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From-Scratch Holiday Gift Idea: 2 Salty Sweet Candies + Ingredients to Make More

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How to give the most memorable holiday food gifts this year? Double down on good food and useful, beautiful products to go with them.

First up: 2 treats for the salty sweets fiend -- plus the ingredients to keep making more.


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The challenge, thrown down by Food52er AntoniaJames: Pair Food52 recipes with products from Provisions for extra thoughtful holiday gift giving this year. We whittled down 5 favorites and will be announcing them every day this week, to help inspire your own.

Our first winner is Alexis Hope Ronsmanswith her salty-sweet candy two-fer made from the Provisions pantry. Alexis said, "The gift set would include two white porcelain canisters filled with candy, as well as the recipes and ingredients to refill the canisters with the same or similar candies." We think this qualifies as "everything nice".

First, the recipes:

Salted Pumpkin Caramels by cheese1227

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Salted Maple Honeycomb by Merrill Stubbs

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Now add in salty-sweet Provisions ingredients for making more candies:



And bundle it all up in porcelain canisters from Vitrified Studio in Portland:

Finally, doll it up with your own Makr labels and printed recipes -- the gifts that keep on giving.

Still stumped? Check back every day through Sunday for more inspired holiday food gift ideas from the community.

Don't forget to use the code FOOD5210 to receive 10% off of your Makr order, valid until the end of the year (11:59 p.m. ET on 12/31/13).

Tags: holiday, gifts, provisions, contest