Treat Yourself With These 11 Homemade Candy Recipes

What better way to spread the holiday cheer than with homemade candy? Whether you’re looking for something sweet to give as a gift or just want to indulge in some festive goodies, you’ll find something to love in this collection of decadent candy recipes. After all, anything homemade with love is the best kind of treat.

1. Raspberry Coconut Truffles

Just cooled Raspberry Coconut Truffles sitting on a cooling rack. The front truffle has a bite taken from it.
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These fruity Raspberry Coconut Truffles are like little bites of the tropics. Made with raspberries and dedicated coconut, they’re covered in melted dark chocolate to give it an extra luscious touch.

2. Twix Bars

A side view of Healthy Twix Bars on a white plate.
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If you love eating Twix bars, but you’re not crazy about the idea of eating all that refined sugar, have a look at this recipe for healthy Twix Bars.

3. Peanut Butter Cups

Three stacked peanut butter cups with a forth resting on the side, all sit on a wood surface.
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These Peanut Butter Cups are better than store-bought, and you don’t have to worry about getting chemicals, preservatives, processed sugar, or just plain garbage ingredients.

4. Chocolate Bars

A stack of chocolate bars with gift ribbon loosely wrapped around them.
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This Chocolate Bars recipe is the perfect sweet treat to stash in your freezer for sweet tooth emergencies.

5. Mint Chocolate Chips

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chips in an open glass jar that sits on a cutting board with more chocolate chips.
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These homemade Mint Chocolate Chips are perfect for your next batch of cookies or even as a gift.

6. Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark stacked up on a piece of parchment paper with a red ribbon on top.
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This healthy Chocolate Bark is the perfect holiday treat or gift. It’s super easy to make, and anyone you share it with will love it.

7. Peanut Brittle

A stack of peanut brittle pieces on a white surface.
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Use this recipe to make Peanut Brittle. Then, you can enjoy this old-fashioned candy without feeling guilty about using corn syrup. It makes a great holiday food gift.

8. Chocolate Turtles

A stack of three chocolate turtles on a white background.
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These homemade Chocolate Turtles make a wonderful gift or even treat for yourself. You can add caramel if you like, but these really focus on the nuts and chocolate.

9. Torrone Italian Nut Nougat

Torrone Italian nut nougat pieces laying on parchment.
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Homemade sweet treats are always good, especially homemade Torrone Italian Nut Nougat. This Italian Christmas candy with roasted nuts is sweet, chewy, and delicious.

10. Healthier Rocky Road

Squares of healthy rocky road on a cutting board.
Photo Credit: Wholesome Soulfood Kitchen.

These Healthier Rocky Road bars are made with nuts, dried fruit, and delicious dark chocolate. There are no marshmallows, biscuits, or butter included.

11. Soft Caramel

Individual soft caramels on a cutting board.
Photo Credit: Pear Tree Kitche.

Buttery, soft, and sweet homemade Soft Caramels are the best food gift ever. Make a double batch and share this old-fashioned candy with friends and family.

9 Recipes For Using Up Overripe Bananas

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Have ripe bananas lying around? Use them up before they go bad with one of these recipes that use ripe bananas.

5 N’ice Cream Recipes You Have To Try

A small white bowl sits filled with strawberry n'ice cream. A used wooden spoon sits in front of the bowl.
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N’ice cream is a fantastically refreshing dessert option. Made with 100% fruit, you never have to feel guilty about enjoying this treat.

17 Clean Eating Fat Bomb Recipes

A pile of peanut butter fat bombs lay on a wood surface.
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Trying to work a little more healthy fats into your sweet treats? These fat bombs deliver healthy fats while giving you a little something sweet to enjoy.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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