Food Gift Recipes

Find recipes for homemade holiday food gifts like spice rubs, soup mix, food gifts in a jar, jellies and flavored liqueurs.

Staff Picks

Cranberry Hootycreeks

Rating: 4.76 stars
A beautifully festive cookie in a jar recipe. These make great gifts.

Caramel Popcorn

Rating: 4.85 stars
Great caramel popcorn for any holiday or occasion. If you like chewy popcorn, bake less.

Salted Caramel Sauce

Rating: 4.35 stars
It may be blasphemy to say that hot fudge isn't the ultimate warm ice cream topping, but after tasting this amazing salted caramel sauce, that's exactly what I'm suggesting.

Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4.73 stars
This is a wonderful peanut brittle that is easy to make and wows everyone! Have all the ingredients for this recipe measured out and ready. This recipe requires that you react quickly. You do not have time to measure ingredients in between steps.

Friendship Soup Mix in a Jar

Rating: 4.57 stars
Your friends and family will love you for this! A soup mix in a jar recipe you can give out as gifts!

Doggie Biscuits I

Rating: 4.41 stars
These are our dog's favorite treats! If your dog has a corn allergy, you can substitute additional flour or oats for the cornmeal. Bone appetit!

Holiday Coffee Liquor

Rating: 5 stars
One of our town's ancient citizens, Mabel Hill, passed away recently, but thanks to her grandniece, I was able to obtain her famous 'Kahlua®' recipe. For over 70 years, Hollis, New Hampshire people have been enjoying this holiday beverage! There is a scant amount more than the 5 pints, which I save for baking or to throw in my cocktail while making it.

Peppermint Bark

Rating: 4.47 stars
"WOW! Quick, easy and YUMMY! Looks 'professional' when you cut it up and place it on your cookie plate. EXCELLENT recipe!" – kathy

Rockin' Salsa

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is a recipe I came up with by combining two of my favorite recipes into one awesome recipe. You can make this salsa as hot as you want by adding more peppers.

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

Rating: 4.78 stars
I find this technique much easier than the stovetop pan method. You'll get beautiful, perfectly frosted nuts that are roasted evenly, with no bitter burned spots.

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Rating: 4.81 stars
The red and green make a great Christmas cookie. Have used other nuts instead of pistachios with success. If your pistachios are salted, omit the 1/4 teaspoon salt from the recipe.

Inspiration and Ideas

Festive Food Gifts for Everyone On Your List
If you really want to give a gift from the heart, handmade beats store-bought every time.
30 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for Friends and Family
We've rounded up our best mason jar gift ideas, from dry cookie and brownie mixes to homemade liqueurs.

Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Rating: 4.78 stars

This was my grandmother's apple pie recipe. I have never seen another one quite like it. It will always be my favorite and has won me several first place prizes in local competitions. I hope it becomes one of your favorites as well!