The Ultimate Foodie Holiday Gift Basket

The Ultimate Foodie Holiday Gift Basket is something any foodie would love this holiday season! Plus, gift it in a slow cooker as an added basket bonus!

The Ultimate Foodie Holiday Gift Basket

Day 5 (the last day) of DIY Gift Week is here!

Five days of DIY Gifting! I hope you’ve been loving these and getting your gifts ready. They are great for friends, family, teachers, coworkers, and so on! 

Monday: Espresso Candied Pecans

Tuesday: Best Ever Chicken Rub

Wednesday: Homemade Bark

Thursday: Pancake and Waffle Mix

Friday: The Ultimate Foodie Holiday Gift Basket

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Grab these awesome gift ideas + custom printable labels through the links above! Everyone will love your homemade gifts this year, especially your wallet!

Today’s gift is The Ultimate Foodie Holiday Gift Basket, for the cook in your life you want to splurge on! Tons of awesome goodies compiled into one adorable holiday gift!

The Ultimate Foodie Holiday Gift Basket

What you’ll need to build this basket:

The “Basket”: 

Slow Cooker

The Goodies Inside:

Cookbook

Spatula

Kitchen Towels

Whisk

Measuring Cups & Measuring Spoons

Candle

Hand Soap

Pan Scraper

Pot Spoon Holder

Hand Grater

Package of Spices

Good Quality Salt 

Good Quality Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Vanilla Extract 

To Assemble:

Cellophane

Ribbon

Card Stock (White) Card Stock (Brown)

Printable Labels

HAPPY GIFT GIVING! 

Homemade Bark

This homemade bark is the best holiday gift! It’s delicious, customizable, and festive. Everybody will love these gift bags, and the bonus of a copper cookie cutter! 

Homemade Bark

Day 3 of DIY Gift Week is here!

Monday: Espresso Candied Pecans

Tuesday: Best Ever Chicken Rub

Today: HOMEMADE BARK!

When I was a teacher, a student brought me in a package of homemade bark made in cookie cutters, and it was the cutest, most festive holiday treat! I’ll be gift giving bark all season long! 

Homemade Bark

What you’ll need:

Plastic Bags

Ribbon

Cookie Cutters

Card Stock (White) Card Stock (Brown)

Printable Labels

Homemade Bark

Homemade Bark

Preparation 10 min 2017-08-17T00:10:00+00:00

Ingredients

Topping ideas

  • 1 tablespoon All-Purpose Caramel from the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook
  • 1-2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/2- 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dried bing cherries, golden raisins, or dried fruit of choice
  • 1/4 cup nuts or seeds of choice, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Heat chocolate using a double broiler method (Bring one inch of water to a simmer in a small pot. Set the heatproof bowl over the mouth of the pot (water should not touch the bottom of the bowl). Stir chocolate as it softens. When you have just a few small unmelted chunks, remove bowl from heat and stir to melt the rest).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour out chocolate and lightly spread into a rectangle onto parchment paper. Place into the fridge until bark hardens.
  • If using cookie cutters: lightly grease and pour chocolate to desired thickness (1/4 inch or so). Add toppings and place in fridge until bark hardens.
  • Wrap in cellophane with a bow for the perfect holiday gift!
  • Recipe Notes

  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to gift.
  • Homemade Bark

    Download your free printable labels here!

    Try these bark variations:

    Orange Zest and Sea Salt Bark

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    Sea Salt Trail Mix Bark

     

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    Grab your free printable labels here!

    Happy DIY gift week! Check back for more the rest of the week!


    Espresso Candied Pecans

    These Espresso Candied Pecans are the perfect DIY gift giving treat! They are easy to make, and you can make large batches to package up for friends and family this holiday season!

    Espresso Candied PecansDIY Gift Week is here!!!!!

    Each day this week on Lexiscleankitchen.com you’ll find new DIY gifts that you can prepare for the holidays! Yes, Monday (today) through Friday, and man do we have good things planned for you. 

    I love making my own treats as gifts for people. It has such a wonderful personal touch, and with that you can save some money. A win-win! I’m kicking off DIY gift week with these candied nuts because they remind me of those delicious smelling nuts in the mall. Do you know those? That’s what my kitchen smelled like with each batch of these! 

    Espresso Candied PecansWhat you’ll need:

    Plastic Bags

    Ribbon

    Card Stock (White) Card Stock (Brown)

    Printable Labels

    Espresso Candied Pecans

    Espresso Candied Pecans

    Ingredients

    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250°F and line a half-sheet tray with parchment paper.
  • Beat egg white and water together until frothy.
  • In a separate bowl mix together espresso, maple sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt and set aside.
  • Toss pecans in frothed mixture first and then place in spice mixture until evenly coated. Place on sheet-tray.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, flipping every 10-15 minutes.

  • Espresso Candied Pecans

    Download your free printable labels here!

    Happy DIY gift week! Check back for more the rest of the week!