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Christmas Candy Recipes

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Yummy sweet treats are something everyone enjoys during the holidays. Whether they are just for you and your family or part of a gift to someone, these sweet treats are sure to be a hit this Christmas. This page contains Christmas candy recipes.
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By 1 found this helpful
December 15, 2009

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag chocolate candy wafers, to melt
  • broken bits of peppermint, candy canes, etc.

Directions:

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate (whatever amount you want to use). Add peppermint bits, stir and quickly pour onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, spread. Place sheet into freezer until hard.
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Crack chocolate by banging pan on countertop a couple times or use back end of table knife on the chocolate, breaking into pieces.

Put pieces into a small or pint jar, cover with lid, decorate the jar. Add nice ribbon or bow with gift tag. Great little holiday gift to give. Great for the family too.

Darlene

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By 1 found this helpful
January 8, 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. white cocoa bark
  • 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring
  • 3 peppermint sticks, crushed
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds, sliced

Directions

Melt cocoa bark in top of double boiler or over very low heat. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into large shallow greased cookie sheet. Let stand until cold and break into pieces.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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December 6, 20102 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 30 candied cherries
  • 3/4 cup finely shredded coconut

Directions:

Place both chocolates, the butter, and the cream in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until the chocolate is melted, stirring after every 45 seconds to prevent overheating. (Alternately, you can melt the mixture on the stove top over a double boiler).

Once the chocolate is melted, stir until the mixture is smooth. Sift the powdered sugar over the bowl and stir until well-combined. Chill until the mixture is firm enough to shape, about 1 hour.

Using a teaspoon, scoop up small amounts of the candy and roll them into small balls between your palms.

Press a candied cherry into the top of each ball, inserting it enough so that it is secure but still protrudes from the top.

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Place the shredded coconut in a bowl. Roll the sides of the fudge balls in the coconut, so that it sticks to the chocolate but does not cover the cherry. If the chocolate is very dry and the coconut does not stick, try dampening your hands slightly and holding the candy with one hand while pressing the coconut onto the candy with the other. The water from your hands will help the coconut stick in an even coating.

Repeat with remaining candies until all are covered with coconut. Store the candies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, and allow to come to room temperature before serving.

Source: From: Elizabeth LaBau, About.com Guide

By Jodi from Aurora, CO

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By 0 found this helpful
December 12, 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 Hershey bar (26 oz.)
  • 1 large package chocolate chips
  • 1 lb. nuts
  • 1 jar marshmallow cream (8oz.)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
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  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions

In a bowl, chop the Hershey bar into pieces and add the chocolate chips, nuts and marshmallow cream. In a 5 qt. pan, bring the sugar, milk, vanilla and salt to a boil. Let cook for 3 minutes and no longer. Mix in the Hershey bar mixture. (You have to work fast or it will set up. And you may need someone to help pour.) Pour on cookie sheets.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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April 19, 2005

This recipe is a Christmas favorite of mine. Makes your house smell wonderful when making.

2 cups sugar
1/4c water
2/3 c white syrup
1 small bottle of cinnamon oil (purchase at most pharmacies)

Using a candy thermometer cook to 250 degrees or SOFT CRACK. Oil is added when all the other ingredients have reached the proper temperature.Add red food coloring and stir. DON'T LET THE HOT STEAM get in your face. This is really strong smelling!

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Pour out on a sheet pan that has been buttered. Let cool and crack with a knife, or if you choose you can cut it WARM with kitchen shears.

Put in a plastic bag with abut half a cup of powdered sugar. Shake to coat. Sift to remove excess powdered sugar. Makes a great gift in a decorative jar.

By Sharon Shearer

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September 23, 20050 found this helpful

Glue 1 ribbon onto wide side of gum package, 1 raisin package, 2 more gum packages and 1 more raisin package, spacing cars about 1/2 inch apart.

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December 14, 20040 found this helpful

THREAD marshmallows on lollipop stick to resemble a snowman.

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By 0 found this helpful
September 16, 2012

This is a great candy for Christmas!

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By 0 found this helpful
December 16, 2009

Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In medium saucepan, melt candy coating over low heat, stirring constantly. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Spread mixture thinly on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

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By 0 found this helpful
January 3, 2007

Recipe for Christmas Gumdrops. Combine gelatin with cold water and soak for 10 minutes. Dissolve 4 cups of sugar in the boiling water and stir in the softened gelatin. Simmer SLOWLY for exactly 15 minutes and remove from heat.

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July 8, 2008

Lightly grease cookie sheet, set on wire rack.

In pot, dissolve 2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup light corn syrup, and 3/4 cup butter.

WITHOUT STIRRING, boil to 300-310 degrees on your candy thermometer. Remove and wait two minutes. With WOODEN SPOON, stir in paste food coloring, using 1/2 to 1 tsp. oil flavor (and color) per batch. Pour at once into sheet, letting cool 20-30 minutes.

Lightly dust both sides with confectioner sugar and break into pieces. It's very pretty and good tasting. Excellent for holiday giving!

Source: I got this out of a Womans Day about 10 years ago. If you love saving paper like I do, you can go to their website at www.womansday.com and sign up for digital magazines now. It's half the money and they email you your magazines every month. Check it out!

By Sandra from Salem OR

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December 8, 20111 found this helpful

Here are some adorable Christmas sweets that are sure to get gobbled up. These sweet treats are easy to make and would make fantastic gifts also.

Source: http://www.allyou.com

Link: http://www.allyou.com/food/celebrations/christmas-sweets-00411000070239/?xid=aybl-dec

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May 26, 20130 found this helpful

This page contains peppermint bark recipes. Traditional peppermint bark combines the delicious flavors of dark and white chocolate with crushed peppermint candy. There are many variations on the original recipe.

Peppermint Bark

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October 3, 20050 found this helpful

I would like to know ways to use POUNDS of white chocolate chips that melted (by mistake) and now are a solid mass. Could it be remelted and molded into ornaments or gifts of some sort?

Thank you.
Cheryl from Missouri

Answers

By guest (Guest Post)
October 3, 20050 found this helpful

I love christmas candy made from white chocolate, melted, and mixed with lightly crushed ripple-type potato chips, and mixed nuts. I'm sorry I don't have the proportions, I just guess. Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper, and let set. They keep for a long time, and would make a great xmas gift in a tin.

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October 3, 20050 found this helpful

Melt some of the chocolate and add Chex cereal, peanuts, petzels, M & M's, and anything else you would like to add. Coat it. After it cools, break it apart and bag it up. Tie with a ribbon and give as gifts to teachers, neighbors, etc. I great snack item!

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October 4, 20050 found this helpful

You could always freeze it then break it up with a hammer and use the chunks in baking just like you would use the chips.

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By guest (Guest Post)
October 4, 20050 found this helpful

You could make chocolate cookies and dip the top half or half side of your cookie. Great Halloween cookies are the chocolate cookies in shapes of ghosts and bats. Dip the top for the ghosts and dot eyes & dip wings of the bats.
Also you could make a no bake chocolate pudding pie and put the a spider web on top with your melted white chocolate. For other great idea try checking out
KraftFoods, BettyCrocker, DuncanHines...They have all kinds of holiday ideas! :)
Jennifer CA

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October 4, 20051 found this helpful

Buy a bag of large twisted pretzels and dip them in the melted chocolate. Be sure the chocolate does not get too hot. If it is too thick, thin it with a little vegetable shortening. Never try to thin it with liquid. Dip the pretzel, tap it lightly on the edge of the pan so the coating is rather thin. Lay it on waxed paper and sprinkle with cake candies before the chocolate gets cool. A plate of these makes a nice Christmas gift.
Harlean from Arkansas

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November 1, 20050 found this helpful

buy candy molds........remelt and fill molds

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