Homemade Food Gift Recipes for Christmas

Giving homemade food gifts is one way to keep your spending within budget this holiday season, specially if you have a long list of relatives and friends. Here are two simple recipes, which you can make into nice gifts for Christmas. These recipes are so easy to make and won’t even take a lot of your time prepare. So, there should be no excuses of buying ready made ones instead.

Homemade food gifts for Christmas

Christmas Oreo Truffles
1 (16 ounce) package of OREO Cookies (that’s about 45 cookies)
8 ounce cream cheese / 1 package PHILADELPHIA brand
16 ounce semi sweet baking chocolate or white chocolate
ingredients for Oreo truffles
Crush the cookies to fine crumbs. Use a resealable plastic bag and rolling pin to crush the cookies. Place in a bowl and add the cream cheese. Mix until well blended. Get about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. The mixture can make about 40 truffle balls.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over low heat boiling water until completely melted. Take the bowl off the heat and start dipping each truffle in the chocolate. Use two spoons to roll the truffles in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove the truffles, let the excess chocolate drip, then place on baking sheet with wax paper. Decorate with candy sprinkles or cookie crumbs.
how to make Oreo truffles
Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm before serving. 
For gift packaging, you may place the truffles on 3/4 oz. baking cups, then beautifully wrap them in Christmas boxes with ribbons. 
Cocoa Mix Christmas Gift
2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
1/8 teaspoon salt
Mini marshmallows

Mix all ingredients (except the marshmallows) in a bowl until evenly blended. 
Store the mix in a tightly covered container until ready to package. 

For gift packaging, Measure 1 cup of the mix and place into a plastic bag. Generously add mini marshmallows inside and seal plastic with a ribbon. Tuck the cocoa mix bag into a Christmas cup or mug. You may add also candy stick stirrers and a spoon to complete the set. Include a tag with instructions: “Spoon 3 or 4 tablespoons of cocoa mix into your cup, add boiling water, and stir well.”

Hope you enjoy these food gift recipes!
Go to my previous post here for more ways on How to Spend-Less this Holiday Season.
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