Homemade Food Gift Recipes

These homemade food gift recipes include the sweet, the savory, and the unexpected. (We’re looking at you bacon-infused bourbon!) So go ahead, borrow these ideas for making presents from scratch that your friends and family will covet…and likely request next year. Want to make them even more fetching and festive? We’ve got printer-ready gift tags. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Vanilla Syrup

You’re going to want to drizzle, douse, and dribble this fragrant homemade vanilla syrup over and into and onto just about everything.
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Rum Balls

Who could possibly say no when offered one of these homemade and inebriating edibles? Certainly not us.
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Hazelnut Pistachio Chocolate Bark

It's time to melt some chocolate, toast some nuts, and cross some names off your holiday gift list.
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Apple Cider Caramels

The 8th wonder of the world? These insanely satiating caramels are made simply with apple cider, sugar, and spice.
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Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie

Strange how such a sweetly stunning sensation can be just sugar, cream, flour, and vanilla. Couldn't be easier—or more enticing.
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Candy Cane Bark

It’s the most wonderful time of the year thanks in no small part to candy canes everywhere—even in this chocolate bark.
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Meyer Lemon Syrup

Luscious as caramel yet simple as simple syrup, this Meyer lemon syrup has a very giftable sweet tart lemon thing going on.
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Nutmeg Cake

This spice cake is soaked with rum syrup, making a lovely, albeit slightly boozy, gift when wrapped in parchment and tied with a bow.
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Spruce Needle Vodka

Last-minute gift, anyone? Repurpose your Christmas tree by infusing vodka with a sprig or three. A celebratory and cinch of a project that extends the Christmas spirit--and spirits.
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Pine Nut Brittle

Crunchy, sweet, salty, buttery, and nutty. It comes together in 30 minutes, making it practical to toss together batch after batch for gifts if you get carried away with sampling.
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Bacon-Infused Bourbon

Bacon. Bourbon. Boom. The smokiness of cured pork lends its subtle loveliness to the South's smoothest booze.
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