Edible Homemade Gifts

Are you looking for a way to add a personal, homemade touch to your gifts this year? From candy to cookies to snacks, here are a few edible gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Pretty packaging

And if you're going to make your own gifts, don't forget the wrapping. No one can resist a tasty treat, especially when presented in a pretty package.

Pretty wrapped parcel

For a sweet tooth

Know someone with a sweet tooth? It may sound challenging to make your own candy but here are a few that are simple and delicious (no candy thermometer required). Place these sweets in little paper candy cups and line them up in a holiday gift box.

Saltine Crack Candy
Your friends will never guess that the secret ingredient in this toffee is saltine crackers.

Buckeye Balls
The chocolate coating hides a delicious mixture of peanut butter and crispy rice cereal.

Peanut Butter Squares
Who can resist the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

For a cookie monster

Or maybe you know someone who devours cookies? I mean, who doesn't love a cookie? Cushion your cookies in some tissue paper and place them in a festive box or tin. Looking for more ideas? Check out these other cookie recipes.

Gingerbread Biscotti
A seasonal treat to dip in coffee, tea, or cocoa.

Scotch Shortbread Cutout Cookies
These are the easiest cutout cookies - no refrigeration required.

Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies
A twist on an old favorite. Malted milk powder gives these cookies a subtle chew and nuanced flavor. 

For a snack attack

Maybe you know someone who needs something for that 3 PM snack attack. Maybe something a little crunchy, a little savory, a little different? Gift them one of these delicious snacks. They are perfect packaged in a cellophane bag and tied with a pretty ribbon.

Olive Oil Granola with Cranberries and Almonds
Make a double batch of this yummy granola. Keep one for you and one to give away.

Furikake Crispix Mix
Your friends will love this sweet and salty Asian twist on cereal mix.

Everything Spiced Nuts
These nuts make an addictive, high-protein snack, perfect for friends on-the-go.

For a cook

Have a friend who loves to cook? Here are a couple of seasonings they can use in their cooks and bakes. Package them up in a cute jar tied it with some raffia or a beautiful ribbon.

Lemon Herb Garlic Salt
This salt is great on meats, fish, even vegetables.

Vanilla Sugar
This sugar may be used in baked goods, sprinkled on fruit, or to make a vanilla simple syrup.