolate Christmas candy in my air conditioned bedroom.
You probably think I'm just looking for an excuse to make chocolate candy. Well, you may be partially right. :) But the truth is that when you're far away from all of your family during the holidays, even a bit of Christmas baking can brighten your day
Really, though, making homemade chocolate Christmas candy brings back wonderful memories of home and family. Don't you think so, too?
I have some favorite homemade Christmas candy recipes that seem to do the trick year after year, plus new recipes I discover as each year passes. Take a look at my ever growing list...
We're always adding more Christmas recipes. Where will it all end? :) I sure hope it doesn't. In fact, how about trying out these ones?
One of the most clever chocolate Christmas treat ideas is the Christmas Fudge Wreath. It is adorable and delicious, don't you think? Give it a try yourself and show off the results here!
Another yummy idea is a variation of a chocolate almond truffle recipe. Try this Chocolate Almond Christmas Candy recipe.
And how about the mint chocolate blend of flavors in this Chocolate Candy Cane Truffles recipe?
Too much work? Then be tempted by the simplicity and delightful look of Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes or Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls. These recipes are so easy to make that you can easily let the kids help. Make it a Christmas family tradition!
Or what about Christmas Cookies? They're a lot of fun to make and delicious to eat or give as gifts throughout the season.
Living so far from my family, I still like to treat them to some
chocolate Christmas candy. Unfortunately, my creative efforts would
never survive the journey home. Instead, I have found some wonderful
online resources that have helped me provide that special homemade candy
gift by proxy.
If you want to buy Christmas candy, allow me to recommend some companies to you. Each of these links will open in a new page so you can come back and browse through the list at your leisure. I have no doubt you will find something splendid!
Here is a further selection for you to drool over as you plan your festive season...
These are some ideas that I have come across to give your Homemade Chocolate Christmas Candy to others.
No doubt you will be a blessing to someone and really make their day.
Do you have a family tradition that includes a special kind of Christmas candy? Perhaps you are starting your own new tradition with a recipe you just love.
Add your recipes to this collection and share the spirit of Christmas with friends around the world!
Don't forget to add some photos if you have any to show off.
Click the links below to see favorite Christmas candy contributions from other visitors to this page...
Rudolph Chocolate Tartlets
This Rudolph Chocolate Tartlets recipe is not my own original creation. I got it from a magazine in Australia, but I thought others might like to give …
Peanut Butter Patties
Every year my kids and my husband always ask when I'm making my Peanut Butter Patties! They think I'm spending hours making these special treats …
Flavoring Dark And Milk Chocolate?
Hello again! Christmas season is upon us again and I can't wait to start making candy! This year I would like to try some different recipes so...I …
This simple recipe for Brigadiers Candy was given to me by my mother many years ago and I make these candies every Christmas for my daughter and my friends. …
Pine Bark Christmas Candy
This Pine Bark Christmas Candy Recipe has been a favorite for years. It's really simple to make and tastes delicious. Saltine crackers (approx. …
This recipe for Chocolate Turtles is really simple to make. 30 shelled salted pecan halves (I like the buttery kind) 10 Kraft Caramels Melting …
White Chocolate Coconut Balls
I recently had a white chocolate coconut ball and it was out of this world!! Do you have the recipe that includes, cream cheese, macadamia nuts, …
Looking For Chocolate Christmas Bells Not rated yet
I'm looking for chocolate Christmas bells filled with creamy white sugar candy. I don't know what these are called, but they are my favorite Christmas …
Chocolate Divinity Candy Not rated yet
My stepmother would make a kind of chocolate divinity candy at Christmas time when I was young. The candy contained cocoa, sugar, Karo syrup, butter …
Peppermint White Chocolate Bark Not rated yet
Here's a simple recipe for Peppermint White Chocolate Bark candy. Peppermint bark is so easy to make, but it's a big hit with family and friends. …
Cathy's Christmas Toffee Not rated yet
My sister Cathy makes this Christmas Toffee every year and it is always a hit. Here is the recipe. Enjoy! 1 cup white sugar 1 cup butter 1/4 …
Santa's Eatable Hat Not rated yet
Recipe for Santa's Eatable Hat This is such a simple Christmas treat, requiring few ingredients, no baking and best of all little preparation time. …
Gramma's Chocolate Funnel Kissies Not rated yet
Gramma's Chocolate Funnel Kissies Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 c butter (soft) 1/2 tsp vanilla 2-3 cups powdered sugar 3 oz pg cream cheese (soft) …
Grannys Peanut Thingys! Not rated yet
Ok, this recipe for butterscotch chow mein peanut treats is so easy. I remember granny making these every holiday. They are good, sweet, and perfect! …
Molded Chocolate Suckers Not rated yet
These molded chocolate suckers are simplicity while appreciated. One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to make swirled suckers. …
Cookie Cutter Fudge Not rated yet
I saw this Cookie Cutter Fudge Recipe at BettyCrocker.com and thought you all would like it, too. It's such a cute idea and sounds really simple to make. …
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