Recipes

15 Edible Gift Ideas You Can Make Now

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 11:00 AM, December 7, 2016

Aired December 7, 2016

Give gifts from the heart that warm the stomach and 🎅  won’t be the favorite gift giver this year (you’ll take over that position with these delicious treats).

Hot Chocolate in a Jar
 


How cute is this?! Watch the video above to see chef Ryan Scott make one in minutes!

GET THE RECIPE: Hot Chocolate in a Jar

Cookie Garland, Powdered Doughnut Snowmen, Crispy Rice Treat "Presents"


A group of New Jersey moms really impressed us with their insanely easy ideas for transforming everything from cookie dough and crispy rice cereal into the most adorable treats -- so we had to share!

LEARN HOW TO MAKE ALL THREE HERE!

Grant's Red Velvet Brownies


Get into the festive season with these bright red brownies. They come together with red velvet cake mix and sweetened condensed milk for an easy recipe that looks beautiful on your special holiday plates.

GET THE RECIPE: Grant's Red Velvet Brownies

Romesco Sauce


This savory, hearty sauce comes together with a quick whiz of the blender and is fantastic on anything from grilled bread to sauteed chicken. Ladle it into mini mason jars and tie with a decorative ribbon for gifting.

GET THE RECIPE: Romesco Sauce

5-Minute Fudge Wreath


Last minute party invitation? No problem! This impressive-looking candy wreath comes together in a snap and you can improvise with whatever dried fruits or nuts are in your pantry.

GET THE RECIPE: 5-Minute Fudge Wreath

Grant's No-Bake Snowball Cookies


These cookies freeze instead of bake and are loaded with white chocolate, almonds and ready-made butter cookies. This is a great way to get your kids involved with a cookie-exchange party.

GET THE RECIPE: Grant's No-Bake Snowball Cookies

Tina and Grant's Everything Bagel Hummus


It’s creamy, it’s garlicky and it’s totally loaded with poppy seeds, sesame seeds and dried onions. It’s an everything bagel in hummus form and next to a bag of artisanal bagel chips, it’s the perfect holiday gift.

GET THE RECIPE: Tina and Grant's Everything Bagel Hummus

Fiesta Taco Mix


Your favorite snack mix gets a kick from bold cumin, chili powder and dried jalapeno chips. You’ll have to try your best not to eat the whole bowl before you deliver it as a gift.

GET THE RECIPE: Fiesta Taco Mix

Chocolate Almond Cherry Scones


Use this basic recipe and go crazy with the flavors! Sweet chocolate and tangy dried cherries are one way to go, but you could try any combination of fruit, nuts and/or candy. Or go sweet and savory with maple and bacon as the main flavor components!

GET THE RECIPE: Chocolate Almond Cherry Scones

Fake-Out Minty Thin Cookies


The secret ingredient here is Ritz crackers. Dip the buttery disks in melted chocolate infused with mint extract and you have a treat so delicious you might just eat all the cookies you leave for Santa.

GET THE RECIPE: Fake-Out Minty Thin Cookies

Candy Sushi


This “roll your own” dessert is as simple as rice cereal treats, licorice twists and fruit roll ups, but the result is beautiful and crave-worthy. Mix it up with different gummy candies for the center of the rolls.

GET THE RECIPE: Candy Sushi

Katie Lee's Pumpkin Monkey Bread


Anyone who grew up on monkey bread will love this fake-out. Chop up your store-bought biscuit bread like you normally do. But instead of cinnamon, add in some pumpkin pie spice. Then, mix some pumpkin purée and brown sugar into your melted butter mixture. Can't go wrong with this sweet, nostalgic gift! 🐒

GET THE RECIPE: Katie Lee's Pumpkin Monkey Bread

Gale Gand's Sugar Cookies


These traditional sugar cookies beg to be made with heirloom cookie cutters in a room filled with holiday music. Make a basket for your neighbors and see how quickly you become the coolest house on the block.

GET THE RECIPE: Gale Gand's Sugar Cookies