Top 5 Old-fashioned Christmas Candy Recipes

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Let’s learn some Old-fashioned Christmas candy recipes, very delicious and to be loved by everyone.

As the name suggests Old-fashioned Christmas Candy Recipes, generally mean old memories of simpler times when families gathered around the kitchen table to make homemade treats for the holidays and Christmas treats.

So if anyone is looking for some old-fashioned Christmas candy recipes to be prepared this Christmas or New Year’s Eve then this article will help you for sure.

Here in this article, I will share the list of the top 5 old-fashioned Christmas candy recipes that will help you to make a wonderful and delicious treat this season.

List of Old-fashioned Christmas candy recipes

  1. Chocolate-Covered Cherries
  2. Stained Glass Candy
  3. Saltine Cracker Toffee
  4. Creamy Chocolate Fudge
  5. Peanut Brittle

1. Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Chocolate-Covered Cherries
Preparation Time1 Hour
Additional Time30 Mins
Total Time1 Hour 30 Mins

Chocolate-covered cherries are a classic confection with the smooth taste of delicious cherries dipped in chocolate. They are a popular treat to be loved by everyone and the best part of a dessert platter.

2. Stained Glass Candy

Stained Glass Candy
Preparation Time20 Mins
Cook Time10 Mins
Total Time30 Mins

Stained glass candy is one type of hard candy made by layering different colors of sugar syrup and then cooking them until they are hard. On broking into pieces it will reveal the colorful layers which resemble stained glass windows.

3. Saltine Cracker Toffee

Saltine Cracker Toffee
Preparation Time10 Mins
Cook Time15 Mins
Additional Time30 Mins
Total Time55 Mins

This Saltine Cracker toffee is a wonderfully delicious treat made by topping a layer of crackers with homemade toffee, melted chocolate, and chopped nuts. It is the best treat this Christmas season and also very addictive !!

4. Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Creamy Chocolate Fudge
Preparation Time10 Mins
Cook Time20 Mins
Additional Time2 Hours
Total Time2 Hour 30 Mins

Creamy Chocolate Fudge is a classic confection rich in taste and easy to make. It is made with simple ingredients like sugar, evaporated milk, cocoa powder, butter, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips which makes it delicious.

5. Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle
Preparation Time10 Mins
Cook Time15 Mins
Additional Time30 Mins
Total Time55 Mins

This is the best homemade Peanut Brittle which is very sweet and salty with the perfect smooth flavor of candy crunch. This recipe is very easy to make and best for holiday gifts as it is loved by everyone.

Old-fashioned Christmas Candy Recipe

Old-fashioned Christmas Candy Recipe

Here is the recipe of Chocolate Covered Cherries which is a very popular Old Christmas Candy Recipe. It can be easily prepared at home with basic ingredients, in a very quick time almost within an hour to get a perfect delicious treat.
Prep Time 1 hour
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 60 people
Calories 68 kcal


  • 1 Refrigerator
  • 1 Plate


  • 60 pc Maraschino Cherries with Stems
  • 3 tbsp Softened Butter
  • 3 tbsp Corn Syrup
  • 2 cup Sifted Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 pound Chocolate Confectioners Coating


  • Collect all the ingredients in one place to make it easier during the preparation process.
    INGREDIENTS for Chocolate-Covered Cherries
  • Take the powdered sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a medium bowl and stir continuously until it is smooth. You can also add vanilla to give some extra essence
    powdered sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a bowl
  •  Mix it well to form a dough and set it aside for at least 30 mins.
  • Take a paper towel and keep the cherries on it to dry to remove excess water.
  • Wrap each cherry gently in about 1 teaspoon of the above-prepared dough and keep it in a tray without overlapping.
    Wrap cherry above dough
  • Let them chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour until it is firm and hard.
  • Now take chocolate confectioners' coating in a saucepan to melt it completely.
  •  Take a waxed paper-lined sheet in a plate to keep the cherries after dipping in the above caramel chocolate coating by holding its stem.
    cherries dipping in caramel chocolate coating
  • Chill the chocolate-coated cherries in the refrigerator until the coating is set and enjoy this delicious treat with family.
    Chocolate-Covered Cherries


Some Personal Advice And Tips !!

  • It is very important to have the best and highest-quality cherries as it will make a big difference in the flavor. So always look for cherries that are plump, juicy, and have a deep red color.
  • Always drain the cherries well as excess moisture will make the chocolate seize up and it will become difficult for us to work with later.
  • We should dip the cherries in the chocolate caramel mixture one at a time which will prevent the chocolate from setting too quickly.
  • If possible let the chocolate-covered cherries set on a tray lined with parchment paper. It will help the chocolate to set evenly and prevent the cherries from sticking to each other
  • Always refrigerate the chocolate-covered cherries for at least 30 minutes before serving that will help to set them completely and easier to eat.
For a richer flavor use dark chocolate and for a festive look drizzle dip the chocolate-covered cherries with another melted white chocolate layer which will look fantastic.
Keyword Candy Recipes, Christmas candy, cristhmas treat

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The holiday season is a time for nostalgia and many of us are always looking for old-fashioned Christmas candy recipes that are still very addictive and delicious. These wonderful recipes have been passed down through generations, but they still ensure the old traditional family gatherings, warm memories, and the best holiday celebrations.

So to make things easier for everyone I have given my top 5 list of Old-fashioned Christmas candy recipes in this article which is to be enjoyed happily with your family and friends. These recipes are a beautiful reminder of the simple happiness of the holiday season and the best way to create new memories with loved ones. 

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