5 Edible Gifts Kids Can Make

The experts in Food Network Kitchen came up with these adorable edible gifts that are simple enough for kids to make themselves.
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The holiday season is upon us, and that means two things: plenty of celebratory eating and lots of gift giving (and receiving)! Why not combine the two with edible gifts? The experts in Food Network Kitchen came up with these five adorable edible gifts that are simple enough for kids to make themselves, with just a little supervision. Delegate appropriate tasks to the big kids and little kids, and get creative with the wrapping and decorations. When the kids proudly present their homemade treats to teachers, friends and relatives, they’ll learn that holiday gift giving is even more fun when you’ve made the gifts yourself.

KIDS CAN MAKE: ROSEMARY BREAD IN A FLOWER POT Food Network Kitchen Food Network Olive Oil, Onion, Sugar, Active Dry Yeast, Flour, Rosemary, Kosher Salt, Cooking Spray, Unsalted Butter

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Rosemary bread baked in a clay flowerpot makes a charming gift — especially when you include herb seeds in the package for planting after the bread is gone. For little and big kids: Let them bloom the yeast, measure the flour and add it to the mixture, knead the dough, watch it rise, punch it down and shape it into balls. To wrap it up: Push a garden tag (or thank-you card) into the bread, and wrap the pot with a packet of rosemary seeds.

KIDS CAN MAKE: PRETZEL AND POTATOCHIP BLONDIES Food Network Kitchen Food Network Unsalted Butter, Thin Pretzel Sticks, Flour, Baking Powder, Kosher Salt, Light Brown Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Butterscotch Chips, Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Potato Chips

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

How do you make blondies even better? Add two favorite salty snacks to the sweet mix. For little kids: Let them measure ingredients and add toppings. For big kids: Let them pulse the food processor and spread the batter. To wrap them up: Place 4 blondies in a wide-mouth Mason jar, with cupcake liners separating them.

KIDS CAN MAKE: PIZZA POPCORN Food Network Kitchen Food Network Cooking Spray, Tomato Paste, Parmesan, Oregano, Garlic Salt, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Popcorn

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Turn cheese shakers into cute DIY pizza popcorn kits. For little kids: Let them measure, tear up the baked tomato paste and fill the sachet and shaker. For big kids: Let them do all of the above, plus operate the spice grinder. To wrap it up: Fill a sachet with 2 heaping tablespoons of the pizza spice, then tuck it into a 6-ounce cheese shaker with 1/2 cup popcorn kernels and the pizza spice sachet.

KIDS CAN MAKE: FRUITANDNUT CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES Food Network Kitchen Food Network Pecans, Semisweet Chocolate, Vanilla Extract, Orange Zest, Kosher Salt, Heavy Cream, Unsalted Butter, Dried Apricots, Dried Prunes, Coarse Sanding Sugar

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

These one-bite treats are extra rich and satisfying, thanks to the surprising addition of dried apricots and prunes. For little kids: Let them roll and decorate the truffles. For big kids: Let them measure, scoop, decorate and package them. To wrap them up: Roll 5 to 6 truffles in parchment, and twist the ends closed.

KIDS CAN MAKE: CHEESE STRAWS Food Network Kitchen Food Network Frozen Puff Pastry, Flour, Egg, Asiago Cheese

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

These easy, flaky cheese straws make a cute teacher gift. For little and big kids: Let everyone help dust the work surface, roll and twist the dough into sticks, brush them with egg wash, and sprinkle on the cheese. To wrap them up: Tuck the straws into a pencil case or a cup.

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