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3 Edible Holiday Gifts to Make with Kids

Peppermint bark, cookie mix, and bite-size blondies will make any gift bag much sweeter.
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Published Dec. 9, 2022.

Want to get your child involved in gift giving this holiday season?

These sweet, inexpensive, and easy-to-make treats are the perfect presents.

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10 ingredients. 45 minutes. Quick, easy, and fresh weeknight recipes.

Peppermint Bark 

ATK Kids recipe tester Hilton, age 7, said it best: This tastes like Christmas magic! Who wouldn’t be glad to receive this chocolaty, minty candy? White chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate chips, and candy canes are all you need to put this together.

It’s a gift any kid can make—since we developed it for My First Cookbook, it’s as easy as can be. A note, though: Its simplicity also means the chocolate isn’t tempered, so make sure to keep this present in the fridge until it’s time to open.

Peppermint Bark

Pretty peppermint bark makes a sweet, swirly treat–and a tasty gift!
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Sugar Cookie Mix

Ready-made mixes are the gifts that keep on giving, and kids can whip up this five-ingredient gift from The Complete DIY Cookbook for Young Chefs in no time. One recipe of this mix makes four batches of cookies!

Even better, this mix can be packaged in a cute, very giftable Mason jar. Decorate it with some ribbon and tie on instructions for making a batch of cookies. All your gift recipient will need is a scoop of the mix, butter, and an egg to bake up some festive treats.

Sugar Cookie Mix

Make a big batch of dry sugar cookie mix, then scoop some out and mix with your liquid ingredients to make a batch of cookies whenever you want!
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Blondie Bites

These blondie delights from The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs will round out any gift bag. With each one portioned into a cupcake liner, they’ll look professional and cute (and professionally cute). Plus, no one will notice if you and your young chef sneak a couple for yourselves.

Our recipe makes a dozen of these handy bites—perfect for divvying up to everyone on your guest list.

Blondie Bites

Baking these blondies in a muffin tin means you get 12 individually portioned treats, perfect for a bake sale, a party, or sharing with friends.
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