Edible Gifts from the Grill or Smoker

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Looking for some last minute gifts for your friends, neighbors, co-workers, or host gifts this year? Or perhaps looking for some budget friendly gifts for the food lovers on your list? Here are some of our favorite edible gifts to give this holiday season.

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Edible gifts make for excellent additions to any gift basket. These are great for anyone on your list, from neighbors, to host gifts, to teachers, to your friendly postal workers, or co-workers. You can combine them with a bottle of wine, or a gift card to a butcher to elevate the gift.

From smoked nuts, to dry rubs, sauces, and more. Here are a few of our favorites.

Smoked Nuts

All of these smoked nuts can be made in advance, and placed in a mason jar with a homemade label and added to any holiday gift basket.

Smoked Candied Pecans

These Candied Pecans are tossed in a mix of sugar and cinnamon, then slowly smoked giving them a great mix of sweet, savory, and smoky flavors that are sure to be a holiday hit! These are crunchy and sweet.

Candied pecans on a sheet pan
5 from 5 votes

Smoked Candied Pecans Recipe

Slowly smoked pecans that have been tossed in a sweet cinnamon sugar rub. These are great as a holiday snack or put into a mason jar as an edible gift.
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Smoked Mixed Candied Nuts

These smoked candied nuts are slowly smoke roasted and then finished with a sweet glaze making them crunchy, sweet, sticky, and mildly smoky.

A sheet pan full of Smoked Candied Nuts
5 from 1 vote

Smoked Candied Nuts Recipe with Bourbon Glaze

A slowly smoked mix of pecans, almonds, cashews, and hazelnuts finished with a sweet and decadent butter, brown sugar, and bourbon glaze.
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Smoked Almonds

These almonds are slowly roasted in the smoker and have a slight bacon flavor and simply seasoned with kosher salt and extra virgin olive oil. One of my favorite healthy daily snacks!

Smoked almonds in a dish with sea salt.
5 from 3 votes

Smoked Almonds

Roasting almonds using a low and slow method to get an amazing smoky flavor and crunch. We add a touch of extra virgin olive oil and kosher salt to finish.
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Homemade Smoked Hazelnut Nutella

Smoked hazelnuts add incredible flavor to homemade Nutella, making a fantastic family friendly, yet smoky, treat! This is a fantastic edible gift for the chocolate lover!

How to make Smoked Hazelnuts and use them to make Smoked Hazelnut Nutella
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Smoked Hazelnut Nutella

A great way to add smoked flavor to Nutella. Smoked Hazelnut Nutella. Easy, creamy and simply indulgent.
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Smoked Almond Butter

Homemade almond butter is super easy to make, but Smoked Almond Butter is not just easy, it’s absolutely delicious!

Homemade Almond butter
5 from 1 vote

Smoked Almond Butter Recipe

How to smoke almonds and make a simple homemade smoked almond butter. So easy and delicious.
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A holiday gift basket filled with edible gifts including L'Ecole wine, Fire + Wine cookbook, smoked mixed nuts, and other edible holiday gifts

Homemade Dry Rubs

Dry rubs are a fantastic edible gift. If you’re adding them to a gift basket, add a frozen steak, or gift certificate to a favorite butcher, so they are encouraged to start using the dry rubs right away.

Homemade Dry Rub for pork and chicken in a mason jar
4.41 from 364 votes

Pork Rub – Ultimate Dry Rub for Chicken & Pork

A fantastic homemade pork rub great for pork and chicken. Our Ultimate Dry Rub adds savory and sweet flavors to provide a wow factor to your next BBQ. 
This recipe builds upon our homemade Basic Dry Rub and adds more complexity and bold flavors.
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Dry Rub for Ribs
4.67 from 6 votes

Dry Rub For Ribs Recipe

A sweet and savory blend of brown sugar, kosher salt, and spices for the ultimate pork rub. Perfect for baby back ribs or spare ribs in your smoker, oven, or crockpot.
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Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning in a mason jar
4.72 from 21 votes

Easy Grilled Chicken Seasoning (Dry Rub)

Recipe for grilled chicken seasoning. This is a great dry rub for hot and fast grilling. It is also sugar free and gluten free. 
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jar of cajun seasoning
5 from 1 vote

Cajun Seasoning Recipe

Traditional Cajun Seasoning with paprika, herbs, and salt to enhance the flavor of any dish from chicken to fish. Great with grilled foods.
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Coffee Rub steak seasoning in a mason jar.
4.60 from 10 votes

Homemade Coffee Rub with Ancho Chile Powder

Ground coffee, ancho chili, kosher salt, granulated garlic and pepper round it this perfect steak rub.
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4.43 from 7 votes

Incredible Seafood Seasoning Recipe

A blend of savory, salt, and heat that elevates the flavor profile of fish, especially on the grill. Great all purpose seafood rub for any cooking style.
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Homemade BBQ Sauces

Make the set complete and add a jar of homemade BBQ sauce fo your gift basket. A great gift for the busy BBQ lover!

red wine bbq sauce
4.80 from 20 votes

Pinot Noir BBQ Sauce Recipe

A savory and balanced homemade BBQ sauce featuring wine and dried spices. Use a fruity wine like Pinot Noir for this unique BBQ sauce recipe.
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Carolina Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce in a jar
4.65 from 48 votes

Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce Recipe (Carolina Style)

Easy and basic vinegar based BBQ sauce that's great on pulled pork and chicken, inspired by Carolina Style BBQ.
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Jar of Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce Kansas City Style
3.88 from 31 votes

Easy Kansas City BBQ Sauce Recipe

An Easy Kansas City style BBQ sauce recipe with sweet and heat. 
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Mango Jalapeno BBQ Sauce
4.34 from 9 votes

Spicy Mango BBQ Sauce With Jalapeño

A Spicy Mango BBQ Sauce that is naturally sweetened with a kick of heat from the jalapeño. This is a no-sugar-added bbq sauce.
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Sweet & Savory Treats

Skillet Brownies

This would be a great combo to prepare the brownie in the skillet (but let the recipient of the gift cook it). It’s a dual, dessert + new cast iron pan gift!

top view of skillet brownies
5 from 1 vote

Skillet Brownies on the Grill

Made to be dense and rich in chocolate, these Skillet Brownies are cooked on the grill and then topped with a chocolate drizzle and vanilla bean ice cream. Gluten free.
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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Made with olive oil instead of butter, these dairy-free cookies taste rich and incredible. 

olive oil chocolate chip cookies

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

A delicious alternative to traditional chocolate chip cookies, made with extra virgin olive oil instead of butter. Recipe provided by Libby Crow, Olive Oil Program Ambassador at the Oregon Olive Mill (adapted from Cook’s Illustrated Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe).

Smoked Honey Butter

Make some smoked honey butter and roll it up in some plastic or parchment paper, or in a small mason jar. Add it to the basket with a baguette.

4.60 from 5 votes

Smoked Honey Butter Recipe

Smoked honey meets butter to create an incredibly elegant and delicious butter spread for rolls, toast, fruit, and so much more.
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Chimichurri Sauce

Gift this in a small mason jar with a steak, or gift certificate to a butcher, and any steak lover would be very pleased!

chimichurri sauce
4.57 from 53 votes

Easy Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Super easy homemade chimichurri sauce recipe made in the food processor and comes together in under 5 minutes. Great on grilled meats and vegetables!
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Easy Blender Salsa

This recipe has been in my family for decades! Add a bag of your favorite tortilla chips for a great snack!

Bowl of Easy Homemade Blender Salsa
4.88 from 16 votes

My Mama’s Basic Blender Salsa Recipe

An easy basic homemade salsa made in the blender. This is a family recipe that has been around for decades and is made in less than 5 minutes.
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Fire Roasted Salsa

Made with fresh tomatoes roasted on the grill, this is another great treat.

Fire Roasted Salsa in a bowl
4.72 from 7 votes

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa Recipe

Fresh tomatoes, peppers, and cilantro combined for a flavorfull fire roasted salsa recipe on the grill.
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Smoked Tomatillo Salsa

You could even make all three and add to a gift basket with a bag of chips. A salsa lovers dream!

Smoked Tomatillo Salsa
4.74 from 15 votes

Smoked Tomatillo Salsa

An easy tomatillo salsa verde using smoked tomatillos and made in the blender. A delicious topping for sausages, grilled chicken, or simply with chips.
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More Holiday Gift Ideas

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About Mary

I'm Mary, a wine/food/travel writer, Certified Sommelier, mom of twins, former vegetarian turned BBQ fanatic, runner, founder of Vindulge, and author of Fire + Wine cookbook. Thanks for stopping by!

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