It's the time of year to get crafty, and crafting something edible always wins. We love making edible gifts to pack up and pass out to all our family and friends. Classic standbys like granola, truffles, and chocolate bark are easy, sure, but it's easy to fall into an edible gift rut. If you've always gotten rave reviews for your annual bag of spiced nuts then why go astray?
Here's why: infused salts and sugars. They're the gift you should make instead this year -- equal parts simple and impressive. Infusing salt and sugar with various herbs and spices takes two pantry staples to the next level. Depending on what you infuse them with you can use them for anything from roasted potatoes to cookies. Pack them up in cute little jars and gift away. But be sure to save some for yourself too, to sprinkle onto or stir into your own favorite dishes -- your kitchen will thank you.
Check out the slideshow above to discover our favorite salt and sugar infusions.
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