Infused liquors, crunchy toffee, cocoa in a jar, and more DIY gifts
As joyful as the candies from childhood, this version explodes with fresh-from-the-tree flavor.
Recipe: Fruit Jellies
Fill a gift tin with extra-crisp toffee with a tongue-tingling spark of salt.
Recipe: Salted Chocolate-Pecan Toffee
Layer the ingredients in a jar, add a ribbon and a tag, and you have a simple but stylish gift.
Our mixes will fill 1-quart jars (12 servings), but if your containers are different sizes, just keep the ratio of ingredients constant. On the back of the tag, write: "Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water. Store remaining mix in airtight container."
Recipe: Classic Cocoa
Recipients can use these peels in all kinds of ways—in baked goods, on cheese plates—but odds are, they’ll eat them straight
from the box.
Recipe: Candied Citrus Peels
Cool weather puts us in the mood to bake. So why not give a friend a head start? Layer the dry ingredients for this easy quick
bread into a milk bottle or 1-quart mason jar.
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Quick Bread
Two ingredients—and about 15 minutes of your time—are all you need to make this zesty gift for your favorite cooks.
Recipe: Citrus Salt
These buttery, curry-flavored shortbreads are perfect with cocktails ― particularly those made with whiskey, bourbon, or rye.
Recipe: Savory Spiced Shortbreads
Italy's Amalfi Coast and adjoining Sorrento Peninsula are the regions most famous for this intensely lemony liqueur, traditionally
served ice cold as an after-dinner drink. We've added a subtle note of rosemary.
Recipe: Rosemary Limoncello
This tri-color cookies are fun, festive, and pleasingly old-fashioned.
Recipe: Peppermint Layer Cookies
It’s the holiday season, in a bottle: This sweet, spicy cocktail ingredient of the moment is as fun to make as it is to drink.
Recipe: Orange Bitters
Fill a tin or pretty bag with crisp, lightly browned nuts tossed in sugar, cinnamon, and a touch of cayenne, allspice, and
Let the recipe itself serve as the perfect wrapping.
Recipe: Sweet-Hot Spiced Pecans
Make this version with cinnamon, brown sugar, and Mexican chocolate. Garnish the jar with whole cinnamon sticks.
Recipe: Mexican Cocoa
For deep flavor, try this version made with espresso powder and dark chocolate.
Recipe: Mocha Cocoa
Top this version with a layer of crushed holiday candy and mini chocolate chips.
Recipe: Peppermint Stick Cocoa
Try this toffee with almonds or vary the recipe with any nut you wish to use.
Recipe: Almond Toffee