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9 DIY Retro Sweets and Biscuits Recipes

by Lottie Huckle

published on 25 October 2016

Are you partial to a jammy dodger or a party ring? A sherbet dipper or a flump? Armed with these 9 recipes, you’ll be able to make your own DIY versions of your favourite sweets and biscuits at home. Plus you can wow your friends and family by wrapping them up as edible gifts!

Fancy Flumps | Homemade Sweets

Fancy Flumps from Meringue Girls: Everything Sweet by The Meringue Girls

Make your own flumps with this recipe from Meringue Girls: Everything Sweet. At the end of this recipe, you’ll have ropes of pastel coloured marshmallow, perfect for gifting or tucking into right there and then! 

Buy Meringue Girls: Everything Sweet here.

Chocolate Bourbons | Homemade Sweets

Chocolate Bourbons from Biscuit by Miranda Gore Browne

These bourbons are irresistibly retro! Perfect for quiet afternoons alone with a cup of tea or for entertaining. Plus these biscuits can be frozen so can be whipped out at a moment’s notice. 

From the book

Miranda Gore Browne

Dodgy Jammers | Homemade Biscuit Baking

Dodgy Jammers from Konditor & Cook: Deservedly Legendary Baking by Gerhard Jenne

This recipe from Konditor & Cook: Deservedly Legendary Baking puts a fun twist on an old classic. Cut out your own messages and serve up to laughs of delight. 

Buy Konditor & Cook: Deservedly Legendary Baking here.

Fondant Filled Eggs | Homemade Creme Eggs

Fondant Filled Eggs from Chocolate by Molly Bakes

Imagine a giant creme egg, drooling yet? We are. This recipe is a terrific way to delight children and guests. A must for Easter, and all year round if it was up to us.

Buy a copy of Chocolate here.

Sherbert Dipper | Homemade Sweets

Sherbet Dipper from Sweets Made Simple by Hope & Greenwood

Enjoy a blast from the past with this sweet and sharp retro treat from Sweets Made Simple

Buy Sweets Made Simple here.

Chocolate and Hazelnut Truffles | Homemade Ferrero Rocher

Chocolate and Hazelnut Truffles from The Foodie Teen by Alessandra Peters

The Foodie Teen describes this recipe as “Ferrero Rocher style truffles” and so, of course, we’re completely sold on them. These truffles can be frozen, just in case you have the urge to eat them all at once. 

Buy a copy of The Foodie Teen here.

Chocolate Caramel Biscuit Fingers | Homemade Twix

Chocolate Caramel Biscuit Fingers from Livia’s Kitchen by Olivia Wollenberg

Make your own healthy version of a Twix with this recipe from Livia’s Kitchen. As it’s a healthy version, that means we can have one every day, right?

Order a copy of Livia’s Kitchen here.

Coffee Walnut Whips | Homemade Sweets

Coffee Walnut Whips from Sweets Made Simple by Hope & Greenwood

Can’t resist a walnut whip? Make your own coffee flavoured version at home with this recipe. These creations look super impressive and make for excellent edible gifts. 

Buy Sweets Made Simple here.

Iced Ring Biscuits | Homemade Sweets

Iced Ring Biscuits from How Baking Works by James Morton

Partial to a party ring? Then you’ll love this recipe from How Baking Works. Make DIY party rings at home with James Morton’s guidance and finish with any fancy colourings you like. 

Buy How Baking Works here.


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