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05/07/2016 08:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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.

1. Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

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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

2. Union Square Café Bar Nuts

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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

3. Homemade Granola

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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

4. Double Chocolate Biscotti

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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

5. Almond Biscotti

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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

6. Sweet, Spicy & Salty Candied Pecans

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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

7. Crispy Ginger Cookies

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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

8. Crazy Good Spicy Italian Popcorn

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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

9. Caramel Popcorn

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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

10. Coconut-Lime Mexican Wedding Cookies

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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