Salted caramels

Valentine’s gift 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.

9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
More effort
Advertisement
11 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
3 ratings 0.8 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
37 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use seasonal rhubarb to make this G&T-with-a-difference, or top the finished gin with soda water for a refreshing and gloriously pink summertime drink

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Learn how to infuse your own flavoured spirit to give as a homemade gift or mix into cocktails

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
25 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
19 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
60 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
177 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
More effort
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
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

42 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
8 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
Advertisement