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?

 

Super-easy chocolate truffles

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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.

 

White chocolate popcorn

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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.

 

White chocolate bark with edible flower sprinkles

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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.

 

Chocolate dipped strawberries

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Chocolate dipped strawberries

Via: Sainsbury's

Dunk strawberries in smooth melted chocolate, leave to cool then drizzle with more chocolate. Two amazing things in one glorious mouthful. Good thinking.

 

Bacon-dusted chocolate-covered pretzels

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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.

 

Homemade vanilla extract

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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).

 

DIY tea

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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.

 

Chocolate peanut butter

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Spread the word! Chocolate + peanut butter = one very happy mum. Just add toast.

 

Chocolate-dipped marshmallows

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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.

 

Brownie mix

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A perfect pressie for both of you – let's face it, if she bakes the brownies you'll probably get one.

 

Infused oils

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Infused oils

Via: brit.co

Chilli, lemon, rosemary or garlic – these can be drizzled over pasta, pizza or noodles, and they're ace for roast potatoes too.

 

Ginger and berry energy balls

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Just throw everything in the blender, blitz and roll. Seriously – you only need five ingredients and 10 minutes to make these. 

 

Handprint cookies

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Nothing says Happy Mother's Day like a big edible handprint

 

Sweet and savoury almonds

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Sweet and savoury almonds

Via: lmld.org

Sugar and cinnamon-spice crusted almonds are an excellent snack – and you can't buy these in the shops.

 

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