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Tips & Techniques

Holiday Gift Ideas

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Looking for creative gift ideas for this Holiday Season? Prepare these delicious recipes and package them up for neighbors, friends or holiday guests.
Hazelnut Caramel Sauce

Hazelnut Caramel Sauce

Here is a delicious gift idea that everyone will love: creamy, caramel sauce with a unique hint of hazelnuts. It's so easy to make, but delivers such a rich taste. For the perfect gift, pour the sauce into a pretty milk bottle or glass jar, add a ribbon and festive tag with a special note or recommended usage on ice cream, fruit, or cakes!

Mocha Peanut and Cashew Brittle

Mocha Peanut and Cashew Brittle

With a hint of coffee and chocolate this peanut and cashew brittle has layers of flavor. It's perfect for the holidays and adds elegance to any candy dish.

TIP: Put the brittle in a festive box with tissue paper and you will have the perfect gift to bring to a holiday party or to give to your co-workers.

Holiday Marshmallow Stirrers

Holiday Marshmallow Stirrers

Do you have a last minute gift exchange? These Holiday Marshmallow Stirrers are fun and easy to make! Ask the kids to help you prepare these whimsical treats for use in hot cocoa, coffee and other holiday drinks. Package them up in a festive holiday mug, along with some hot cocoa and you'll be sure to impress.

CARNATION® Famous Fudge

CARNATION® Famous Fudge

The reviews are in! This five-star recipe makes an unforgettably delectable holiday gift – one family, friends, and hard to shop for loved ones won't soon forget. And with easy variations, you can make all one variety or give them a sample pack of milk chocolate, butterscotch, or peanutty chocolate fudge.  

Coffee Alfajores

Coffee Alfajores

These butter cookie sandwiches with a dulce de leche filling are divine! Caramelizing sweetened condensed milk gives the filling richness, and rolling the finished sandwich cookies in coconut and nuts makes them pretty. A great recipe for teachers' gifts or cookie exchanges.

Chilean Christmas Fruitcake

Chilean Christmas Fruitcake

Chilean Christmas Fruitcake is a special Christmas dessert. This sweet cakelike bread is laced with nuts, spices and candied fruit. It is traditionally eaten by Chileans while presents are opened on Christmas day, but Argentines enjoy a similar Christmas bread called pan dulce.  It's the perfect gift to bring to a Christmas celebration or wrap one up and put it under the tree for someone special.

Mini Pumpkin Cranberry Breads

Mini Pumpkin Cranberry Breads

Mini Pumpkin Cranberry Breads are perfect for snacking and easy to make, too. These colorful mini-breads are excellent for holiday gift giving.

Chocolate Bonbons (Brigadeiros)

Chocolate Bonbons (Brigadeiros)

Chocolate Bonbons (Brigadeiros) are named after famous 1940s Brazilian Air Force brigadier and chocoholic, Eduardo Gomes. These delectable, soft chocolate candies are easy to make. Children love eating and making these treats, so let them help shape the chocolate mixture into balls and roll them in multi-colored or chocolate sprinkles.