Christmas Food Gifts are fun to cook with children. Food gifts can be inexpensive and simple and a great way to start children to enjoy cooking. Christmas food gifts are always enjoyed by teachers, friends, and family. Making DIY Christmas gifts with children also provides the opportunity to teach children the meaning of Christmas. The spirit of Christmas is about the giving and the enjoyment of the thought behind the gift.

DIY Christmas Food Gifts for Kids to Make

With the holidays officially upon us, it’s time to engage your children in Christmas gift planning with these DIY gift ideas easy enough for kids to make (and bake!) and perfect for anyone on your list from the Handstand Kids Cookbook Company.

peppermint cocoa mixHot chocolate mix: Get some medium sized mason jars and fill with a layer of hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows, and crushed peppermint. Tie with a pretty ribbon and gift tag and you’ve got the perfect present for the chocolate lover on your list: teacher, grandma or grandpa, friends, secretary, mailman, neighbors, or as a random act of kindness. For another hot cocoa mix Christmas gift idea, visit Spoonful.com.

christmas cookie basket Santa’s cookies: Make your favorite cookie recipe, and place the finished product in a cute basket, or some cellophane tied with a holiday-themed ribbon and the recipe – perfect for a neighbor or the postman…and teachers, too! For Christmas cookie recipes visit the following websites: 12 Days of Cookies , Traditional Christmas Cookies, and Taste of Home Christmas Cookies.
white chocolate christmas pretzel gift White chocolate pretzels: This snack is salty and sweet! Take salted pretzels and drizzle them with melted white chocolate. Add some colorful sprinkles or crushed peppermint and place in a decorative bowl or tin. Wrap in red or green cellophane and tie with Christmas ribbon. Mix it up with pretzel twists and pretzel rods.
peppermint chocolate marshmallow gifts Marshmallow peppermint snacks: Dip the bottom half of a marshmallow in melted chocolate and crushed peppermint and let dry. Stick half of a straight candy cane out of the top for the perfect snack on a stick to make each marshmallow more festive. Wrap in cellophane and tie with a bow. Group some together in a deocorative christmas bowl.