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. Rum Balls Who could possibly say no when offered one of these homemade and inebriating edibles? Certainly not us. Hazelnut Pistachio Chocolate Bark It's time to melt some chocolate, toast some nuts, and cross some names off your holiday gift list. Apple Cider Caramels The 8th wonder of the world? These insanely satiating caramels are made simply with apple cider, sugar, and spice. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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