sweet & nutty gift ideas

Sweet & Nutty Gift Ideas

Has the thought of searching for that perfect gift sent you into denial that the Christmas holiday is fast approaching? My answer is yes. I just can’t get excited about the shopping this year. Let’s face it, nobody really needs anything I’m going to give them.

If you’re in the same state of mind, but still want to present offerings to the people you see this time of year, I suggest something sweet, nutty, or both. Check out the following recipes for ideas that are sure to please.

All you have to do is place the treats in a festive tin, mason jar, or a goodie bag or box with a pretty ribbon and you are all set!

Sweet & Spicy Pecans

Rich, buttery pecans, lightly sweetened with a hint of cinnamon and citrus, spiced with cayenne pepper. They are addictively good to snack on or toss in a salad.

sweet and nutty gift ideas


Rolled oats, coconut, almonds, and pecans are baked with maple syrup, coconut sugar, cardamom and cinnamon. This is a great choice because it’s on the healthier side, but still a treat. It’s a favorite with my mom friends.

sweet & nutty gift ideas

Peppermint Bark

Niece Nicole’s favorite. I use semi-sweet chocolate to balance the sweetness of the white chocolate in this classic confection.

sweet & nutty gift ideas


These are my most requested treat every year. They are also a close second to peppermint bark for being the easiest to make. If you have a chocolate and peanut butter fan on your list, look no further.

sweet & nutty gift ideas

Aunt Dolly’s Fudge

Simple, delicous, chocolate fudge. Add toasted nuts or crushed candy canes for variety or get creative and come up with your own additions.

Aunt Louise’s Amazing Caramel Corn!

Otherwise charmingly referred to as “crack”. I don’t think Auntie Louise would approve of that term, but I can’t stop fans of this sweet, slightly salty, crunchy deliciousness from calling it that.

Peanut Butter Crunch Toffee

A little extra effort and attention is needed to make buttery, crunchy toffee, but it’s well worth it. Your friends will think you’re a superstar.

peanut butter crunch toffee

Spiced Hazelnuts

Smoky, spicy, with just a hint of sweetness, these hazelnuts are always welcome with nut lovers.

sweet & nutty gift ideas

Dark Chocolate Truffles

For the true chocoholics in your life. Make their holiday extra special with smooth, rich chocolate truffles flavored with their favorite liquer.

sweet & nutty gift ideas

Have fun and head on over to my community, Recipes & Ramblings, to show us what you’re making!

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.

Janice Maeditere

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