Homemade Christmas candy makes a wonderful family tradition. There are certain tastes and smells that immediately bring back nostalgic memories of love, home, and family.
I'm adding a great selection of Christmas candy ideas for you to choose from so that you can create the foundation of those precious memories for your own family.
You're more than welcome to steal a few to use this holiday season. But don't be a scrooge! If you've got an old favorite, add your own for others to enjoy.
This first recipe is a good one to get you started before you head off and explore for more. I 'discovered' it at Family Corner many years ago. They always have plenty of great ideas for food and fun.
Apparently, this particular homemade Christmas candy is very popular in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada. It's a beautiful part of the world, so they deserve to be the home of a scrumptious chocolate dessert.
There are different versions of the Nanaimo Bars candy recipe. Sometimes it's made with vanilla pudding powder (or custard powder) added to the second layer for flavor.
Other recipes call for graham cracker crumbs instead of rolled oats. You can make adjustments and substitutions until you discover your own personal favorite version. I don't like coconut very much, so I'd leave that out.
Maybe this homemade Christmas candy recipe will become a new family tradition at your house!
Variation: You can play around with different combinations like adding some green food coloring to the icing and using mint flavored chocolate chips, etc.
Have you ever heard of potato candy? No? Well, as surprising as it sounds, it's worth trying. It's not difficult to make and you may fall in love with it.
Potato candy is not only known as a homemade Christmas candy, but also a traditional candy for St. Patrick's day, too.
Here's the recipe...
I thought so. Let me know what you think of the finished result.
Do you have any tried and true homemade Christmas recipes? I'd love to give them a try! From one sweet tooth to another, "Hand 'em over!"
Maybe you'd just like to tell us about an amazingly delicious treat you tasted and never forgot, or a clever gift idea or Christmas activity. I'm all ears. Do tell...