Edible Christmas presents

posted 8 months ago in Holidays
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

We have a recipe for Rocky Roads which always goes down a treat.

– 200g dark chocolate (min 72%)

– 200g Cadburys Dairy Milk*

– 175g salted butter

– 4 heaped tablespoons golden syrup

– 200g mixed brazil nuts and hazelnuts chopped

– 200g digestive biscuits**, broken into chunks

– 125g mini marshmallows

Melt chocolate, butter and syrup together, then stir in the nuts and biscuits. Lastly, stir in the marshmallows. Spread in a foil lined baking dish and pop in the fridge until hard. We usually dust the top with icing sugar, but you could use anything or do nothing. Then chop into squares; these are pretty rich so they don’t need to be big portions!

*If you aren’t in the UK, the gist of it is to use a good quality milk chocolate or they aren’t half as good.

**Again if you aren’t in the UK and aren’t sure what these are, it’s one of these: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/mar/27/how-to-cook-the-perfect-digestive-biscuit-felicity-cloake

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

rez123 :  I like to make biscotti for Christmas. It’s actually pretty easy, but people think you put in a ton of effort! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

rez123 :  I made “Christmas Jam” from a recipe I found online, it’s a cranberry strawberry orange spice cooked jam, I’m honestly not sure what the coster jar works out to though, I had frozen cranberries, pectin, sugars, the spices and jars on hand, I only had to buy a bag of frozen strawberries and an orange, it made 6 1/2 pints.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

rez123 :  blasphemy! There is no better chocolate than Cadburys!

Honestly they’re never around long enough to know how long they keep; I’d say 3-4 days probably and stored in an airtight container so the biscuits don’t go stale.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I second the rocky road but make sure you roast the nuts first. Also add in toasted coconut too it. I also add pistachios and delicious jelly lollies.

I love to make home-made toasted marshmallow and Russian fudge.

Ps Cadbury Chocolate is so average until you try New Zealand’s Whittakers  – much higher cocoa %

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I usually make jam in summer that I give away in winter. Chutney is always an option. Some of my friends are very happy when I find time to make bacon jam but be aware your kitchen will smell of bacon for at least a week ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’ve done chocolate covered pretzels, spiced nuts, and flavored popcorn. The nuts were the biggest hit. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Best edible gift I ever got was hot pepper relish. I ate it on everything. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

rez123 :  I was also going to suggest biscotti as it’s on my list this year.  Also peanut blossoms, toffee, fudge (why not? there are so many flavors) and Bailey’s Balls (like rum or bourbon balls, it just happens that my male dog’s name is Bailey and it amuses me)

ETA: you should be able to find a shortbread recipe that does jam centers if you want… I like those, but a lot of people don’t, so it’s hard to know if that would work for you.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

rez123 :  Chutney is good with certain meats like chicken as well, also you could put it on biscuits, bread, etc.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

So far this year I’ve made gingerbread granola & gingerbread. I’m in Australia (summer), the granola is really well received, my sister always asks for refills when it’s finished ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Almond bread/biscotti is so yummy and easy too. I’ve also made mini Christmas cakes for gifts in the past, among other things.

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