Marshmallow squares

Edible gift recipes

54 Recipes

Homemade gourmet presents for every occasion, from sweets, biscuits, jams and chutneys, to homemade booze and cooking kits.

Red onion marmalade


(80 ratings)

Soft, sticky onion marmalade - great with pâtés and terrrines or a ploughman's lunch
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Lavender sugar


(2 ratings)

Great in shortbread, sprinkled over a sponge or stirred into berries, give jars of lavender sugar as gifts or wedding favours
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Easy chocolate truffles


(30 ratings)

Chocolate truffles, beautifully wrapped in boxes, will put a smile on anyone's face – and they're so easy to make...
  • 4 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

Chilli vodka


(7 ratings)

This fun gift takes just a few minutes to prepare, perfect for adding some kick to a Bloody Mary, or just enjoying over ice
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Sugar-dusted wedding cookies


(8 ratings)

An English, shortbread-based version of the classic Mexican wedding cookie - perfect for homemade wedding favours
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Peppermint candy biscuits


(1 rating)

These heart-shaped cookies with a crunchy mint filling are fun for children to make and give as a present
  • 37 mins
  • Easy

Choc-egg lollies


(2 ratings)

Young and old will love these glitzy egg-shaped lollipops made from chocolate sponge cake
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate chunk pecan cookies


(59 ratings)

You can't beat American-style cookies with big chunks of chocolate and nuts. The perfect grown-up biscuit
  • 27 mins
  • Easy

Spiced beetroot & orange chutney


(62 ratings)

Serve this vividly coloured chutney with cheeses and cold meats - great to give as a gift, too
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Summer spice mix


(0 ratings)

Prettily packaged spice mix can double up as place-names for wedding guests
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Pickled pears


(11 ratings)

A stylish and gorgeous treat, spooned out of the jar with a little of the syrup
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Smoky paprika peppers


(3 ratings)

A great gift for a dinner party host, or just a tasty snack on their own
  • 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Basic biscuit dough


(118 ratings)

This simple recipe for cookie dough can be adapted to suit your tastes- experiment with different shapes and flavours
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Forgotten cookies


(32 ratings)

What's in a name? Pop these in the oven, forget about them overnight, and you'll have crumbly cookies in the morning
  • 8 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Almond & lemon curd buttons


(26 ratings)

Hidden inside these crumbly biscuits lies a heart of lemon curd, giving an unexpected burst of flavour
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Crisp orange shortbread


(23 ratings)

Coeliac sufferers need not miss out on sweet treats with this gluten-free melt-in-the-mouth shortbread recipe
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Spanish fig & almond balls


(4 ratings)

A festive version of Pan de Higo, a dried fig cake that the Spanish traditionally eat with cheese and a drizzle of honey
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Bramble marshmallows


(6 ratings)

Good Food reader Natasha Lee gives marshmallows a seasonal twist by adding blackberries, for a sweet, homemade gift
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • A challenge

Baked Camembert kit


(1 rating)

The ideal gift for a cheese-lover: a box of Camembert to warm in the oven and serve with boozy marinated sultanas
  • 20 mins
  • Easy