And yep! We probably eat too much sugar.
BUT hey, we do run round outdoors nonstop to make up for it.
AND heck, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a bulging stocking full of candy and sweets?
And d’you know what?
You can actually make your own Christmas candy and sweets with the kids.
Really easily. Honest.
EVEN if you’ve no time. And slightly suck in the kitchen. (That would be me!)
With these 10 scumdiddlyumptiously delicious – but incredibly simple! – homemade Christmas candy recipes. There’s everything from Christmas coconut ice to rock candy, lollipops, Turkish delight, bark and honeycomb plus marshmallows, candied peel, truffles and gumdrops!
How yummy do they sound?
Do give them a whirl! And let me know which you like best.
Christmas Candy Recipes
1. Christmas Coconut Ice
This gorgeously easy coconut ice from Kitchen Sanctuary needs only 4 ingredients …
2. Christmas Rock Candy
And so does this yummy Christmas rock candy from Serendipity Life …
(The one thing to watch for with rock candy is you need to get the mixture VERY HOT so it’s not suitable for making with little kids).
3. Christmas Homemade Lollipops
And for these fun Christmas lollies from Just A Taste you just need sugar, corn syrup and sprinkles …
Again you will need to get your mixture HOT HOT HOT so better made with big kids.
4. Christmas Marshmallow Penguins
But these cuter than cute Marshmallow Penguins from Eats Amazing are great fun to make with littlies …
5. Christmas Candied Peel
Most unfortunately, everyone in my family loves candied peel at Christmas.
So I don’t get to gobble it all down myself.
But as this Christmas recipe from Pint Sized Baker shows, it’s super easy to make your own …
6. Christmas Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight is another one of our fave Christmas traditions.
And if you’ve got a bit of time to spare it’s not hard to make with this recipe by Design & Scribble
7. Christmas Bark
But if you’re more of a chocolate girl give this easy Christmas bark from Sugar Apron a go …
8. Christmas Honeycomb
Honeycomb or cinder toffee is more of an early November, Bonfire Night thing for me.
But there’s something so lovely and wintery about it, that it’s perfect for dark Christmas nights too.
To give it a go – it is easy, you’ve just got to work fast – try this recipe from Culinary Jumble …
… or this slightly different one from Clumsy Crafter …
9. Christmas Gumdrops
But if you prefer something less cruncy, you can actually make your own Christmas Gumdrops.
There’s a great recipe here from Mom On Timeout …
And another one here from – the fabulously named! – Chocolate Chocolate and More
10. Christmas Truffles
Finally, Christmas truffles.
Now there’s lots of homemade Christmas truffle recipes out there.
But unfortunately, I have a small child who adores truffles!
So I love this recipe pistachio Christmas truffles ‘cos she’s NOT a pistachio fan!
I have to get something to myself don’t I? It is Christmas after all!
I do hope you are tempted to try some of these Christmas candy recipes out.
They’re simple, fun and pretty fool proof!
If you’re after more super simple Christmas ideas do check out these other posts …
- Clutter free Christmas gifts
- A quick Christmas declutter
- Simple home made Christmas ornaments
- Yummy Christmas fudge and toffee
- Scrumptious Christmas peppermint recipes
- Easy Christmas decorating