Mail-able, edible gifts?
December 6, 2011 12:03 PM Subscribe
Suggest delicious homemade edible gifts, yet again! Difficulty: specifically looking for (relatively) shelf-stable and mail-able recipes.
posted by Bardolph to Food & Drink (15 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking to branch out from my traditional Christmas fudge this year, and have been enjoying browsing Metafilter's umpteen-billion edible gift threads. Many of the people on my list are at least a few states away, though, so when exploring all these new recipes I worry about hard-to-predict preservation issues during mailing: will the meringues turn gummy after a few days? Will the cookies stale? The peppermint bark arrive melted or bloomed?
I was wondering if any MeFites might be able to suggest recipes for sweets that, in your experience, reliably hold up in the mail, or under a moderate period of careless storage?
(As an added difficulty, some of my giftees are denture wearers, and some are allergic to chocolate, so I'd especially love ideas for the ever-elusive easy-to-chew and non-chocolate candies. Thanks!!)