Edible Gift Ideas
During the holiday season, we are often invited to parties and gatherings by friends and neighbors. I’m never one to show up empty-handed, even if I merely pull a bottle of wine from my “collection,” tie a bow around it’s neck and present it as an offering of thanks. But, sometimes, I like to bring a homemade gift, especially if the gathering includes children. That way, the kids can enjoy the treat as well as the adults.
Here are a few ideas (all of which are easy to make, assemble or wrap) that will get you through the merriment of December!
The pretzels are nut-free and the pecans are gluten-free and vegan.
This fudge is ideal for your chocolate-loving friends!
I love baking up a few loaves of this bread to give (and to keep). Add a bag of locally-roasted coffee and your hosts will have breakfast covered!
These sugar cookies require no chilling time and come together in about 15 minutes. Cut them into different, holiday-related shapes and decorate them as desired. OR, give them to your host(ess) plain accompanied by all the goods for decorating. Kids will love decorating (and eating) their own creations!
This recipe is for a vegan version, but you can use any chocolate chips you desire and/or sub the coconut spread for real butter. This one is a real crowd-pleaser!
A final note: wrap these treat up in clear cello bags, tins you can find at the Dollar Store or in loaf boxes you can find in craft stores. I use twine (for pretty much everything) and sprigs of pine or leaves I find in my yard to tie up the packages. It doesn’t have to be fancy! But, I know your hosts will appreciate it!