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11 Sweet Treats Mom Has to Love Because They're Homemade

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I don’t know about you, but my mom is nearly impossible to shop for. Every year, my sister and I desperately search for something practical or beautiful or trendy (or all three). But 10 times out of 10, my mom returns our gift. Or it sits, unused and collecting dust, in her closet.

I know gifts are not everyone’s love language. My mom prefers a thoughtful note or short phone call. But I have discovered one gift she always appreciates (and can’t return): something made with my very two hands. As a kid, this meant painted flower pots, personalized aprons, and very rhyme-y poetry. This year, I’m turning to homemade cookies, caramels, muffins, or bars. Here are 11 that I’m considering (plus a card, of course!).

Since Mother's Day is more than a week away, I've made sure they're all make-ahead friendly. Check them out—chances are that your mom might love them too.

Smoked Tea Caramels
Smoked Tea Caramels
Giant Chocolate Bar
Giant Chocolate Bar
Silky Chocolate Truffles

Silky Chocolate Truffles by Teresa Floyd

David Lebovitz' Dulce de Leche

David Lebovitz' Dulce de Leche by Genius Recipes

Yogurt White Chocolate

Yogurt White Chocolate by Alice Medrich

Soleils (Parisian Butter Cookies)

Soleils (Parisian Butter Cookies) by Catherine Lamb

Lime Cornmeal Biscotti
Lime Cornmeal Biscotti
Sqirl’s Puffed Granola (aka Turmeric Millet-nola)
Sqirl’s Puffed Granola (aka Turmeric Millet-nola)
Torrone Siciliano (Sicilian Almond Brittle)

Torrone Siciliano (Sicilian Almond Brittle) by Emiko

Cinnamon and Rye Shortbread

Cinnamon and Rye Shortbread by EmilyC

Milk Chocolate Ice Cream with Salted Cashew Brittle
Milk Chocolate Ice Cream with Salted Cashew Brittle

What have you given or received for Mother's Day? Any favorites?

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Tags: Dessert, Mother's Day