If you're a college student, you most likely don't have to much money to spare on holiday gifts. Odds are you are in a couple of Secret Santa exchanges and need to give gifts to your family and close friends. Instead of heading to the mall, go to a grocery store and pick up ingredients to make these yummy, but easy and cheap, treat recipes.

1. Peanut Butter Balls 

milk, cream, candy, sweet, chocolate
Katherine O'Malley

Peanut butter balls are easy to make and take little to no time (besides waiting while they're freezing). Chances are you probably have all the ingredients for these bad boys laying around your kitchen already. 

2. Gingerbread Fudge

strawberry, cake, pastry, chocolate, candy, sweet
Caroline Ingalls

What screams Christmas more than anything gingerbread flavored? This fudge will take you 10 minutes max to prep. And who doesn't like gingerbread?

3. No-Bake Oreo Peppermint Cheesecake in a Jar

Gabby Phi

Oreo Peppermint Cheesecake!? YUM. It may look like a hassle, but they are so simple to make. Brownie points to you for making something that looks like it took much more time than it actually did. 

4. Chai Caramel Popcorn

sweet, caramel, meat, kettle corn, corn, cereal, popcorn
Alexander Furuya

I know we all know at least one person who is obsessed with a good chai latte. Make a huge batch of this out-of-this-world chai caramel popcorn for any chai tea lovers that you need to give a gift to this season. It's so simple and popcorn will cost you next to nothing to buy. 

5. Holiday Bark 

cookie, peppermint, chocolate
Dylan Barth

What would any holiday season be without making chocolate peppermint bark? Bring it to dinner parties, gift exchanges, or any other holiday event you have and the whole plate will be devoured. It's possibly one of the easiest to make, and definitely one of the most loved holiday treats out there. 

6. Homemade Thin Mints 

cream, sweetmeat, goody, cake, sweet, candy, chocolate
Meghan Morris

Homemade thin mints are another obvious yes because the ingredients are so basic, but the final result is orgasmic. Decorate these sweet treats with red and green sprinkles and you'll be set. 

7. Cinnamon Sugar Scone 

Yes, I've found a pastry that is ridiculously simple to make. It practically melts in your mouth and again, I'm betting you have the ingredients for it laying around your kitchen. 

8. 3-Ingredient Cake Cookies 

pastry, cake, cookie, chocolate cookie, goody, sweet, candy, chocolate
Maggie Lees

Three ingredients should be more than manageable. You can get creative and add any mix-ins. Try toffee nut or strawberry chocolate for your friends!

9. Chocolate-Covered strawberries 

cream, strawberry, candy, sweet, chocolate
Morgan Goldberg

This classic never goes out of style. Bring a nicely packaged mound of chocolate-covered strawberries and you'll be sure to get a big hug. 

10. Chocolate-Covered Pretzels 

sweet, cake, cookie, candy, chocolate
Lucy Rubin

Although these chocolate-covered pretzels may look like a work of art, they're barely any work for you. They bring hassle-free to a new level. Pick up white chocolate, peppermint, and pretzel rods and you're set for holiday gifts.