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12/09/2016 11:36 am ET

5 Gorgeous DIY Food Gifts No One Will Believe You Made

It’s easier than you may think to create delicious homemade gifts: Start with one of these pantry staples—honey, vanilla, or cocoa—for treats too tasty to keep to yourself.
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  • Honey-Glazed Ginger Nuts
    Here’s a delectable snack that can be customized to please just about anyone: You can use almonds, as we did here, or t
    Sheri Giblin/Offset
    Here’s a delectable snack that can be customized to please just about anyone: You can use almonds, as we did here, or try hazelnuts, pecans, or a combination of all three. Put a few handfuls in a clear bag and tie it with a pretty bow—and include the recipe, so your giftee won’t have to ask.

    Get the recipe: Honey-Glazed Ginger Nuts
  • Vanilla-Bourbon Cherries
    These sensational alternatives to store-bought maraschinos top off ice cream or cocktails perfectly. <br><br><a href="http://
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    These sensational alternatives to store-bought maraschinos top off ice cream or cocktails perfectly.

    Get the recipe: Vanilla-Bourbon Cherries
  • Vanilla-Lemon Cranberry Loaf
    Why give a fruitcake when you can deliver this fresh-baked goodie instead? It&rsquo;s much simpler to assemble, and wrapping
    Sheri Giblin/Offset
    Why give a fruitcake when you can deliver this fresh-baked goodie instead? It’s much simpler to assemble, and wrapping is a cinch: Add a simple sash of ribbon or fabric (we used felt and a pom-pom garland), and let the bread’s scrumptious texture show through.

    Get the recipe: Vanilla-Lemon Cranberry Loaf
  • Peppermint and Chocolate Truffles
    The key to creating impressive truffles? Staying cool. Double-chocolate ganache makes this version extra delicious but extra
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    The key to creating impressive truffles? Staying cool. Double-chocolate ganache makes this version extra delicious but extra melty, so frequently rinse your hands with cold water while working to minimize the mess.

    Get the recipe: Peppermint and Chocolate Truffles
  • Chocolate Marshmallows
    Give these cute cocoa stirrers a swirl. <br><br><a href="http://www.oprah.com/food/Chocolate-Marshmallows-Recipe" target="_bl
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    Give these cute cocoa stirrers a swirl.

    Get the recipe: Chocolate Marshmallows

Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison’s cookbook Batch is a guide to edible gifts of all kinds, from jam to jerky.



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