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10 Easy & Edible Gifts for Mother's Day

Just imagine the look on mom's face when you hand her homemade, beautifully wrapped treats. From Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons to Mexican Wedding Cookies, all of these delicious declarations of love are easy enough for even dads and kids to make.
05/07/2016 08:52am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

Just imagine the look on mom's face when you hand her homemade, beautifully wrapped treats. From Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons to Mexican Wedding Cookies, all of these delicious declarations of love are easy enough for even dads and kids to make.

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Chewy and moist on the inside, crispy and golden on the outside, these coconut macaroons are delicious plain but even more irresistible dipped in chocolate. GET THE RECIPE

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Sweet, salty, spicy, and rosemary-infused, these nuts are highly addictive. I suggest making a double batch so you can keep some for yourself. GET THE RECIPE

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Packed in a mason jar or pretty tin, homemade granola makes the perfect gift for the health-conscious mom. This version, inspired by the granola served The Inn at Occidental in Sonoma County, CA, is packed with clusters of old-fashioned oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, toasted coconut, honey and wheat germ. GET THE RECIPE

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Biscotti are twice-baked, oblong shaped cookies made intentionally dry and crunchy -- and these are made with a double dose of chocolate. When you dunk them in coffee or tea, they soften, becoming rich, fudgy and decadent. GET THE RECIPE

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These almond-studded biscotti are buttery, lightly sweet, crunchy but not tooth-shattering -- and as good with your morning coffee as they are with afternoon tea or ice cream. GET THE RECIPE

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My husband calls these candied pecans "crack nuts" because they're madly addictive. The best part? You only need four simple ingredients to make them -- and if you start right now, you'll be done in 15 minutes. GET THE RECIPE

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These are the perfect ginger cookies: they have just the right balance of spices -- think ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and black pepper -- and a wonderful buttery-crisp texture. Plus, they look so pretty stacked and tied with a bow. GET THE RECIPE

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For moms who love movies, how about her favorite flick and a tin of homemade popcorn? This version, adapted from Crazy Good Italian by D.C. Chef and Top Chef All-Stars runner-up Mike Isabella, is tossed with garlic butter, Parmesan, oregano and red pepper flakes. It's insanely addictive (yes, crazy good). GET THE RECIPE

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Or, if sweet popcorn is more mom's thing, try this homemade caramel corn. It's easy to make at home -- and you don't need a giant copper kettle, or even a candy thermometer, to make it. GET THE RECIPE

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Also known as Snowballs, Butter Balls or Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies are adorable shortbread-like cookies made from ground nuts, flour, butter and sugar. This version -- flavored with lime, pecans and ground coconut -- has a tropical twist. GET THE RECIPE

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