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22 Food Gifts You Can Make in a Jiffy (Even if You've Only Got an Hour!)

If you’re eschewing the more commercial aspects of the holiday season, or you just love making, food gifts are always a good idea.

Here are 22 to make for any holiday gifting—and which to embark on depending on how much time you’ve got on your hands: an hour or less (below), an afternoon, or a whole day.

If you’ve got an hour (or less!)

Salt, sugar, and spice blends

6 Homemade Spice, Salt, and Sugar Blends to Keep Within Reach
6 Homemade Spice, Salt, and Sugar Blends to Keep Within Reach
by Caroline Lange

Sweet or savory, these sugar and spice blends are quick, easy, and endlessly customizable based on your tastes (or what you’ve already got in your pantry).

Spicy sauce

Torrisi's Spicy Sauce (The Instant Holiday Gift)
Torrisi’s Spicy Sauce (The Instant Holiday Gift)
by Kristen Miglore

Simply assemble, blend, and enjoy this peppery Sriracha-esque sauce on everything.

Infused honey

The World's Easiest Edible Gift is Infused Honey
The World’s Easiest Edible Gift is Infused Honey
by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

Okay, so technically this honey takes about two weeks to infuse. But! You can still make it in under an hour, then simply add “ready to eat on [date two weeks from now]” on your gift tag.

Curry powder

How to Make Madras Curry Powder from (Mostly) Whole Spices
How to Make Madras Curry Powder from (Mostly) Whole Spices
by Michelle Peters – Jones

If sugar or salt blends aren’t going to cut it, mix up a unique curry powder.

Cookies & Cream Bark

How to Make Cookies and Cream Bars at Home
How to Make Cookies and Cream Bars at Home
by Sarah Jampel

Two ingredients. Not just for Halloween!

Tapenade

How to Make Tapenade Without a Recipe
How to Make Tapenade Without a Recipe
by Hannah Petertil

The best recipes aren’t recipes. The best tapenade is gifted tapenade.

if you’ve got an afternoon

Mario Batali’s grandma’s biscotti

Grandma Batali's Biscotti, For Eating While You Open Presents
Grandma Batali’s Biscotti, For Eating While You Open Presents
by Mario Batali

You know it’s going to be good.

Spicy, chocolate-covered tortilla chips (!)

The Perfect DIY Host Gift: Spicy Chocolate-Covered Tortilla Chips
The Perfect DIY Host Gift: Spicy Chocolate-Covered Tortilla Chips
by Jessica Murnane

An unexpectedly perfect spicy-sweet-crunchy combo.

Grenadine

Jeffrey Morgenthaler's DIY Grenadine
Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s DIY Grenadine
by Kristen Miglore

Pro tip: Save a little money by skipping the orange flower water, and by juicing your own pomegranates.

Marshmallows

Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Marshmallows
Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Marshmallows
by Erin McDowell

A little bit of an intense process, but fun in a science-meets-magic way.

Italian grape jam

Sugarless Grape Jam (Scrucchiata)
Sugarless Grape Jam (Scrucchiata)
by Emiko

Two words: ONE ingredient. Five more words: Syrupy, dense, and sugar-free!

Fennel seed crackers

Homemade Fennel Seed Crackers
Homemade Fennel Seed Crackers
by Elodie Bellegarde

Pair them with a cheese (or the tapenade above!) for the perfect host gift.

Dragées

Making Dragées with Liddabit Sweets
Making Dragées with Liddabit Sweets
by Liddabit Sweets

Do not be intimidated by the fancy name (it’s pronounced “druh-ZHAYS”). These are seriously snackable sweet treats that are best shared freshly-made.

Bitters sugar cubes

Carey Nershi's Angostura Sugar Cubes for Champagne Cocktails
Carey Nershi’s Angostura Sugar Cubes for Champagne Cocktails
by Kristen Miglore

The perfect finishing touch for Champagne cocktails. Just in time for toasting in the New Year!

Peanut butter cups

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
by Carey Nershi

Try using dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate; sprinkle the tops with a little sea salt or cayenne; or make them vegan by using dairy-free chocolate, vegan sugar, and, instead of butter, coconut oil.

if you’ve got a day or so

Fresh mozzarella

How to Make Mozzarella
How to Make Mozzarella
by Kristy Mucci

Can you imagine pulling apart a hunk of still-warm mozzarella?!… Sadly I have to, because no one has ever gifted me amazing homemade cheese.

Fresh farfalle

Homemade Farfalle
Homemade Farfalle
by Linda

There is nothing more comforting than pasta. And for farfalle, no pasta-making machine required!

Chocolate caramels

Chocolate Caramels
Chocolate Caramels
by Samantha Seneviratne | Love, Cake

Chocolate + caramel = the best of both dessert worlds.

Peppermint chocolate bark

Triple Chocolate Bark
Triple Chocolate Bark
by sarah kieffer | the vanilla bean blog

A holiday classic. The multiple chocolate layers are worth the wait.

‘nog

Eggnog Any Which Way, Even for Those Who Claim to Not like It
Eggnog Any Which Way, Even for Those Who Claim to Not like It
by Caroline Lange

Another holiday classic—with suggestions for various booze + sweetener pairings. Try ‘em all.

Homemade Cheez-its

How to Make Homemade Cheez-Its
How to Make Homemade Cheez-Its
by Samantha Seneviratne | Love, Cake

A favorite childhood afternoon snack. (Speaking of, kids might enjoy helping to cut the dough or poking a hole in each square.)

Homemade oreos

How to Make Homemade Oreos
How to Make Homemade Oreos
by buttermeupbk

Another childhood favorite—with an optional bourbon-licious adult upgrade.

What are your favorite, last-minute, DIY food gifts? Take to the comments.

This article originally appeared on December 22, 2016. We’re re-running it now because, uh, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and perhaps you just haven’t gotten around to getting a gift yet?

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