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With the cost of food these days, giving the gift of food is anything but a cheap gift. Honestly, everybody loves a gift they can eat anyway. As long as it isn’t fruit cake, you can rest assured that most people will appreciate a food gift for the holidays. If you need ideas, check out these eleven recipes for holiday food gifts.
1. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
This easy-to-make hot chocolate mix has no unwanted chemicals or preservatives and keeps great in your pantry.
2. Gingerbread Cookies
These healthy gingerbread cookies are an extra special treat this holiday season. They’re easy to make and fun to decorate. They also make the perfect gift for your loved ones.
3. Thumbprint Cookies
Who can say no to cookies? These are soft but hearty cookies, yet they have a delicate nature about them. Make these Thumbprint Cookies for the holidays and give them as gifts this year.
4. Chocolate Bark
This homemade chocolate bark is the perfect holiday treat or gift. Making chocolate bark is super simple. You can make a ton of it to give to several people.
5. Homemade Chocolate Syrup
Try this homemade chocolate syrup recipe instead of buying the chemical-filled stuff at the store. You can even give it as a homemade gift this holiday season with some homemade waffle cones and ice cream toppings.
6. Marzipan Candy
Making marzipan candy is easy with this simple recipe, which uses just four easy-to-find ingredients. Wrap them in pretty paper in holiday-specific colors and give them as gifts. You can mold the marzipan into any shape you want for the holidays.
7. Peppermint Chocolate Bread
If you have a chocolate and mint fan in your life, then this Peppermint Chocolate bread will make a perfect gift or even a treat for yourself. Either way, it’ll make somebody very happy.
8. Peanut Brittle Without Corn Syrup
Use this recipe to learn how to make peanut brittle without corn syrup. Then, you can enjoy this old-fashioned candy without feeling guilty about the calories, sugar, and processed ingredients. It makes a great holiday gift.
9. Homemade Chocolate Turtles
These homemade chocolate turtles make a wonderful gift or even a treat for yourself. Make a big batch for stocking stuffers or to hand out at work.
10. Chocolate Biscotti
If you know someone who’s a chocolate lover, this Chocolate Biscotti is the perfect homemade holiday gift for them. Biscotti are Italian cookies that are very hard and crisp from being baked twice. These cookies are meant for dunking in a cup of coffee or tea to help soften them enough to eat. Pack them in a box with a bag of coffee grounds.
11. Oat Flour Brownies
These brownies are quite rich and fudgy. Thanks to the use of oat flour, this Brownies recipe makes it an ideal gift for gluten-intolerant friends or loved ones.
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This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.