Among the many charms of an autumn wedding are the delicious possibilities for edible wedding favors! Why not try something different, though? Go the ‘gourmet/artisan’ route and impress guests with one of these 12 absolutely irresistible fall treats—mostly sweet, but some spicy and even salty! Each link contains a recipe or how-to, so you can proudly give out wedding favors that are home-made with love. Now, isn’t that what fall weddings are all about?
Fall Wedding Favor Ideas with an Artisan Flair!
1 – Artisan “apple pie caramels” – This is actually a featured recipe from an entire book on Artisan Caramels by Sandy Arevalo, reviewed by OMG Goodies. So you have a whole bookful to choose from!
2 – Pecan pie macarons with salted butter caramel sauce – Can you imagine all these in macarons? You must check out the recipe for this decadent yet delicate confection by Tartelette.
3 – Pumpkin bread – Imagine surprising each guest with his or her own mini loaf of pumpkin bread to take home. Try this special recipe from Alexandra Cooks…it’s her mom’s!
4 – Caramel lollipops – These delightful free-form lollipops from The Kitchn are infused with Thanksgiving-inspired flavors and hide a pecan or cranberry in each one!
5- Sweet potato and beet chips with garlic rosemary salt – What a gorgeous (and yummy) favor idea! Follow the recipe by Giada de Laurentiis, from Food Network, then package in clear cello bags with fall trimmings.
6 – Gingerbread spiced nuts – That well-loved aroma of gingerbread will fill the autumn air with this spiced-up mix of pecans and walnuts by Aggie’s Kitchen.
7 – Maple cinnamon meringue cookies with toasted almonds – Believe it or not, these meringues are sugar-free! As Gourmande in the Kitchen describes them, it’s maple syrup and cinnamon that add a rich warm flavor while toasted chopped almonds add crunch.
8 – Fabulous fig bars – A hearty, chewy treat featured on Food Hero, filled with old-fashioned rolled oats, walnuts and dried figs.
9 – Mooncakes – The Mid-Autumn Festival is a major occasion for the Chinese, and gives you the perfect excuse to treat guests to a surprise treat: mooncakes! Two Red Bowls shares a recipe you can try.
10 – Fall harvest cookies – Great tips from Blondie’s Sugar Art for icing and hand painting your basic sugar cookies for a fall theme.
12 – Homemade torrone – How tempting is this traditional Italian-style torrone from The Vintage Mixer with a recipe that is literally ‘short and sweet’ – just honey, egg whites, and nuts.
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What will you be giving out as favors this fall? Tell us and share your homemade ideas with other brides!