5 Best Old Fashioned Christmas Candy Recipes

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Best Old Fashioned Christmas Candy Recipes

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Christmas is near, and you are still struggling to find the perfect Christmas candy recipe that fits your nostalgic tastes and wants. 

Well, old-fashioned candy recipes are no longer a novelty. They are trendy every Xmas as they make visions of sugarplums dance in your head and put you in that Christmas mode. 

If this is what you want, say less. We have found the 5 best old fashioned Christmas candy recipes that you should check out. 

And you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create such yummy treats!

Let’s get started!

Best Old Fashioned Christmas Candy Recipes

1. Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Chocolate-covered cherries are dipping fresh or frozen cherries chocolate and served with whipped cream, but you can also enjoy them as a snack.

You can make yours or buy ready-made from the store.

However, to make them yourself, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 60 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 pound chocolate confectioners’ coating

But firstly, you MUST drain the cherries and set them on paper towels to dry.

Combine butter, corn syrup and confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Knead the dough to form it into one ball.

If necessary, chill the dough briefly to make it stiff enough for wrapping. And wrap each cherry with about 1 teaspoon of dough and chill until firm.

Lastly, melt the chocolate in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Dip each cherry by its stem into the melted chocolate, then place it on waxed paper-lined sheets to harden.

And don’t forget to let it cool off before storage.

2. Stained Glass Candy

Stained Glass Candy is a unique kind of candy. It’s the same sweet, chewy taste as your favorite candy bar but made with real stained glass that looks like a kaleidoscope in every rainbow color!

It’s available in three flavors: blue, green, and red. Each piece is shaped like a crystal ball or sphere and comes with a smooth bottom that makes it easy to eat while visually enjoying the curb appeal.

You will need:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 (12 ounces) package of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounces) package of flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 (10.5 ounces) package of rainbow-colored miniature marshmallows

After you assemble these ingredients, you must combine butter and chocolate chips in a pan and heat them.

Let the mixture cool slightly before stirring in your marshmallows and walnuts. Then set aside to cool completely.

Secondly, place the coconut on a piece of waxed paper. Cut the cooled dough into two equal portions and roll each portion into a log. Coat both logs in coconut.

Wrap tightly in waxed paper, then again in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight or longer before slicing into 1/2-inch-thick pieces to serve.

3. Saltine Toffee Cookies

Saltine Toffee Cookies are a classic cookie you can enjoy anytime. They’re made with saltines, powdered sugar, and butter.

The butter is mixed into the dough before baking to help smooth out any lumps or bumps in the dough.

You can use these cookies as a dessert or a snack. To serve them as a dessert, simply spread a thin layer of chocolate or caramel sauce over the cookies before serving.

You can also serve them with ice cream or whipped cream for an easy and delicious treat!

Making this delicious is a breeze. You will only need 5 ingredients:

  • 4 ounces saltine crackers
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans

Then, place the oven rack on its highest setting and heat to 400 degrees F (200 C).

Place a single layer of saltine crackers on a rimmed baking sheet. And cook the butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until the mixture boils.

Pour the mixture over saltines and spread to cover the crackers completely.

Secondly, you should bake in a preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over its surface. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Spread melted chocolate onto cooled cookies, and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Let it cool for about 25 minutes before breaking toffee into pieces.

4. Chewy Caramel

Chewy caramel is a candy made by melting down caramel with a mixture of corn syrup, vegetable oil, and polysorbate 80 (a non-toxic emulsifier).

It’s made by pouring the mixture into molds and then letting it cool in the freezer. Once frozen, you can take the Chewy Caramel out of the molds and cut them into squares or bite-sized pieces.

But in my recipe, all you need is:

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 pound light brown sugar
  • 1 (14 ounces) can sweeten condensed milk
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

5. Candy Strawberries

Candy Strawberries are a new way to enjoy the sweet taste of strawberries. You can eat them plain or use them as a garnish for desserts and cocktails. They’re also great for kids.

Candy Strawberries are made from real strawberries dipped in chocolate and coated with sugar.

The strawberries can be eaten straight out of the bag, but they’ll taste even better when you add them to a delicious dessert recipe!

Making this snack is also relatively simple; just get:

  • 2 (3 ounces) packages strawberry flavored Jell-O®
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) jar of red decorator sugar
  • 5 drops of green food coloring
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Combine pecans, gelatin, and coconut. Stir in milk and vanilla; then let it sit until the mixture begins to thicken (about one hour).

Shape into strawberries by rolling in red sugar and insert sliced almonds tinted with green food coloring to form leaves.

Old Fashioned Christmas Candy Recipes

Recipe by Cynthia Roberts

If you are still finding it challenging to find the perfect Christmas candy recipe that fits your nostalgic tastes and wants, check out these old fashioned Christmas candy recipes.


  • Pick your preferred recipe.
  • Assemble the required ingredients.
  • Make your recipe in less than 30 minutes.


Since there is often a lot of time between Halloween and Christmas, people would create some of the best old fashioned Christmas candy recipes to hold them over. It was also popular to take it to school for Valentine’s Day or any other holiday.

The tradition stuck, and people began to make it as Christmas gifts for their friends and families. The recipes are simple, but the end product is better than most store-bought candy.


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