Make the holiday season a little sweeter with these delicious recipes. For an extra treat, write down the recipe and include it with your gift.
Once you've sampled this melt-in-your-mouth confection, you'll be tempted to fill your own candy dish with it instead of giving it away as gifts.
This seasonal treat is a cinch to make, and the presentation is just as simple and sweet. Place sets of five candies in clear cellophane bags, staple them closed, then affix decorative paper labels.
There are two ways to prepare these savory treats. The two versions are equally tasty, and both look merry presented in glass jars decorated with red ribbon.
Little elves can shape this confection's chocolate cookie crust, then help place the fruity surprise in its center.
These two flavorful rubs let you give others the gift of a quick, delicious dinner. Package the rubs in small stainless steel tins, accompanied by instruction cards.
This tempting gift deliciously combines three classic candy bar flavors. Kids can help by sprinkling on the topping and placing the finished cookies in colorful take-out boxes lined with holiday-inspired parchment paper.
Packaged prettily, these addictive peppermint patties make perfect holiday gifts.
This simple and festive nut brittle recipe provides a sweet introduction to candymaking for kids.
This nutty granola, presented in a glass jar with a handwritten label, is a great holiday gift that kids can make.
Peppermint extract and chocolate chips -- both white and semisweet -- give this melt-in-your-mouth candy a familiar after-dinner-mint flavor.
This homemade rice mix is easy to cook and versatile enough to complement just about any main dish, making it an appealing gift for busy families.
This kit of baked gingerbread men, decorators' frosting, and candies will give a family all the pleasures of cookie decorating with none of the mess of baking.
Here's a sweet treat your kids can make for their favorite canine friends.
Brown sugar and honey make these Asian candies an irresistibly sweet gift, especially when they're tucked into small, colorful boxes (sold in most craft stores) or paper jewelry boxes.
This sour-cream coffee cake, with pockets of sweet cinnamon, makes a lovely gift for neighbors to enjoy on Christmas morning -- or any other day.
This deliciously simple chocolate confection is quick to create and easy to mass-produce. Best of all, it's fun for kids to make -- and eat!
The secret ingredient in this mix is the mini chocolate chips, which melt when combined with the boiling water and give the cocoa an extra-rich flavor.
These lower-fat, bite-size chocolates make a thoughtful thank-you for your teacher at the end of the school year.
This delicious bread makes for a perfect gift, but is so good, you may not want to share the recipe.
A touch of liquid smoke (sold in large grocery stores) makes this specialty ketchup a perfect grilling sauce for steaks, burgers, and pork chops. It's also a flavorful topping for hot dogs and fries.
Moist, delicious and versatile, this bread can be served for breakfast or as a tempting dessert, topped with an optional Coconut-Lemon Glaze.
Preparing this whole-grain pancake mix will take you and your child minutes, but the recipient will enjoy leisurely breakfasts for weeks.
This tried-and-true recipe is dense, moist, and rich-tasting, with lots of dates and nuts in every bite.
For kids, the holidays don't get much sweeter than scrumptious homemade candies. And this confection is incredibly good.
This fast version of peanut brittle is yummy and kid-friendly with its measuring and mixing.
A delicious blend of salty and sweet makes these white chocolate peanut butter balls taste as good as they look.
Kids can get creative decorating holiday sweets that make a great gift for classmates.
When wrapped and tied with a ribbon, these fudgelike brownies--with their cheerful layer of mint frosting--look like a pretty, edible package.
Festive Chocolate Bark
Pretty Peppermint Sticks
Cheesy Cheddar Crisps
Jamaican Spice Rub and Montreal Steak Rub
Peanut Butter Toffee Bars
Mama's Nut Brittle
Mint Chocolate Bark
Herbed Rice Mix
Gingerbread Family Kit
Crunchy Sesame Candy
Cinnamon Surprise Coffee Cake
Chocolate Cookie Bark
Best Hot Cocoa Mix
Truffles for Teacher
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
Smoky BBQ Ketchup
Perfect Pancake Mix
Old-Fashioned Date-Nut Bread
Near Instant Peanut Brittle
White Chocolate Snowballs
Chocolate Mint Brownies