10 Home Made Gift Ideas...

Today my daughter woke me up, full of ideas on what we are making today. Starting with a Christmas house...

We love to make sweet little gifts.

Here is a few home-made gift ideas..

All pictures click-able to tutorials>>>>

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White Chocolate Caramel Snowmen And Trees ....

Finding something we all love to eat with a bit of everyone's favourite ingredients inside. White chocolate check, caramel check, Christmas sprinkles check, biscuits check. I had to do most of the work due to very hot pans but my daughter helped with the important bit at the end sprinkles and tasting ....
Makes 12



  • 100g Margarine
  • 250g oat wholemeal biscuits


  • 80g Margarine
  • 55g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 200g  half a can of condensed milk


  • 150g White cooking chocolate broken into pieces
  • Coloured sugar sprinkles

You will also need 2 x 6 holes seasonal silicone muffin trays


  • Place the oat biscuits in a food processor to make into fine crumbs.
  • Place 100g margarine in a pan and slowly melt.
  • Add the biscuit crumbs to the melted margarine and and mix well.
  • Spoon evenly into the 12 holes of the muffin trays.
  • Once shared out push down firmly with the back of a spoon to compact all the mix together and leave to set.

To make the filling

  • Place the margarine, sugar, golden syrup and condensed milk in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Slowly bring to the boil and simmer for 6-8 minutes stirring constantly until the mixture becomes very thick.
  • Pour over the biscuit base and leave to cool.
  • When cooled put in the refrigerator for a few hours until firm.

To make the topping

  • Melt the milk chocolate in a bowl over some simmering pre boiled water or in a microwave according to instructions on pack.
  • Leave to cool but not set.
  • Then spread over the top, onto the caramel.
  • Spoon the coloured sprinkles over.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until set.
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Christmas Chocolate Trees : Creative Mondays Blog Hop ...

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought where you can link up all your creative post each week....

Looking for a small handmade gift to make?

I made this recipe up yesterday and was very pleased with them - they look sweet, taste great and don't cost much to make.... with no baking involved!!

Makes 6

Serves 6-12 (half is just enough at a time)

  • 200g White cooking chocolate
  • 50g Cranberries dried and sweetened
  • 50g Toasted flaked almonds

You will need
  • Christmas muffin silicone tray

  • Place some cranberries at the top and bottom of the Christmas silicon tray, sharing evenly between the 6 holes.
  • In the middle of each place the almonds.
  • Melt 100g of white chocolate in a microwave according to packet instructions and place a few spoonfuls on top of the almonds and cranberries until shared out.
  • With a fork gently mix the chocolate with the almond and cranberries, not to much so the cranberries and almonds show through ( once turned out) but enough to hold them all together.
  • Melt the remaining white chocolate and drip spoonfuls into the moulds so all the corners of the moulds are filled with chocolate, spoon any remaining chocolate in the moulds.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Once cooled place in a refrigerator to set for a few hours. 
  • When set place in a airtight container until needed...

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