These Edible Christmas Gifts make simple and delicious presents. The perfect homemade touch for friends, coworkers, teachers and more this holiday season!
*Originally published Dec 2017. Updated Dec 2022*
Let’s talk about homemade edible Christmas gifts! If there’s anything I love more than getting presents, it’s giving presents! Something about it just makes me so happy.
Why Make Edible Christmas Gifts
The past few years I’ve really gotten into homemade gifts, specifically edible ones. Since I always seem to be in my kitchen anyway, I might as well kill two birds with one stone, right?
Homemade gifts always seem to mean so much more. The giver puts their time and effort into making the gift and the receiver feels honored and touched that someone spent the time to make them something!
Another positive? Cost savings! Gift giving can get expensive, especially when you start to add up gifts for teachers, bus drivers, coaches, etc. Why not make a big batch of something and distribute to everyone on your list?
Holiday Food Gifts
Hopefully, this roundup will inspire you if you’re looking for some easy homemade edible Christmas gifts this year for friends, coworkers, teachers, neighbors, etc! Most of these recipes could easily be doubled or tripled. And then you can package them up in cute bags or boxes and spread a little edible cheer!
Ready to check them out?!
Best Homemade Food Gifts
Graham Cracker Toffee Squares
This Graham Cracker Toffee Squares recipe is a Christmas cookie tray staple! Everyone will love this classic dessert and it’s the perfect quick, easy holiday treat!
Sweet and Spicy Almonds (or Mixed Nuts)
A lightened-up, healthier version of your favorite candied nuts- with a kick!
Almond Flour Butter Cookies
These Almond Flour Butter Cookies are made with just five simple ingredients and are so easy to make! The gluten-free recipe makes one dozen cookies – the perfect addition to your holiday cookie trays!
Puppy Chow Almonds
These Puppy Chow Almonds are a fun twist on a classic treat. The nuts add an extra boost of protein and healthy fats, making it perfect for a special snack or dessert!
An easy-to-assemble gift-in-jar that’s perfect for friends, teachers and coworkers. Who doesn’t like a big bowl of treats smothered in white chocolate?
Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix
The perfect balance of spicy and sweet, this Popcorn Snack Mix is healthier than traditional Chex mix and highly addictive. Make a batch and package into little bags to give to teammates, teachers, bus drivers and more.
No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites
These No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites are simple, healthy and ready in minutes. This gluten-free recipe would make a great addition to your holiday cookie tray!
A healthy twist on traditional Buckeyes, this recipe adds chickpeas to the peanut butter mixture for lots of fiber!
No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars
A homemade, no-bake version of your favorite store-bought peanut butter protein bar, without all the crazy ingredients. If you have a fitness-loving friend, they’d love these.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles are the perfect holiday dessert. Made with just four simple ingredients, they’re easy to make and deliciously rich. Roll them in graham crackers or drizzle with chocolate to make them a little fancier!
Just like the holiday cookie you love, this granola is filled with the flavors of molasses, ginger, allspice and cloves and is delicious by itself or sprinkled over plain yogurt with fruit.
Gingerbread Protein Balls
A taste of the holidays that make the perfect post-workout snack. Feel festive for the whole month of December – and beyond!
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How To Make Christmas Edible Gifts
The best part about edible gifts is that you can find something for pretty much every skill level! Some recipes are pretty involved and require you to plan ahead of time – like vanilla extract. Others involve nothing more than buying ingredients and layering them in a jar!
Need more ideas? Try:
- Gift in a jar – anything from pancake mix to soup mix to cookie mix with the dry ingredients already assembled.
- Homemade compound butter
- Canned goods\
- Homemade vanilla extract
- Simmer Pot Kit
- Spice Mixes
- Chocolate covered pretzels
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