Iced Gingerbread Cookies (pictured above)
Gingerbread biscuits are a classic. We've strayed away from quintessentially-Christmas cookie cutters and opted for a Kiwiana approach. Because who doesn't want to nibble on New Zealand while watching Love Actually.
Cashew Nut and Miso Caramel Popcorn
In Food Editor Claire Aldous' own words... "This is the most popular popcorn recipe I’ve ever made – when testing it, some colleagues suggested it should be called Crack Corn because it was so addictive!" Enough said.
Date, Walnut and Caramel Chocolate Truffles
Put down the Favourites, step away from the Celebration Box and take the time to make your own truffles. Nuts, milk chocolate, dates and salted caramel sauce – Santa's beard that's one decadent truffle.
Chocolate Peppermint Rounds
We recreated the After Dinner Mint and gave it a festive twist by adding candy canes to the mix. Pretty, pink and perfectly pepperminty – this one is for devouring while watching Elf. After all it tastes like Christmas.
Cacao and Granola Rocky Road (gf)
There's a child inside us all, and he or she is very fond of Rocky Road. We've taken ours to new heights with the addition of chilli peanut butter. This means it's less likely to appeal to the little ones in your life, so there'll be more for you to devour.
Mixed Berry, Rosewater and Crushed Meringue Marshmallow
These fluffy white marshmallows are as close as we'll get to snow this Christmas. Topped with red berries, and silent to eat, this cloud-like treat can be enjoyed during suspenseful moments of Home Alone.
Salted Peanut and Puffed Quinoa Brittle
Less quiet than the aforementioned marshmallows, this brittle should be reserved for Die Hard. Made using puffed quinoa and dark chocolate, it could be dubbed a Christmas health food.