Christmas is in less than one week, and I know you’re looking for that last minute gift for someone on your list. Do everyone a favor, and give the gift of food! Food is love, at least in my book. Here are some of my favorite desserts, candies, and snacks that, with a cute little bow or maybe a Mason jar, make the perfect edible gifts.
This sticky sweet Armenian dessert is always a hit during the holidays. Though it does take a little time to prepare, the recipe makes enough to bring to a holiday party, with extras to wrap up as a nice present for someone you really love. For a pretty presentation, try placing each piece in a festive paper cupcake liner.
Another Armenian treat, this sweet roll makes the perfect post-Christmas breakfast or snack. The recipe makes at least 4 dozen (if not more); package six up in a pretty cellophane bag, tie it with ribbon and a cute tag, and you’re good to go. These taste best when warmed through and served with a salty or tangy cheese, like feta.
Marshmallows are always a fun treat, especially during hot chocolate season! These espresso flavored marshmallows are the perfect garnish for a cup of cocoa! These are even gluten-free! Package 4 or 6 up in a cellophane bag, and give these with your favorite hot chocolate mix in a Mason jar to add a little hipster-flair to your gift.
Did you wait too long to make your edible gift? These make the perfect present for someone who prefers savory treats, and they take only a few minutes to prepare. Once they’re cooled, fill a small mason jar with these nuts, cover the top with a piece of plaid fabric and a nice bow, and you have an adorable and tasty gift. No one needs to know that it only took a few minutes to make!
I saved the best for last (at least in my opinion). Everyone knows someone who loves citrus. In my family, it’s my Gila (grandma), and me. Meyer lemon curd elevates traditional lemon curd to a whole new level, and is the perfect gift for the citrus lover in your life. This is another super easy recipe, and would also look great in a Mason jar (what wouldn’t, really?). Since the shelf life of this treat is shorter than the others, I recommend making it no more than 1-2 days ahead of time, and storing it in the fridge. Make sure to tell the recipient to put it into the fridge immediately, too. This tastes great on shortbread or a biscuit, and either would make a nice accompaniment to a jar of this lemony goodness.