Grab two sticks of butter, ’cause we’ve got a Paula Deen recipe today!
Maybe they’re not always healthy, but edible holiday gifts are definitely green. No batteries to replace, and they’ll never end up crowding a landfill.
If you’re on a budget, homemade treats are the perfect gift to save money but still show someone how much you care. Baking is also a fun holiday tradition you might recall as a child, and a memorable one to pass along to your family.
So if you’ve been following our 10 Weeks to a Green Christmas series, this week’s task is to plan your holiday baking. Here are some recipes we’ve tried — or plan to try — for holiday parties or edible gifts this year.
Sweet Treats & Snacks
Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes : Paula Deen
Alton Brown’s Candied Ginger : Food Network
Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti : Tasty Kitchen
Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Swirl : AmyBites
Candied Orange Peels : Whole Foods
Breads & Baked Goods
Sticky Pecan Mini Buns : The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread : Rachel Ray
Baklava : Epicurious
Scottish Oat Scones : Simple Bites
Chai-Spiced Tea Loaves : Delish
Gifts in a Jar
Gumdrop Pops in a Jar : Martha Stewart
Sweet & Smoky Popcorn & Nut Mix : Whole Foods
Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa : Food Network
Chocolate Raspberry Sauce : Epicurious
Texas Cornbread Mix : Christmas Organized
Marisa’s Apple Butter : Simple Bites
If you have a favorite holiday recipe or baking tradition, we’d love to hear about it. Tell us in the comments or post photos for everyone to see on Facebook.