By Petroleum Wholesale
'Tis the season to be YUMMY! We are going to fill you in on our favorite DIY edible gifts that will leave your lucky gift recipients begging you for more! These are a far cry from the fruitcake that you receive every year from your Great Aunt Myra!
If you’re caught up in the holiday shopping frenzy this time of year, it can be easy to forget that some of the best presents are those you make yourself. This year, consider whipping up edible goodies straight from your kitchen to give as your holiday gifts. Not only will you have the satisfaction of knowing you made it yourself, but you’ll also avoid the long lines at the mall and save yourself a ton of money.
Depending on your skill level and the amount of time you have to spare, you can make a large batch of the same thing for each person or make several smaller customized batches to better suit a variety of tastes. But whatever you decide to make, be sure to set aside ample time for preparation and packaging. If needed, give yourself one afternoon to cook and another to wrap it all up.
The biggest thing to remember about DIY edible gifts is that presentation matters but, it doesn’t have to be elaborate. Whether it’s a little piece of ribbon around a mason jar, a handwritten label on a glass bottle, or a carefully wrapped care package everyone is guaranteed to appreciate the time, effort, and deliciousness you put into an edible present.
Below are a few easy edible gift ideas for the holiday host or hostess, they can all be whipped up in a few short minutes and are easily tote-able from place to place.
Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- 1/2 cup chow mein noodles
- 1/2 cup salted peanuts
Time to Whip it up!
- In a microwave, melt chocolate and butterscotch chips, stir until smooth. Stir in chow mein noodles and peanuts until well coated.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Yield: 8 clusters.
Savory Roasted Rosemary Almonds
- 2 cups raw almonds
- 4 large sprigs fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Time to Whip it up!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cover the baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all spices in a bowl and add the olive oil and almonds, tossing to coat the almonds completely.
- Spread the almonds on the parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Wa-lah! Holiday gift giving made easy!