Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

The season's best recipes are the ones that double as gifts — especially when you pair them with clever packaging ideas. More ideas: http://www.midwestliving.com/food/holiday/homemade-food-gifts/
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Think you hate fruitcake? You might change your mind after eating our candy version. Sprinkle walnuts plus mixed dried fruit (apricots, cherries, raisins, etc.) on chocolate bark. More fun ideas for topping chocolate bark: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/9-fun-ways-to-top-chocolate-bark-candy/

9 Fun Ways to Top Chocolate Bark Candy

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The Turtle: Who can resist a chocolate-caramel combo? Top your chocolate bark with caramel nibs (found in the baking aisle) and toasted pecans. More fun chocolate bark topping ideas: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/9-fun-ways-to-top-chocolate-bark-candy/

9 Fun Ways to Top Chocolate Bark Candy

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Cute packaging idea for homemade Christmas candy! How-to: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/9-fun-ways-to-top-chocolate-bark-candy/?page=10

9 Fun Ways to Top Chocolate Bark Candy

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Chocolate bark with a kick! Top candy with smoked almonds and crushed dried ancho pepper. More fun bark topper ideas: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/9-fun-ways-to-top-chocolate-bark-candy/

9 Fun Ways to Top Chocolate Bark Candy

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The Berry Patch: Fruit and nuts make an irresistible combo. Put freeze-dried raspberries and toasted sliced almonds on top of your bark. More fun ideas for chocolate bark candy: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/9-fun-ways-to-top-chocolate-bark-candy/

9 Fun Ways to Top Chocolate Bark Candy

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Candy shop! 9 delicious ways to top chocolate bark candy: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/9-fun-ways-to-top-chocolate-bark-candy/

9 Fun Ways to Top Chocolate Bark Candy

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The Christmas Tree: Go red and green on your chocolate bark! Dried orange-flavor cranberries and pistachios give festive holiday color and flavor. More fun toppings for chocolate bark candy: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/9-fun-ways-to-top-chocolate-bark-candy/

9 Fun Ways to Top Chocolate Bark Candy

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The Gingerbread House: Get a double dose of ginger by topping your chocolate bark with gingerbread cookies and crystallized ginger. More fun chocolate bark topping ideas: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/9-fun-ways-to-top-chocolate-bark-candy/

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The Snack Aisle: All your favorite munchies in one candy! Top chocolate bark with pretzel twists, ridged potato chips and peanuts. More fun chocolate bark topper ideas: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/9-fun-ways-to-top-chocolate-bark-candy/

9 Fun Ways to Top Chocolate Bark Candy

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Caramel Almond Stars: These playful candies are sort of a mock turtle—all the texture and flavor minus the homemade caramel or fussy dipping. Recipe: http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/caramel-almond-stars/

Caramel Almond Stars

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The Macaroon: Give your chocolate bark a sweet-salty punch with toasted shredded coconut, toasted slivered almonds and sea salt. More fun ideas for topping chocolate bark candy: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/9-fun-ways-to-top-chocolate-bark-candy/

9 Fun Ways to Top Chocolate Bark Candy

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Great combos for easy bark candy: http://www.midwestliving.com/food/desserts/how-to-make-chocolate-bark-candy/

How to Make Chocolate Bark Candy

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Heavenly homemade food gifts: http://www.midwestliving.com/food/holiday/homemade-food-gifts/

35 Heavenly Homemade Food Gifts

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Great for food gifts and cookie exchanges! How to make a Scandinavian brownie with a Scandinavian straw topper: http://www.midwestliving.com/food/holiday/homemade-food-gifts/page/9/0

35 Heavenly Homemade Food Gifts

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Christmas Mice, so cute! Recipe: http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/appetizers-snacks/christmas-mice

Christmas Mice | Midwest Living

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White Christmas Cherry-Almond Fudge. Fudge in any flavor makes a classic holiday treat, but our white fudge dotted with dried cherries and toasted almonds looks especially festive. Recipe: http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/candy/white-christmas-cherry-almond-fudge

White Christmas Cherry-Almond Fudge

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Candy Cane Snack Mix: Fantastic for holiday gifts. More food gift ideas: http://www.midwestliving.com/food/holiday/homemade-food-gifts/

Candy Cane Snack Mix

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Santa's Delight Peppermint Bark, a super-easy Christmas treat that makes a great snack or food gift.

25 Holiday Peppermint Recipes

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Peanut Butter Fudge: Peanut butter pieces, marshmallow creme and chopped peanuts. Yum! Click here for more fudge recipes: http://www.midwestliving.com/food/holiday/10-fabulous-fudge-recipes/page/8/0

10 Fabulous Fudge Recipes

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Cheesy Tomato Snack Mix: Great Idea for a Christmas food gift!

Cheesy Tomato Snack Mix

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Cute idea for packaging holiday treats. Click for details + more food gift ideas!

35 Heavenly Homemade Food Gifts

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Baby Cheesecakes - Freeze up to a month!

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Fancy Peppermint Fudge - Creamy & Minty! Click here for more Christmas candies and treats: http://www.midwestliving.com/food/holiday/delectable-christmas-candies-and-treats/page/3/0

Fanciful Peppermint Fudge

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Fudge Variations — Classic or festive. Fanciful Peppermint Fudge recipe: http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/candy/fanciful-peppermint-fudge White Christmas Cherry-Almond Fudge recipe: http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/candy/white-christmas-cherry-almond-fudge Easy Fudge recipe: http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/candy/easy-fudge

35 Best Holiday Desserts

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Holiday Cranberry Syrup. Click here for more homemade food gifts: http://www.midwestliving.com/food/holiday/homemade-food-gifts/page/9/0

Holiday Cranberry Syrup

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