Homemade Treats for Summer Gifting?

Good Questions

Q: I am flying to Chicago for Memorial Day weekend to see my boyfriend's family. When we visited at Thanksgiving, I made your Skillet Toffee and everyone loved it! Not wanting to show up empty handed, I wanted to bring something homemade this time as well.

I want to bring something that will travel well (last time I wrapped the toffee in wax paper and put it in a tin and it did great on the flight tucked in my carry on) and is sort of summery and sweet, and maybe contains pecans and/or rhubarb (I've got a lot of both in the freezer!). I'm also a fan of simpler recipes.

Sent by Leia

Editor: Leia, what about nougat? It's still a simple candy, but it's a little lighter and more summery. You could use pecans in it too:

A Recipe from Provence: Nougat de Montélimar

Also think about these meringues:

Creole Kisses

Readers, what would you suggest for Leia and her homemade treats?


Related: Brittle to Bibingka: 20 Gluten-Free Treats for the Holidays

(Image: Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan)

Recommended by Apartment Therapy

Around the Web


Advice, Gatherings, Gift, Questions

Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.