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Gift Recipes

Homemade food is a thoughtful and personal gift for Christmas. Find gift recipes for candies, cookies, fudge, mixes, muffins and more in this collection of edible gift ideas.

Boston Brown Bread

Boston Brown Bread

Boston Brown Bread

Baking this bread in coffee cans lends to its interesting shape. At Christmas, I often make gift boxes for friends and family featuring this bread and various spreads.

Almond Apricot Bread

Almond Apricot Bread

Almond Apricot Bread

My mother, who is a big apricot and almond fan, inspired me to create this recipe. The teachers at our children's school look forward to me making these pretty loaves each Christmas.

Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Bread

Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Bread

Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Bread

This bread has a terrific combination of flavors that's perfect for the holidays. I like to make and freeze loaves to share with friends and neighbors.
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Reindeer Treats

Reindeer Treats

Reindeer Treats

You'll hardly be able to rein folks in once they see these crispy critters! CT's cooks hurried the herd together using a sweetened mix of chocolate, rice cereal and peanut butter, then designed deer with pretzels and candies.

Three-Chip English Toffee

Three-Chip English Toffee

Three-Chip English Toffee

With its melt-in-your-mouth texture and scrumptiously rich flavor, this is the ultimate toffee! Drizzled on top are three different kinds of melted chips, plus a sprinkling of walnuts. Packaged in colorful tins, these pretty pieces make great gifts. —Lana Petfield Richmond, Virginia

Lemon Candy Canes

Lemon Candy Canes

Lemon Candy Canes

We enjoy looking at these cute candy cane rolls as much as we love eating them! For even more festive fun, I sometimes decorate them with sliced candied cherries.

Blushing Apple Braid

Blushing Apple Braid

Blushing Apple Braid

Every Christmas for the past 20 years, I've been making and giving these braids as gifts to shut-ins, special friends and teachers.

Christmas Tree Twists

Christmas Tree Twists

Christmas Tree Twists

Red and green colored sugar peeks our from the twisted "branches" of these lovely loaves. You can have your family enjoy one and give the other as a gift.

Peach Flip

Peach Flip

Peach Flip

I've used this recipe for years, especially as Christmas gifts for friends and neighbors. Everyone loves it.

Marbled Orange Fudge

Marbled Orange Fudge

Marbled Orange Fudge

This decadent treat doesn't last long at our house. The soft fudge is guaranteed to get smiles because it has the familiar taste of frozen Creamsicles. Bright orange and marshmallow swirls make it a perfect takealong for events and get-togethers. —Diane Wampler, Morristown, Tennessee

Contest-Winning Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Contest-Winning Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Contest-Winning Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

A touch of cinnamon helps blend the chocolate and pumpkin flavors in this tender bread. And since the recipe makes two loaves, you can send one to a bake sale and keep one at home for your family to enjoy. —Lora Stanley, Bennington, Kansas
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