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6 Easy Holiday Gifts

From mason jar brownie mix and bark to hot chocolate stirrers and more, here are six easy and edible holiday gift ideas.

food

6 Easy Holiday Gifts

From mason jar brownie mix and bark to hot chocolate stirrers and more, here are six easy and edible holiday gift ideas.

Ingredients

  • Any kind of chocolate, melted
  • Dried fruits
  • Chopped nuts
  • Holiday themed candy
  • Sea salt

Steps

  1. Pour desired kind of melted chocolate onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread out with offset spatula until even.
  2. Top chocolate with holiday candies, dried fruits, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, etc.
  3. Allow bark to harden completely before breaking into pieces and wrapping up as a gift.

Ingredients

  • Milk chocolate, melted
  • Candy canes
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Crushed peppermint candies
  • White chocolate chips, melted
  • Holiday sprinkles
  • Dixie cups

Steps

  1. Pour melted chocolate halfway into a small Dixie cup. Place a candy cane in the center of cup. Cover chocolate with mini marshmallows and crushed peppermint candy. Top with melted white chocolate and holiday sprinkles. Allow chocolate to harden at room temperature or in the refrigerator, then remove from cups. Use stirrers in hot chocolate.

Ingredients

  • Mini candy canes
  • White chocolate
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Crushed peppermint candy

Steps

  1. Place two mini candy canes in a heart shape on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place a lollipop stick between canes and pour melted white chocolate in the center of the candies. Sprinkle crushed peppermint candies on top. Let lollipops harden at room temperature.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup holiday M&M's

Steps

  1. Beginning with the flour, layer all ingredients in a Mason jar.
  2. To bake: Mix together all dry ingredients, along with 3 eggs, 2/3 cup canola oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • Peppermint candies
  • Shot glass

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay candies in a flower pattern on a lightly greased, parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes or until candies have just softened and started to spread. Allow to cool slightly before handling. Place a shot glass on center of candies and very carefully mold candies around the glass. Allow to harden then remove glass.

Ingredients

  • Vegetable shortening, melted
  • Kool-Aid
  • Hot water
  • Luster dust (optional)

Steps

  1. In a small bowl, mix Kool-Aid packet and 3 tablespoons hot water until mix has dissolved. Add 1 tablespoon drink mixture to 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening. Play around with liquid to shortening ratio until you get the desired consistency. Whisk vigorously if mixture starts to separate. Add edible luster dust for a shinier gloss.