Christmas food gifts are the best presents to give and receive—everyone loves ready-to-eat gifts that come in a lovely (and reusable) jar. Here are some great ideas that you can try this season of giving. These are not only simple to make, but also easy to prepare in large batches.
1. Chocolate Truffles
No one can resist chocolate, especially when you turn them into beautiful Christmas truffles. Make these by melting your favourite chocolate with enough warm cream. Let it set, form it into balls, then coat each with cocoa powder, nuts, or candy sprinkles. You can also give our Decadent Truffle Recipe a go. The addition of cream cheese makes these truffles indulgent Christmas food gifts.
2. Gingerbread Cookies
Receiving a jar of smiling gingerbread cookies for a present will make anyone’s holiday extra jolly. You can even add a small hole to the cookies to transform them into Christmas tree ornaments. Prepare your dough using either our traditional Gingerbread Recipe or Gluten-Free Gingerbread Recipe then shape it with your choice of cookie cutters.
3. Chocolate Fudge
Combining melted chocolate, condensed milk, and butter gives you super scrumptious chocolate fudge to share as Christmas food gifts. Stir in nuts or fruit to add crunch and texture. Our Chocolate Fudge Recipe only requires four minutes to prepare and two hours to chill.
4. Yoyo Biscuits (Melting moments)
These classic Australian biscuits also called melting moments are always a crowd-pleaser because who can resist buttery cookies sandwiching sweet custard cream? This Yoyo Biscuit Recipe further enhances the custard cream with vanilla flavour, which perfectly complements the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of the cookies.
5. Rum Balls
Preparing rum balls as gifts is a great excuse to celebrate the holiday with a bit of alcohol. But if you prefer alcohol-free treats, this Rum Ball Recipe with rum flavouring is the perfect thing to try.
6. Mango Chutney
Don’t let mangoes go to waste this season by turning them into jars of chutney. This Mango Chutney Recipe makes about four to five jars that you can give as gifts. Lucky recipients will surely enjoy them with roasted poultry or grilled meat, or in a cheese platter.
7. Pickled Cauliflower
For friends and family who prefer savoury over sweet, homemade pickles are healthier alternatives. They are timely, too, with all the summer barbecue parties planned for the holiday season. This Pickled Cauliflower Recipe from Kilner is rich in fibre and makes a tasty snack or side dish.
For more delicious Christmas food gifts in jars, read our blog on Edible Gift Ideas where we’ve compiled sweet, savoury, and boozy treats that you can make or put together in one delightful package.