Edible Holiday Gifts to Make or Buy

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Chocolate Truffles
The white- and dark-chocolate dipped Gingerbread Truffles pictured here get a Christmassy flavor from allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. If you want ... more 
Photo by: Epicurious.com
Chocolate Truffles
The white- and dark-chocolate dipped Gingerbread Truffles pictured here get a Christmassy flavor from allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. If you want to make an assorted box, you could also try some of our other chocolate truffle recipes, including Robert Linxe's Chocolate Truffles, Caramel-Dark Chocolate Truffles with Fleur de Sel, chocolatier Jacques Torres's traditional Chocolate Truffles, and Balsamic Truffles.

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Recipes for a dozen edible gifts--including fudge, Cheddar shortbread, barbecue sauce, and macaroons--plus where to buy the best alternatives to homemade


by Megan O. Steintrager, Epicurious



If you are--or aspire to be--the type of DIY person who sees any holiday or birthday as an excuse to grab the candy thermometer, you'll love the Christmas gift recipes we've gathered here. They include top-rated and surprisingly easy chocolate-walnut cookies, your own "house barbecue sauce," and ten more treats. But if that old "what I'm making for dinner is restaurant reservations" joke is more your style, we've got you covered too. Each edible gift recipe is paired with an online source for a just-as-delectable treat. So whether you make it, buy it, or buy it and make believe you made it, your friends and family will be thrilled.




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