A recent article in USA Today featured interviews with celebrity chefs about their favorite homemade gifts they make for family and friends during the holidays, including a recipe for peanut brittle from Oprah Winfrey’s former chef Art Smith.

Homemade treats are always appreciated at this time of year. Not only do friends and family value your time, effort and creativity, but homemade gifts can also help you save money. So we suggest try making gifts for your friends and family this year. They will appreciate the time and effort that you put into making their gift.

Cooking Light magazine featured a recipe in their December 2011 issue for Peanut Butter and Chocolate Dipped Pretzels. This three-ingredient recipe is easy to make and will still taste great after being wrapped under the tree for a few days. Food Network Magazine also featured several holiday gift ideas with peanuts and peanut butter in their December 2011 issue, including peanut butter fudge and chocolate peanut bark.We found several peanut and peanut butter friendly gift ideas that would make the ideal present.

If you have a family member who loves cookies, think about making them a cookie jar for the holidays. I make cookie jars every year for my family members as a gift. All you need is a mason jar and the dry ingredients that you want to include in your cookie mix. It’s easy, cost effective, and would even be a fun project to do with your kids. All the recipient has to do is add the wet ingredients and bake. Check out this recipe for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Jar Cookies.

This recipe for Salted Carmel Peanut Butter Cups is the perfect stocking stuffer. For even more gift ideas, Aol.com recently featured a video  with peanut butter gifts ideas to make at home during the holidays.


If you aren’t a baker, you can buy the ultimate peanut butter lover a gift that they will still love. Check out our Peanut Butter Lovers Gift Guide His and Hers Gift Guide on our Blog.