While you’re preparing for the holidays at our Delray Beach, FL apartments, take the time to brainstorm some gift ideas. Review our list of DIY edible gifts for holiday party hosts for inspiration!
#1 Chocolate Tortoises
This cute treat has chocolatier level elegance, yet it’s simple enough to make at home. You will need 48 roasted and salted cashews, 12 soft caramels, 12 toasted pecan halves, 12 toasted hazelnuts, and 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Assemble your tortoises on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Use the cashews as the tortoises’ legs, the hazelnut as the head, and the caramels at the body. Bake the tortoises for 6 to 8 minutes. Once the tortoises have cooled, dollop 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate onto the caramel. Then, place a pecan on top of the chocolate to make the shell.
#2 Puppy Chow
Elevate your edible gift with hazelnut puppy chow. Also known as reindeer food, this is the perfect holiday treat! It’s easy to make in bulk quickly. You will need 1 box of toasted rice cereal, 1 stick of unsalted butter, 3 cups of confectioners’ sugar, 13 ounces of Nutella, 4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, and 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder. Melt the combination of hazelnut spread, butter, and chocolate. Pour the cereal in to a large bowl. Then pour the melted mixture over the cereal and stir until evenly coated. Coat the cereal with the sugar and cocoa until evenly coated.
#3 Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix
Another simple and seasonal treat is this pumpkin seed trail mix. This is a healthy snack your host can keep in the office or take on a hike for some nourishment on a long day. You will need 1 cup of raw pumpkin seeds, coarse salt, ½ cup of whole toasted almonds, ¼ cup of candied ginger, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, ½ cup of large unsweetened coconut flakes, and ½ cup of dried cranberries. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Toast pumpkin seeds with salt and olive oil for 8 minutes. Combine the toasted pumpkin seeds with the remaining ingredients and store it in a mason jar.
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