20 Recipes for Holiday Gifts

A collection of recipes for your holiday baking gifts! Including Toffee, barks, fudge and of course, cookies. 

One of my favorite gifts to give to family, friends and neighbors has always been baked goods. Even as a teenager, I hosted Christmas baking parties where we would bake cookies to give to our family and friends. I have continued the tradition throughout the years and decided to put together a collection of some of our favorites.

The first two recipes are classics. Recipes that I used to make at each Christmas cookie party while I was growing up.

Three Ingredient Fudge: This was my grandma’s classic recipe and it isn’t Christmas without it!

This super easy 3 ingredient chocolate fudge is pure chocolate decadence and a Christmas staple in our home.

No Bake Cookies: This gift giving classic is always a hit with everyone! And there is no baking involved! How great is that?

No Bake Cookies

Barks and toffees are another one of my favorite things to include in holiday baking gifts because they travel well and are beyond easy to make.

Dark Chocolate Potato Chip Bark: Literally TWO ingredients for salty sweet perfection.

Peppermint Pretzel Bark: All the salty, sweet goodness of the potato chip bark but with the added Christmas touch of peppermint!

Saltine Coffee Toffee: Everyone’s favorite saltine toffee with a twist for coffee lovers!

Saltine Coffee Toffee

Gingersnap Toffee: Like the saltine toffee, but made with gingersnap cookies.

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle: Muffin mix makes this cookie brittle a breeze to make!

Browned Butter Cookie Brittle

Of course a holiday baking gift would not be complete without cookies. And have I got some for you!

Fudgy Brownie Cookies: By far the easiest and most popular cookie recipe on the blog!

Brownie Mix Cookies are a delicious combination of two easy dessert recipes; brownies and cookies! They come together in a snap and are always a crowd pleaser. 

White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha Cookies: One of my favorite coffee drinks rolled into a cookie!

Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Cookies

Dark Chocolate Chip & Biscoff Cookies: Like dark chocolate? Like cookie butter? You’ll LOVE these cookies!

Biscoff and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brownies and Bars are also always a great addition to a holiday basket.

Mint Truffle Brownies: Mint and Chocolate are quintessential Christmas flavors!

Mint Truffle Brownies

Christmas Blondies: The name says it all, these are perfect for Christmas!

These Christmas Blondies are chewy and full of white chocolate and dried cranberries for that perfect sweet and tart combo!

Nutella Rolo Blondies: Nutella and Caramel lovers will devour these!

Nutella Rollo Blondies are the perfect bar for chocolate, hazelnut & caramel lovers. Traditional blondies with a center of nutella and chopped rolos candies

We can’t forget flavored popcorns! They are ALWAYS a hit! But you don’t need to buy a tin of premade popcorn, you can do it yourself. Here are a few of my favorites, both sweet and savory:

Cinnamon Christmas Popcorn: Perfect treat to keep with the Christmas spirit

Cinnamon Christmas Popcorn with white chocolate, cinnamon candies and sprinkles will be your new favorite holiday treat. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and makes a perfect gift too! 

White Chocolate Churro Popcorn: My Disneyland Churro lovin’ kiddos go crazy for this recipe!

Peanut Buttercup S’mores Popcorn: Is perfect for all of the peanut butter fans in your life!

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Popcorn - one heck of a salty/sweet snack. It is loaded with popcorn, peanut butter cups, marshmallows, graham cereal and chocolate.

Sweet n’ Spicy BBQ Popcorn: This popcorn seasoned with BBQ seasoning and jalapenos, is perfect for your family and friends that love game day snacking

Sweet n' Spicy BBQ Popcorn is the perfect game day snack! Popcorn drizzled with jalapeño butter and sprinkled with BBQ seasoning and a pinch of brown sugar.

Herb Butter Popcorn: Fancy things up a bit with this Popcorn topped with fried herb butter.

Want to jazz up everyone's favorite movie snack? Butter fried sage and thyme make this Herb Butter Popcorn perfect for movie night. 

Finally, let’s talk truffles. Truffles always add a little decadence and elegance to a holiday basket:

Chocolate Malt Truffles: A classic for a reason!

Mint Cookie Truffles: An easy no-bake recipe with Oreo cookies!

Mint Cookie Truffles

How to put together the perfect holiday treat gift:

Sure a plate of cookies or truffles is good, but my absolute favorite thing to do is make several! I put together a couple of different cookies, a bark or two, a brownie, truffles and fudge. Your family and friends will LOVE it! Trust me!

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    December 7, 2018 at 8:06 am

    These all look so good! Great for the Holidays!

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    December 5, 2018 at 9:27 am

    These would disappear in our house! I love these so much!!!

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    Melanie Bauer
    December 4, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    These are absolutely great recipes! I’d love to try these, it’s just perfect specially for holidays!

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    December 3, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I’ll take one of each, please! They all look perfect for gift-giving!

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    December 3, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    I always say food is the best holiday gift, and now I don’t have to make the same old thing every time. I really like those mini cookie truffles!

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    December 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    This is just in time for the big holiday!!

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