12 Awesome Edible Holiday Gifts
By Jessica Max –
The holidays are almost here and everyone is busy jotting down their gift list. You may have hit a block trying to figure out who gets what. Getting people the perfect gifts is harder than it looks. But you can never go wrong with something edible. Here is a list of the top 12 edible gifts for this holiday season.
1. Chocolate Fudge.
Warm chocolate fudge feels perfect in the cold and doesn’t take too long to make. Melt half a stick of butter and add four cups marshmallows, one cup of cream, two cups of sugar and just pinch of salt in a saucepan. After the mixture begins to simmer, stir it for about 5 minutes. Add some chocolate chips, stirring until the entire mixture is smooth. Let the mixture cool in a foiled lined pan. You can now cut it piece by piece into little squares.
2. Coconut-Almond Truffles.
Beat up a mixture of butter, vanilla, coconut extract, salt, cream of coconut, sugar and some shredded coconut, until the contents are smooth. Place tablespoon sized balls on a baking sheet. You can even smoothen these out by hand. Let the balls cool for about an hour in the refrigerator. Coat coconut balls by dipping them in melted chocolate sauce, sprinkling it with shredded coconut, refrigerate it.
3. Sweet and savoury spiced holiday nuts.
Nuts make great festive gifts. Begin by preheating your oven to 350″F, lining a baking sheet with unbleached paper. Set aside a mix of the spices and salts and another of honey. Add the honey and nuts, stir until they’re completely coated. Spread the coated nuts onto the baking sheet, letting it bake for 15 minutes, but remember to shake the pan just once or twice. Remove the nuts, turn them over and allow it to cool down. You can store these in a tight air glass container.
4. Creamy sea-salted fudge.
Add condensed milk, butter and soft brown sugar and vanilla seeds into a non-stick pan. Melt this mixture over medium heat until the sugar completely dissolves. Stir for about ten minutes until it comes to a boil. Take the pan off the stove and add in a pinch of sea salt. Stir,vigorously. Pour the mixture into a lined tin and sprinkle your toppings onto the fudge letting it cool. Store it in a jam jar or airtight container.
5. Gingerbread cake cookies.
These revolutionary cookies are made of basic gingerbread cookie dough and black pepper. After preparation, they should be refrigerated. This makes the cookies achieve a cakey thickness but could take several hours, or a day too. From the dough, the balls are cut out and dipped in coarse sugar, giving it a sparkly, crunchy finish.
6. Oreo Pudding Cookies.
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Create a mixture of flour, baking soda, and salt and another of butter and sugars. Beat an Oreo pudding mix(available at general stores) with egg and vanilla. Now combine all mixes till the batter thickens. Add chocolate chips and cookie pieces . With a cookie dough scooper, cut out dough balls and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. After baking it for about 8 minutes, let the cookies cool for another 5 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
These are all about the presentation. Place small pecan clusters on a baking sheet, melt unwrapped caramels, letting it spill over it in the microwave. Add melted chocolate to the topmost layer. And here you have your holiday turtles. Let the preparation harden.
8. Marinated Feta Cheese.
Marinated feta cheese goes well with various types of snacks. It tastes great with lemon, olive oil dressing and herbs too.
9. Homemade Pepper Jack Goldfish.
This is a homemade version of a cracker, just spicier and they go well with cheddar cheese too.
10. Strawberry Jellies
Holiday favorites, strawberry jellies are a fresh delight. These sugar coated sweets are available widely during the festive season.
11. Chocolate Coins.
After melting 8 ounces of chopped chocolate, spread about two teaspoons, circular in shape, in the microwave. These should be placed over a foil lined baking sheet. Sprinkle some decorations on the topmost layer and let it cool down and firm. Proceed to wrap your chocolate coin in gold foil.
12. Sesame Seed Candy.
These confections made of sesame seeds, sugar or honey are pressed into a ball or bar. The popular candy’s texture varies from chewy to crispy.
Present your loved ones with these delicious edibles and make these holidays a memorable one. Happy holidays!
Article Source: Coffee Makers List
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