From homemade gin to chocolate caramel corn, we've got you covered when it comes to edible gifts for the holidays. But now it's time to wrap 'em up! We've grouped your tasty goodies into five categories: cookies, jams and sauces, spirits, nuts and popcorn, and spices. Click on for tips and wrapping products to package your yummy gifts with style. And if you're shipping them, be sure to check out FedEx's tips for crumble-free packing.
We are so excited to kick off our fourth annual 12 Days of Edible Gifts series, where we'll share delicious ideas for holiday gift giving. Stay tuned over the next 12 days for lots of tasty recipes and pretty packaging!What's the second most wonderful time of the year? I'd argue that it has to be Girl Scout cookie season. This year, gift your friends with homemade Girl Scout cookies. Thin Mints were always one of my favorites from the Girl Scout cookie collection. This recipe for homemade Thin Mints is a tasty take on the packaged cookie version, and the best part is that they are a cinch to whip up! Package them in a mason jar with pretty, wintry details, or in a cellophane bag, tied with a big bow. Find the recipe when you keep reading!
Embrace the giving spirit of the season and surprise your co-workers with a sweet treat. Everyone enjoys an extra cookie or two over the holidays, and here are 10 ideas for cookies to bring to work. You'll likely become the most popular person in the office!
After mastering the art of chocolate-dipped chicharrónes, I became obsessed with coating just about everything in chocolate — in particular, pretzels. Dipping the salty sticks into chocolate over the double boiler became a part of my Winter-to-Spring weekend routine, and I quickly learned that not only are chocolate-covered pretzels more fun to make yourself, but there's also a ton that can be done with them. Get acquainted with the art of melting chocolate, then check out my five favorite things to do with a bowl of melted morsels and a bag full of pretzels.
May I present the bacon cookie? The name says it all. Actually, it's a bacon, blue cheese, and pecan coin that's short and crumbly at first bite, then melts in your mouth with a nutty, sharp, cheese-like finish. You'll never — I repeat, never — be able to eat just one.
Serve it as a Christmas party appetizer, or wrap it up in cellophane baggies and give it to everyone you love. If you do, you're guaranteed to be a favorite this holiday season. Want the recipe? Yes, you do.
Looking for a new treat this holiday season? Whip up a batch of homemade Nutella! All you need to make this chocolaty spread is sugar, hazelnuts, chocolate, vanilla extract, and hazelnut oil. In addition to being quick and easy, this delicious spread keeps unrefrigerated for over a week, making it the perfect gift to ship to loved ones. Watch our video, which we shot at Hipcooks, to learn the recipe.
Basically, gin is vodka that's been infused with juniper berries, so it's made like you would any other flavored vodka: let the aromatic seasonings infuse the vodka for a certain amount of time, strain, and then enjoy! The finished product has a cloudy color and classic herbal flavor. Give in a festive bottle or package with tonic, limes, and a couple of glasses.
To check out the easy recipe and watch a video of me making it, keep reading.