The Best American Christmas Sweets and Candy for 2021

Aaron Roberts
The Best American Christmas Sweets and Candy for 2021 - Candy Mail UK

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and a time for giving, and when it comes to American sweets and candy, there’s no better gift whatever the recipient’s age. Both adults and children alike will be delighted to receive American Christmas candy.

Christmas in American is filled with old and new traditions, many of which have found their way across the sea to the UK. For example the modern tradition of Elf on the Shelf originated in the US in 2005 and is about the story of an elf sent by Santa to watch over kids at Christmas time to make sure they're behaving.

The tradition of Cookies and Milk for Santa and his reindeers might date back to Norse mythology, but it was the Americans who made this one popular during the Great Depression of the 1930s, to show thanks during a tough time. 

Are you ready to get yourself in the holiday spirit? Then it’s time to check out our American Christmas candy and sweets, we’ve picked some of the best American sweet treats for Christmas 2021.

American Candy Canes

‘Tis the season to be jolly and what’s jollier than candy canes. Whether eaten as a Christmas treat or hung on the tree as decoration, candy canes are the No. 1 best-selling non-chocolate American candy in December.

Originating in Germany (like many Christmas traditions) the original red and white peppermint sticks arrived in America in 1847, when a German-Swedish immigrant in Ohio placed them on a tree. By the 1950s, they had invented an automated candy cane-making machine and firmly cemented their mass appeal stateside.

Jolly Rancher Candy Cane

An American Christmas isn’t complete without candy canes, and we’ve got a whole host of different candy cane flavours for you to choose. Forget the traditional peppermint candy canes, these Skittles Candy Canes bring you 5 fruity flavours in 1 candy cane.

There’s more fruitiness with Jolly Rancher Candy Canes which come in three delicious original Jolly Rancher flavours of Green Apple, Blue Raspberry and Cherry! Starburst Candy Canes, Jelly Belly Candy Canes and Sour Patch Candy Canes all combine the classic American candy sweets in a candy cane version for Christmas.

Finally, you can spice spice up Christmas with Hot Tamales Fierce Cinnamon Candy Canes or sit back and enjoy Oreo Flavoured Candy Canes in a trendy black and white design. Whatever flavour you chose, you can definitely deck the halls and trees with American candy canes this year.

Festive Reese’s Chocolate Candy 

If you’ve got a chocolate and peanut butter fan in your family, there is nothing better than finding Reese’s Christmas candy in your stocking. The range of novelty Christmas Reese’s are fun and delicious, like this king size edition of Reese’s Xmas Trees stuffed with Reese’s pieces, they’re also available in a Reese’s white chocolate option too. 

Being both cute and Christmassy, these Reese’s Christmas Peanut Butter Bells will light up anyone’s Christmas day and we love this Reese’s Snowman special edition.

Share the Christmas Love with Festive Hersey’s Kisses

The festive range of Hershey’s Kisses are just adorable and sharing the love is what Christmas is all about, and nothing says ‘love’ like the American candy of Hershey’s Kisses.

Hersey’s Kisses Christmas candy is available in some delectable flavours such as these Hershey’s Sugar Cookie Kisses which taste as good as they look with white crème and cookie pieces. A must try for this Christmas is Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses made with white chocolate kisses and a refreshing peppermint crunch.

Don’t miss the special Christmas Hershey’s Kisses designs, these milk chocolate Hershey’s Kisses Santa Hats make the perfect stocking filler. Our top favourite wrapper has got to be the Hershey’s How the Grinch Stole Kisses, after all who doesn’t love a happy ending.


Christmas Peeps

The delicious marshmallow Peeps love Christmas and you’ll find the traditional Easter Peeps chicks morph into a myriad of Christmas inspired Peeps. Check out these Peeps Snowmen, complete with their smiley faces or Peeps Gingerbread Men with their delicious gingerbread flavour of course. There’s even marshmallow Peeps Stockings and Peeps Christmas Trees which are great for decorating Christmas cakes and yule logs too.

Make your own American Christmas Sweet Hamper

How would you feel if you opened a Christmas gift to find all your favourite American sweets and candy in one box! You can create your own DIY American Christmas Sweet Hamper simply by selecting your loved one’s favourite candy and sweets from

Avoid the hustle and bustle of the Christmas rush and get ahead on your Christmas shopping well before Santa slips down the chimney with American Christmas candy gifts.

Then, by the time the big event finally arrives, you can sit back with a little eggnog and American candy to watch all your favourite Christmas movies. 


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