Head off to the Kitchen: Homemade Favor Ideas!

homemade apple pie pops

What is it about fall and giving homemade goodies? Maybe it’s the sweet sentiment of Thanksgiving spilling over into the entire season, or the fabulous harvest produce that’s available at this time. Whatever the reason, it’s not surprising that autumn-inspired goodies so often feature DIY brides’ favorite treats or their family’s heirloom recipes. But even if you’re not a kitchen whiz, here are 6 wonderfully heartwarming fall favor ideas…with recipes or how-to’s included!


1 – We love this trail mix idea from Clover and Lace that uses homemade candied almonds as the base. Beyond that, it’s pretty much ‘anything goes’ for what you’d like to toss into the mix: white or dark chocolate chips, dried berries, raisins, and other nuts!

2 – Like eating fluffy clouds! That’s how Marcie of Celebrating Moments By Marcie describes these homemade marshmallows. Just follow her adapted recipe. Then, dip the finished marshmallows in white chocolate and tiny pearls and sprinkles. So pretty!

3 – The variations of S’mores seem never-ending. Another ingenious (and irresistible) example are these S’mores in a jar via Spoonful. Definitely a favor idea that will allow even the kitchen-challenged to delight their guests!

4 – Salted caramels are another perfect-for-fall treat. Nicole of Tradewind Tiaras assures that her recipe is easy enough for first-time makers, so no worries. Plus these silky goodies get a fancy finish with sea salt. Guests will love them!

5 – Thanks to The Sweetest Occasion, we have this wonderful honey and granola gift box idea (credited to BBB Craft, featured on Design Sponge). Just repack in bottles, add labels and a honey whisk, then bundle up in boxes. Such a breeze to put together, yet so heartwarming to give as favors!

6 – Pies are huge autumn favorites. So why not make handy little ones on sticks—in short, pie pops? These cuties from Good to Know are apple pie pops, decorated with pastry cutout shapes. But you could certainly choose a favorite filling, like blueberry, cherry, or raspberry.
Are you bound for the altar this fall? What are your favor ideas making the most of the season’s bounty?


  1. Thanks for including my caramels in this beautiful roundup! Mmm. I might have to make some this weekend.

  2. So nice of you to stop by, Nikki! We love sharing great recipes like yours as wedding or party ideas. Thanks!

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