Our 7 Best Homemade Edible Gifts

Edible holiday gifts, made lovingly by hand, are often the most appreciated. Not only are they a delightful gesture, but rolling up your sleeves and getting messy in the kitchen can be a lot of fun.

Here are 7 easy recipes – both sweet and savory – that will get you all kinds of compliments this holiday season.

1. Duckfat Biscochitos   

A traditional sugar cookie made with lard, biscochitos are a Christmas staple in the American Southwest. But the orange and fennel flavor reminds us more of Southwest France. So we had to create a version that uses our duckfat, bien sur! We chose a duck-shaped cookie cutter, but these can be made in any shape you like.


2. Foie Gras Butter   

This decadent treat will impress even the most die-hard foodies on your gift list. They don’t have to know how easy it is to make! Tie a bow around the jar, and include a box of quality crackers or flatbread for an added touch.

foiegrasbutter23. Pig Brittle 

Sweet, salty and smoky, this crunchy candy is generously studded with our applewood-smoked bacon and toasted pecans.  Just be warned – not only is Pig Brittle delicious, it’s addicting! Once your friends and family taste it, it’ll be requested year after year.


4. Duck Fat Caramels

This recipe makes about 60 caramels, which gives you a little room for nibbling. Taste tests are very important, especially when making gifts. The recipe for these silky, melt-in-your-mouth confections comes from Laura Davis of the food blog, Tide & Thyme. We think they’d make a lovely & unique edible gift.


5. Bacon Duck Fat Caramel Corn

This caramel popcorn is savory, sweet, salty, crispy, chewy, and a welcome addition to the holiday party. What’s even better is that the easy recipe can be made ahead of time; it will remain crunchy and delicious for a week.


6. Maple Oatmeal Cookies with Bacon & Apple

These hearty oatmeal cookies are studded with crumbled bacon, toasted pecans, and two kinds of apples, then sprinkled with maple sugar for an extra dimension of flavor. They’re sweet and salty, chewy and crisp – and make delicious gifts if you can resist eating them yourself.


7. Dark Chocolate Chestnut Truffles

The one time we mean chocolate truffles when we say truffles. These little bites are packed with rich chocolate flavor and the sweetness of our fully-cooked chestnuts. Best of all? They’re incredibly easy to make and perfect for sharing.


If you make any of these tasty recipes, please share photos with us on social media! Just tag @dartagnanfoods on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


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  1. Rebecca Covalt says:


    1. D'Artagnan says:

      Sorry that some of those links were bad – thanks to reader Gerald for pointing that out. They have been updated.

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