Five on Friday: DIY Holiday Food Gifts with Our Bloggers’ Connection

December 25, 2015 | By | Comments (0)

Join us each month as we round up our favorite seasonal posts from the Cooking Light Bloggers’ Connection.

This month’s theme is holiday food gifts, and these healthy homemade recipes are sure to please the tastebuds of your loved ones.

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Salted Chocolate Almond Haystacks: You only need 3 ingredients and 20 minutes to whip up a batch of these bad boys. Cook Eat Paleo unites toasted almonds, chocolate chips, and coarse salt for a quick and easy crunchy treat your friends and family will never forget.

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Moroccan Spiced Walnuts: Indulge in a triple hit of sweet, salty and spicy flavors. This delicious and nutritious gift from Mom’s Kitchen Handbook is high in healthy Omega-3 fats, protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Bonus: If you make your own spice mix, you’ll have leftovers to experiment with in the kitchen. Give some, keep some—it’s a win-win.

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Homemade Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies: Here’s a timeless classic that suits many diets as it’s grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free. These cookies from The Healthy Apple are truly a treat all can enjoy.  

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Homemade Concord Grape Jelly: You know what they say… When life gives you grapes make jelly! With less sugar than store bought options, this spread from Taste and Sprout is a present that will please. Because, who doesn’t love a good ol’ PB&J sammie?

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Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Truffles: This dessert is easy to make and delightful to share. Warm hits of bourbon lend a welcome coziness to this decadent bite from spabettie. Your friends and family will swoon over this rich chocolate and smooth caramel truffle.

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