Homemade Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love
Just because you went waaaay over budget on your wedding dress, the photographer, and wedding flowers, there is no need to ditch the idea of providing edible wedding favors at your reception. With trusted Southern Living recipes and some attractive packaging ideas, you can easily and economically create one-of-a-kind DIY edible wedding favors. These favors do not need to be elaborate; some cake balls, mini tarts, or a giant cookie monogrammed with your new initial is all that is needed to send your guests off into the night with a tasty treat. You might pick a recipe based on your favorite childhood treat, or based on your favorite location. For instance, if you love New Orleans, you many want to offer your guests some tasty pecan pralines. If you are a fan of your grandmother’s pound cakes, our pound cake truffle recipes may be the perfect fit. All of the recipes listed below can be made a few days in advance and stored in airtight containers until you are ready to assemble the individual packages. Your packaging can also reflect your wedding theme; these charming burlap bags are great accessories for a country-style wedding, and these classic square boxes reflect a more traditional-style ceremony.
Raspberry Pound Cake Truffles Sampler
You can personalize these tasty cake balls by substituting the raspberry fruit spread for your favorite fruit spread.
Coconut-Irish Cream Truffles
Recipe: Coconut-Irish Cream Truffles
Shredded coconut adds a festive touch to these dreamy cake balls.
Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake Truffles
This must be the quintessential Southern wedding favor. Bourbon, pecans, and pound cake all rolled into a delectable little cake ball.
Recipe: Spiced Pecans
The South’s favorite nut is always a welcome treat, and these pecans are enhanced with apple pie spice and sugar.
Mini Chocolate Chess Tarts
Recipe: Mini Chocolate Chess Tarts
Everyone enjoys a chocolate treat. Make these in advance and store securely before you need to assemble the favor boxes.
Crunchy Pecan Pie Bites
Recipe: Crunchy Pecan Pie Bites
Let your guests know how much you appreciate them by gifting them with these oh-so-Southern mini pecan pies.
Vanilla Sugar Cookies
Recipe: Vanilla Sugar Cookies
Cut these cookies in whatever shape you please, and incorporate your wedding colors into the frosting. Or leave them plain and pipe on a single monogram.
Recipe: Pecan Pralines
Fans of New Orleans will appreciate these delicious and sweet pralines.
Pecan Bourbon Balls
Recipe: Pecan Bourbon Balls
It just isn’t a Southern celebration without bourbon. These easy, no-bake, bourbon balls can be made and refrigerated up to 2 weeks in advance.