Knock your mum's socks off on Mother's Day with these impressive treats
This year will be different. No more running to the corner shop in a desperate attempt to find the last Mother's Day card. This year, you're going to do something absurdly easy that will prove to your mum how much you love her.
And you're in luck.
We've found the best ideas the internet has to offer. But while all of them are quick and easy, one warning: they're not suitable for children to make on their own. OK?
If ever there were a time to go OTT with the sprinkles, it's Mother's Day. For extra 'aww' points, we'd suggest hearts. Obvs.
Because who doesn't like popcorn? This version uses candy canes as a peppermint sprinkle, but if mint doesn't float your boat then edible glitter would work just as well.
A bunch of flowers has to be up there with a bad box of chocolates in the ranking of boring Mother's Day gifts. But flowers she can eat? Well, that's different.
Dunk strawberries in smooth melted chocolate, leave to cool then drizzle with more chocolate. Two amazing things in one glorious mouthful. Good thinking.
Hitting every taste receptor and bonus point possible, once your mum eats one of these she'll know the truth: you love her. You really do.
This is so easy it almost feels like cheating – decant vodka into Kilner bottles, stuff in a few vanilla pods and seal. This gift only improves with age (we're saying nothing, Mum).
Make your mum her own unique 'love' blend of tea by buying some loose leaves and mixing together. Peppermint, chamomile and jasmine flowers work well for a soothing, relaxing brew, or try black Ceylon tea leaves and rose petals. Lush.
Spread the word! Chocolate + peanut butter = one very happy mum. Just add toast.
Forget flowers. With a bit of oasis foam and some lollipop sticks, you've got yourself a cute marshmallow arrangement. Failing that, these would look just as cute in a ribbon-tied bag.
A perfect pressie for both of you – let's face it, if she bakes the brownies you'll probably get one.
Chilli, lemon, rosemary or garlic – these can be drizzled over pasta, pizza or noodles, and they're ace for roast potatoes too.
Just throw everything in the blender, blitz and roll. Seriously – you only need five ingredients and 10 minutes to make these.
Nothing says Happy Mother's Day like a big edible handprint.
Sugar and cinnamon-spice crusted almonds are an excellent snack – and you can't buy these in the shops.
Liked this? Then try these:
- What do chefs make their mums for Mother’s Day? That's a very good question.
- Here's 6 Mother’s Day beauty gifts you can whip up in the kitchen. Lookin' good.
- And want to make some chocolate caramel muffins for Mother's Day? Trust us. They're tooo good.
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