Best Christmas Recipes to Give as Gifts


What is the best gift to give for Christmas? Food - duh! These homemade gifts show your love for everyone in your life, and dang are they delicious. Check out these 26 Christmas recipes to give as gifts this holiday season.

Click Here for Recipe: Peppermint Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies in a...

Click Here for Recipe: Peppermint Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

“These peppermint candy cane chocolate chip cookies in a jar are so easy to get ready to give out as gifts and so easy for the recipient to make! They’re like xmas in a jar!” - Kevin

Click Here for Recipe: Santa's Hot Cocoa Mix “This is the best...

Click Here for Recipe: Santa's Hot Cocoa Mix

“This is the best instant hot cocoa mix I have ever tasted!! I think the malted milk powder is what takes it over the top! YUM!” - Lori

Click Here for Recipe: Homemade Dulce de Leche Caramel “Made entirely in...

Click Here for Recipe: Homemade Dulce de Leche Caramel

“Made entirely in a slow cooker, you can enjoy this goodness year-round and give it to friends and neighbors as hostess gifts, too. It’s a gloriously rich caramel treat.” - Melissa

Click Here for Recipe: Crock Pot Christmas Crack “Extraordinary recipe! So easy...

Click Here for Recipe: Crock Pot Christmas Crack

“Extraordinary recipe! So easy to make. Have taken it 3 places and it has received rave reviews! This will be an annual recipe in my Christmas baking book.” - Joy

pro tip: this recipe makes A LOT - we’re talking about 100 pieces. Perfect for gift giving!

Click Here for Recipe: Strawberry Bread “Y’all… I LOVE this Strawberry Bread!...

Click Here for Recipe: Strawberry Bread

“Y’all… I LOVE this Strawberry Bread! It’s the perfect dessert, snack, even breakfast! Since it uses frozen strawberries, you can have this taste of summer year-round!” - Stacey

Click Here for Recipe: Spicy Peanuts “Once these spicy peanuts are cooled,...

Click Here for Recipe: Spicy Peanuts

“Once these spicy peanuts are cooled, they're addictive to munch on. The peanuts are toasted and spicy with a nice flavor of garlic and onion from the Cajun spices. Simple ingredients create a fantastic savory snack. If you're looking for an easy hostess gift, give these a try.” - Kitchen Crew

Click Here for Recipe: Christmas Tie Dyed Cheesecake Brownies “Aren’t these brownies...

Click Here for Recipe: Christmas Tie Dyed Cheesecake Brownies

“Aren’t these brownies gorgeous? They taste even better! The best thing about these little beauties though, is how easy they are to whip up. You can start with homemade brownie batter but I just use a boxed mix, then mix up the cream cheese batter and you’re good to go! These add a fun touch to a school party, office get together, or a great hostess gift during the holidays.” - Christy

Click Here for Recipe: Salted Monkey Balls “I took these to work...

Click Here for Recipe: Salted Monkey Balls

“I took these to work one busy Saturday and everyone gobbled them up. I was calling them Salted Peanut Butter Banana Truffles, but that's a lot of words for some awesome lil balls and this is more fun!” - Rachel

Click Here for Recipe: Chocolate Gravy Mix Gift “Sometimes my best intentions...

Click Here for Recipe: Chocolate Gravy Mix Gift

“Sometimes my best intentions for cookie and candy tray gifts fall through and I turn to ‘mixes’ for gifts. Chocolate Gravy Mix Gift is always a welcomed treat and super easy to make.” - Paula

Click Here for Recipe: Blackberry Cream Cheese Spread “I love recipes that...

Click Here for Recipe: Blackberry Cream Cheese Spread

“I love recipes that look fancy but really are simple. This blackberry cream cheese spread is just that - quick and delicious! It makes a great hostess gift whether you're attending a holiday brunch or wine soiree with a few girlfriends.” - Olivia

Click Here for Recipe: Alice's Christmas Jam “This is the second year...

Click Here for Recipe: Alice's Christmas Jam

“This is the second year in a row that I have made Alice's Christmas Jam and both times it came out great and tastes wonderful! I gave it as gifts to friends last year and everyone loved it. I did not grow up canning so thought this jam would be a good start and I was right...the instructions are easy to follow. Not too time consuming and easy to make. Just follow her recipe and instructions exactly. This tasty jam, dressed up for Christmas in jars with the lids covered in a holiday cloth topping and tied with red and green twine wakes everyone get in the mood for ‘jam topped anything.’” - Ellen

Click Here for Recipe: Oreo Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes “These little chocolate...

Click Here for Recipe: Oreo Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

“These little chocolate gems are stuffed with peanut butter or caramels. Deliciously rich, they are perfect for any holiday gathering not to mention, they are super easy to make with only 6 ingredients. My family asked for these every year at Christmas; the recipe is also a favorite for school parties during the holidays as they are, easy to make and transport.” - Rebecka

Click Here for Recipe: Incredible Caramel Popcorn “Wow! This is the perfect...

Click Here for Recipe: Incredible Caramel Popcorn

“Wow! This is the perfect caramel corn. It's the one I have been looking for since I left my hometown favorite in Chicago. It's sweet, crunchy and has a little bite to it that makes me just want more. Thank you, thank you. I just hope I don't eat it all myself!” - Claudia

Click Here for Recipe: Ima Need A Moment Pretzel Bark “Get ready...

Click Here for Recipe: Ima Need A Moment Pretzel Bark

“Get ready to become addicted to this chocolate pretzel bark. It's salty, crunchy and layered with pretzels, peanut butter chips, caramel, and chocolate. You can't go wrong with this tasty treat. You'll fall more and more in love with each bite.” - Kitchen Crew

Click Here for Recipe: Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread “I have to...

Click Here for Recipe: Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread

“I have to admit this is my first ever review, but this recipe was SO good i just had to share. I had & sadly lost a VERY loved banana bread recipe. I have tried countless other recipes since & not truly happy with any of them UNTIL this one! It rose perfectly is very moist & tasty. My family loved it & I think making it in the bundt pan just overall gives it a nicer look. This recipe is my new favorite! Thank you!” - Martha

Click Here for Recipe: Christmas Cran-Cider Jelly “Cranberries, apples, and oranges -...

Click Here for Recipe: Christmas Cran-Cider Jelly

“Cranberries, apples, and oranges - officially the good cheer fruit of Christmas. These wonderful flavors blended with some spice to make a very flavorful jelly. Keep some and give some. A gift many family and friends can truly appreciate.” - Sheri

Click Here for Recipe: Mertzie's Addictive Pretzel Candy Fudge “Made this last...

Click Here for Recipe: Mertzie's Addictive Pretzel Candy Fudge

“Made this last night, OMG delicious and sooooo easy to make. Instead of cutting through, I made little scoops. Will definitely be making again...thanks for sharing :)” - Michele

Click Here for Recipe: Crock Pot Apple Butter “This homemade apple butter...

Click Here for Recipe: Crock Pot Apple Butter

“This homemade apple butter recipe makes some of the best apple butter we've ever eaten. It turns out rich and silky. While this was simmering in the Crock Pot, it made the Test Kitchen smell like apple cider. It's a really easy to make apple butter recipe.” - Kitchen Crew

Click Here for Recipe: Christmas Peanut Butter Coconut Cherry Balls “My mother...

Click Here for Recipe: Christmas Peanut Butter Coconut Cherry Balls

“My mother made these every year for Christmas. She would make them and freeze them thinking they would last until Christmas, FYI - they are GREAT frozen. Just ask all 6 of us kids!!” - Lynelle

Click Here for Recipe: Best of Show Dixie Peanut Brittle! “This recipe...

Click Here for Recipe: Best of Show Dixie Peanut Brittle!

“This recipe won a blue ribbon for me at the county fair and I have sold many pounds of it! Lots of people have told me that it's the best, even better than the famous candy store's peanut brittle. It is a buttery, rich and melt in your mouth delight that I found in a newspaper years ago.” - Lori

Click Here for Recipe: Chocolate Mint Biscotti “This divine biscotti is full...

Click Here for Recipe: Chocolate Mint Biscotti

“This divine biscotti is full of chocolate flavor and has just enough of the refreshing mint flavor to give them a holiday flair. I love that the actual biscotti dough has chocolate/mint flavor and there are the chocolate chips and Andes candies to give an extra punch of flavor. I did drizzle them with chocolate and added extra Andes candies, but it was delicious alone. These would be great alongside a cup of coffee or tea in the winter. They'd also be great packaged and given as gifts.” - Kitchen Crew

Click Here for Recipe: Aunt Mildred's Whiskey Balls “I remember as a...

Click Here for Recipe: Aunt Mildred's Whiskey Balls

“I remember as a child sneaking these at family Christmas gatherings because they were supposed to be for the adults only cause of the liquor. But these are so wonderful as a holiday treat and quite easy to make.” - Donna

Click Here for Recipe: Bailey's Irish Cream Fudge “I made this and...

Click Here for Recipe: Bailey's Irish Cream Fudge

“I made this and took it to work. Boy am I now popular! It is so smooth and just melts in your mouth. Thanks for the great recipe!” - Barbie

Click Here for Recipe: Almond-Cranberry Quick Bread “I made 2 loaves of...

Click Here for Recipe: Almond-Cranberry Quick Bread

“I made 2 loaves of this bread and it is SOOOOO good. Thank you for the recipe...best I ever ate!” - Nikki

Click Here for Recipe: Peppermint Marshmallows “Need a use for those leftover...

Click Here for Recipe: Peppermint Marshmallows

“Need a use for those leftover candy canes? Do you like peppermint cocoa? Try this recipe. This also makes a nice gift when combined with nice cocoa mix or packets and a cute cup.” - Joey

Click Here for Recipe: Holiday Chocolate Caramel Apples “I love caramel apples....

Click Here for Recipe: Holiday Chocolate Caramel Apples

“I love caramel apples. But never had one layered with all these delicious flavors and then topped with candy and sprinkles. They were delicious! These would make great gifts and would look lovely set out on a holiday table.” - Kitchen Crew




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Jeanne Gliddon - Dec 1, 2018
So many people ask me to make this for them. I always make it with Belgian Milk Chocolate from Trader Joe's and I have noted it in the directions.

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