15 Homemade Christmas Candy Gifts More Sentimental Than a Box of See’s

How old is that box of See’s candy? You know, the one that your boss gifted you that you passed on to your neighbor – and who knows where it will go from there. It’s the gift you re-gift when you forgot to include someone on your holiday list. Or when you receive a present unexpectedly and feel guilty not giving back.

Don’t fall into the See’s box re-gifting trap. This year, put a little effort into your sweets by whipping up your own homemade candy. Sugary gum drops, chewy caramels, and peppermint bark all look like little pieces of heaven packaged in Christmas wrapping. If you can avoid temptation and not eat all your tasty creations, you will have plenty of gifts to go around.

Next time you get an unexpected gift, you’ll be ready with these delectable homemade Christmas candy recipes.

1. Peanut Brittle

Cindy Shopper
Cincy Shopper

One bite of this old fashioned peanut brittle and you will feel like you jumped into the Candyland game.

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2. Turtle Clusters

The Northern Nest
The Northern Nest

Nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ like gooey, crunchy homemade Turtle Clusters.

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3. White Chocolate Ting-a-Lings

Lemon Tree Dwelling
Lemon Tree Dwelling

Smother your chow mien noodles in white chocolate for a festive Christmas gift.

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4. Polar Bear Paws

Garnish and Glaze
Garnish and Glaze

Better than a box of See’s, these homemade Polar Bear Paws will have your friends begging you to make some more.

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5. Peppermints Patties

Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts
Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts

Show your loved ones you care this Christmas and gift these homemade peppermint patties.

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6. English Toffee

Saving Room for Dessert
Saving Room for Dessert

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without English Toffee.

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7. Homemade Caramels

Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Chewy caramels are little bites of Christmas bliss.

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8. Christmas Gum Drops

Mom on Timeout
Mom on Timeout

Make this season a jolly one with sugary Christmas gum drops.

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9. Easy Peppermint Bark

Sugar Apron
Sugar Apron

Sure, you could spend $30 on William-Sonoma peppermint bark. Or, you could spend a fraction of the amount and make Christmas a bit more sentimental with homemade peppermint bark instead.

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10. Rocky Road Fudge

Oh Sweet Basil
Oh Sweet Basil

Bite-sized morsels of Rocky Road fudge wrapped in holiday cellophane fit nicely in Christmas stockings.

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11. Goo-Goo Clusters

Passion for Baking
Passion for Baking

Celebrate Christmas southern style with these homemade Goo-Goo Clusters.

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12. Peanut Butter Balls

Eating on a Dime
Eating on a Dime

Who doesn’t love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate? Everyone will love getting these peanut butter balls.

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13. Peppermint Reindeer Bark

It's Always Autumn
It’s Always Autumn

The kids will go crazy when they find Reindeer Bark stuffed inside their stockings.

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14. Pecan Pralines

Basil and Bubbly
Basil and Bubbly

You can’t go wrong with traditional candies like Pecan Pralines.

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15. Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks

Simply Stacie
Simply Stacie

Spread some Christmas cheer and pass out candy bags filled with Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks.

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