It's possible to make beautiful Christmas candy without ever discussing candy thermometers, soft-ball stages, and atmospheric humidity levels. Choose from this collection of our easiest recipes for chocolate bark, fudge, truffles, caramel corn, and more sweet homemade holiday treats.
Melted bittersweet, milk, or white chocolate in a parchment-lined baking sheet presents many delicious topping possibilities. Try one of our bark variations below or experiment with your own favorite flavors.
Movie Theater Bark
Cherry and Orange Peel Bark
Lime and Macadamia Nut Bark
Pistachio, Dried Cranberry, and Toasted-Coconut Bark
Crackly Two-Tone Bark
Chocolate-Almond Wood-Grain Bark
Create these easy candy clusters by arranging dried fruit and toasted nuts atop small puddles of melted white chocolate. Use a combination of dried cherries, cranberries, pineapple, apricots, or raisins, and pecans, pistachios, cashews, macadamia nuts, or walnuts.
It only takes 15 minutes to make this easy chocolate bark, which is filled with chopped hazelnuts and orange zest, and sprinkled with coarse salt. Vary the types of nuts to suit your tastes, and double or triple the recipe to make gifts for all your friends and neighbors.
Bittersweet chocolate is melted in warm cream to create the ganache center of these easy truffles. Roll them in a variety of coatings, such as cocoa powder, confectioners' sugar, toasted coconut, crushed peppermints, red and green candy sprinkles, or finely chopped toasted nuts.
Marshmallows, cream, and butter are melted together, and then semisweet or white chocolate chips are stirred in. This easy fudge can be cut into whatever shape you desire using cookie cutters, or simply sliced into squares. Top the fudge with crushed peppermint candies or toasted nuts.
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