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16 Delicious Food Gifts That Will Make Everyone Love You

This year, skip the store bought gifts for gifts made from your kitchen. Everyone loves food — and everyone loves homemade food as gifts! You can save money, time and stress by making one of these delicious food gifts that will make everyone on your list love you.

This year, skip the store bought gifts for gifts made from your kitchen. Everyone loves food — and everyone loves homemade food as gifts! You can save money, time and stress by making one of these delicious food gifts that will make everyone on your list love you.

Chocolate Sea Salt Toffee

Make chocolate sea salt toffee as a gift this year.

You can't beat a food gift that requires only four ingredients. Your active time to make this toffee is only about 20 minutes — you can decorate the tree while you wait for the toffee and chocolate layers to cool. Use Christmas candy boxes and ribbon to package the toffee up to make it feel extra special.

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You can't beat a food gift that requires only four ingredients. Your active time to make this toffee is only about 20 minutes — you can decorate the tree while you wait for the toffee and chocolate layers to cool. Use Christmas candy boxes and ribbon to package the toffee up to make it feel extra special.

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Make easy chocolate peppermint fudge for Christmas.

Fudge is a staple of the holiday season. Put those candy canes to use as a topping in this vegan fudge. Tip: Add an extra tablespoon of cocoa to make this fudge extra rich.

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Fudge is a staple of the holiday season. Put those candy canes to use as a topping in this vegan fudge. Tip: Add an extra tablespoon of cocoa to make this fudge extra rich.

10-Minute Stout Chocolate Fudge

Fudge made with stout beer.

Do you have a beer lover in your life? Find out their favorite stout beer then whip them up this decadent fudge. Gift with a six-pack of beer for even more brownie points.

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Do you have a beer lover in your life? Find out their favorite stout beer then whip them up this decadent fudge. Gift with a six-pack of beer for even more brownie points.

Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut butter fudge made from only three ingredients.

When it's crunch time during the holidays, it's no time to get involved in a difficult recipe. Instead, grab a bag of white chocolate chips, your favorite peanut butter and some maple syrup to make this fudge in 15 minutes or less.

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When it's crunch time during the holidays, it's no time to get involved in a difficult recipe. Instead, grab a bag of white chocolate chips, your favorite peanut butter and some maple syrup to make this fudge in 15 minutes or less.

Chocolate Macarons

How to make chocolate macarons.

If you have someone on your list you need to impress, this is the food gift you have to make. Homemade macarons seem difficult but they are much easier to make than you think! You can even turn your holiday baking party into a macaron baking party this year — pre-make the cookies and have your guests fill in their own macarons.

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If you have someone on your list you need to impress, this is the food gift you have to make. Homemade macarons seem difficult but they are much easier to make than you think! You can even turn your holiday baking party into a macaron baking party this year — pre-make the cookies and have your guests fill in their own macarons.

Marbled Chocolate Bark

Easy to make chocolate bark.

For the chocolate lover in your life, gift this marbled chocolate bark that includes four (yes, four!) different types of chocolate. This stays good in an airtight container for up to three weeks so keep a batch on hand if you have unexpected gifts after the holidays.

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For the chocolate lover in your life, gift this marbled chocolate bark that includes four (yes, four!) different types of chocolate. This stays good in an airtight container for up to three weeks so keep a batch on hand if you have unexpected gifts after the holidays.

Sweet, Salty, Nutty Chocolate Bark

Sweet, salty and nutty chocolate bark makes a wonderful Christmas gift.

The best gifts are sweet and salty. This chocolate bark will cure any sweet, salty or crunchy craving! Use up leftover crackers, pretzels or even quinoa for the crunch.

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The best gifts are sweet and salty. This chocolate bark will cure any sweet, salty or crunchy craving! Use up leftover crackers, pretzels or even quinoa for the crunch.

S'mores Cake Ball Truffles

S'mores cake ball truffles are an indulgent holiday gift.

Cake balls are possibly the most fun baked good to make because you don't have to worry if your cake comes out cracked or crumbly! Your loved ones will remember summer (and warmer days!) with this campfire favorite-inspired treat. Use holiday-themed swizzle sticks to make these easy to eat.

Credit: Thalia Ho

Cake balls are possibly the most fun baked good to make because you don't have to worry if your cake comes out cracked or crumbly! Your loved ones will remember summer (and warmer days!) with this campfire favorite-inspired treat. Use holiday-themed swizzle sticks to make these easy to eat.

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

No bake chocolate peanut butter balls make a tasty gift.

Chocolate and peanut butter were made for each other. If you're tired of baking this holiday season, skip turning on the oven and make these no-bake cookies instead. Add a sprinkle of flaky sea salt to make these feel extra fancy.

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Chocolate and peanut butter were made for each other. If you're tired of baking this holiday season, skip turning on the oven and make these no-bake cookies instead. Add a sprinkle of flaky sea salt to make these feel extra fancy.

Three-Ingredient Salted Chocolate Matzos

Spice up bland matzo by adding chocolate.

Matzo gets a bad rap for being bland but really, being bland is great because it means you have a blank slate to work with. If you have extra matzo left over from Hanukkah celebrations, dip it in melted chocolate and sprinkle sea salt on top to make these irresistible treats. For an extra seasonal touch, use Andes Mints in place of the bittersweet chocolate.

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Matzo gets a bad rap for being bland but really, being bland is great because it means you have a blank slate to work with. If you have extra matzo left over from Hanukkah celebrations, dip it in melted chocolate and sprinkle sea salt on top to make these irresistible treats. For an extra seasonal touch, use Andes Mints in place of the bittersweet chocolate.

Addictive Homemade Coffee Caramels

Skip the store-bought caramels and make homemade ones instead.

Everyone loves caramels, and these are even more distinctive with the addition of coffee. Make two batches because you'll want to keep one for yourself. Top each with a chocolate covered espresso bean to amp up the flavor.

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Everyone loves caramels, and these are even more distinctive with the addition of coffee. Make two batches because you'll want to keep one for yourself. Top each with a chocolate covered espresso bean to amp up the flavor.

Turkish Delight

Turkish delights are a rose- and pistachio-flavored candy.

This recipe for turkish delight is almost too simple to make. This soft, pillow-y rose and pistachio-flavored candy is a holiday speciality. Wrap these in a pretty glass bowl so the receiver can share with their houseguests (which will include you after giving such a delicious gift).

Credit: Thalia Ho

This recipe for turkish delight is almost too simple to make. This soft, pillow-y rose and pistachio-flavored candy is a holiday speciality. Wrap these in a pretty glass bowl so the receiver can share with their houseguests (which will include you after giving such a delicious gift).

Overnight Cinnamon Swirl Bread

This cinnamon swirl bread makes a wonderful hostess gift.

Do you need a hostess gift this year? Bring over the dough in a bread pan and give your hostess one less thing to worry about — she can serve this cinnamon swirl bread for breakfast.

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Do you need a hostess gift this year? Bring over the dough in a bread pan and give your hostess one less thing to worry about — she can serve this cinnamon swirl bread for breakfast.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cups

Upgrade the classic chocolate chip cookie with these peanut butter chocolate chip pretzel cups.

Chocolate chip cookies are a dime a dozen this time of year. Even if they are everyone's favorite cookie, you don't want your gift to end up in the back of the freezer. Gift these peanut butter chocolate chip pretzel cups instead! Be sure to line your muffin tin with pretty holiday cupcake liners for easy gifting.

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Chocolate chip cookies are a dime a dozen this time of year. Even if they are everyone's favorite cookie, you don't want your gift to end up in the back of the freezer. Gift these peanut butter chocolate chip pretzel cups instead! Be sure to line your muffin tin with pretty holiday cupcake liners for easy gifting.

Chocolate Stout Fudge Sauce

Homemade chocolate stout fudge sauce.

Move beyond baked goods and give a bottle of this chocolate stout fudge sauce. They'll think of you fondly as they pour it on ice cream sundaes, fresh fruit or special desserts all year long. Tip: Save your extra glass beer bottles throughout the season so you can easily wash and pour the fudge sauce inside for festive packaging.

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Move beyond baked goods and give a bottle of this chocolate stout fudge sauce. They'll think of you fondly as they pour it on ice cream sundaes, fresh fruit or special desserts all year long. Tip: Save your extra glass beer bottles throughout the season so you can easily wash and pour the fudge sauce inside for festive packaging.

Holiday Yule Log

A holiday yule log is an impressive homemade gift.

If you have people on your gift list you need to impress (maybe your in-laws?), spend an afternoon making this show-stopping yule log. A light chocolate sponge cake is moistened with Kahlua, filled with tiramisu filling and then thickly frosted with a rich dark chocolate ganache. Top with pistachios and powdered sugar to finish it off.

Credit: Thalia Ho

If you have people on your gift list you need to impress (maybe your in-laws?), spend an afternoon making this show-stopping yule log. A light chocolate sponge cake is moistened with Kahlua, filled with tiramisu filling and then thickly frosted with a rich dark chocolate ganache. Top with pistachios and powdered sugar to finish it off.

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