There are many easy food gift ideas that you can give as holiday gifts. These dessert food gifts are great gift ideas for people in the office, neighbors, or even for the mail carrier or your dog walker. These easy food gift recipes are a can’t miss gift, because even if you happen to give the recipient something they may not like, they can still make it for their family. Here are give easy food gift ideas that you can make today.
These easy food gift recipes can be packaged in food jars, re-usable plastic containers, or more casual giving for school kids, use zipper bags.
5 Easy Food Gift Desserts for Holiday Giving
1. Caramel Popcorn is an Easy Food Gift
Cook up a fresh batch or two of stove-top popcorn. Spread the popcorn on a greased cookie sheet or baking pan.
In a separate pan, cook a quarter cup of melted butter, one cup of brown sugar, half a teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and one quarter cup of corn syrup. Bring this sweet mixture to a boil, stirring until it boils. Let the mixture sit on the stove and bubble for another three minutes.
Pour the hot mixture over the popped popcorn and bake for 15 minutes at a low 250 degrees. Open the oven and stir up the mixture. Do this three more times, until the popcorn has cooked for about an hour.
Let the caramel popcorn cool then break into pieces. Store in a jars or in plastic containers, or give away in small plastic bags. This homemade food gift won’t last long!
2. Chocolate Spoons Holiday Food Gift
Melt some chocolate in the microwave, much like you would do if making chocolate-covered strawberries. Dip the spoon end of a plastic spoon into the warm chocolate. Dip the melted chocolate spoon into a bowl of colored sprinkles, crushed nuts, crushed coconut, or any other favorite crumbled chocolate treat.
Let the spoons dry on wax paper. These are so easy to make, and everyone loves them. They add fun and extra flavor to any hot drink or holiday dessert. Store and give away in a jar, for a big batch of spoons, or simply place in a sandwich size plastic bag and tie off the spoons with a festive holiday ribbon.
3. Snowman Soup is an Easy Food Gift for the Holidays
Give the food gift of Snowman Soup! Fill a jar with hot cocoa mix, miniature marshmallows and chocolate chips. Layer the miniature marshmallows and chocolate chips between the hot cocoa mix. Add a bunch of candy canes. Snowman soup instructions: measure out two teaspoons and add hot water. It will look like a melted snowman. Kids love this one!
4. Pretzel Turtles Food Gift
You can make as many of these turtles as you have pretzels. The recipe is simple enough. For each pretzel you will need one inexpensive chocolate caramel candy and one half of a shelled pecan. Spread the pretzels on a cookie sheet, put a caramel on top of that and then bake at 300 degrees for three to four minutes.
When the turtle is still warm. gently push a pecan half into the top of the melted chocolate caramel. Once the turtles have cooled off, package them in a little box for easy holiday gift giving.
5. M & M Cookies Holiday Food Gift
Use this great recipe to make a food gift recipe jar. Print and include the ingredients and the directions for completing the mixture.
Exchange the M & Ms for any other fun holiday candies including white chocolate, butterscotch chips, or cinnamon chips. Mix and match the chips for a variety of holiday food gift cookies to give away.