5 Easy Homemade Edible Gifts for Christmas

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With only 2 weeks until Christmas, the race is on to get all our gifts sorted for the big day. The shops are busy, the music is nothing but Michael Buble and the heating is on HIGH (Leaving you wondering if you should put a big coat on when you know you’re going to be inside a shop for any appreciable amount of time)

If you’re fed up with the shops, or your budget is screaming “NO MORE!” at you, why not have a go at making your own gifts?

Most people’s first response to this idea is something like “I’d love to, but I’m not crafty!” or “That’s too time consuming” or “What if people think it’s naff?” (Non Brits- poor quality, or cr*p)

This is why I like food gifts- you don’t have to be crafty, and everyone likes food… so you can’t go wrong! Plus these are all super simple to make, and you probably have a fair few of the necessary ingredients in your cupboards already. Essentially- if you can follow a recipe, you can make these!

Chocolate Bark

Possibly the easiest gift, ever! Chocolate Bark is essentially melted chocolate sprinkled with toppings such as sweets, cookies and pretzels that you then pop in the fridge to harden.

Crazy for Crust has some great ideas to customise your bark.

Chutney

For the cheese lover in your life- what better accompaniment is there to a cheeseboard than a delicious chutney?

Mary Berry has created a recipe for a Christmas Chutney that is a little more involved, but you can find plenty of simpler recipes online too.

Brownie in a Jar

For the friend who loves to bake, but doesn’t always have the time! This Brownie in a Jar mix from 17 Turtles has the added benefit of saving you time (as you don’t have to bake it!) and in turn, providing a foodie gift that doesn’t have to be eaten right away! You can find kilner style jars in shops such as Poundland, B&M, The Range, etc.

Shortbread

I love this spin on traditional shortbread from Tesco Magazine, lightly spiced shortbread full of christmas flavours! With Cinnamon and Mixed Spice (Also Cardamom, but if you’re on a budget and don’t have any it will still be great without it) it’s sure to be a winner!

Cheese Straws

For the savoury lover! This super simple recipe makes 36 straws- plenty to keep some for yourself, and gift to others.

Are you making any food gifts this year? Let me know what you’re making in the comments below!

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