Handmade Holiday Gifts

During my childhood, my parents had a friend who gave the most incredible holiday treat bags each year. She always included frosted sugar cookies, homemade caramels, chocolate candies and giant bags of deeply roasted Chex Mix. We looked forward to Eleanor’s delivery every year. Since I reached adulthood, I’ve tried to establish a similar tradition of edible gifts for my family and close friends. Though the list changes each year, the recipes that follow are some of my current favorites for holiday giving. —Marisa McClellan, the writer behind the blog Food in Jars

See 8 of Marisa’s recipes for handmade holiday gifts »