Edible Christmas presents

posted 10 months ago in Holidays
Post # 16
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - City, State

rez123 :  chocolate truffle! Always a hit! The ones I make have cream inside tho, so I keep them in the fridge before and after offering. (good for 2 weeks in the fridge although they never made it past week 1!)

Post # 17
2419 posts
Buzzing bee

I think I must be the only one who doesn’t like receiving homemade edible gifts, unless it’s from someone whose food safety/hygiene I trust implicitly.  

I’m sure the OP and everyone else on this thread are conscientious, but some of my coworkers… oh boy…  

Several of my coworkers keep bringing in homemade treats (both as “I made a platter of cookies/fudge for the office” and as individual gifts) and considering how many of these people I’ve witnessed not washing their hands after using the restroom, I have zero desire to eat anything they’ve made. 

Post # 18
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

i make “brickle” every year. super cheap, easy and everyone calls it crack. its delicious

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  • 48 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ pound unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan or large cookie sheet with sides with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Arrange the crackers side by side in a single layer on the foil. In a small saucepan, melt the sugar and butter, stirring constantly until they bubble, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and quickly stir in the vanilla. Pour evenly over the crackers and, using a spatula, spread to cover evenly. Bake immediately. After 7 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the crackers. Return to the top rack of the oven and bake for 2 minutes more. Spread the chocolate evenly over the crackers with a clean spatula. Cool for 20 to 30 minutes before transferring the tray to the freezer. The next day, peel off the foil and break the brickle into pieces. Keep frozen or refrigerated.
Post # 19
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

This is the first year that I will be baking for Christmas. I will be baking fudge, shortbread cookies, and biscotti.

Post # 22
1303 posts
Bumble bee

rez123 :  I have an awesome salsa recipe that I usually make for parties.  Last year I made it for gifts and it was a huge hit!  I have everyone asking for it again this year.  My local grocer sells awesome green and red tortilla chips so I include those too.

Post # 23
3086 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

I did cookie boxes last year for neighbors, teachers, bus drivers etc. Everyone loved them but I went way overboard and made too many things so it was a lot of work! 

Red velvet cake balls

Peanut butter fudge


Gingerbread men

Lemon ricotta cookies

Hazelnut shortbread dipped in chocolate

Rolo pretzel sandwiches dipped in white chocolate (these were so easy and a big hit) 

Chocolate crinkle cookies

Plum muffins

Oreo peppermint bark

I think that’s it? I’m probably leaving something out 🤷🏻‍♀️ People also love my caramel apple jam so that’s another way to go. I make spiced peach preserves and grape jelly too that are requested often. I just love to bake, so any excuse to do so and I’m thrilled.

I’ve seen the layered jars of dry ingredients too for brownies or cookies. All they have to do is add the wet ingredients and bake. Then you don’t have to worry about them getting stale. Gift with a bag of nice coffee and maybe a pretty mug and you’re set!

Oooohhhh this thread makes me wanna get in the kitchen! I’ve made decorated sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies and chocolate covered cherries so far this season, but I have to wait for the gingerbread, divinity and peanut brittle until closer to Christmas so I can share with family. 😩 It’s killing me because weekends are when I love to bake! 

Post # 24
457 posts
Helper bee

Cookie mix in a quart jar.

Homemade “festive” marshmallows (candy cane, eggnog, raspberry etc.).

Post # 25
47 posts
  • Wedding: March 2020

Candied Pecans- (Everyone loved them! I made a separate batch for my family to nibble on throughout the day I was making them, so I thought, and they were gone instantly!… Pssst, they were paleo!)

S’mores cookies- (I put them in a Christmas decorated tin for my neighbors across the street and they loved them so much that they asked me for the recipe so they can make them throughout the year!)

Edited for Grammar and Clarity.

Post # 26
3730 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

The easiest “candy” I’ve ever made was to take mini pretzels (the window pane looking kind preferably), top it with a Rolo, and pop them in the oven for a few minutes. They make crunchy little turtle candies (minus the nuts) and are delicious.

Post # 27
10651 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

BeeDD :  I think the Cadbury Dairy Milk is different depending on the factory that makes it.

Post # 28
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

I make candied pecans, and they’re always a big hit. They’re cinnamony, sweet, and crunchy. They seem to keep forever in an airtight container, although honestly they’re usually the first items to completely dissapear. 

Post # 29
1361 posts
Bumble bee

I’m doing edible gift baskets for family (one per household) instead of traditional gifts because my family is impossible to shop for, so this is what I came up with this year:

Pickled cranberries, compound butter(s), shallot marmalade, everything-bagel spiced crackers, brined almonds, mini loaves of bread, and either granola or biscotti.  


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