1) Pretzel Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Bark
Lets be honest. At the end of the day, some of the best gifts you can ever receive are those that you can consume. Food is the universal language of love (or at least, holiday greetings) and is much more delicious than another candle or picture frame.
And by making these gifts yourself, youre also adding that personal touch (and a dash of cinnamon or handful of nuts) that can help spread holiday cheer…and maybe cheese. After all, there are more than just cookies to give
If the name doesnt convince you that this is delicious, the picture will.
Via: How Sweet Eats
2) Bacon Jam, Bacon Salt, and Bacon Candy
For the bacon lovers on your list, you can make a little bit of everything…including friends for life.
Via: Snixy Kitchen
3) Triple Chip Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar
Give the gift of warm, fresh cookies by wrapping up all of the ingredients ready-to-make in a jar (and save yourself the work of actually baking them.)
Via: Well Plated
4) Inas Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Cashews
These cashews have a hint of sweet, a hint of spice, and an herbal twist that’s just, well, nuts.
5) Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments
Its really two gifts in one. Either give the ornament by itself or along with a mug and some kind of dipped spoon or candy cane.
6) Microwave Peanut Brittle
It makes a perfect last minute gift for that friend or neighbor on your list, and no one will even know you made it in the microwave.
Via: Cooking Classy
7) Marshmallow Swirly Chocolate Crispy Squares
Melt marshmallows with a little butter and stir in Rice Krispies. Then cut them into bite-sized squares and dip into melted white and milk chocolate for a swirly effect.
Via: Scrummy Lane
8) Milk Chocolate Almond Nutella
You might as well include a spoon with this gift so they can just dip it right into the jar.
9) All-Purpose Spice Rub
It doesnt get much easier than throwing spices in a festive tin, especially when this rub can be used for everything from meat and vegetables to salad dressings and pastas.
10) Homemade Baileys Irish Cream
This creamy, chocolatey, alcoholic drink is perfect for the party season (or stashing in your bag for emergencies).
Via: Bake. Play. Smile.
11) Jalapeo and Cheddar Cheese Crackers with Smoked Sea Salt
A crunchy, salty, spicy, snack that blows Cheez-Its out of the water? Yes, please.
Via: Kevin Is Cooking
12) Reindeer Chow
Seasonal candies (M&Ms or Sixlets) turn traditional Muddy Buddies into a fun and festive treat. (Disclaimer: Not for reindeer.)
13) Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts
You know that great smell of the spiced nuts that wafts through the mall during the holidays? Its simple to make them yourself, but hard to have to give them away.
Via: Table for Two
14) Salted Oreo Peanut Butter Cups
These peanut butter cups are the combination of chocolate, peanut butter, salt and Oreo in every bite. In other words, perfection.
15) Marinated Feta Cheese with Oregano
The perfect hostess gift? A salty, creamy feta cheese, marinated in fruity olive oil, layered with onions, oregano, and peppercorns.
16) Rolo Pretzel Bites
It doesnt get much easier than two ingredients, so throw a batch in the oven, put them together, and bag them up for great gifts.
17) Candied Bacon and Nuts
Why not combine candied bacon with candied nuts? Exactly. If you like both of those things, theres no reason not to.
Via: Recipe Bin Treats
18) Healthy Harvest Buckeyes
Chocolate. Peanut butter. I dont need to say more, but I will say these are no-bake, no fuss, vegan and gluten-free.
Via: Half Baked Harvest
19) Homemade Hot Sauce
Did you know that hot sauce is just basically two ingredients? Now you do, and now you can make it, jar it up, and give it out as gifts.
20) Pocky Sticks
The Japanese chocolate-covered cookie sticks are just right for merry munching.
21) Bourbon & Salted Caramel Popcorn
A grown-up homemade caramel popcorn spiked with bourbon and vanilla bean.
22) Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Whats one of the best things about this fudge, other than how it tastes? Its no-bake.
23) Garlic Confit
Dont be intimidated by the fancy confit label. Its a fancy word for garlic in olive oil and a welcome break from the sweets of the season. (Note: Not intended for gifting to vampires.)
24) No-Bake Coconut Snowballs
These are the perfect alternative for people who cant eat chocolate or nuts…and everyone else.
Via: The Kitchn
25) Ginger and Oat Shortbread
This classic tea time treat is almost too pretty to eat and give away…almost.
Via: Bibbys Kitchen
26) Herb-Infused Vinegars
These herb-infused vinegars make delicious good-for-you salad dressings and the perfect gift.
Via: Kara Lydon
27) Crockpot Chocolate Nut Clusters
Did you know your crockpot could help make dessert? Choose your nuts and your chocolate and make it dairy-free or peanut-free, depending on your family’s and friends’ needs.
28) Flavored Salts
A beautifully packaged variety of flavored salts is a quick and simple gift that any foodie will appreciate.
Via: Country Living
29) Five Minute Sweet Bread
This versatile recipe requires just seven simple ingredients and five minutes of prep to create mini loaves of warm deliciousness.
Via: Julie Blanner
30) Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
An easy and easily freezable recipe like these biscotti are the perfect gift to bring to coffees, teas, and any other occasion that requires a crunchy cookie.
Via: She Loves Biscotti
31) Homemade Crackerjack
This ballpark classic is a little sweet, a little spicy, a lot of of tasty.
Via: M Loves M