I absolutely love this time of the year for baking up a storm in the kitchen. The only issue is that the holidays also tend to be the busiest time with parties, winter recitals, and planning winter break schedules.

Make gift giving easy this year with any of these simple edible gifts. It’s a special way to spend time with your kids in the kitchen AND knock out a few delicious presents at the same time. Perfect for teachers, friends, care givers, teachers or grandparents – these gifts will leave a lasting impression, though I’m sure they’ll be gobbled up quickly.

Homemade Granola Packaged 3 Ways (via Say Yes to Hoboken) Granola is easy to make and this tutorial shows you 3 simple ideas to package them up for a festive gift presentation.

Honey Rosemary Cashews and Walnuts (via hello, Wonderful) Our quick recipe for delicious roasted nuts sweetened with honey and flavored with rosemary. This is what the kids and I are making this year as holiday gifts.

Hot Chocolate Gift (via Uproot from Oregon) This hot chocolate mix includes everything you need to make a warm cup of cocoa including marshmallows – just add milk!

Double Peppermint Crunch Bark (via Deliciously Yum) This easy bark recipe has double the minty flavor from the addition of peppermint M&M’s.

Chocolate Mint Fudge (via Grab Your Spork) It only takes 5 ingredients to make this super easy fudge recipe with a festive minty green center.

Classic Shortbread (via Food 4 Tots) I love making shortbread with my kids because it doesn’t get any easier than combining sugar, flour and butter. And it’s versatile to cut in many different shapes or for adding any of your favorite mix-in’s.

Toffee Triangles (via If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen) Your gift recipients will be dazzled with this elegant toffee bark, but the reality is that it’s simple to concoct using staples you probably already have in your pantry.

Cookie Mix (via Alida’s Kitchen) A cookie mix is perfectly presented in a jar so you can see all the fun layers. Kids will also love adding the colorful candies on top.

S’Mores Kit (via Twig and Thistle) Choosing a clear container is the most visually appealing for showing off the ingredients to this S’mores Kit – and the best part is there’s no baking or prep involved, simply assemble and you’re done.

Hot Chocolate on a Stick (via Tatertots & Jello) I’ve seen so many cute ways for making hot chocolate on a stick, but especially love the adorable free printable tag included in this recipe.

Take a look here for more holiday gift giving ideas.

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