Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

A collection of the very best homemade Christmas food gifts – with everything from truffles, rocky road, fudge, chocolate bark, homemade Baileys, kids treats and more! 

Images of Christmas desserts and recipes that can be given as homemade gifts.

With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better time to start whipping up some delicious homemade gifts for family, friends, neighbours and teachers (… but don’t forget to keep some for yourself too!). 

 

Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Click on any of the recipes below to be taken directly to the full printable recipe.

 

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

Make a batch of everyone’s favourite cheeky Christmas drink and bottle it up for boozy little Christmas gifts.

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream Recipe
Make your own Homemade Baileys Irish Cream in less than 2 minutes and with only 6 basic ingredients. The perfect homemade gift for family and friends.
5 from 5 votes
Two filled bottles with handwritten labels attached.

 

Chocolate Christmas Puddings

If you’re running short on time and need a quick little gift, then these Christmas puddings are just what you need! Made from store-bought chocolate Royals marshmallow cookies, they take just a few minutes to whip up.

Chocolate Christmas Puddings Recipe
The easiest little Chocolate Christmas Puddings made from chocolate royals biscuits, white chocolate, spearmint leaves and jaffas. 
5 from 1 vote
The easiest little Chocolate Christmas Puddings made from chocolate royals biscuits, white chocolate, spearmint leaves and jaffas. 

 

4 Ingredient Christmas Fudge

A sweet and simple festive fudge that looks as good as it tastes!

4 Ingredient Microwave Christmas Fudge Recipe
The easiest 5 ingredient Microwave Salted Caramel Fudge recipe!! Super quick and totally delicious!
5 from 2 votes
A super simple 4 ingredient microwave Christmas fudge recipe made from white chocolate, condensed milk, cranberries and pistachios... ready in less than 5 minutes!!

 

White Chocolate Rocky Road

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without a batch (or 5!) of rocky road… and this white chocolate variation is absolutely perfect.

White Chocolate Rocky Road Recipe
A deliciously simple 5 ingredient White Chocolate Rocky Road recipe made with marshmallows, turkish delight and pistachios.
5 from 2 votes
A deliciously simple 4 ingredient White Chocolate Rocky Road recipe made with marshmallows, turkish delight and pistachios.

 

Gingerbread Recipe

Make a batch of our easy gingerbread, place it into cellophane bags and tie with a ribbon for a cute little gift.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Recipe
The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 
5 from 3 votes
The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 

 

3 Ingredient Shortbread

Our famous shortbread recipe is so simple! Cut it into your favourite Christmas shapes for a sweet little homemade Christmas food gift.

3 Ingredient Shortbread Recipe Recipe
Our 3 ingredient shortbread recipe is the easiest shortbread you'll ever make... all you need is butter, plain flour and icing sugar!
5 from 3 votes
Our 3 ingredient shortbread recipe is the easiest shortbread you'll ever make... all you need is butter, plain flour and icing sugar!

 

Reindeer Noses

Your favourite little ones will love being given a bag of reindeer noses! Perfect for kindy or school friends!

Reindeer Noses

Reindeer Noses make the perfect homemade Christmas gift for friends and family! Simply add our super cute FREE printable labels to your gift bags and fill them with Maltesers and a Jaffa!
Reindeer Noses Recipe
Reindeer Noses make the perfect homemade Christmas gift for friends and family! Simply add our super cute FREE printable labels to your gift bags and fill them with Maltesers and a Jaffa!

 

Brownies In A Jar

This is one of our favourite Christmas homemade food gifts! Perfect for teachers and neighbours – and don’t forget our free printable labels!

Brownies in a Jar Recipe
'Brownies in a Jar' make the perfect homemade gift for a teacher, friend or neighbour. Includes a free printable recipe label gift tag. 
5 from 5 votes
Brownies in a Jar

 

Cookies In A Jar

Just like our ‘Brownies In A Jar’, these ‘Cookies In A Jar’ are quick and easy to prepare and   are the perfect gift on their own or as part of a hamper.

Cookies in a Jar Recipe
Our 'Cookies in a Jar' make a unique homemade gift for Christmas, birthdays or any special occasion. Includes a free printable recipe gift tag label.
5 from 4 votes
Our 'Cookies in a Jar' make a unique homemade gift for Christmas, birthdays or any special occasion. Includes a free printable recipe gift tag label.

Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls

These no-bake balls are always a winner – with kids and adults alike! Click through to see both the peppermint crisp and cherry ripe versions.

Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls | Peppermint Crisp Version Recipe
The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!
5 from 4 votes
The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

 

Christmas Mint Slice Balls

This sweet little gift also doubles as a decadent dessert – perfect for the true chocoholic.

Christmas Mint Slice Balls Recipe
Super simple 5 ingredient Christmas Mint Slice Balls made with cream cheese and Mint Slice biscuits... the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert or homemade gift! 
5 from 4 votes
These super simple Christmas Mint Slice Balls are made with cream cheese and Mint Slice biscuits - the perfect no-bake Christmas treat!

 

Peppermint Chocolate Slice

Our favourite no-bake chocolate slice topped with candy canes and M&Ms… a yummy little Christmas foodie gift.

Peppermint Chocolate Christmas Slice Recipe
The BEST No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Christmas Slice made with peppermint chocolate and decorated with candy canes and M&Ms!
5 from 3 votes
The BEST No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Christmas Slice made with peppermint chocolate and decorated with candy canes and M&Ms!

 

Christmas Reindeer Brownies

These sweet little brownies are great for end of year school parties or Kinder breakups!

Super Easy Christmas Reindeer Brownies Recipe
These cute-as-a-button and Christmas Reindeer Brownies are sure to be a hit at class Christmas parties and end of year celebrations! 
5 from 1 vote
These cute-as-a-button and super easy Christmas Reindeer Brownies are sure to be a hit at your class Christmas party or end of year Christmas celebration!

 

Pistachio & Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bark

This is a great recipe to whip up at the last minute… amongst the Christmas chaos!

Pistachio & Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe
A 10 minute Pistachio & Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bark made with just 3 ingredients... a deliciously decadent late night treat!
5 from 1 vote
A 10 minute Pistachio & Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bark made with just 3 ingredients... the perfect late night treat!

 

Christmas Shortbread, Raspberry & Chocolate Bark

Our festive chocolate bark makes a yummy gift for family, friends, neighbours and teachers!

Christmas Shortbread, Raspberry & Chocolate Bark Recipe
A simple no-bake Christmas Shortbread, Raspberry & Chocolate Bark that takes just 5 minutes to prepare (and even less to disappear!!). 
5 from 1 vote
A simple no-bake Christmas Shortbread, Raspberry & Chocolate Bark that takes just 5 minutes to prepare (and even less to disappear!!). 

 

Cherry Ripe Balls

It doesn’t get much more Christmassy than chocolate and cherries! 

Cherry Ripe Balls Recipe
Perfectly delicious no-bake Cherry Ripe Balls made from condensed milk, coconut, glace cherries and chocolate! These are the easiest little bites ever.
5 from 4 votes
A half-eaten Cherry Ripe Ball covered in dark chocolate.

 

Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls

For a cheeky boozy treat, our Baileys infused cheesecake balls are just the answer.

Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls Recipe
Our delicious and boozy 4 ingredient Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls are the perfect late night dessert! Made from cream cheese, crushed cookies, Baileys Irish cream liqueur and dipped in melted chocolate.... you wont be able to stop at one!
5 from 2 votes
Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls

 

White Christmas Slice

This popular Christmas slice is delicious given on it’s own or as part of a foodie hamper.

White Christmas Slice Recipe
A simple White Christmas Slice recipe made with white chocolate, rice bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, coconut and almonds. 
5 from 1 vote
A simple White Christmas Slice recipe made with white chocolate, rice bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, coconut and almonds. 

 

Christmas Marshmallow Pops

A sweet Christmas gift that the little people will love!

Christmas Marshmallow Pops Recipe
These 3 ingredient Christmas Marshmallow Pops look just like mini Christmas puddings and are a fun activity to make with the kids for end-of-year class gifts!
5 from 3 votes
Sticks of chocolate coated truffles tied with a red ribbon and decorated with white chocolate and green and red sweets.

 

Tiny Teddy Candy Cane Sleighs

These cute candy cane sleighs make a gorgeous gift for your little ones friends.

Tiny Teddy Christmas Candy Cane Sleighs Recipe
Tiny Teddy Christmas Candy Cane Sleighs are the perfect treat for a Christmas party or sweet little DIY food gifts. Who could resist something so cute!
5 from 1 vote
Tiny Teddy Christmas Candy Cane Sleighs

 

Christmas Bauble Cookies

These are my go-to recipe when I need a homemade Christmas gift at the last minute. Simply decorate store-bought cookies, place into a cellophane bag and give as a gift!

5 Minute Christmas Bauble Cookies Recipe
These 5 Minute Christmas Bauble Cookies are just the thing for a last minute Christmas treat... and they're super cute too!
5 from 1 vote
5 Minute Christmas Bauble Cookies

 

Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark

It takes just a couple of minutes to prepare this simple Christmas bark.

Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark Recipe
This 3 ingredient Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and makes the perfect gift for family or friends!
5 from 2 votes
A stack of chocolate bark topped with white chocolate and decorated with roasted almonds and cranberries

 

Clinkers Rocky Road

Our most popular rocky road recipe also doubles as the perfect Christmas homemade food gift!

Clinkers Rocky Road Recipe
Our famous Clinkers Rocky Road is the only rocky road recipe you'll ever need! Made from milk chocolate, raspberry lollies, marshmallows and Clinkers... and ready in less than 10 minutes!!
5 from 7 votes
A plate of Clinkers rocky road.

 

White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls

Take these to a Christmas party or give them as a present… the choice is yours!

White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls Recipe
The ultimate White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls made from just 3 ingredients in less than 10 minutes.. the perfect cheeky dessert or party food treat!
5 from 1 vote
The ultimate White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls made from just 3 ingredients in less than 10 minutes.. the perfect cheeky dessert or party food treat!

 

Kahlua Cheesecake Balls

These sweet little Kahlua balls make the perfect addition to a Christmas hamper.

Kahlua Cheesecake Balls Recipe
Boozy no-bake Kahlua Cheesecake Balls make a rich and creamy dessert, cheeky late night treat or simple Christmas recipe! 
5 from 2 votes
Boozy no-bake Kahlua Cheesecake Balls make a rich and creamy dessert, cheeky late night treat or simple Christmas recipe!

 

More Christmas Recipes

If you love Christmas baking as much as we do, check out some more of our favourite recipes here:

 

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20 Comments
  1. Deb @ Inner Compass Designs says:

    Thank you SO much. Great timing. We need to bring a plate to graduation tomorrow and both kids need to bring something on Thursday for class parties. I am showing them this list but think the mint slice balls and Oreo truffles will be easy and no oven required yay!!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh perfect!!! Enjoy! xx

  2. Denyse says:

    what a cornucopia here! I wish we still entertained at Christmas just to give some of these a go! Alas, those days are behind us. What a great collection you’ve shared, thank you! Denyse #teamIBOT

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      xx

  3. Hugzilla says:

    BAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHA! Yeah, nah. No one wants my home baked treats as gifts.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hahaha I’m sure they would!! xx

  4. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry says:

    A great list, Lucy – so much foodie inspiration here! I’m on a huge edible Christmas gift roll at the moment, and almost have more food than people to give it to! Can’t believe I’m saying that but it’s true! That’s the food blogger life though, right? 😛

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much xx

  5. Toni @ Finding Myself Young says:

    I’m hosting Christmas this year for the first time ever and this has given me heaps of ideas of appetisers & treats! #teamIBOT

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I’m so happy to hear that! Have fun!

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