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Food Gifts Kids Can Make

December 22, 2021 by Emily Moore

We love these TREE-mendously GRAPE kid-made holiday gifts SNOW much! 

Making homemade goodies is a fun way for budding chefs to share their talents with the people they care about. It’s also a great way to cultivate culinary confidence! Here are two gift ideas that are manageable and fun for even the youngest gift-givers!  

Mason Jar Mixes

Is there anything more nourishing than a bowl of soup? Dry soup mixes are easy and fun to make and provide kids – even very young ones – a chance to practice their pouring skills.

  • ​​​​​​​Pro tip: Pouring from bags can be hard for little hands! Especially if you’re working with younger kids, start with all the ingredients in cups (or bowls, and let kids scoop). Taking this small, extra step will minimize frustration (and spills!). 

If you’d prefer a SWEET-treat-in-a-jar, check out this Mason Jar Cookie Mix tutorial and recipe from Chef Lexia, Sticky Fingers Cooking’s own rockstar chef! 

Compound Butter

Compound butter is simply softened (unsalted) butter, mixed + mashed with sweet or savory ingredients. That’s it. It’s ridiculously easy to make. And it can be a refreshing change from the usual holiday fare. SWEET compound butters make terrific spreads for muffins, scones, and pancakes. Why not sweeten things up for the people on your list with this super simple honey butter recipe from Kalona Supernatural? 

SAVORY versions can make practically anything they’re tossed with even yummier (think: veggies, noodles, or popcorn).

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​And be prepared: once kids get the hang of it, they’ll start inventing their own compound butter recipes and ideas for how to use them! 

What better time to make and share homemade goodies than this holiday season? 
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