Salted caramels

Valentine's gift recipes

59 Recipes

Give an edible gift this Valentine's Day with a batch of homemade biscuits or truffles. We've included easy and budget options for the perfect treat.

Salted caramels

5

(7 ratings)

Treat your nearest and dearest to these homemade salted caramels. The perfect edible gift, wrap them up in a gift box for a deliciously decadent treat
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Fortune cookies

4.375

(8 ratings)

Fill homemade fortune cookies with personalised messages for a customised treat - ideal for any occasion, such as Chinese New Year, Christmas, Valentine's Day, birthdays and weddings...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Strawberry gin

4.8

(10 ratings)

Capture the true taste of summer with this berry-infused spirit that makes a stunning gin 'n' tonic or base for a fruity cocktail...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Prosecco truffles

4.166665

(6 ratings)

Perfect as a homemade gift for chocolate and prosecco lovers. Rich, melt-in-the-mouth chocolate truffles with a hint of our favourite tipple
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Indian coconut ice

1

(1 rating)

This cardamom-scented sweet from reader Preeti Marwah is the perfect fusion of Indian and British recipes, with a coconut base and white chocolate topping
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Rhubarb gin

4.70588

(34 ratings)

Use seasonal rhubarb to make this for a G&T with a difference, or top the finished gin with soda water for a refreshing summertime drink in glorious pink
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gin & tonic truffles

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Make these deliciously boozy chocolate truffles with gin and citrus then pack in a box to give away as an edible gift. They're perfect for Mother's Day...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Florentine biscuits

5

(12 ratings)

We've given the classic Florentine a chocolate covered biscuity base so they're perfect for dunking. Enjoy yourself or give as a homemade gift...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Vegan fudge

4

(4 ratings)

Adapt this basic vanilla fudge recipe however you like. Top with broken vegan biscuits for a cookies & cream fudge, or dip chunks of fudge in vegan dark chocolate
  • 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Homemade raspberry vodka

5

(6 ratings)

Learn how to infuse your own flavoured spirit to give as a homemade gift or mix into cocktails
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vanilla fudge

4.83721

(43 ratings)

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

White chocolate truffles

5

(1 rating)

Make these chocolates to give as gifts or for a fun weekend project. Split the ganache into a few bowls and add a couple of different flavourings, if you like
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Espresso, hazelnut & chocolate shortbread

5

(4 ratings)

These biscuits are the perfect blend of rich coffee, dark chocolate and toasted nuts. Simple to make, they're ideal if you're sharing a cuppa with friends...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Raspberry gin

4.5

(2 ratings)

Preserve the taste of summer in a bottle with this raspberry gin, perfect topped up with tonic. The gin will keep its lovely pink hue for a few months
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Microwave boozy fudge

4.166665

(24 ratings)

Also known as miracle fudge, this indulgent sweet treat is made in minutes in the microwave, and makes for an ideal last-minute edible gift – no sugar thermometer required...
  • 17 mins
  • Easy

Limoncello

4.6875

(16 ratings)

Make up a batch of this boozy lemony drink - it's great as a homemade gift or poured over ice cream...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Lemon curd

4.73077

(52 ratings)

There’s nothing quite like a simple, zesty, homemade lemon curd. Perfect on toast, scones, hot buttered crumpets or rippled through ice cream...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate fudge crinkle biscuits

4.89404

(151 ratings)

Use storecupboard ingredients to make these moreish chocolate fudge crinkle biscuits. They make the perfect partner to a coffee as an afternoon treat
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bacon jam

5

(2 ratings)

Make this moreish bacon jam as a gift for friends and family. It's surprisingly easy to make, tastes divine and will keep up to a month in the fridge...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Cashew caramels

4.5

(2 ratings)

These delicious homemade sweets, with toasted cashews and vanilla bean paste, make a great party nibble or edible gift
  • 35 mins
  • More effort

Crunchy peanut & toffee bonbons

4.6

(5 ratings)

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

Love bug biscuits

4.666665

(9 ratings)

These cute cookies decorated with fondant icing in a heart-shaped ladybird pattern would make a lovely romantic gift
  • 42 mins
  • Easy

White chocolate pretzel bites

4.625

(8 ratings)

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

Fig jam

5

(1 rating)

Give the gift of homemade fig jam to family and friends. It's the perfect partner to a fresh loaf at breakfast time, or try swirled into natural yogurt...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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