Tired of picking out the same old bath products for nanna? Need something a little more heartfelt than a pack of generic chocolates? They may not last forever, but these edible gifts are sure to create some wonderful Christmas memories. Who knows, you may even start a new tradition! Here are some of the tastiest and most unique gifts to create in the kitchen this festive season. Just be sure to check you have plenty of pantry space to successfully hide away your goodies until Christmas Day!
Did you leave shopping to the last minute? This chocolate fudge gift is sure to please!
So you’re short on time but need some easy, hassle-free goodies for your family and friends. Chocolate fudge may be your salvation. Not only is it delicious; it requires minimal prep time and (even better) no cooking at all! Simply grab some chocolate bits, condensed milk, butter and some chopped almonds. Once the mixture is prepped, pop it in a tray into the fridge and wait for it to set (while tackling these next few edible gifts!).
Feel like going traditional this Christmas? Bake these delicious cookies!
If you love the festive season and can’t get enough Christmas cheer, try baking up some Christmas cut-out cookies. You’ll need some softened butter, icing sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, white flour and some decorative add-ons such as hundreds and thousands. And, of course, you’ll need some cookie cutters in the shape of your favourite Christmas figures (stars and trees are always a popular choice!). Once you’ve made your dough, roll it out and cut it into the festive shapes. Pop onto a lined baking tray and cook in the oven for 10 minutes. This is a great option for pre-making your edible gifts or serving them fresh on Christmas Day.
For a great finish to your gift, place your cookies in a jar or box and tie it with a festive bow – neat and affordable!
For a gift a little out of the ordinary, make some home-made chutney.
Put those mason jars to good use by getting crafty in the kitchen. Chutney actually makes for a great Christmas gift, as it is delicious and its taste only improves with age. You can use almost any fruit or vegetable to make it, so the flavour combinations are really up to you! Whether you want to go with something sweet and summery, such as mango chutney, or something more savoury such as tomato chutney, you’re sure to make an impression with this edible gift!
Have more time on your hands? Give these smooth, decadent truffles for Christmas.
The great thing about truffles is the ability to make them in a wide range of delicious flavours. From dark chocolate and marshmallow to coconut, Cherry Ripe and apricot, there are so many combinations. For base ingredients, you will need plain biscuits, butter, condensed milk, vanilla extract, and any flavour additions you want – chocolate, peppermint crisps, coconut, lemons and more.
It’s always hard to stop at just one, so make sure your gift receivers have enough to curb their cravings! Package up your amazing truffles by placing a variety of flavours into an oversized mug or pretty decorative bowl for a double gift: food and homewares! If that’s too pricey, grab some cellophane and finish it off with festive ribbon!