Are you keen to DIY Christmas gifts this year? Not only is it a good way to spend less, but the thought and time that’s gone into making the homemade Christmas gifts will mean so much to the recipient. From jams to biscuits, White Christmas to rum balls, find great ideas for edible Christmas gifts below.
Mini chocolate Christmas pudding truffles
The recipe for these adorable mini Christmas pudding truffles is so simple that these cute little puddings are sure to become a Christmas celebration tradition! These little chocolate Christmas puddings also make marvellous end of year presents.
Made with just 4 ingredients these sticky salted caramels pair perfectly with a scoop of ice-cream.
Sweet, sticky and utterly divine.
This classic white Christmas recipe will have you celebrating Christmas in style with white chocolate, dried fruits and nuts, and crispy puffed rice.
Pistachio and cranberry nougat
Salted peanut caramels
Salted caramel took the world by storm a few years ago, and as a go-to sweet treat, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. These salted peanut caramels are perfectly sticky, chewy, nutty and salty.
Christmas gingerbread biscuits
You’ll never believe that just four ingredients and a bit of mixing with a wooden spoon can result in these mouth watering chocolate truffles.
Using fresh coconut for sweet dishes like this will enhance the flavour immeasurably, and you’ll find many greengrocers and supermarkets now sell plastic bags of shredded or grated fresh coconut in the Asian ingredient section.
Cheat’s pudding truffles
Please guests over the holidays with these pudding truffles, soaked in brandy and drizzled with a white chocolate sauce.
Coffee wreath (with chocolate sauce)
What’s better than a Christmas wreath? One you can eat!
Salted pistachio truffles
This delicious chocolate truffles recipe is perfect for creating edible food gifts, or to add to a decadent dessert spread, or decorate a cake.
Almond caramel bars
Crunchy and decadent, these amazing almond caramel bars make the perfect gift.
Perfectly buttery, crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth vanilla shortbread cookies. Easy to make and even easier to eat. These are perfect for afternoon tea
Christmas tree shortbreads
Create these gorgeous Christmas tree shaped shortbreads to leave out for Santa, gift to friends and family or just to get you into the festive spirit.
How to make preserved lemons
Jars of preserved lemons make an excellent home-made gift, as well as being a great thing to have in your own pantry for North African cooking needs.
Vanilla cinnamon shortbread
Perfect as a festive season gift or special treat, these buttery shortbread rise to new heights with the pairing of vanilla and cinnamon.
Sugar and spice almonds
Create the perfect little snack in no time at all with just three ingredients: icing sugar, cinnamon and all the almonds you can eat.
Easy rum balls
Crunch sugared nuts
Tomato chilli jam
Make this simple, spicy homemade jam for use in stir-fries or on the side with barbecued meat. Package up in jars for the perfect edible Christmas gift.
Christmas snowball cookies
Our Christmas snowball cookies make an adorable homemade Christmas food gift.
Classic rum balls
When thinking about edible gifts you can’t go past the classic rum ball. The sweet and fragrant rum-infused treats rolled in toasted coconut are a part of annual traditions that signal the coming of the season.
Chocolate pistachio shortbread
This twist on traditional shortbread will make a perfect homemade Christmas gift.
Make the most of cherry season and preserve the flavour to enjoy for months to come. A jar of cherry jam makes a lovely Christmas gift.
How to make edible angel gift tag cookies
Edible gift tag cookies are an adorable way to personalise your presents this Christmas – but perhaps wait until Christmas Day to attach them to your gifts.
Rosewater and raspberry swirl meringues
You can’t go past these super-sweet, picture-perfect rosewater and raspberry meringues! They are the perfect balance of sweet, tart and floral.
Pink-swirled petal bark
Real sweet tooths will drool over this white chocolate and flower swirled bark recipe.
White choc-mint candy cane bark
This festive treat pairs minty candy canes and creamy white chocolate with crispy rice bubbles to create the ultimate Christmas gift for loved ones.
Cranberry and nut nougat
Nougat recipes often require candy thermometers and exact cooking temperatures; this cranberry and nut version is much simpler. It also has a pretty stained glass effect and makes a lovely gift.
Salted caramel truffles
Teaming sweet flavours with salt is not a new discovery, but in recent years the combination of salt and caramel has worked its way from the culinary elite to mainstream tastes.
Sugar-free chocolate cherry hazelnut bark
This sugar-free chocolate, cherry and hazelnut bark recipe is perfect for your health-conscious friends and family who still want to indulge.
Jam shortbread snowflakes
We used black cherry, raspberry and apricot jam to make these shortbread snowflakes, but you can use any flavour you like. If you don’t have a set of snowflake cutters, stars are very pretty too.
This classic white Christmas recipe will have you celebrating in style with white chocolate, dried fruits and nuts, and crispy puffed rice and makes a great edible gift idea.
Jars of this delightful preserve make wonderful edible gifts.
Gingerbread gift boxes
These gingerbread gift boxes are an adorable (and edible) way to package up any sweet treat. Go all out this Christmas and whip up a bunch for dessert.