12 Days of Christmas Candy







Want to give 12 days of Christmas candy to your true love? 

Or, are you hosting a party with a 12 days of Christmas theme?

Here are some ideas of different candies for each of the 12 days of Christmas:




Go with a literal 12 days of Christmas theme, choosing candies that represent each of the 12 days from the song, or simply give a small candy gift each day following a different theme, or no theme at all!

Other fun themes for 12 days of Christmas candy include:

  • vintage candies from childhood
  • different varieties of jelly beans each day
  • homemade candies, cookies, or other treats
  • 12 different pez dispensers


Day 1: A Partridge in a Pear Tree


Prickly Pear Cactus Candy

Pear Drops

an actual pear from the grocery store

Pears dipped in chocolate

Simply serve poached pears for dessert on Day 1




Day 2: Two Turtle Doves


Dove Chocolates

Turtle Chocolates

Make your own chocolate doves or turtles--do this fun activity as part of the gift with the kids on Day 2!




Day 3: Three French Hens


Make Day 3 exclusively French candies, or treat it as a taste of candy from around the world. Kids are particularly interested in trying Turkish Delight after reading The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.




Day 4: Four Calling Birds


Angry Birds candies 

Dove chocolates & Twizzlers (birds on a telephone wire)

Robin's egg candies, or blue jelly beans in a nest




Day 5: Five Golden Rings


Ring pops

Lifesavers ButterRum Flavor

Chocolate coins

Funyuns




Day 6: Six Geese A-Laying


Fill gold plastic eggs with jellybeans

Cadbury Chocolate eggs

fried egg gummies

Tootsie Rolls (goose droppings)




Day 7: Seven Swans A-Swimming


Make your own white chocolate swans

Pep-o-mint lifesavers in case your swans can't swim!

Little duck probiotic gummies--because not all candy needs to be unhealthy!



Day 8: Eight Maids A-Milking


Brach's Milkmaids 

Milk Chocolate

Butterfinger Candy Bar

Milk Duds

Milky Way Candy Bar




Day 9: Nine Ladies Dancing


Pirouette Wafer Cookies

Twizzlers

Pop Rock Candy




Day 10: Ten Lords A-Leaping


Lord of the Rings Pez Dispensers

Chocolate Basketballs

NBA Gummies

Airheads candy




Day 11: Eleven Pipers Piping


Toot Sweets--Slide Whistle pops from Chitty Chitty BangBang

Licorice Pipes


Day 12: Twelve Drummers Drumming


Dumdum Suckers

Pop Rock Candy

Drumstick Ice Cream Bars

Drumstick Lollipops

Pixie Stix