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Edible gift recipes

Homemade gourmet presents for every occasion, from sweets, biscuits, jams and chutneys, to homemade booze and cooking kits.

10 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Roll balls of dough in icing sugar to give these chocolate biscuits their ‘crackle’ effect. They make perfect presents for kids to make at Christmas time

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This super-simple slab of swirled dark and white chocolate is studded with chopped mixed nuts and dried fruit - break into chunky shards and pop in a homemade hamper as an edible gift

15 mins
Easy
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25 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Also known as miracle fudge, this indulgent sweet treat is made in minutes in the microwave, and makes for an ideal last-minute edible gift – no sugar thermometer required

17 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Bake these pretty gingerbread biscuits with a stained glass centre as treats at Christmas time with the kids. They make great presents for friends and family

46 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 2.4 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to the ultimate sweet treat – chewy toffee. Toffees aren't hard to make, but remember to be careful when you're dealing with very hot sugar

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
42 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Homemade fudge makes a fabulous gift wrapped up for Christmas or any special occasion. Our recipe for these buttery sweets is well worth the effort

50 mins
A challenge
6 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

Add a touch of summer to a classic tipple with this delicious elderflower-infused gin. Great for a summer gathering, served with tonic water and lots of ice

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy making these colourful funfetti biscuits with little ones. They make brilliant homemade presents at Christmas time and are great fun to make too

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

If you love ginger nuts, you'll love these American-style spiced biscuits with chunks of stem ginger, dipped in dark chocolate

32 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These bouncy vanilla marshmallow treats make a great homemade gift and they contain just five ingredients. Perfect for a sweet afternoon pick-me-up

35 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Make your own mincemeat this Christmas – and not just for mince pies. Try it in Chelsea buns or sweet samosas. You could also give jars of it away as gifts

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
59 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Get these made and in the freezer up to a month ahead, then simply pull them out when you’re ready

50 mins
Easy
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Learn how to infuse your own flavoured spirit to give as a homemade gift or mix into cocktails

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Bake a batch of charming chocolate and vanilla biscuits to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

2 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These delicious homemade sweets, with toasted cashews and vanilla bean paste, make a great party nibble or edible gift

35 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Adapt this basic vanilla fudge recipe however you like. Top with broken vegan biscuits for a cookies & cream fudge, or dip chunks of fudge in vegan dark chocolate

50 mins
More effort
Vegan
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Serve these gorgeous peanut butter and milk chocolate balls as a party buffet sweet treat, or wrap up as an edible gift

35 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These little triple chocolate bites make a great addition to a sweet party buffet, or an attractive edible gift

15 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This thick and boozy toffee sauce can be put into jars and given as a gift, or serve a dollop with warming desserts

20 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Infused spirits make great homemade gifts, or store yours in the cocktail cabinet for when guests come calling

10 mins
Easy
117 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These crunchy, fruit & nut biscuits are sure to be a family favourite - make ahead and freeze, or wrap up for the perfect homemade gift

30 mins
Easy
22 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Give this tangy fruit pickle away as a gift or keep in your cupboard for a colourful household condiment

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
208 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This has a kick, but won’t blow your head off, and goes well with any selection of cold cuts of meat

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A delicious preserve made from storecupboard dried fruit- serve with hot buttered toast or present as a gift

1 hr and 5 mins
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