Can someone suggest an inexpensive but fun edible gift for guests?

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  • October 31, 2011
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JessicaBakes
JessicaBakes October 31, 2011

little baggies of caramels. caramel is ALWAYS fun to me!

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chefathome
chefathome October 31, 2011

Why not make your own Pistaccio fudge

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meganvt01
meganvt01 October 31, 2011

I like spice rubs - like a North African or a chimichurri - you can make several batches at once and pop them in cute little jars.

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lorigoldsby
lorigoldsby October 31, 2011

this would be especially nice if it reflected your dinner theme!

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Panfusine
Panfusine October 31, 2011

home made Chocolate bark

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healthierkitchen
healthierkitchen October 31, 2011

I was going to add this, so will second Panfusine's suggestion. It's nice because you can add toppings for the season - dried cranberries and pecans, caramelized ginger and dried pear, etc.

lorigoldsby
lorigoldsby October 31, 2011

A take home hot toddy kit...an inexpensive ($1 store) glass irish coffee mug, with a homemade hot chocolate mix and homemade marshmellow and one of those mini "airline" sized bottles of Bailey's Irish Cream...or a dried apple cider/mulled cider spice blend with a Buttershots schnapps mini...or your favorite coffee (decaf!) combo. Wrap it up in a clear cellophane bag and tie with ribbon.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx October 31, 2011

Chocolate, Caramel, Maple Syrup or White Choclate coated popcorn or seasoned popcorn such as Butter & Old Bay or Garlic & Thyme.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx October 31, 2011

Make your own flavored oyster crackers or croutons - perfect for soup & stew season

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placidplaid
placidplaid October 31, 2011

A jar of apple butter. You can make it in the microwave. Really!

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placidplaid
placidplaid October 31, 2011

A jar of apple butter. You can make it in the microwave. Really!

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour October 31, 2011

Homemade marshmallows - http://www.food52.com/recipes...
Homemade mustard - http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/homemade-mustard-recipes-00418000071159/
Candied citrus peel - orange half-dipped in dark chocolate; lemon half-dipped in white chocolate
I have to add another vote for caramels!
Also brittle or toffee.

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saragrad
saragrad October 31, 2011

Sugar or gingerbread cookies (these keep well) cut out in shapes that are holiday appropriate (eg. a dreidel, christmas tree, holly sprig, snow man, etc.) and decorated with white lemony icing and lightly sprinkled with edible silver sparkles or glitter.

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JeffHawk
JeffHawk October 31, 2011

My pimento cheese packed in the tiny mason jars. Huge hit!

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lapadia
lapadia October 31, 2011

Gumdrops: These are always fun for something sweet! Inexpensive.
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Homemade-Gumdrops

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames October 31, 2011

My Pan de Higo, which I posted last week, can be made in muffin tins (partially filled) and then wrapped in cellophane bags. It's different, packs a flavor punch, and is a great addition to any after-dinner cheese platter. The Pan de Higo is sweet, it's true, but not sugar-sweet. I'll be posting a recipe this weekend for a "Plum Pudding Pan de Higo," with more detailed instructions and photos on adapting for gift giving. ;o)

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sdebrango
sdebrango October 31, 2011

Homemade pancake mix with recipe card for pancakes and a bottle of maple syrup packaged nicely in a basket.

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beyondcelery
beyondcelery October 31, 2011

Mini loaves of cranberry bread. Or make them in a mini muffin tin and give each guest a little baggie of 5-6.

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luvcookbooks
luvcookbooks November 1, 2011

Remember less lean times when restaurants would give you pastry and chocolates to take home at the end of the meal? I love nancy Silverton's Pastries of La Brea Bakery and in my dreams would send guests home with pastries from her book for the next morning's breakfast.

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