Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzels

White chocolate covered pretzels

Easy chocolate covered pretzels are a crowd favorite homemade food gift. The sweet salty combination is a “to die for” classic! I feel kind of silly sharing this recipe because it’s not even really a recipe. It’s melting some chocolate in the microwave and dipping pretzels in it. That’s it, that’s the whole recipe. But I make them every Christmas, … Read More

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bon Bons

coconut bon bons

No-bake chocolate coconut bon bons are the perfect holiday treat. You can make them ahead of time and they don’t need to be refrigerated! The other day my little nephew told me that “Almond Joy’s were his favorite candy because they are chocolate and coconut and they have a peanut inside!” Learning nut names is hard. Luckily making these no-bake … Read More

10 Easy Homemade Food Gifts

10 Easy Homemade Food Gifts

10 easy homemade gifts and packaging ideas for everyone on your holiday gift list this season. Nothing says “I love you” (or at least “I like you somewhat) like homemade. Chocolate caramel corn-sweet and salty homemade chocolate caramel corn is the perfect big batch homemade food gift. Make one pan and have several gifts ready to go! How to package: … Read More

Homemade Food Gift: Chocolate Caramel Corn

homemade chocolate caramel corn

Sweet and salty homemade chocolate caramel corn is the perfect big batch homemade food gift. Make one pan and have several gifts ready to go! Anybody ever get those giant tins of popcorn for Christmas? Like the ones with like 3 or 4 different kinds of flavored popcorn. Someone my grandpa knew always got him one of those big tins … Read More

Homemade Food Gift: Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Bark

peanut butter bark

Sweet and salty peanut butter bark is the perfect easy homemade food gift for the peanut butter lovers in your life! Chocolate and peanut butter swirled together and studded with all kinds of sweet and salty goodness! Bark is one of the easiest but well loved homemade food gifts. If you have about 15 minutes and you know how to … Read More

Sweet and Crunchy Caramel Corn

Sweet and salty caramel corn

Sweet and crunchy caramel corn is the perfect thing to whip up on a crisp fall afternoon. This recipe makes a ton of caramel corn so there is plenty to share! What is it about chilly fall mornings that makes me want to make caramel.  Fall and caramel go together like peas and carrots.  Actually, peas and carrots together are … Read More

Homemade Vanilla Extract

pour vodka over the split vanilla beans

Homemade vanilla extract requires only 2 ingredients and a little bit of time. It’s easy to make and cheaper than buying the real thing! Click here to get free labels for your homemade vanilla extract! I always see homemade vanilla recipes out during Christmas time.  It makes a wonderful gift.  However, it takes 2-3 months of sitting in your cupboard … Read More

Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sauce

Honey Peanut Butter Sauce

Honey peanut butter ice cream sauce is the perfect thing warmed and poured over ice cream or as a sweet dip for apples. This honey peanut butter sauce tastes like peanut butter fudge poured in a jar. Pretty much because it is peanut butter fudge poured into a jar. Keep a jar in your fridge for your ice cream sundae … Read More

Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot Fudge Sauce

Thick, rich old-fashioned hot fudge sauce is delicious poured over ice cream, especially paired with salted caramel sauce, sprinkles and a cherry of course! Hot fudge sauce is thick, creamy and doesn’t taste plastic-y at all. It seems like maybe a little bit intimidating because what we’re going to do is make a ganache. But like an easy ganache. Ganache … Read More

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

This decadent, creamy homemade salted caramel sauce is easy to make (only about 15 minutes) and takes only 5 ingredients. Perfect poured over ice cream or drizzled over apples! One of the great benefits of making things from scratch is that they taste SO MUCH BETTER than store bought.  While I can appreciate a store bought caramel sauce because really, … Read More