Christmas 2022: Homemade Food Gifts & Decor for the Holidays

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This year, Christmas is homemade! For your gifts and decor, try your hand at these easy DIY food projects.

Orange Garland

A beautiful and fragrant orange garland is perfect to decorate your tree or your home! We won't tell anyone if you eat a little bit of it ;-) All you need to make it is a few oranges and some string!

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 215°F. Cut your oranges into thin slices.

Step 2

Place the oranges on a lined baking sheet and bake for 3 hours.

Step 3

After 3 hours, remove from the oven and let cool.

Step 4

Use scissors to help slide the the orange slices onto a garland Drape it on your tree, your mantle, or over your door!

Christmas Cookie Ornaments

Missing a few ornaments on the tree? Follow our cookie recipe and add holes before you bake them. Grab some cute ribbon and in a few minutes you'll have decorative gingerbread ornaments that you can eat, too!

Homemade Chocolate Truffles

A gift that everyone loves! Make your friends and family a sweet bag of cocoa truffles, and they'll know you care. Everyone will ask you for the recipe, and maybe next year you'll be the one getting them as a gift!

Ingredients for 4 servings:

Step 1

Melt the chocolate in the microwave. (You could also use a double-boiler over the stove top!)

Step 2

Add the butter to the melted chocolate. Stir until smooth & combined.

Step 3

Add the cream & a pinch of salt. Stir again.

Step 4

Refrigerate the chocolate ganache for at least 1 hour.

Step 5

Once chilled, remove the ganache from the fridge. Add the cocoa powder to a shallow dish. Roll a spoonful of the ganache in your hands to form a 1" round truffle. Coat the truffle in cocoa powder. Transfer to a tray. Continue with the rest of the truffles.

Step 6

Chill the truffles for 30 min. Serve & enjoy!

Homemade Cookie Butter Spread

Who doesn't love a good sweet spread? The whole family will want to taste this homemade treat!

Make it to offer to your friends and family, or keep it for yourself! We won't tell ;) The recipe will just about fill one jar. Multiply according to how many jars you want to make!

Let's make it!

Cookie Butter Spread


Step 1

Put the Speculoos cookies in a blender and grind until a fine powder.

Step 2

Add the cinnamon, honey, and sweetened condensed milk, and a pinch of salt. Mix for 1 minute. If the texture is too thick, add a bit of water until smooth and thinner.

Step 3

Place the spread in a jar and chill in the refrigerator until it's time to gift (or eat!).

Happy Holidays from Jow!