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Confectionery recipes

Create some delicious sweet treats with our best ever confectionery recipes. Try cool cookies, fantastic fudge, brilliant brittle or fabulous buns.

1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make these sugar mice at least a day before serving, so they have time to dry out. The recipe makes 12 mice – enough for one for each of your family and friends!

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

An alternative to truffles, these chocolatey bitesize treats contain Maltesers, coconut, marshmallow, cranberries and rich tea biscuits - perfect for making with kids

25 mins
Easy
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Decorate our buttery, melt-in-the-mouth sugar cookies with piped icing and sprinkles for extra special festive biscuits. They make lovely Christmas gifts

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Make this Scottish tablet as a sweet treat for family and friends – it makes a lovely gift. Tablet is similar to fudge, but with a more crumbly texture.

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
57 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These elegant, buttery biscuits might look extra impressive but they're surprisingly easy to make. Dip in chocolate for an extra sweet treat

57 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Bake a batch of these easy chocolate chip shortbreads to pair with your afternoon cup of tea. These simple sweet treats are perfect for sharing

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This classic, easy Chelsea bun recipe is the perfect sweet bake to enjoy with your afternoon cup of tea. Who could resist a fruit-filled bun, hot from the oven?

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
26 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for a bake sale, kid's party or sweet afternoon snack, these iced cupcakes are the simplest sponges around and can be decorated as you like

37 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
29 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Once you've tasted these irresistibly plump and sugary treats from doughnut master Justin Gellatly, there'll be no going back!

1 hr and 25 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Simple, creamy, peppermint treats you can make with just a handful of ingredients. They make a tasty homemade gift for anyone with a sweet tooth

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
151 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make these easy fruit scones in just 15 minutes. They're perfect for an elegant afternoon tea or a sweet weekend treat. Serve with jam and clotted cream

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

A surprising topping for desserts - makes them that little bit extra special. Also delicious dipped in chocolate

12 mins
More effort
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A crisp chocolate shell encases these vanilla biscuits with a fluffy marshmallow and sweet raspberry jam filling - take your cookies to the next level!

57 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This super-simple slab of swirled dark and white chocolate is studded with chopped mixed nuts and dried fruit - break into chunky shards and pop in a homemade hamper as an edible gift

15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Light, fluffy marshmallows which pack a real plum punch - cut into chunky cubes and dust with icing sugar, or dip in a chocolate fondue

1 hr
A challenge
Gluten-free
42 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Homemade fudge makes a fabulous gift wrapped up for Christmas or any special occasion. Our recipe for these buttery sweets is well worth the effort

50 mins
A challenge
41 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A great way to use up any pumpkin from your lantern carving

1 hr and 35 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
8 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

These colourful mini meringues are a great little sweet party nibble. You can also pop them on top of a summer bake or dessert to stunning effect  

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Serve these gorgeous peanut butter and milk chocolate balls as a party buffet sweet treat, or wrap up as an edible gift

35 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Combine salty crushed pretzels with sweet chocolate and raisins to create bite-sized sweets ideal for a gift hamper

15 mins
Easy
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