Every year, I find myself wanting to add a little something ‘extra’ to some of my Christmas gifts. I love making homemade gifts, and somehow I always end up choosing super easy chocolate ones.
And when I say easy, I really mean easy.
So today I decided to do something a little different with this round-up of some of my favourite bloggers’ easy peasy homemade chocolate gifts. I included one or two slightly more involved recipes, just because they were so beautiful, but most of these can be made in barely more than 15 minutes.
what I usually do is package my chocolate gifts in a simple cellophane gift bag and tie it up with a pretty ribbon and gift tag. Goes down well every time!
1 First up are some very Christmas-y no bake peanut butter balls from the wonderful Meggan at Culinary Hill. I guess you could give them as they are or make them into snowmen like in this gorgeous picture:
2 Next are these simple chocolate ganache truffles from Nagi at Recipe Tin Eats. Now Nagi is one special gal. I guarantee this is a good recipe, because every one this girl posts is nothing short of top class. And look at this beauty of a photo!
3 Allie from Baking a Moment NEVER fails to impress me with her beautiful baking creations. Who wouldn’t want to receive these raspberry meringue sandwiches with whipped dark chocolate ganache filling as a gift?
7 Now for one of my favourite chocolate Christmas gift ideas from one of my favourite bloggers. It’s Naughty and Nice cookies from the hilarious Lorraine at Not Quite Nigella. She’s a talented cook, storyteller and photographer and you can always rely on her to come up with something a bit different.
10 And last but (I hope) not least, one from Yours Truly – beautifully simple chocolate rocks. Just stir nuts into chocolate, drop onto baking paper and leave to set.
11 Oh, OK then. One more from me. Just in case you missed it, I recently posted this super easy peanut butter cups recipe. Pile them into a jar, tie with a ribbon, and you’ve got a perfect little last-minute gift.
So there you are. Now you’ve got no excuse not to impress your friends and family this Christmas with a homemade gift. Let me know if you give any of them a go!