3 Delicious Gifts for Mother’s Day
Mom will love these delicious homemade gifts. You’ll love how easy they are to make. Mom will love that she can have a special treat, minus the guilt because all three of these recipes are healthy sweets.
Bonus is that every recipe is only 5 ingredients and about 15 minutes prep time. To make the handmade treats extra special, consider the packaging.
Gift Giving Idea: Break the Cranberry Pistachio Bark into small pieces and place in decorative plastic bags and tie with a ribbon.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 three-ounce dark chocolate bars
- ½ cup shelled pistachios
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt
- In a small pot over low heat, melt the dark chocolate bars and coconut oil.
- Cover a small plate covered with parchment or wax paper.
- Slowly pour the melted chocolate mixture on the plate and then sprinkle on the pistachios and cranberries.
- Sprinkle a pinch of Celtic Sea Salt over the plate and place in freezer for 2 hours, until firm like a chocolate bar.
*The hint of sea salt is absolutely divine paired with the dark chocolate.
Gift Giving Idea: The Coconut Goji Berry Bites are gorgeous in foil mini cupcake papers. You can wrap in a food gift box wrapped in a ribbon.
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tablespoon vanilla, alcohol free
- 1 ½ cups finely shredded coconut
- ½ cup dried goji berries
- Melt coconut oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Add the remaining ingredients, except the goji berries, and stir together.
- Poor evenly into mini cupcake papers for individual bites.
- Top each one with a few goji berries.
- Freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Keep in the fridge for up to a week or even longer in the freezer.
Gift Giving Idea: Put the Sesame Date Balls in mini cupcake papers and then in a food gift box wrapped in a ribbon.
- 2 cups soft medjool dates, pitted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- In a high speed blender or food processor, blend all ingredients except the sesame seeds until evenly blended and a consistent paste. Transfer to a bowl.
- Use a spoon to scoop the mixture into your hand and roll into 1 inch balls.
- Set aside the rolled date balls on parchment paper.
- Put all the sesame seeds in a flat bowl like a pasta bowl.
- Roll the balls in the sesame seeds until evenly coated.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. For longer storage, you can keep them in the freezer. It’s not likely they will last that long.
Jessica Wyman is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Yoga Teacher helping busy women reclaim their health and lives through her online nutrition programs and wellness community at www.jessica-wyman.com. Sign up so you never miss her weekly wellness tips that work and recipes that you’ll love! You can also find her on Facebook.