Now that Valentine's Day is around the corner, does anyone else feel like they're being haunted by candy hearts and boxed chocolate? These treats basically define the romantic holiday — but honestly, I'd rather make homemade candy gifts for Valentine's Day. It's a more meaningful approach to the usual set of presents, especially if you've been in a relationship for a long time.
If you're intimidated by the thought of making candy, though, don't fret. The process is surprisingly easy and cheap, and you don't need fancy ingredients or equipment. Some recipes call for store-bought candy, which is useful if you're scrambling for a last-minute Valentine's Day gift.
Obviously, homemade candy ideas are also a must for celebrating Galentine's Day. The ladies in our lives are nothing short of amazing, so they definitely deserve more than a generic pink and red package of questionable chocolates. And if you're throwing a Galentine's Day party in honor of your squad, serve your homemade treats as dessert or party favors. Better yet, turn it into an activity and make it together.
The list of 15 candy recipes is just the beginning. Don't be afraid to personalize each one with ingredients like edible glitter, sprinkles, and of course, a meaningful card or message.