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Vegan edible homemade gifts for Christmas 2021

Vegan edible homemade gifts for Christmas 2021

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This Christmas, show you care by making a truly unique homemade gift for a friend or family member. Our fun and easy recipes make it easy to whip up festive treats in a flash - and we've even included decorative wrapping ideas!

April 28, 2022 5:29 pm

fruit leather

Strawberry and Aronia Fruit Roll-Ups

With a shape similar to brandy snaps or classic French tuiles, our fruit roll-ups make an elegant gift for a snacking connoisseur.

If you have trouble getting hold of fresh strawberries this time of year, simply sub in frozen berries.  Defrost them in the fridge overnight before you start the recipe.

These are best eaten fresh, so prep them just before you intend to give them. Alternatively, you can make them up to two weeks ahead and pop them in the freezer. Simply defrost before you gift.

 

ARONIA ROLL UPS RECIPE

How to wrap our fruit roll-ups

Our roll-ups look effortlessly elegant rolled into a square of greaseproof paper and tied with thin red ribbon or string. Alternatively, to give your edible homemade gifts the star treatment, tuck them into a small cigar box lined with greaseproof paper and finish with a festive bow.

 

raw vegan chocolate bar recipes

Festive Dark Chocolate Bark

Chocolate bark is a classic Christmas gift – and so easy to make! In essence, all you need to do is select your favorite festive flavors and pepper them through indulgent dark chocolate.

What’s more, because you make our bark in a large slab which is then broken into shards, you can experiment with adding different toppings. Give them out to different people, or give everyone a selection of flavors.

For Christmas, we love adding dried cranberries, pistachios and candied orange peel to our chocolate bark.

 

CHOCOLATE BARK RECIPE

How to wrap our Dark Chocolate Bark

Once you’ve broken your bark into shards, simply stack them into recyclable cellophane bags and tie with red ribbon. To avoid any melting, it’s best to store your bark shards cool, so don’t forget to tell the lucky recipient to store them in the fridge.

 

amaranth cookies

Gluten-free Amaranth Cookies

If you have children, or are likely to be entertaining some over the Christmas period, these biscuits are a lifesaver.

Simple and quick to make, they’re perfect for involving your little helpers. Assuming that any remain uneaten once completed, they make fantastic edible homemade gifts for friends and family.

As they’re made with amaranth flour, they’re also completely gluten-free. For additional Christmas spirit, our chef suggests adding cinnamon, cardamom and orange peel to the basic recipe.

Use Christmas cookie cutters to shape them into pine trees, reindeer, stars and snowflakes. Decorate with white icing, if you like.

Alternatively, throw caution to the wind and leave the kids to decorate with colored icing and sprinkles.

The final cookies may not end up quite as elegant as yours, but they certainly will have provided a lovely afternoon activity for little hands.

 

AMARANTH COOKIE RECIPE

How to wrap our Amaranth Cookies

Our amaranth cookies have a texture similar to a sugar cookie, so they hold their shape well and can easily be stacked. Recycle a biscuit tin and wrap with gift paper to help them stay fresh for longer. Out of all our edible homemade gifts, these cookies are the most hardy.

Alternatively, turn them into Christmas crackers by stacking a few cookies of the same shape. Roll the stack up in recyclable cellophane, leaving lots of free space on either side. Secure the cellophane with tape (you should now have a cylinder with two open ends).

Now, pick some festive twine or ribbon and tie it tightly around the open ends, as close as possible to the biscuits. Fluff out the remaining cellophane to create the shape of a Christmas cracker.

 

chocolate prunes

Chocolate plums

These delectable (and surprisingly healthy) treats may be novel to us, but they are a classic sweet treat in Poland. They are also extraordinarily easy to make and look like fancy chocolate truffles – with none of the effort required to produce them!

Simply dip high quality organic prunes into rich, dark chocolate. Sprinkle with a festive topping of your choice. Here, we’ve chosen nuts, but a clever idea would be to make a large batch and choose a few different toppings. You could try drizzling with white chocolate, dusting with freeze-dried raspberry powder, or sprinkling with crunchy seeds. Then,