8 Creative Holiday Treats to Make and Take to Your Neighbors

01 Dec 8 Creative Holiday Treats to Make and Take to Your Neighbors

Gingerbread HouseA sure sign of the holidays is a constant delightful aroma wafting from the kitchen. Fill your own kitchen with these delicious smells by whipping up some creative and delicious treats for each of your neighbors this holiday season. Be the best neighbor in town; stock your pantry and get baking, using some of these creative holiday treat ideas.

1. Cookie Mixes in a Jar


A really cute holiday gift is a collection of jars filled with your favorite cookie mixes. Layer each dry ingredient in the jar so that it looks nice, then slap a festive, homemade label on the outside with mixing and baking instructions.

2. Snowman Soup

Make your very own packets of snowman soup. You’ll need individual packets of hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows, Hershey’s kisses, small candy canes, and something to store these ingredients in. Deliver this cute mix with poem in a small, decorated mason jar or mug.

3. Frozen Cookie Dough

Mix up an extra batch of frozen cookie dough the next time you make cookies. Roll them into balls and put them in a decorative freezer safe bag or stuff the dough into a holiday-themed, tight-lidded tub.

4. Breads

Whether you make banana, zucchini, almond, cherry, white, wheat, or cinnamon, homemade bread is always a hit. Make mini loafs and wrap them in cellophane before delivering.

5. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks

These are a blast to make! You’ll need large pretzel sticks, high-quality chocolate for melting and dipping (white, milk, or dark chocolate work great for this), and sprinkles or candies for decorating. Dip the pretzel sticks in the melted chocolate of your choice, and then in the sprinkles. Wrap with cellophane and ribbon when dry.

6. Gingerbread House Kit

Fill a basket with the essentials for gingerbread houses. You’ll need homemade gingerbread or packages of graham crackers, stiff frosting in a bag, clean cardboard pieces for the base, and plenty of candy.

7. Spiced Nuts

Nuts are a great snack for the holidays, especially when spiced. You can flavor assorted nuts with your favorite seasonings, like cinnamon or toffee, and deliver them to neighbors in a cute, holiday canister.

8. Cookie Jigsaw Puzzle

The kids will love this one! Make a batch of sugar cookies and roll them out into a sheet pan. With a rolling cutter, cut the sheet of cookie dough into a jigsaw puzzle. Bake, then use frosting or food-coloring paint to draw a Christmas tree or another picture on the cookie slab. Mix up the pieces in a basket, and let your neighbors put the puzzle together before eating.
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