10 Edible Gift Recipes You Can Make at Home

Edible holiday gifts, made lovingly by hand, are often the most appreciated. You’ll get to have fun in the kitchen when you roll up your sleeves to make these thoughtful gifts. We have 10 easy recipes – both sweet and savory – that your friends and family will be delighted to receive this holiday season - or any time of year. Naturally, we used some key ingredients like duck fat, bacon, truffle butter, and foie gras to make these D’Artagnan recipes unique. Read on for the recipes.


1. Duck Fat Biscochitos

A traditional sugar cookie made with lard, biscochitos are a Christmas staple in the American Southwest. But the orange and fennel flavor reminds us more of Southwest France. So we had to create a version that uses our duck fat, bien sur! We chose a duck-shaped cookie cutter, but these can be made in any shape you like.

2. Foie Gras Butter

This decadent treat will impress even the most die-hard foodies on your gift list. They don’t need to know how easy it is to make! Tie a bow around the jar, and include a box of quality crackers or flatbread for an added touch.

3. Bacon Brittle

Sweet, salty, and smoky, this crunchy candy is generously studded with our applewood-smoked bacon and toasted pecans. Just be warned – not only is Pig Brittle delicious, but it’s also addicting! Once your friends and family taste it, it’ll be requested year after year.

4. Duck Fat Caramels

This recipe makes about 60 caramels, which gives you a little room for nibbling. Taste tests are very important, especially when making gifts. The recipe for these silky, melt-in-your-mouth confections comes from Laura Davis of the food blog, Tide & Thyme. We think they’d make a lovely & unique edible gift.

5. Maple Oatmeal Cookies with Bacon & Apple

These hearty oatmeal cookies are studded with crumbled bacon, toasted pecans, and two kinds of apples then sprinkled with maple sugar for an extra dimension of flavor. They’re sweet and salty, chewy and crisp – and make delicious gifts if you can resist eating them yourself.

6. Bacon Duck Fat Caramel Corn

This caramel popcorn is a savory, sweet, salty, crispy, chewy, and welcome addition to the holiday party. You can also pack it in decorative bags with a bow for a tasty gift, What’s even better is that the easy recipe can be made ahead of time; it will remain crunchy and delicious for a week.

7. Dark Chocolate Chestnut Truffles

The one time we mean chocolate truffles when we say truffles. These little bites are packed with rich chocolate flavor and the sweetness of our fully-cooked chestnuts. Best of all? They’re incredibly easy to make and perfect for sharing.

8. Chocolate-Orange Olive Oil Cookies

These olive oil cookies are packed with dark chocolate chunks, walnuts, and orange zest for a sophisticated take on a classic flavor combination. While delicious all year long, they make holiday cookie swaps extra special.

9. Bacon Jam

Make a sweet & salty condiment for a unique gift. This one is excellent on burgers, with grilled and roasted meats, charcuterie boards, or just slathered on toasted bread. It will make about a pint, so if you have a long gift list, multiply the recipe as needed. We like 4-ounce jam jars for this sharing this delicious condiment.

10. Cranberry-Chestnut Rugelach

We use our fully-cooked French chestnuts in this recipe, and the earthy, rich flavor complements the cranberries nicely. Whip up these festive rugelach for Hanukkah, or to give as gifts for the holiday. You’ll definitely win at the cookie exchange with this one.