I love making cookies for the holidays, but it’s a ton of work to have your oven on all day every day and batches of cookies all over your house. My fridge is packed with so much butter and eggs that I don’t even have room for ACTUAL food to live on 😉
I’ve been trying to cut back on the cookies in recent years, so I like to off-set and fill in my cookie baskets with some homemade candies. Candies often take less than an hour to make and often require 0 baking time. They’re great for bringing into the office, as one batch usually makes a ton of servings…and they’re great for gifting, as they can stay out at room temperature and be packaged without the fear of ruining any decorations.
If you’re looking for some quick and easy treats to make this holiday season, look no further than these 12 holiday candy recipes. From peanut buttery buckeyes to candy-coated popcorn, these sweets are sure to get your friends and family in the holiday spirit!
12 Days of Christmas Candy
- Homemade Gum Drops
- Salted Nut Roll
- Marshmallow Bon-Bons
- Buckeye Balls
- White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge
- Homemade Peanut Brittle
- Chocolate Orange Party Mix
- Vegan Candy Pecans
- Gingerbread Caramel Popcorn Crunch
- Easy Homemade Almond Joy Bars
- Turtle Pretzel Clusters
- Chocolate Peanut Candy Bars
Every Monday is a “Reci-bee” post, where I share my favorite recipes, recipe collections, and cooking and baking hints and tips.