Edible gift projects for kids

  • By
    Lily Barclay - Senior writer - bbcgoodfood.com

Looking to spoil a mum? Help your little munchkins whip up something seriously special this Mother's Day.

Chocolate squares

Edible gifts

Nothing beats a homemade gift when it comes to Mother's Day and you'll be surprised at what the smallest of hands can help whip up. When the mini pinnies have been bunged in the wash, let the kids loose with ribbons, edible glitter and homemade gift cards. You will definitely win points for bravery even if your creations don't turn out picture perfect.

Mint-chocolate bark with pretzels

These simple yet scrumptious chocolate bites make a present kids can be proud of. Carefully melt the white, dark and milk chocolate, then let the children take over, swirling to create a marbled effect and decorating with pretzels.

Mint-chocolate bark with pretzels

Crunchy peanut & toffee bonbons

Kids will love shaping, rolling and dipping these nutty sweets in melted chocolate - just make sure that the lid is firmly on the food processor to avoid decorating the walls with any stray ingredients!

Crunchy peanut & toffee bonbons

PretzelsWhite chocolate pretzels

Kids are bound to love smashing up pretzels with a rolling pin (though these might need to be made in advance if a lie-in is on the cards). This recipe is super-simple but the results are scrumptious.

White chocolate pretzel bites
 

Peppermint candy biscuitsPeppermint candy biscuits

These cute candy-filled biscuits are sure to melt a few hearts, place them in a box with some pretty coloured tissue for the perfect present.

Peppermint candy biscuits

 

ChocolatesChocolate truffles

Help the kids make the truffles then let them loose with the rolling and decorating. Get creative with toppings like crushed pistachio nuts, lightly toasted desiccated coconut, orange zest and cocoa powder for maximum wow factor.

Chocolate truffles

 

Fruit & nut chocolate chequersFruit & nut chocolate chequers

These beautiful little squares couldn't be simpler to make and look really special.  Decorate with raspberry flakes, pecans, candied peel and a swirl of melted chocolate - the kids might even let you take a turn as chocolatier too.

Fruit & nut chocolate chequers


Tutti-frutti rounds Tutti-frutti rounds

Feeling under fire? Hardly any cooking is required for these moreish sweets, and kids can get completely stuck in - just chop some dried fruits, crush some biscuits and mix them into melted white chocolate and butter. Your main job will be keeping the spoon lickers at bay.

Tutti-frutti rounds

Feeling inspired? Discover our beautiful brunch recipes for kids to make, and our lovely but child-friendly cakes and bakes.

Will you be making something special with the kids for Mother's Day? We'd love to hear your ideas...

 

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments

Show comments

We’d love to hear how you got on with this recipe. Did you like it? Would you recommend others give it a try?

Be the first to comment on this recipe…

Questions

Tips