Try these 22 easy 2 ingredient Christmas candy recipes that make it easy for you to make rich and tasty Christmas candies with just a few minutes preparation! You will be surprised how easy it is to make high quality Christmas candy at home and even add your own personal touches!
22 Easy 2 Ingredient Christmas Candy Recipes!
Here are 22 easy 2 ingredient Christmas candy recipes you can make at home and enjoy with your family and friends! Why buy expensive store-bought specialty Christmas candies when you can make these quick and easy Christmas candy recipes at home? These all taste as good as or better than the specialty store candy!
Today, I’ve included only 2 ingredient Christmas candy recipes that are quick and easy to make! If you like, you can feel free to add extras like sprinkles or nuts to these recipes to add a little more color or your favorite flavor variation! I don’t like spending hours in the kitchen baking so most of these candies can be made with just a few minutes’ hands-on work!
If you’re looking for something crafty do with the kids for Christmas, most of these easy Christmas candy recipes are easy enough for them to help you! Older kids can make many of these recipes themselves.
Everyone raves about how wonderful these candies taste and they are perfect for parties and family get-togethers!
My Favorite 2 Ingredient Christmas Candies!
This fudge recipe is one of my favorite 2 ingredient Christmas candies! Who knew rich, creamy chocolate fudge could be so dreamy! Bring this to a family get-together or holiday party and they will think you worked all day perfecting it! (Or just make it for yourself and hide it from the kids! lol)
3 cups of chocolate chips*
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Pour both ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in 30 second increments. Stir after each 30 seconds. When melted, pour into a greased 8×8 inch pan. Let cool in the fridge and then cut into pieces.
2 Ingredient Fudge Extra Variations:
- Add Nuts as desired
- Cherry Mash: Use cherry chips to make to the fudge. Then pour melted chocolate chips on top with peanuts.
- Peanut Butter: Use peanut butter chips to make to the fudge. Then top with chocolate or don’t, if you prefer not to.
- Dark Chocolate: Use dark chocolate chips
- Mint- Use mint chips, mint pieces or 1 tsp. mint flavoring
This easy peanut butter fudge is one of our readers’ favorite 2 ingredient Christmas candy recipes! it is super easy to make no bake fudge that is perfect for the peanut butter lovers in your family! It is great for all kinds of get togethers, but especially makes a super delicious Christmas Candy!
2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
1 pound white almond bark or candy melts
18 oz. peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with plastic wrap. Melt almond bark in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds. Add peanut butter and stir until combines. Pour into lined baking dish. Refrigerate until set. Lift plastic wrap out of the pan and cut into pieces.
This 2 ingredient chocolate almond fudge recipe super delicious! How can you go wrong with decadent fudge with the delicious taste of dreamy dark chocolate and salted almond butter!
2 Ingredient Chocolate Almond Fudge Recipe
1 cup dark chocolate
3/4 cup salted almond butter (if unsalted add 1/4 tsp. salt)
almonds, chopped (optional)
Melt chocolate and almond butter in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds. When melted add almonds if desired, pour into a greased 9×9 inch pan. Let harden 2-3 hours and cut into pieces.
This 2 ingredient chocolate frosting fudge recipe makes a smooth, creamy chocolate fudge you’re sure to love! Throw in your favorite nuts for a nutty, creamy dream!
2 Ingredient Chocolate Frosting Fudge Recipe
12 oz. chocolate chips or candy melts
1 container chocolate frosting
nuts chopped, (optional)
Pour into a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds. When melted, add nuts if desired. Stir. Pour into a greased 9×9 inch pan. Let harden 2-3 hours before cutting into pieces.
This 2 ingredient white fudge recipe is perfect if you prefer smooth, creamy white chocolate over regular chocolate! For a little more adventure, try throwing in some colorful gumdrops, almonds, walnuts or coconut!
2 Ingredient White Fudge
12 oz. white chocolate or candy melts
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
Pour into bowl. Melt in microwave stirring every 30 seconds. When melted pour into a greased 9×9 inch pan. Let harden 2-4 hours. Cut into pieces.
This easy 2 ingredient Kit Kat recipe makes a delicious Christmas candy recipe that tastes like Kit Kat candy bars! You can’t go wrong with crunchy wafer cookies combined with luscious chocolate! Mix it up and try making some with white chocolate or dark chocolate. For a little extra pizazz, you can also add creative colored sprinkles!
Easy 2 Ingredient Kit Kat Candy Recipe
vanilla wafer cookies
chocolate almond bark or candy melts
Melt Chocolate in microwave stirring every 30 seconds. When melted. Dip vanilla wafers into chocolate, let excess chocolate drip off. Place onto parchment paper or silpat and let harden.
This easy 2 ingredient marshmallow bonbons recipe makes a light fluffy chocolate marshmallow treat that is addicting!
38-40 large marshmallows
1 (12 oz.) package chocolate chips
Place marshmallows on a pan that is covered with wax paper and place in the freezer. They will be ready by the time you need to dip them.
Pour coconut, sprinkles and nuts on squares of wax paper. You could use a bowl but wax paper saves time and effort in clean up.
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for a couple of minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.
Place frozen marshmallows on a skewer or toothpick and dip in chocolate. Then in roll in your choice of ingredients (below).
Use a fork to slide them back on the wax paper. Chill.
Tasty topping ingredients that work well for Marshmallow Bonbons:
Graham cracker crumbs (like s’mores)
Peppermint sticks, crushed
Candy bars, chopped
Dried fruit, chopped
Sweetened cereal, crushed
Once chilled, you can package in clear cellophane bags.
Did I mention I LOVE peanuts? If you love chocolate and peanuts, this 2 ingredient chocolate peanut clusters recipe is just for you! You can also try making this recipe with your favorite dried fruit or walnuts!
2 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Clusters
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanuts, walnuts, raisins or chopped dried apricots
Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking, until melted. Stir in the nuts or dried fruit (or a combination of both). Drop the mixture by the teaspoonful onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate until firm. Store at a cool room temperature. Makes 15 candies.
This 2 ingredient chocolate covered pretzels recipe is a super easy salty-sweet Christmas candy recipe with a nice texture and the potential for lots of variety! Start with the basic 2 ingredient recipe and then, if you like, add your choice of sprinkles, ground nuts or ground coconut!
Easy 2 Ingredient Chocolate Covered Pretzels
1 pkg. pretzels*
1 pkg. melting white, dark, milk chocolate or almond bark (or 1 bag chocolate or white chocolate chips)
Candy sprinkles (optional)
Melt chocolate, almond bark, or chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 30 second increments. Stir after each 30 seconds. (You can also melt in the top of a double boiler if you prefer.)
When the chocolate is melted, dip pretzels in the chocolate to cover and set on waxed paper until cool. If you want to use the candy sprinkles, sprinkle them over the pretzels before the chocolate hardens.
*Fortune cookies or Oreo cookies can be used instead of pretzels.
This 2 ingredient gummy candy recipe makes tasty fruity gelatin candies that the gummy candy lover in your family is sure to love!
2 Ingredient Gummy Candies Recipe
1 cup fruit juice
2 Tbsp. gelatin, same flavor as fruit juice
Heat juice until very warm but not boiling. Whisk in gelatin. Pour into molds. Let harden in refrigerator. Remove from molds.
This 2 ingredient lemon candy recipe makes a tasty classic tangy and sweet hard candy!
2 Ingredient Lemon Candies
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup sugar
Stir in a pot and dissolve sugar. Turn on heat and bring mixture to a boil. Simmer 20-30 minutes until hard ball stage about 290 degrees. Test by dropping a few drops in water and if the candy becomes brittle it’s ready. It will be a golden brown color. Pour into silicone molds that hold about 1 tsp. of candy mixture each. Let harden, remove from molds and serve.
This easy 2 ingredient maple syrup candy recipe makes an old fashioned maple flavored semi-hard candy that is often made at fairs and festivals with fresh snow! If you live in a cool climate, it is a classic winter activity you can do with your family in the backyard!
2 Ingredient Maple Syrup Candy
1 cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp. butter
sea salt (optional)
Combine ingredients in a saucepan. Turn on the heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer 20-30 minutes until hard ball stage, about 290 degrees. Test by dropping a few drops in water and if the candy becomes brittle it’s ready. When ready, pour onto a greased pan or cookie sheet, place in the freezer and let it harden. Break into pieces when cool and hardened. If desired, you can sprinkle the candy with a bit of sea salt.
This is a classic recipe popular in Canada that many people like to make with fresh snow. You can get fresh snow and put it on a jelly roll pan. Then drizzle the candy onto the snow and let harden. It should harden pretty quickly upon coming into contact with the snow.
Peels from 3 large oranges, grapefruits or lemons*
1 teaspoon salt (optional, to bring out flavor)
3 cups sugar
Cut the peel on each fruit into quarters. Pull the peel off in these quarter sections. Slice peel into 1/4 inch-wide strips. In a saucepan add orange peels and salt, cover with cold water and stir. Boil 15 minutes, pour off water and add fresh water. Boil 20 minutes. Change water again and boil another 20 minutes. Drain and cover with 2 1/2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. Simmer, stirring constantly, until all the syrup has boiled away. Do not let the peels scorch. Spread on wax paper. Roll peels in the remaining sugar. Let dry. Store in an airtight container. These will keep one week or can be frozen.
*If non-organic fruit is used, wash the peels thoroughly before peeling.
Peppermint Bark Recipe
1 lb. white almond bark
1 cup crushed peppermint candies*
1/4 tsp. peppermint flavoring (optional)
Melt the almond bark in the microwave according to the directions. Stir in peppermints and flavoring. I like my bark really minty so I add more flavoring. Pour onto waxed paper or silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet, spread and let harden. You can put it in the fridge if you prefer. Then break into pieces.
If you like, you can mix bark flavors. For example, you could first melt some chocolate bark, spread it on the waxed paper and let it harden partway before spreading the peppermint and almond bark mixture over the top.
*To crush candy canes, put them in a Ziplock bag and smash them with a rolling pin.
Variations: You can put just about anything into almond bark for different flavors!
- Almonds and Cherries
- Peanut Butter Chips
- Caramel Bits
2 Ingredient Cherry Christmas Bark Recipe
1 lb. white almond bark (or 1 bag white chocolate chips)
1 4 oz package candied cherries
Melt the almond bark in the microwave according to the directions. Pour melted almond bark onto waxed paper or a silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet. Spread evenly about 1/8″. Sprinkle candied cherries over the top and press gently into the melted candy. Let harden. You can put it in the fridge if you prefer to make it harden faster. Then break into pieces and serve.
2 Ingredient Christmas Sunshine Lemon Bark Recipe
1 lb. white almond bark (or 1 bag white chocolate chips)
1 package lemon drops candy
1 capful lemon flavoring (optional)
Melt the almond bark in the microwave according to the directions. While microwaving almond bark, crush the lemon drops inside the package or a plastic bag with a hammer.
Stir melted almond bark. Add lemon flavoring, if desired. Pour onto waxed paper or a silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet. Spread evenly about 1/8″. Sprinkle crushed lemon drops over the top and press gently into the melted almond bark. Let harden. You can put it in the fridge if you prefer to make it harden faster. Then break into pieces and serve.
Bark candies are a nice addition to any holiday party. This 2 ingredient peanut butter bark recipe is perfect for the chocolate and peanut butter lovers in your family and the artistic peanut butter swirl makes it a visually appealing addition to any candy tray!
2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bark recipe
10 oz. chocolate bark or candy melts
10 oz. peanut butter chips or candy melts
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat. Melt bark and chips in separate bowls in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Pour melted chocolate on cookie sheet and spread evenly. Pour melted peanut butter chips on top of chocolate and swirl. Let harden. Break into pieces.
This 2 ingredient chocolate almond bark recipe makes a rich and delicious classic almond bark treat! I prefer making it with dark chocolate and salted almonds! Yum!
2 Ingredient Almond Bark Recipe
1 lb. chocolate almond bark (or chocolate candy melts)
10 oz. almonds, whole or chopped
Melt the almond bark in the microwave according to the directions. Pour melted almond bark onto waxed paper or a silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet. Spread evenly about 1/8″. Sprinkle almonds over the top and press gently into the melted candy. Let harden. You can put it in the fridge if you prefer to make it harden faster. Then break into pieces and serve.
This easy 2 ingredient Oreo candy recipe makes a tasty Christmas candy that tastes just like classic cookies and cream! The crunchy texture of the Oreo bits combined with the smooth and creamy almond bark make a wonderful combination of tastes and textures you’re sure to love!
2 Ingredient Oreo Candy Recipe
1 lb. white almond bark (or white candy melts)
10 oz. Oreo cookies, crushed (keep 1/4 cup aside for decoration)
Melt the almond bark in the microwave according to the directions. Pour crushed Oreos into the melted almond bark. Either spread onto waxed paper or a silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet. Spread evenly about 1/8″. Sprinkle extra crushed Oreos over the top and press gently into the melted candy. Let harden. You can put it in the fridge if you prefer to make it harden faster. Then break into pieces and serve.
Alternatively, pour into mini muffin liners and let harden fo a pretty presentation!
Additional possible add-ins for the Oreo candy:
- Caramel Bits
These 2 ingredient coconut haystacks are my husband Mike’s favorite Christmas candy! They’re super easy and quick to make and great for the coconut lover in your family. You can make them with milk chocolate, but dark chocolate is best to really bring out the contrast between the tasty dark chocolate and the light and flaky coconut!
2 Ingredient Coconut Haystacks
12 oz. chocolate
3-4 cups shredded coconut
Melt chocolate. Add desired amount of coconut. Place by spoonfuls on waxed paper or silpat on a cookie sheet. Place in the fridge to harden.
If you like, you can use white chocolate or almond bark.
These 2 ingredient coconut snowballs are a variation on the coconut haystacks that use white chocolate. Form them into snowball shapes to bring a distinctly winter theme to any Christmas party or get-together!
2 Ingredient Coconut Snowball Candy
1 cup white baking chips, melted
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
Drop melted chocolate by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper or parchment paper. Roll in with sweetened flaked coconut and let stand until dry.
What’s better than potato chips or chocolate? Potato chips and chocolate together!! This 2 ingredient chocolate covered potato chips recipe makes a salty sweet crunchy Christmas candy treat, perfect for the holidays! This is another recipe you can enhance by adding colored sprinkles or crushed nuts!
Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
almond bark or candy melts
Melt almond bark in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Dip potato chips in melted chocolate and place on a lined baking sheet. Let harden and serve.
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