Round Up of Homemade Candy Recipes

Over 30 homemade Candy, Fudge, and Bark Recipes

Many of our friends and family have everything they could possibly need, so I enjoy giving consumable gifts. I give homemade jams, breads, cookies, applesauce, and of course candies. Candies are popular with just about everyone and they have the added benefit of the “wow factor” because people mistakenly think they are hard to make.

Homemade candy is actually pretty easy to make, the only special equipment that is needed is a Candy Thermometer for some of the recipes. All of the barks are very easy to make, come together quickly, and can be made without any special equipment.

Most of the recipes can be divided between 2 – 3 gift tins. Another option is to make several candy recipes and then divide the candy between 8- 10 plates.

Candy Recipes:

Traditional Toffee - frugal and fancy options.

Divinity – with or without pecans.

Hazelnut Brittle - A delicious brittle recipe.

Peppermint Divinity –  crushed canes added a festive touch.

Potato Candy – frugal and delicious!

Chai Spiced Divinity -  a delicious twist on Divinity.

Chocolate Almond Truffles - chocolate almond center covered in white chocolate.

Candy Bark Recipes:

Easy Peppermint Bark - only requires 3 ingredients.

Double Mint Holiday Bark – festive and delicious!

Peanut Butter Bark - A delicious twist on traditional barks.

Coffee Bean Bark – Amazingly delicious combination!

Cinnamon Bark – Perfect for those who don’t like chocolate.

Rocky Road Bark – Chocolate with marshmallows and almonds.

Cookies and Cream Bark – This is my oldest son’s favorite.

Peanut Butter Bark with Pretzels – Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Pretzels!

Holiday Bark - with almonds and cranberries.

Autumn Bark – Cinnamon and white chocolate bark with dried fruit.

Raspberry Bark - Dark chocolate and fresh raspberries.

Blackberry Bark – White chocolate and fresh blackberries.

Fudge Recipes:

Peanut Butter Fudge – Very creamy and  includes dairy free option.

Pumpkin Pie Fudge – Delicious with or without pecans.

Rocky Road Fudge –  Decadent fudge with marshmallows and almonds.

Homemade Turtle Fudge - Combine chocolate fudge with caramel and pecans.

Cookies and Cream Fudge – Includes gluten free and dairy free options.

Easy Homemade Fudge – Easy step by step tutorial.

Sweet Potato Fudge – This fudge recipe uses cinnamon chips.

Chai Tea Fudge – This fudge is made using Chai tea.

Pumpkin Chai Fudge – A tasty variation on pumpkin fudge.

Cinnamon Chocolate Fudge – a wonderful combination of flavors.

Reese’s Fudge – a perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Healthier Candy Recipes:

Make Homemade Candy for Holiday Gifts

Brown Rice Syrup Toffee – no corn syrup.

Dairy-Free Fudge – All the sugar, but safe for those with a milk allergy.

Coconut Oil Fudge - no cooking required

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups – Got to love any candy recipe that includes the word healthy. :)

Do you make food gifts?  What are your items to make?

This post may contain affiliate links, please view our disclosure policy for details.

About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. I like to make chocolates around the holidays. Not super frugal at all, but very delicious!

  2. considering the fact that I love my cookies and I love cookies and cream ice cream I am going to have to say I MUST make the cookies and cream fudge this christmas- or rather like this week:)

  3. I love handmade gifts! Can’t wait to see your ideas!

  4. BTW we have made candles and mince pies and cookies and chutney for presents! I really want to make most of my gifts this year but am stuck for some ideas!

  5. I love your round up…what fabulous ideas for holiday treats! They all look delectable! And I’m looking forward to your feature on hand made gifts…thank you!!!!

  6. What a great collection of delicious recipes for holiday gifts! Your friends and family are very lucky :)

  7. Once again, I must confess to lurking with delight around your blog, but actually cooking very few of the recipes. However, if anyone fancies sending me some Coconut Oil Fudge, that would be fab!
    In honor of Thanksgiving, I gave you a little shout-out on my blog today. :)

  8. Hi Alea!

    Great recipe roundup.

    Thanks for linking to my coconut oil fudge post. I’ve moved my blog, so if you could update the URL to, I’d appreciate it. I’m clearing out the old site.


  9. Thanks for including my chocolate almond truffles! All the recipes look so good. We make cookie and candy plates for family, friends and our neighbors each year. I will be adding a few new recipes this year.

  10. Thank you for the Link Love! Have a wonderful Christmas.

    e-Mom @ Susannah’s Kitchen


Speak Your Mind