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Homemade Food Gifts

As families try to save money and make time to do things together over the holidays, homemade (healthy!) food gifts may be a great idea for giving. Check these out! ~Alice Henneman, registered dietitian and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator

Homemade Holiday Beverage Mix Gifts. Check out all the videos from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension at

Chili from a mix in a jar. Make this yummy soup or give it as a gift from this mix in a jar recipe.

These cookies are made from a homemade "recipe in a jar" mix. Give the cookies as a gift or give the "recipe in a jar" mix as a gift.They taste terrific! Got a text from my friend who made them: "OMG - the Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are fantastic!!"

Snowman Snacking! Not exactly a gift, but certainly a cheery snack to offer to bring to a holiday party. The "face" holds the dip.

Homemade Trail Mix. Give a gift of your favorite trail mix. This mix has red & green holiday colors with dry roasted, unsalted pistachios & almonds plus dried cranberries in an amount to fill my container. As different nuts maintain quality for various storage times, you might attach a label with this information: To keep this trail mix as fresh as possible, store it in the refrigerator for up to one month. For longer storage, transfer to a freezer bag and store up to a year in the freezer.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Candy Hot Cocoa Mix ... recipes for this beverage mix and more on this webpage

French Vanilla Coffee Mix ... recipes for this and more beverage mixes on this webpage.

Spiced Tea Mix. Sweet & spicy ... recipes for this and more on this webpage

Homemade Beverage Mix Sampler Set - Make up a bath of each of the mixes and then divide into sampler gifts for several friends. (And ... keep some for yourself!) Place in small zip top bags in a holiday mug along with a copy of the recipes for each found on this webpage.

Country Chili Mix ... nice to give as a gift or just enjoy yourself!

California Walnut Granola ... great for holiday gifts. Link includes several other food gift ideas and recipes.

Recipes for these beverage mixes and more holiday links & materials

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie Mix ... delicious!

Mint Candy Coffee Mix made from homemade beverage mix ... great to give as a gift