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20 Easy Food Gifts You’ll Love Making and They’ll Love Receiving

I can’t believe Christmas is almost here. This is my favorite time of year with the trees and house all decorated, fire in the fireplace, Christmas music playing, and friends and family together. I love to see the excitement on my son’s face as we watch Christmas movies and arrange the nutcrackers on the mantel. One of our favorite things to do during the holidays is to make food gifts for our family and friends.  He has been helping me make these gifts since he was just big enough to stand on a stool at the end of the counter in my kitchen.

If you have not started the tradition of giving food as gifts, why not make some this year and see how much they are appreciated?  Try one of these 20 easy food gifts from my friends and me this year that you will love making and they will love receiving.

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    Follow the links to these 20 easy food gifts that will make everyone's holiday bright. 

  • Peppermint Bark 2 of 21
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    Peppermint bark is one of my favorite gifts to make and give. It's cool minty flavor combined with both white chocolate and dark chocolate make this a family favorite.

    Source:   Add a Pinch

  • Fudge Brownie Mix 3 of 21
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    A favorite gift is this fudge brownie mix and printable. This includes the dry ingredients to make the brownie, with a printable that gives instructions on ingredients to add, and how to bake and serve.

    Source:  Add a Pinch

  • Elf on the Shelf Cookies 4 of 21
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    Elf on the shelf cookies are a perfect gift for the little ones. Be sure to check out the step-by-step directions on how to make these.

    Source:  Bake at 350

  • Peppermint Popcorn Crunch 5 of 21
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    Peppermint popcorn crunch is a gift everyone loves. It is made with salty, crunchy popcorn, M & M's, peppermint melts, and sprinkles.

    Source:  Bake at 350

  • Homemade Vanilla Extract 6 of 21
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    Who wouldn't love a bottle of homemade vanilla extract, especially with this elegant label? 

    Source:  Tidy Mom

  • Compound Butters 7 of 21
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    These are 3 compound butter recipes to give as gifts: honey cinnamon, cranberry, and herb butter. 

    Source:  She Wears Many Hats

  • Buttermilk Waffle and Pancake Mix 8 of 21
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    Make the buttermilk waffle and pancake mix and printable to give your friends this holiday. The printable gives instructions on one side of the jar for making pancakes, and the other side gives instructions for waffles.

    Source:  Add a Pinch

  • Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles 9 of 21
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    Red velvet white chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are just so beautiful and delicious. They would be a much appreciated gift.

    Source:  The Little Kitchen

  • Muddy Buddies 10 of 21
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    Muddy buddies make wonderful gifts for coworkers or teachers. Chex Mix, chocolate, and peanut butter are some of the delicious ingredients.

    Source:  Pizzazzerie

  • Sage Rosemary Salt 11 of 21
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    Sage rosemary salt, packaged in small containers, is an excellent gift. The salt is great with vegetables, fish, or chicken.

    Source:  Simple Bites

  • Kiss Pies 12 of 21
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    These kiss pies are made with Hershey's kisses so you know they are scrumptious. They are so easy to make as a gift.

    Source:  Picky Palate

  • Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies 13 of 21
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    Salted caramel eggnog fudge brownies are three layers of decadent goodness.  The bottom layer is rich fudge brownie, topped with eggnog fudge, and then salted caramel.  I would certainly love these in a gift bag.

    Source:  A Spicy Perspective

  • Peppermint Marshmallows 14 of 21
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    Once you have tasted these homemade peppermint marshmallows, you will always want to make your own marshmallows.

    Source:  My Kitchen Addiction

  • Grandma Klein’s Chocolate Caramels 15 of 21
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    Grandma Klein's chocolate caramels would be a special gift for someone this year.

    Source:  A Farm Girl's Dabbles

  • Bourbon Glazed Pecans Topped Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes 16 of 21
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    Bourbon glazed pecans topped Texas sheet cake cupcakes are a welcome gift for anyone on your list. The brown sugar and cinnamon give them that special holiday flavor.

    Source:  A Southern Fairy Tale

  • Apple Cider Caramels 17 of 21
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    Apple cider caramels are soft and chewy with that apple pie spice flavor. They make a great gift for the holidays.

    Source:  Table for Two

  • Praline Sauce 18 of 21
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    Praline sauce is mouth-watering delicious on just about anything: pancakes, waffles, cake, or just a plain piece of bread.  The printable for gift giving is included with this recipe to make this an easy and beautiful gift to give this holiday. 

    Source:  Add a Pinch

  • Sugar Cookies 19 of 21
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    Sugar cookies are such a Christmas tradition and make excellent gifts for anyone.  You can decide if you want them decorated simply or more elaborate. Click on the link to both sugar cookies and icing to get both recipes.

    Source:  Add a Pinch

  • Sugar Cookie Candy Cane Blossoms 20 of 21
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    Sugar cookie candy cane blossoms are so delicious and festive looking, and sure make wonderful gifts.  

    Source: Table for Two

  • White Chocolate Christmas Candy 21 of 21
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    White chocolate Christmas candy is oh so gooood! White chocolate chips, peanuts, and marshmallows are just a few of the amazing ingredients in these cookies. Happy gifting!

    Source:  Eat 2 Gather

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