Homemade Sweet Treats, Savory Bites + Spirits

Every year I plan on making some sort of homemade goodies for friends and family who aren’t quite of full-on gift giving caliber, just a little something to say I appreciate you. And every year  December goes by way too quickly and my good intentions are dashed. As of now I still have a few weeks to make it happen this holiday and my fingers are crossed! I’ve narrowed it down to these sweet treats, savory bites, and spirits that can be packaged up all nice like and handed out.



ROW 1: Candied Grapefruit Zest – Blogging Over Thyme // Chocolate Caramel Truffles – Donna Hay // Chocolate Truffles – Maldon Sea Salt Company    ROW 2: Cinnamon Pecan Brittle – Elana’s Pantry // Honey Chai Roasted Almonds – Joy the Baker // Hot Cocoa Popcorn – Shutterbean    ROW 3: Peanut Butter Fudge – Donna Hay // Peanut Butter Pretzel Candy – Martha Stewart Living    ROW 4: Pumpkin Spice Glazed Almonds – delicious by dre // Salted Maple Honeycomb Candy – Food52 // S’mores Mini Dippers – Kevin & Amandas Recipes    ROW 5: Spiced Chai Honey Roasted Cashews – Leaf Parade // Spiced Holiday Pralines – The New York Times // Torrone – Food52



ROW 1: Apple Cider & Cheddar Soft Pretzels – Wallflower Girl // Black Tea Mini Crackers – Gourmet Persuasian // Cheddar and Asiago Poppyseed Crackers – PDXfoodlove    ROW 2: Chex Party Mix – raisin&fig // Crispy Parmesan Wasabi Soybeans – Brooklyn Farm Girl // Curry-Lime Roasted Peanuts – So hungry i could blog    ROW 3: Five Spice Maple Pumpkin Seeds – GI 365 // Fried Herbed Almonds – Cook Like a Champion    ROW 4: Herb Roasted Almonds – a house in the hills // Oven Dried Cranberry and Orange Peel Salt – The Chef’s Wife // Roasted Potato Chips – Mia Loves Pretty    ROW 5: Rosemary Garlic Popcorn – My Food Diary // Salt and Pepper Bagel Chips – plentytude // Salt Roasted Chestnuts – my blue&white kitchen



ROW 1: Cranberry Vanilla Vodka – Baking Bites // Bloody Mary Gift Set – almost makes perfect // Ginger Citrus Infused Rum – Vegetarian Ventures    ROW 2: Ginger Beer – Beantown Baker // Cocktail Bitters – How Sweet It Is // Sweet and Sour Mix – She Knows    ROW 3: Irish Cream – Design*Sponge // Kahlua – Liv Life    ROW 4: Limoncello – Desserts With Benefits // Amaretto – cooking ala mel // Peppermint Schnapps – The Boys Club    ROW 5: Pomegranate Tequila – Family Spice // Spiced Rum – One Martini at a Time // Spiced Pear Vodka – One Martini at a Time

  • Jessica

    December 9, 2013 at 9:43 am Reply

    What a great roundup of recipes. Thanks for sharing my infused spirits!

  • Amy@OldSweetSong

    December 9, 2013 at 10:26 am Reply

    I’m the same way. I always have big plans and rarely pull the off. I think I just like looking at the recipes.

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    December 9, 2013 at 10:34 am Reply

    Such a great roundup of snacks I just want to eat all day long! 🙂 Thanks for including my Crispy Parmesan Wasabi Soybeans. Have a great week!

  • Acanthus Nichole

    December 9, 2013 at 10:48 am Reply

    you are absolutely the best at compiling good recipes for snacks, drinks, etc. These look amazing and I can always count on you as my go-to recipe gal!!

  • Sarah | The Sugar Hit

    December 10, 2013 at 4:46 am Reply

    Oh man, now I feel epically disorganised. I have not even started shopping yet, let along BAKING GIFTS! I keep eating all the cookies I bake.

  • Aimee / Wallflower Girl

    December 10, 2013 at 9:42 am Reply

    Wow, great list! I don’t think there is even one thing on here that doesn’t sound completely delicious to me. And thank you for sharing my apple cider pretzels 🙂

  • Maria Lee

    August 10, 2014 at 3:30 am Reply

    Love this roundup post and thanks for featuring my roast potato chips 🙂

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