50 Easy Christmas Candy And Treats Recipes

I am a creature of habit when it comes to making Christmas Candy and  Treats recipes As we are getting overloaded with the holidays I thought I would share a bunch of easy recipes for Christmas Candy and Treats I make each year as well as those from fellow bloggers.
This post is updated from 8 years ago, but these first three recipes for Fools Toffee and two different pretzel treats will be your family’s favorites.
50 easy Christmas Candy Recipes

I have had several requests for this recipe and let me tell you most people can not eat just one! Unless you have made these before or know someone who has you will be surprised by the a) the ingredients and b) the addictive properties!!

Easy Saltine Toffee fools toffee saltine toffee

Once you had done this recipe once, you can change up the types of chocolate and toppings to fit your tastes. But proceed with caution if you plan on making these as gifts, buy enough ingredients to make at least a double batch.

How to Make 3 Christmas Candy Treats in an hour


3 christmas candy recipesStart with making your toffee syrup by boiling butter and brown sugar in a pan.

Meanwhile, line a jelly roll or cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Line the crackers closely together on the pan.

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Evenly pour the butter/sugar mixture over the crackers being careful to cover most of the crackers.
Put the pan into the oven for 5 minutes.


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Sprinkle the chips onto the bubbly mixture and allow it to melt slightly. ( you can also put back into the oven for a minute or 2)


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Smooth the melted chips among the saltine crackers, covering the entire sheet.

Sprinkle with desired toppings and press into the melted chocolate slightly.
Place the entire pan in the fridge until hardened.
Once hardened, peel off the tin foil and break into desired size pieces.


fools toffee

Fool’s Toffee or Saltine Toffee

Easy Saltine Toffee Recipe

Easy Saltine Toffee Recipe

Yield: 70 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A simple recipe that tastes like fancy toffee but this saltine toffee takes less but doesn't sacrifice the flavor 


  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers, 35 fit in my jelly roll pan
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 cups of chocolate chips, I use a combination of semi-sweet and butterscotch often
  • 1 cup of topping such as nuts, heath bits or crushed candy cane


  1. Preheat your oven to 350*
  2. Melt the butter and the brown sugar in a heavy bottomed pan, and let boil for 4 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, line a jelly roll or cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Line the crackers closely together on the pan.
  5. Evenly pour the butter/sugar mixture over the crackers being careful to cover most of the crackers.
  6. Put the pan into the oven for 5 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle the chips onto the bubbly mixture and allow to melt slightly. ( you can also put back into the oven for a minute or 2)
  8. Smooth the melted chips among the saltine crackers, covering the entire sheet.
  9. Sprinkle with desired toppings and press into the melted chocolate slightly.
  10. Place entire pan in the fridge until hardened.
  11. Once hardened, peel off the tin foil and break into desired size pieces.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 30 Serving Size 1 cracker size
Amount Per Serving Calories 267 Total Fat 14g Saturated Fat 8g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 6g Cholesterol 17mg Sodium 84mg Carbohydrates 37g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 30g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 2g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.
Let me know what yummy combinations you create.

NO Bake Christmas Treats

The non-baking has begun. The following recipes are easy to make and will store well in a cool place. They make quick and easy neighbor or hostess gifts and can be made with the help of your children.

Holiday Pretzel Treats

Of course we need to start out with pretzel treats. I am not sure what it is about the salty chocolate taste that keeps driving me back. Like the Halloween eyeballs and turkey Pretzel Treats.


The options are endless, you can use green, red or white chocolate discs on square pretzels.

Christma pretzel treats

Heat on 250 for a few minutes and add a festive M&M.  For an even more festive touch, add sprinkles before adding the candy piece.

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ROLO Pretzel Turtle Treats

Another all-time favorite of our family are these ROLO Turtles.  So simple but what a treat.  They get gobbled up the most of these three candy recipes.

ROLO Turtles

Simply add a ROLO candy onto a square pretzel and place in a 250 degree oven. Heat a few minutes and then press a pecan into the chocolate.

This year we added a sprinkling of sea salt for a more sophisticated flavor profile.

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark

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Bittersweet Chocolate Swirl Fruit and Nut Bark

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White Toffee Bark

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Nana's Almond Roca Recipe {Homemade Almond Roca}

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Gluten-Free Christmas Crack for Your Holiday Gatherings

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White Chocolate Christmas Trash Snack Mix

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Rocky Road Clusters

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Sea Salt Caramel Pecan Turtles

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Chocolate Granola Bites Recipe

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Layered Chocolate Mint Fudge

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White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

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Peanut Butter Fudge with Video

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Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Fudge (Food Gift Idea)

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Vegan Fudge Recipe

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Salted Dark Chocolate Toffee Fudge

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Snowballs

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Thin Mint Truffles

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White Chocolate Ganache - Snowball Truffles

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Cannoli Cream Chocolate Truffles Recipe

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Peanut Butter Snowballs

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Dark Chocolate Billionaires Candy

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Candied Dates

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Easy Salted Butterscotch Truffles (Video)

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Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

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Grandma’s Old-fashioned Cream Caramels

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Peanut Clusters

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Crockpot Christmas Crack – Super Easy Crockpot Candy Recipe

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Double chocolate peppermint cups

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Old Fashioned Divinity Candy Recipe

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Peppermint Bark Cups

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Candied Almonds (Gebrannte Mandeln)

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Old Fashioned Potato Candy

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This Old Fashioned Potato Candy is a classic treat made with only 4 ingredients and doesn’t require any baking!

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