11 Easy Recipes for Delicious, Homemade Holiday Gifts
Whether your loved one likes homemade granola and hot cocoa mix or springs for skillet cookie cake or spice rub, there's a delicious recipe here we know they'll devour.
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There are so many reasons to gift these sweet treats, but first and foremost, know that these bars can stand up to being shipped in the mail without breaking. The date center won't get soggy, either. Whatever you do, make sure to bake an extra batch for yourself—they're just that good!
Get the recipe: Chocolate-Date-Oat Bars
This sweet spread will taste delicious on Christmas morning. Can it ahead of time so you can drop a jar in everyone's stocking. And if strawberry is more their jam (get it?), go for it.
Get the recipe: Raspberry-Chia Jam
Hot Cocoa Mix
Homemade hot cocoa mix is just the thing for sipping fireside. Your loved one can also stir this into coffee, sprinkle on top of ice cream, or mix with Irish Coffee.
Get the recipe: Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
Cherry and Pistachio Bake-Once Biscotti
These bake-once biscotti are studded with dried cranberries and pistachios, aka red and green, aka the perfect Christmas present cookie.
Get the recipe: Cherry and Pistachio Bake-Once Biscotti
All-Purpose Spice Rub
For the pitmaster in your life, this is the perfect present. It's sweet, salty, smoky, and making it from scratch means no preservatives or additives.
Get the recipe: All-Purpose Spice Rub Recipe
Cookie Butter Chocolate Chunk Blondies
These spiced blondies are studded with chocolate chunks and baked until barely done. Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter (or other festive shape) to create the sweet bite-sized blondies, then enjoy the leftover scraps all to yourself. If your loved one prefers peanut butter to cookie butter, go ahead and make the swap.
Get the recipe: Cookie Butter Chocolate Chunk Blondies
Buckwheat, Almond, and Coconut Granola
This easy-to-make recipe for Buckwheat, Almond, and Coconut Granola is delicious, nutritious, and only takes 10 minutes of hands-on time. Bake, let cool, then toss into baggies and tie with a bow for a sweet stocking stuffer.
Get the recipe: Buckwheat, Almond, and Coconut Granola
Do-it-All Sugar Cookies
The name says it. This sugar cookie dough recipe is the base for the best thumbprint cookies (fill them with fruit jam or chocolate), biscuits, slice and bake cookies, drop cookies, even cut-out cookies. Grab some festive frosting and go to town decorating!
Get the recipe: Do-it-All Sugar Cookies
Sweet Cocoa Cereal Brittle
Kids and adults alike will go gaga for this chocolatey treat. Warn your loved ones: the satisfying crunch (and super sweet flavor) of this brittle are seriously addictive.
Get the recipe: Sweet Cocoa Cereal Brittle
Skillet Cookie Cake
This cookie cake is deliciously forgiving, which is to say, you can mix in any type of chocolate, caramel, nut, or confection your loved one likes. Customizing the candy to their personal preferences is a sweet way to show how much you care.
Get the recipe: Skillet cookie cake
Honey Nut Popcorn
This sweet, salty honey nut popcorn's just the thing for holiday gifting. Serve as an appetizer, dessert, take-home treat, or all of the above.
Get the recipe: Honey Nut Popcorn