Giftable Treats for Christmas
With just a few common ingredients and a microwave
you can make this simple but delicious gift.
Gift this addictive snack mix in a sweet handmade container that the kids can leave out for Santa's hungry helpers.
Line a homemade paper cone with wax paper and seal with a decorative closure.
Brownie Bite Boxes
Whats better than getting a present topped with a pretty ribbon? Giving a mouthwatering chocolate-coated treat with an edible bow on top!
Wrap the brownie bites in foil candy wrappers and gift them in small cloth bags decorated with sequins.
This video shows you how to make candy bar critters.
Cupcakes in a Jar
Small straight-sided jars work best for this fun gift idea.
Cut a piece of muslin about 2" wider than your jar top, embellish with a rubber stamp design of your choice, and let dry. Place the muslin on the top of the sealed jar and use twine to secure.
Sweet & Salty Cookie Cups
Store-bought sugar-cookie dough makes these treats a breeze to prepare.
To keep them safe in transport, bundle your tasty sweets in a decorative box.
The more the merrier when it comes to these adorable Frosty look-alikes. Tie a bunch of them together and you've got a jolly Christmas bouquet.
Fill small milk bottles with white paper shreds and stand snowman pops in glass. Wrap with cellophane for safe transport.
Originally published in the December 2011 issue of Parents magazine.