15 Edible Holiday Gifts You Can Totally DIY

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These 15 super easy edible gifts aren't just delicious, they capture the seasonal spirit too.

Handmade gifts — especially edible ones — are hard to top. Not only are they relatively inexpensive to make, you know they won't go to waste. Because who can resist a few decadent and perfectly packaged homemade sweets? No one, that's who! (Well, almost.) These 15 recipes are delicious, easy to make and are sure to go over big with everyone from co-workers to family members and friends. They're made with love, after all.


1. Salted Peanut Butter Caramel Truffles//Half Baked Harvest: Peanut butter, chocolate, caramel, sea salt and more chocolate — is there actually anything better? These truffles couldn't be easier to make — the real challenges is keeping yourself from eating them all. (Photo via Half Baked Harvest)


2. Snowflake Alfajores//Gastro Senses: Classic alfajores are pretty standout on their own with flaky biscuit-like cookies and creamy dulce de leche filling, but snowflake cookie cutters transform them into a festive holiday treat. (Photo via Gastro Senses)


3. Gingerbread Granola//Heavenlynn Healthy: Infused with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, vanilla and maple syrup, this wintry granola tastes just like the classic holiday treat. Not a bad way to start the morning. (Photo via Heavenlynn Healthy)


4. Homemade Vanilla Extract//Saveur: Believe it or not, vanilla extract is incredibly easy to make. This homemade version of the essential ingredient will take everything from baked goods to hot cocoa and cocktails to the next level. (Photo via Saveur)


5. Spice Hot Cocoa Mix//Thyme + Tamarind: Consider this your last-minute-gift life saver. The mix itself takes less than 10 minutes to make and then it's just a matter of dressing it up in jars and a few festive accents. It's really that simple. (Photo via Thyme + Tamarind)


6. Thyme Simple Syrup//Erin Made This: Kick off cocktail hour right by gifting homemade simply syrups laced with herbs like thyme and lavender, berries and more. (Photo via Erin Made This)


7. Homemade Marshmallows//With Love and Cupcakes: Make their cocoa that much sweeter with extra fluffy homemade marshmallows. They're so good they'll think twice about buying the packaged stuff again. (Photo via With Love and Cupcakes)


8. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup//Evermine: They can get their PSL on all year long when you hook them up with this sweet pumpkin spice syrup. (Photo via Evermine)


9. Tart Cherry Pistachio Bark//Jelly Toast: Packed with pistachios and tart cherries that deliver major flavor, this is the sophisticate's version of the traditional holiday treat. (Photo via Jelly Toast)


10. Homemade Sriracha Sauce//Reclaiming Provincial: Okay, this might not be the speediest DIY to pull together — there's a little fermenting involved — but the end product is so. worth. it. No one will believe you whipped this up yourself. It's that good. (Photo via Reclaiming Provincial)


11. Homemade Mulling Spice Mix//30 Pounds of Apples: Nothing says winter like a piping hot glass of mulled wine or cider. These effortless bags of mulling spices work well in each and take only minutes to pull together. (Photo via 30 Pounds of Apples)


12. DIY Holiday Bitters//100 Layer Cake: Bitters are a versatile ingredient, doing everything from jazzing up cocktails to adding complexity to a range of dishes. In flavors like meyer lemon, ginger orange and coffee, they're sure to go over big with family and friends. (Photo via 100 Layer Cake)


13. Apple Butter//The Baker's Log: Rich, flavorful and wonderfully spicy — apple butter is the way to go for a delicious, do-it-all gift. In addition to elevating a standard piece of toast, it can be used to make sauces, glazes and sweets. (Photo via The Baker's Log)


14. Rosemary-Lemon Sea Salt//As Easy As Apple Pie: A simple sprinkle of this stuff will instantly boost any dish. And they're perfect for the seasoned chef or culinary novice alike. Simply customize with your choice of herbs and spices and place in decorative jars or containers. (Photo via As Easy As Apple Pie)


15. Chamomile-Pear Infused Vodka//Grey Is the New Black: Cocktail hour is about to get a whole lot more interesting with these flavor-packed infusions. While this recipe calls for a delicate chamomile and pear combo, you can use the same formula to create everything from bacon to garlic and Habanero-flavored concoctions. (Photo via Grey Is the New Black)


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