Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

1 . Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Is there really anything more salty sweet delicious than chocolate dipped pretzels? Colorful sprinkles complete the look.

2 . Pistachio and Tart Cherry Chocolate Bark

Make sure to note on the gift tag to keep this tart and nutty chocolate bark refrigerated. It lasts a month, but we re doubtful it will still be around then.

3 . Spicy Cocktail Pecans

The holiday party season is full of cocktails, so be a good guest and bring along some addictive snacks.

4 . Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

Planners, take note You can prep and freeze these unbaked straws up to one month ahead and bake them fresh just before giving.

5 . Citrus Marinated Olives

If you d like to give these marinated olives in cute containers (other than tightly sealed decorative jars), make sure the containers have a moisture proof lining, and drain olives before placing them inside. Or spoon olives into plastic bags tie securely, then place in containers.

6 . Chai Spiced Tea Loaves

Chai spice tastes great in your tea mug and even better in these moist and tender loaf cakes. Bake these do ahead gifts up to three months ahead just cool them, wrap tightly in foil, and freeze. When ready to share, thaw at room temperature, unwrapped (to prevent condensation from building up inside the foil), and gift wrap as desired.

7 . Fig and Walnut Cheese Balls

If you want to make these sweet and savory cheese balls up to a week ahead, do not cover with nuts they will become soft and chewy. Wrap balls in plastic wrap and refrigerate, then roll in chopped nuts before gift giving. (They re best if eaten within two days.)

8 . Sweet and Sassy Nuts

Cumin, cinnamon, and ground chipotle pepper give these easy baked nuts their irresistibly addictive flavor. Give them as gifts or keep around for company during the holiday season.

9 . Curried Lentil Soup

Dried lentils and seasonings are layered into a beribboned Mason jar to create this inexpensive, one of a kind holiday gift.

10 . Caramel Crunch

In pursuit of the perfectly easy holiday gift, we dreamed up this rich caramel covered snack of salted peanuts and fresh popped corn. Buy a few pretty tins to serve up this gift in style.