Christmas Candy Recipes -Homemade and Easy

Peppermint Bark


  • 1 package white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. pepperming extract
  • 12 peppermint candies (or small peppermint sticks)


  1. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper, set aside.
  2. Place peppermint candies in a ziplock bag and crush into small pieces.
  3. Melt the white chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Alternatively, you can melt in the microwave for five mintutes, stirring well when it is done.
  4. Stir in the peppermint extract and peppermint candies.
  5. Spread on the cookie sheet. Let cool in the refrigerator until set.
  6. Break into pieces. Store in an air-tight container.

Chocolate Peanut Clusters


  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 can peanuts


  1. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Mix the chocolate and butterscotch chips together in a glass bowl.
  3. Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir vigourously until the melted chips are well mixed and creamy.

  4. Add the peanuts, still stirring.
  5. Drop the mixture in tablespoons onto the waxed paper.
  6. Let cool and harden. Enjoy!

Candied Walnuts


  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup


  1. Lay out a sheet of waxed paper.
  2. Heat a skillet.
  3. Mix the salt and maple syrup together.
  4. Pour the syrup into the skillet. Immediately stir in the walnuts.

  5. Let cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
  6. The walnuts should absorb the liquid and begin to toast.
  7. Place walnuts on waxed paper to cool.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

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What are your favorite holiday candies? 7 comments

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mgwhite 9 years ago from Mobile, AL

The peppermint bark picture is making me hungry! I love peppermint bark.

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Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Great HUB!

I had the peppermint bark before but didn't know how to make it. It is on the list now...

Thanks for a great recipe

regards Zsuzsy

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Fit Body 2 Day 9 years ago

Last year one of my guests brought along peppermint bark to share. It was store bought but delicious. I have been wondering how to make it myself - it looks so easy, it will be on my dessert table this year. Thanks

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blessedmommy 9 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma

I have to agree that the peppermint bark sounds so delightful!

Pam 8 years ago

I make mine with vanilla almond bark

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Bendy's Ideas 7 years ago from South Carolina

thanks for the recipes, they all sound great!

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