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Holiday Candy Recipes

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Candy always makes a welcome gift, and it's a great take-along party food. Bourbon balls and pralines are two of the South's most famous candies.

Pralines, derived from the French pralin candy, are particularly popular in New Orleans. Early Creoles began the tradition of using pecans as the nuts instead of the almonds or hazelnuts used in the French candy. Pralines are cooked to a soft-ball stage like a brown sugar fudge, then they're filled with pecans and spooned onto wax paper to form patties.

Bourbon balls, an easy no-bake candy, probably originated in Kentucky  in the early to mid 1900s. They're usually made with crushed vanilla wafers and bourbon, but other liquors can be used.

Here are some of my favorite holiday candy recipes.

 

Super Easy Chocolate Fudge

This smooth, creamy fudge is a snap to make with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and some butter. 

Easy Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

Roll these delectable truffles in a little sugar, cocoa, or finely chopped nuts. They're super easy to make, and great for parties.

Festive Mint Fudge

A little peppermint flavor and crushed candy canes dress up this easy and delicious fudge for the holidays.

Creamy Pralines with Toasted Pecans

This is one of my favorite candies, with the irresistible brown sugar flavor and crunchy toasted pecans.

Penuche

This delicious candy can be made with or without the chopped nuts. 

Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle

This buttery, mouthwatering peanut brittle makes great gifts if you can keep yourself from eating the whole batch. 

Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge

This chocolate fudge is made with chopped hazelnuts, flavored with a little hazelnut liqueur or bourbon. 

Kelli's Almond Joy Rum Balls

Thanks to Kelli for sharing this easy candy recipe. These are similar to no-bake bourbon balls in preparation, with coconut, a little rum, and lots of chocolate.

White Chocolate Fudge with Pecans

This is a very easy fudge to make, with marshmallow creme, white chocolate chips or baking chunks, and chopped pecans.

Rocky Road Fudge

The combination of mini marshmallows, chopped nuts, and chocolate makes a fabulous fudge.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy, delicious, and no candy thermometer needed! This great fudge will satisfy the peanut butter lovers in the crowd.

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These delicious little cookies are more like candy, and they're so easy to make. If you need a sweet snack in a hurry, these are perfect.

Haystacks

These easy, retro treats are made with peanut butter, peanuts, chow mein noodles, and butterscotch chips. What could be easier?

Peanut Brittle with Honey Roasted Peanuts

This peanut brittle is made with honey roasted peanuts, then it's dusted with finely chopped honey roasted peanuts.

More Recipes

Toasted Coconut Pecan Brittle

Spiced Pecans

Easy Chocolate Truffles

Candied Pecans

Bourbon Balls

Baklava

Buckeyes

Candy's Microwave Peanut Brittle

Cashew Brittle

Apricot Balls

Martha Washington Candy

Easy Pecan Pralines

Easy Ritz Cracker Treats

Terri's Peanut Brittle

No Bake Chocolate Candy

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Sharon's Easy Mock Truffles

Favorite Peanut Butter Fudge

Orange Balls

Velveeta Fudge

Amaretto Fudge

 

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