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Dec 5, 2013 02:51 AM

What Christmas food gift can I make that will fit into coffee mugs?

I have been buying pretty Christmas mugs over the years with the thought that I could use them "someday" for Christmas gifts (with a food item in them). Well, "someday" has arrived because we will be putting our house on the market and I need to clear out all the stuff we have accumulated--including these mugs.

The only things I can think of are homemade s'mores (which may not fit--graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows could take up more space than the mugs have), biscotti, and nuts---either sweet or savory.

Anyone have any great ideas? I am feeling singularly uncreative!

Thanks in advance.

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    1. Nice loose leaf tea parceled up, gourmet chocolate powder and mini marshmallows, coffee beans and a boozy miniature for irish coffees.

      I like the smores if you could get your hands on mini-sized everything.

      1. Caramel popcorn and/or roasted nuts would be nice too and could look nice in decorative bags.

        1. One year, I gave my work colleagues Christmas mugs with a recipe for homemade hot chocolate. You could include the pre-measured cocoa and sugar.

          1. A stack of cookies, a few cookies taller than the cup could be cute. Just wrap in clear wrap and add a bow. Or savory breadsticks.

            3 Replies
            1. re: BangorDin

              Savory breadsticks reminds me of this easy and delicious recipe for blue cheese straws - I'd love to get a mug full of them.


              1. re: tcamp

                Reminds me of another savory...using puff pastry strips and Parmesan, then twisting each strip before baking. Saw it on pinterest, and there were lots of cheesy variations, including with gruyere. I thought they"d be great for a party.

                1. re: alkapal

                  I've made these, and they didn't hold up well over the course of an event. Great straight from the oven, though.