This year, make him something he really wants. From homemade bacon jam to hearty barbecue sauces and rubs, these DIY food gifts are sure to please any guy who likes to eat well. Check out our DIY gift guide right now:
1. Salted Beer Caramel CornThe Beeroness
Upgrade his game-day snacks with a bowl of booze-infused popcorn. This blogger's recipe calls for an imperial stout and a bold brew with caramel and chocolate flavors that add to the caramel corn's sweetness. You can even use the extra suds to mix him one of these beer-based cocktails.
Get the recipe: The Beeroness
2. 5-Ingredient Whiskey Dark Chocolate TrufflesGimme Some Oven
Head's up ladies — chocolates aren't just for us! Guys will also love this sweet treat infused with his favorite whiskey. The boozy flavor shines through in these truffles, so make sure to use a good quality spirit. Finish the candies off by rolling them in chopped nuts or dusting them with cocoa powder.
Get the recipe: Gimme Some Oven
3. Spicy Honey Roasted PeanutsBrown Eyed Baker
Forget the store-bought kind, these homemade honey-roasted peanuts are the perfect snack to enjoy with a cold beer. A dash of cayenne pepper kicks this snack up a notch, but it's also easy to omit if your guy doesn't dig spicy food. The nuts are ready in just 30 minutes, which means it'll be easy for you to whip up another batch when your guy asks you to make them again... and again!
Get the recipe: Brown Eyed Baker
4. Homemade Smoky-Sweet Barbecue Sauce + RubCoupons and Freebies Mom
If your guy is the type that cranks up the grill year-round, he'll love this sweet-and-smoky duo which is just right for seasoning steaks, burgers, and even veggies. No patio? No problem. Sprinkle the rub on some oven-roasted meat or dump the sauce in a slow-cooker.
Get the recipe: Coupons and Freebies Mom
5. Three-Bean Chili in a JarDiannes Dishes
Guys who love to cook will enjoy cozying up to a bowl of this ultra-healthy chili. All he'll need to do is add chopped veggies and a jar tomato sauce. We love this as a hearty vegetarian meal (the blogger even recommends thickening it up with baked potatoes), but your guy can spice it up with some ground beef, pork, or sausage.
Get the recipe: Diannes Dishes
6. The Best Homemade Bacon JamBlackberry Babe
Spreadable bacon... does it get any better? Guys will love smearing this addictive jam on crackers and sandwiches or even adding a spoonful to pasta, baked potatoes, and grilled meat dishes. Our advice: Make several batches. You'll likely get just as hooked.
Get the recipe: Blackberry Babe