Looking for fun, budget-friendly holiday gift ideas? Look no further than these edible DIY gifts. I love giving and receiving food gifts. They’re a thoughtful and unique way to spread some holiday cheer. Not only do they taste amazing, but they look pretty too.
I’ve rounded up 11 of my favorite edible DIY holiday gifts (psst they also happen to be healthy!). With everything from holiday cookies and spiced nuts, to taco seasoning and infused vodka, there’s sure to be something to satisfy everyone on your list.
Spiced Ambrosia Apple Butter by Kara Lydon at The Foodie Dietitian Blog
This simple recipe uses just four ingredients and can be made in your slow cooker. It features ambrosia apples, but you can use any type. Pack it up in small mason jars and tie with twine for the perfect gift.
Apricot Pecan Thyme Crisps by Judy Barbe at Live Best
These crackers are made from a quick bread and make great gifts. Give them packaged in cracker form, or gift the loaf with slicing and baking instructions.
Dark Chocolate Bark with Pistachios and Cranberries by Caroline Kaufman at Caroline Kaufman Nutrition
This holiday-themed bark showcases fall colors with it’s green pistachios, flecks of candied orange peel, and ruby red dried cranberries. With just five ingredients and no baking required, this simple recipe makes a pretty holiday gift.
All-Natural Homemade Taco Seasoning by Emily Kyle at Emily Kyle Nutrition
Give your friends and family an alternative to artificial, pre-packaged seasoning with this homemade taco seasoning. It works in anything Mexican inspired, from tacos and burritos to fajitas and soup.
Puppy Chow Chex Mix by Liz Shaw at Shaw’s Simple Swaps
Chex mix always brings me back to holidays spent at my Grandma’s house. Puppy chow has always been a favorite of mine, so I’m loving this lightened up version that packs 25% less sugar than the traditional recipe. It makes the perfect foodie gift.
Spiced Cocoa Almonds by Vincci Tsui
Chocolate and cayenne pepper give a sweet-hot kick to these yummy spiced almonds. Package them up alone, or add dried fruit to make an easy trail mix.
Cranberry Almond Biscotti by Dixya at Food, Pleasure & Health
Biscotti was one of the first DIY holiday gifts. I ever made. A twice-baked Italian cookie, biscotti can take on sweet or savory flavors, and is delicious dipped in coffee. I love this cranberry almond version, but you can try different fruit and nut combos as well.
No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites by Lindsay Livingston at The Lean Green Bean
This recipe is a festive spin on the energy bite trend. With no baking involved, these peppermint chocolate bites are a simple and tasty DIY holiday gift.
Chocolate Almond Cookie Mix by Liz Weiss at the Meal Makeover Moms
If you’re looking for a creative gift idea, try this festive cookie mix. Made with whole wheat flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and almonds, these are a healthier spin on your typical holiday cookie. Layer the dry ingredients in a Mason jar and attach a printed copy of the recipe around the top for a fun, shelf-stable cookie mix.
Wild Blueberry Lemon Vodka by Meme Inge at Living Well Kitchen
This homemade infused vodka is the perfect gift for a holiday party. Wild blueberries, lemon, and cinnamon steep with vodka to make a tasty drink mixer.
Cherry Pecan Granola with Quinoa by Stacie Hassing at The Real Food Dietitians
I couldn’t have a DIY holiday gift roundup without including granola! Package up granola into mason jars for a fun gift. This granola is freezer-friendly, so feel free to make double or triple the batch and store in the freezer until you’re ready to use.
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