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24 edible gift ideas for Mother's Day

To make your Mother's Day even more personal, why not whip up a batch of homemade sweet treats to gift your mum this weekend? We've pulled together a collection of our best brownies, cookies and cupcakes, as well as homemade chocolate bark and crunchy meringues for the real sweet tooths. And to share, why not make a batch of our white chocolate rocky road, or French-style style macarons, perfect to enjoy alongside a pot of tea or coffee. Simply wrap your goodies in cellophane with a colourful ribbon, and watch her face light up!

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    Rosewater and raspberry swirl meringues

    You can't go past these super-sweet, picture-perfect rosewater and raspberry meringues! They are the perfect balance of sweet, tart and floral. Enjoy a couple with cream or ice-cream for a beautiful dessert.

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    Peanut butter cookies

    We trawled though all the Australian Women's Weekly peanut butter cookie recipes from over the years before narrowing our selection down to three, which we taste-tested, side-by-side. This was voted the winner for peanut taste and crisp chewy texture.

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    Pretty pastel coconut ice

    Pretty pastel coconut ice! A beautifully delicious sweet treat everyone will love!

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    Caramel peanut hearts

    The perfect balance of sweet, salty and crunchy, these delicious caramel peanut hearts are the perfect weekend snack, or gift for loved ones.

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    Pink-swirled petal bark

    This picture-perfect white chocolate bark is swirled with pink colouring and sprinkled with gorgeous edible flowers to create a sweet treat that is both beautiful and delicious.

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    Pistachio white chocolate and honey French macarons

    These pistachio and white chocolate honey French macarons are quite possibly the perfect edible present. The flavour is unique and quite delicate. Make sure your pistachios are ground finely for a perfect result.

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    Cappuccino French macarons

    Do not be afraid of the humble macaron. Yes, they're tricky, but easier than you think. Don't take any short cuts, use a light touch when mixing, and you'll be well on the way to making the perfect cappuccino macaron.

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    Chocolate chunk & raspberry cookies

    To vary these fudgy cookies, try mixing and matching white and dark chocolates with different berries or dried cherries or apricots. You can't go wrong no matter what the combination is.

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    Mocha meringue stack

    Light and crisp meringues in a coffee cream stack drizzled with a rich and delicious chocolate sauce.

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    Chocolate and caramel macarons

    You don't have to be in France to indulge in this decadent dessert. Bite through the light outer-layer of these treats to reach the rich chocolate ganache centre.

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    Red velvet cupcakes

    These fluffy, moist red velvet cupcakes are deliciously chocolately with the added tang of a cream cheese icing.

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    Chocolate raspberry kisses

    Indulge your taste buds with these sweet chocolate and raspberry kisses - the perfect morning or afternoon treat!

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    Baby whoopie pies

    Originally a Pennsylvanian Amish dessert, the whoopie pie has been around since the 1800s. These mock cream-filled mini versions, by Real Living are a deliciously soft and sweet treat.

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    Sugar-free chocolate cherry hazelnut bark

    This sweet and creamy chocolate 'bark' is studded with crunchy hazelnuts and chewy dried cherries to create a delicious, healthy treat for after dinner. It's easy to make, and refined sugar-free - bonus!

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    Oreo brownies

    These decadent cookies and cream brownies are absolutely divine. Packed full of dense chocolate, crunchy macadamias and delicious biscuit pieces, don't expect them to stay around long!

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    Chocolate coconut slice

    This moreish slice is perfect for morning tea with a hot cuppa or as a delicious treat for the kids after school. They'll gobble it up!

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    Chocolate coconut slice

    This classic sweet and crunchy slice is perfect for accompanying your morning or afternoon tea cuppa.

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