Blue Ribbon Homemade Edible Gifts Recipes

Gifts to Give

Delight family and friends with homemade Christmas gifts from your kitchen!


Peppermint Marshmallows

By Joey Wolf
Need a use for those leftover candy canes? Do you like peppermint cocoa? Try this recipe....

Orange Blossom Balls

By Mary Ann Thompson
My mother always made these at Christmas when I was a kid and for wedding/baby showers....

Fudge Cookies (An Heirloom Recipe from My Family)

By Kathleen Hagood
Since Father's Day is approaching, I have been thinking about my daddy and the recipes we...

Moreish Cookies with Jam

By Marsha Gardner
These lovely shortbread like biscuits (cookies in the US) have a wonderful light texture and basically...

Holiday Chocolate Caramel Apples

By Stephanie Van Den Berg
I received one of these as a gift last year and loved it so much I...

Old Timey Fudge

By Millie Johnson
My mother always made the Hershey's fudge from the recipe on the can. Over the years...

Christmas Cran-Cider Jelly

By Sheri Zarnick
Cranberries, apples, and oranges - officially the good cheer fruit of Christmas. These wonderful flavors blended...

Dark Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Bark

By Darlene Sweet
My niece and I were recently shopping in downtown Nashville, and we stopped into a quaint...

Ritzy Pops

By Susan Bartley
I bake for a program at our church called Hopes Table. I love making things...

Incredible Caramel Popcorn

By Tamara Bonneru
I spent years trying to find that perfect caramel corn recipe and finally gave up because...

Twizzler's @ Almond Bark

By Linda Faye Lober
Back in the 70's I went into a Topsy's, at the Antioch Shopping Center. There...

Honey Ritz Cracker Sandwiches

By Linda Faye Lober
Another spin on a classic Christmas theme. The peanut butter and honey make it taste like...

COFFEE LACED GINGER MOLASSES COOKIES

By Barbara Estabrook
My buttery ginger molasses cookie is nicely spiced and a re-make of a molasses cookie...

Christmas Crunch

By Christine Bronston
The perfect mix of sweet and salty!! YUMMMMM

Spicy Snack Mix

By Julie Rupprecht
Some recipes call for dill which we didn't care for. Others for more cayenne pepper which...

Chocolate Amaretto Almond Truffles

By Barbara Scott
I love making candy at Christmastime and giving it as gifts. I start getting calls...

Almond-Cranberry Quick Bread

By Linda Moore
Cranberry and almond flavoring are wonderful together, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Best of Show Dixie Peanut Brittle!

By Lori Harbin-Combs
This recipe won a blue ribbon for me at the county fair and I have sold...

Santa's Hot Cocoa Mix

By Lori Borgmann
This is the best instant hot cocoa mix I have ever tasted!! I think the...

Alice's Christmas Jam

By Alice C
I'm not sure where this recipe originally came from - I have tweaked it over the...

Snowballs (White chocolate cookie butter balls)

By Cathie Valentine
I have recently discovered that I am allergic to peanut butter (and maybe all nuts-which kills...

Honey Cashew Butter (Plain or Crunchy)

By Cathie Valentine
I have bought cashew butter at the grocery store, but do not like the price for...
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