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20 Christmas Candy Recipes that are Perfect for Gifting

20 Christmas Candy Recipes that are Perfect for Gifting

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Our Christmas Candy Recipes for Gifting recipe roundup features all the best candy recipes to make for your friends and family. These DIY candy gifts for Christmas would be perfect Christmas gifts for teachers or neighbors. We’re sharing lots of options from chocolates to hard candy so you’re guaranteed to find something sweet for everyone on your list.

Super Hot Cinnamon Candy is a Christmas Candy recipe that is great for giving as gifts

DIY Candy Christmas Gifts

Christmas candy is such a fun gift to make and give to your family and friends.

You can choose a single candy recipe and use it as the primary focus of your candy gift among a few other small gifts and perhaps even a printed recipe card for your treat.

Or you can choose 3-5 recipes and package up a sampler platter with those candies.

Try to choose varied candies, such as one chocolate, one hard candy, and one peanut or peanut butter candy.

This will give your gift recipient a good mixture of treats to choose from and enjoy.

This Easy No Cook Divinity Recipe would make great DIY Candy Gifts for Christmas

Christmas Candy to Make Ahead

Most Christmas Candy recipes can be made a week or two ahead of your get-together if you store the goodies in an air-tight storage container.

Even if you are planning to present your treats in a pretty tin, consider storing them in a sealable plastic storage container or zip-top bag until you are ready to serve them.

This will help your candy stay fresh until your gift recipients are ready to receive your goodies.

You don’t have to spend a lot to make a pretty presentation for your Christmas candy.

The dollar store or your local big box store likely has a wide selection of bags and tins that you could easily use.

Look for candy tins that will fit inside one another for storage so that you can reuse the tins from year to year.

If you are looking for cute cookies and treats to add to your candy treats, check out our 8 Super Cute Christmas Treats to Try This Year.

Peppermint candy snowflakes are a great Christmas candy to make for gifts

How to Package Up Candy as Gifts

There are many different options for packaging up Christmas candy for gift-giving.

You can place the candy in a decorative tin, in plastic storage containers, or even in cellophane treat bags.

Cellophane treat bags are a fantastic option if your treats are oddly shaped or difficult to contain.

I use cellophane bags for extra-long treats like the pretzel rods and for things that are fairly dry and not likely to melt or make a mess, like the Cracker Jacks or Peppermint Bark Snowflakes.

Tins are great for things that may make a mess because you can place waxed paper between the layers to keep things neat.

You can even place your candies on a decorative tray, plate, or a cheap mirror then wrap it in a cellophane wrapper for presentation.

If you will be mailing your candy gifts, think about which treats will survive in the mail and which ones might get crushed or melted.

I have had great luck mailing Cracker Jacks in cone-shaped plastic treat bags, cinnamony hard candy, and the peppermint park snowflakes.

Martha Washington Candy is a classic Christmas Candy that would make a great gift for teachers or neighbors

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20 Christmas Candy Recipes for teachers

Christmas Candy Recipes for Gifting

Our Christmas Candy Recipes for Gifting recipe roundup features all the best candy recipes to make for your friends and family.

These DIY candy gifts for Christmas would be perfect Christmas gifts for teachers or neighbors.

We're sharing lots of options from chocolates to hard candy so you're guaranteed to find something sweet for everyone on your list.

Which Christmas Candy recipe are you making this year? Drop the number in the comments.

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