(Family Features) - Admit it - a lot of you are already thinking about holiday shopping. I know I am! This year I think I'll spend a little less time in the stores and a little more time in the kitchen, baking up some sweet holiday gifts.
I've picked some recipes that make large amounts, so I'll have plenty to give away. Holiday Peppermint Bark couldn't be easier to make - it only has two ingredients. The pretty red and white candies will look very festive in a holiday tin lined with red or green tissue paper or in a glass jar with a holiday ribbon tied around it.
I love making this fudge, too. It can be made with semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate or butterscotch morsels. I like to make a batch of each, then mix and match the flavors in a goodie bag or holiday box. For an extra special presentation, put each piece in a little paper candy cup with holiday designs on it.
These tasty treats can be fun for the whole family to make together. Attach a recipe card to each gift - that way your friends will know how to bake up some holiday cheer, too.
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Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.