The Best Food Gift Recipes You Still Have Time to Make

Food gifts are one of the most popular of the gift-giving season, and almost always one of the most well received. Whether it’s a last-minute gift or just a desire to share something wholesome and homemade with friends and loved ones, this menu is all you need to share awesome food gifts.

Skip the expected boxes of drug store chocolate and tins of stale popcorn; these 14 treats and snacks will truly be unexpected, welcome surprises.

Pomegranate Pistachio Bark

POMEGRANATE PISTACHIO DARK CHOCOLATE BARK

This foodie gift is beautifully shared with wrapped in brown butcher paper.

chocolate covered pretzel protein balls

CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL PROTEIN BALLS

These bite-sized gems are like a homemade Lara Bar. Fill a Mason jar with the balls and wrap in a ribbon.

homemade sour mix

FRESH SOUR MIX

Prepare the mix and pour the juice in to clasp-top bottles or re-use wine bottles. Give this gift with a bottle of vodka or tequila.

saigon cinnamon popcorn

SAIGON CINNAMON RAISIN POPCORN

Pop the popcorn yourself and share the fresh-made treat in tins of your choosing.

Or, gather the ingredients for a fun gift basket they can use to make any time they like.

Ultimate-Fall-Trail-Mix

SWEET AND NUTTY TRAIL MIX

You can totally customize this treat, and fill a cool old jar or single-serve gift bags for giving.

carrot-cake-muffin

CARROT CAKE MUFFINS

Use beautiful baking papers and deliver in a basket the recipient can use again!

homemade pickles jar

SWEET AND SPICY ENGLISH CUCUMBER PICKLES

Nothing beats a homemade pickle, especially one given with love. They keep for about six months, so share them in a well-sealed jar.

oatmeal cream pie sandwich

CLASSIC OATMEAL CREAM PIE SANDWICHES

The kid in us all will love the chance to reminisce over this homemade version of a dessert classic.

vegan irish cream

VEGAN IRISH CREAM

Craft your own Irish cream using coconut milk and real Irish Whiskey and share in a bottle or jar they can keep.

dark chocolate quinoa bar

DARK CHOCOLATE QUINOA CANDY BARS

These easily wrap in brown paper, tied with red string, for a simple homemade gift.

chocolate peppermint donuts

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT DONUTS

No one is turning down a batch of these breakfast treats! Deliver them ready-to-eat in the donut pan to add something extra to the gift.

Not in to chocolate? Try 5 more homemade donut recipes!

unreal candy cookies

UNREAL CANDY COOKIES

More wholesome ingredients than the typical candy cookie, with a presentation that they can’t help but drool over!

blood orange mimosa

BLOOD ORANGE MIMOSAS

This makes a great gift basket, outfitted with real blood orange juice, quality champagne, and a couple of new glasses to toast.

cheesecake strawberries

CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE STUFFED STRAWBERRIES

Sweet and decadent and way more interesting than a standard box of chocolate-dipped strawberries.

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