How to Make Grinch Candy for Christmas Treats and Food Gifts

12 candies
40 min

Looking for fun holiday treats for Christmas parties or kids’ stocking stuffers? This adorable Grinch candy is guaranteed to be a sure fire hit at your holiday parties! After all, kids and adults of all ages love this beloved children’s Christmas character. Learn how to make this easy, nut butter filled Christmas candy recipe for your guests and gift recipients this holiday season.

If you love peanut butter cups, then this chocolate and almond butter candy recipe is perfect for you! As tasty as they are cute, these Grinch themed Christmas candies are sure to delight every recipient.

To serve these at parties, simply set or stack them on a platter for your Christmas celebration. (They also look cute on a dessert themed, holiday charcuterie board.) You can also package them in holiday treat bags to give friends and coworkers a delicious, edible Christmas gift.

You can melt the green candy wafers for this party food in the microwave or with a double boiler. However, the easiest way is to use a Wilton melting pot. I really don’t recommend using a microwave as it’s easy to burn the melting wafers if they get too hot. They can also dry out. If this happens, then they’ll be hard to use.

For tips on the best candy wafers and ingredient substitutions, as well as how to perfectly melt your chocolate, be sure to check out the original post for this Christmas candy recipe here.

How to Make Grinch Candy for Christmas Treats and Food Gifts
Recipe details
  • 12  candies
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • 6 ounces light green candy melts
  • 1.5 ounces almond butter
  • 12 candy heart sprinkles

Set aside 10 light green candy wafers. Melt the rest of the wafers in a double boiler, Wilton melting pot, or in the microwave.
Add a spoonful of melted candy to each cavity in the heart shaped mold. Use a pastry brush to coat the bottom and sides. Place the mold in the freezer for 5 minutes.
While the candy is setting up, place nut butter in a plastic bag. Snip off the corner. Remove the candy from the freezer and squeeze the nut butter into each cavity. Fill to just under the top of the mold.
Use a spoon to add melted candy to fill the rest of each cavity. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set up.
Melt the remaining 10 pieces of candy. Use a spoon to place a dot of melted candy on top of each heart. Add a red candy heart on top.
Let set up and then unmold.
  • A double boiler or melting pot is highly recommended to make these Christmas candy treats. If you use a microwave, heat the chocolate candy wafers in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir between each interval, taking care not to overheat the wafers.
Rebecca D. Dillon
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