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Sugar And Spice: Ideas For Edible Gifts This Holiday Season

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Everyone has the hard-to buy-for friend or family member. What do you buy someone who has everything? If you are feeling a little crafty or trying to save some money this holiday season, consider gifting food. Here are some unique options that will add some sugar and spice to the people you love.

Coffee Cupcakes

I can’t think of a cuter gift for a co-worker. Baked in a paper coffee cup, these coffee-flavored cupcakes with icing will be a welcome addition this holiday season. The best part: they are very easy to transport. Photo and recipe by HGTV.ccom

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Cranberry Honey Butter

cranberry_butterWant to be unique? If you’re afraid you’ll just add to someone’s tons of other food offerings during the holidays, this one is different. I would have never considered making a homemade butter with cranberries, honey and grated orange peel. The thing to consider when making it is it’s good for two weeks or you can freeze it for up to three months. Photo and recipe by HGTV.com

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Holiday Breakfast Box

breakfast_boxI love the idea of a box full of breakfast items to make a hectic person’s life a little easier during the busy season. This link includes recipes for cardamom-pear butter and spiced cinnamon biscuits, but you could customize it with scones or baked goods from a local bakery and your favorite coffee. Photo and recipe by HGTV.com

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Coconut Hot Chocolate Spoons

chocolate_spoonsWith an empty ice cube tray, some lollipop wrappers and some plastic spoons you can create a special treat that both adults and children will love. When stirred into hot milk will turn into a unique hot cocoa, perfect for a cold winter day. Photo and recipe by HGTV.com

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Striped Chocolate Popcorn

striped_popcornHomemade gourmet popcorn is fabulous!! A few ingredients and your microwave is all you need for this easy recipe. Photo and recipe by tasteofhome.com

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Easy Peppermint Fudge

easy_peppermint_fudgeWhether you are skilled in the kitchen or not, this recipe is for you. The Pioneer Woman says this recipe is ‘impossibly easy’ and she’s right. All you need is regular chocolate chips, a can of sweetened condensed milk and some crushed peppermint candies. Photo and recipe by pioneerwoman.com

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Creamy Caramels

caramelsIndividually wrapped candies would be the perfect gift to include in a festive holiday tin. Make sure you have a candy thermometer handy to make sure you get them cooked to the soft ball stage so they will be the perfect consistency. Photo and recipe by tasteofhome.com

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