Holiday Gift Guide: Homemade Edible Presents for Mailing
Gifts of the edible sort are some of our favorites to give or receive! A little packet of cookies or a jar of cocoa mix can is the perfect way of saying “from my kitchen to yours.” Here are our top choices for treats that can be made ahead, wrapped up, and survive a trip through the mail:
3. Fudge – Fudge is one of those supremely decadent treats that doesn’t last long in our house. It’s really best to send it off to someone else! Here’s a recipe for classic chocolate fudge, or you can add a twist with some candied bacon! (Image: Flickr member Flickr username licensed under Creative Commons)
4. Cocoa Mixes – Find a few pretty canning jars and fill them with layers of cocoa mix. We found these DIY mix recipes on Sunset a few years ago and have used them ever since: Peppermint Stick Cocoa, Mocha Cocoa, and Mexican Cocoa. This year we might make hot cocoa on a stick as well! (Images: Sunset)
6. Soup Mixes – If you’re more of a savory cook, think about putting together a package of all the dry ingredients for your favorite soup. You could layer them in a canning jar or wrap each ingredient separately with a little bow. Don’t forget the recipe instructions!
What other homemade gifts are you thinking of giving this year?
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