Looking for a personal gift for that special person? Try one of these yummy homemade holiday treats. Hard to put a price on ‘thoughtful’.
Holidays and special events are a great time to break out the baked goods and treats. They make perfect gifts, particularly for people who don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen but love delicious homemade foods. And, of course, they make popular host/hostess gifts and potluck contributions.
Yes, homemade holiday treats take a bit more effort than picking up or ordering a gift, but you can be sure they will be well appreciated. A food gift is thoughtful, caring and special. And, there are lots of options that take very little effort if you’re short on time. Like…
Our easy holiday treats under 30 minutes
All the recipes below have clear step by step instructions so they are easy to follow. But these, specifically, are super easy. Most of them take much less than 30 minutes of hands on time. Some, of course, need chilling or cooling time.
- lime glazed easy shortbread cookies
- cinnamon puff pastry rolls
- 3 minute fudge
- chocolate cranberry rice crispy squares
- crispy butter lace cookies
- white chocolate bark (peppermint or almond)
- cheese twists
How to package a food gift
There are many simple options. Here are a few: cellophane (or cellophane gift bags), pretty boxes, wine bags and paper or cloth gift bags. Line your container with wax paper, parchment or tissue paper. And don’t forget a little gift card.
Other desserts you might like for the holidays
- Chocolate Mousse Dessert with Warm Caramel Sauce
- Orange Polenta Cake (gluten free)
- Puff Pastry Apple Tart (30 minutes)
- Microwave Brownie Recipe in 8 Minutes
14 Holiday treats to package as food gifts