December 3, 2020

Homemade Edible Gifts

Homemade Edible Gift Ideas- Shutterbean

I am trying to get myself in the holiday spirit!

Our tree has lights on it.

No ornaments yet.

Last year our cat, Huggy was a kitten and locked out of the room with the tree, and this year he is a full-blown monster cat who likes to climb up the tree. I am slooooowwwwwly decorating it. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed making holiday treats for my friends/family. With the extra time at home on the weekends and a tight eye on the budget, I believe making edible treats is a good route to go.  It’s one of the best ways to make holiday magic. Putting love and care into something for someone else.

We all need a reminder of how loved we are. This year more than ever.

Let’s open up my filing cabinet of fun and find some recipes to inspire your Homemade Edible Gifts this season! 

Classic Gingerbread Cookies

A fun activity to do with kiddos!

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Tahini Cookies

I love a good savory sweet cookie. This recipe is a real winner.

Say hello to your new favorite dessert- Granola Cookies! They're buttery, crispy & crunchy. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Granola Cookies

If you have some leftover granola, you can make these cookies!

This is my favorite granola recipe btw.  People love getting granola as a gift!

Coconut Lime Macaroons are light, chewy and crispy! Add them to your gluten free baking repertoire! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Coconut Lime Macaroons

The kind of cookie that you keep eating until you find out if you really like them and then you REALLY like them and they’re gone. 


Pignoli Cookies

I’ve made these for my Dad several times. He loves a good Italian cookie!

Almond Pizzelle

When I feel like channeling my grandmother, I bust out my pizzelle maker and make these!

Cranberry Rosemary Bars

These didn’t last long here! 

Have a bunch of persimmons to use up? Try these Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze

Put your neighbor’s persimmons to good use.

Cranberry Nut Bread is a recipe to pull out during cranberry season! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Cranberry Nut Bread

My Mom used to give this one away!

Hippy Banana Bread Shutterbean

Hippie Banana Bread

Who doesn’t like banana bread with tons of things in it?


Chocolate Earl Grey Tea Truffles

If you’re looking to wow some friends, these will do the trick. Their flavor is complex and sophisticated!

Plus you get to roll chocolate and that is fun.

Make your own Crystallized Ginger. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Candied Ginger

Fight colds with gifts! Ginger is a welcomed treat this holiday season.

Candied Citrus Peel

A really fun project to make with kids.

Salted Rocky Road Fudge

My mom used to make Rocky Road Fudge every year. This is my take on it!

Crunchy Peppermint Bark

So many people asked me for the recipe for these after I gifted them. That’s a good sign, right?

Cookies & Cream Peppermint Bark

If you also love Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe Joe’s these are FOR YOU.

White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels 

A little quick project that kids can help with!

Tropical Bark

Sometimes you have to break up all of the minty chocolate flavor profiles with something tropical.

This one has bits of mango, macadamia nuts, and coconut!

Cashew Sesame Brittle

These brittle hunks are AMAZING. My mom ate through her whole batch and didn’t share with my Dad.

Salted Bourbon Caramel

Making caramel during the holiday season is therapeutic!

Ever wanted to Make Your Own Homemade Dried Fruit? Tracy from Shutterbean shows you how!

Homemade Dried Fruits

Maybe you want to through something healthy in the mix? Give people a treat break?




Jasmine Tea Infused Vodka to up your spirit game. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Jasmine Tea Infused Vodka

Again with the tea! This recipe is good for your cocktail-loving friends.

Blackberry Thyme Infused Vodka

A beautiful fruity floral mix!

Apple Cinnamon Infused Bourbon

Tastes like the holidays!

Candy Cane Vodka

Vodka and mashed up candy canes produce this brilliant red pepperminty infusion!

Homemade Limoncello

I totally forgot how much I loved making this!

Homemade Amaretto

This recipe was real popular many years ago. Let’s bring it back!

Ginger Brew

I would love a bottle of this for Christmas, Thank you.

Homemade Milling Spice Mix

Give the gift of a good smelling home!

Matcha Sesame Granola

Want a gift that will stand out? This one will! 

Host a Homemade Holiday Gift Party with the help of Nugget Markets! Find the recipes to sugar scrubs, infused vodka and vanilla extract on Shutterbean.com!

Homemade Vanilla Extract

People will think you’re so cool for making your own. Promise.

Treats in the mailbox are my favorite.

Make your own Crystallized Ginger. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

***Happy Homemade Edible Gift Making!!!***

Host a Homemade Holiday Gift Party with the help of Nugget Markets! Find the recipes to sugar scrubs, infused vodka and vanilla extract on Shutterbean.com!


  • Kate

    Your ginger candy was a huge hit the year I made it. I recently had a mandolin injury but if I can get over it – I’ll definitely make it again!

  • Jessica Mosich

    Your Tahini cookies are my favorite! Definitely going on the cookie tray this year.

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