I promised some jar recipe gift ideas. Jar gifts are so easy to make from supplies on hand. Don't think you have to use canning jars - you can use whatever jars you have that "fit" the recipe.
I LOVE giving food items, and most of my gift recipients ask for them - my theory - we ALL HAVE TO EAT! I love FREE groceries!!! Any home canned good works in a goody basket or bag.
Salsa - spaghetti sauce - jelly/jams - applesauce - green beans - pickles - etc.................
There are a lot of fun ideas available to fill in with. Here we go!
I mix salted peanuts, M & M candies, and raisins/craisins together in big pans. I then fill jars or even baggies with the yumminess.
You can other things as well. Frosted cereals, mini pretzels, banana chips, etc.
There is no set recipe for this - BUT it is always a winner.
**You can also buy HUGE bulk bags of Chex-Mix at Sam's or Costco and divide into smaller jars or bags.
CAPPUCINA IN A JAR
2/3 C instant coffee granules
1 C hot chocolate mix (I buy big cans super cheap of Kroger brand - or make your own)
1 C powdered non-dairy creamer
1/2 C sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
Mix together thoroughly and put into a jar
Add instructions to jar : Mix 3 Tbsp. to 6 oz. hot water
Maybe add a pretty coffee cup.
2 C powdered sugar
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. allspice
2 tsp. cinnamon
Mix together and place in a zip lock bag
Attach together with a 15 oz. can of pumpkin and an 8 oz. cream cheese.
INSTRUCTIONS : Mix room temp. cream cheese, powdered mix and pumpkin together.
Serve with gingersnaps or graham crackers. (You could give the crackers/cookies as well)
BULK COCOA MIX
This can be made for home use or divided up and presented as gifts.
10 C dry milk
1 3/4 C dry coffee creamer (could be flavored for a neat perk)
1 3/4 C cocoa
5 C powdered sugar (OR Stevia "for baking" in equivalent measure)
Combine and mix very well. Store in a cool dry place.
INSTRUCTION: Mix 1/3 C of mix with 3/4 C boiling water
Makes approx. 50 servings
**If dividing up into to smaller jars (maybe tie a small packet of mini marshmallows to the jars)
Gift with a pretty cup from thrift store or Dollar Tree
Here is a cute idea I made up today for a couple of newlyweds as a small token gift.
This could be done even cheaper if you added a jar recipe of cookie mix or brownie mix you made yourself (or gotten for free with sales and coupons).
REMEMBER; Just about any recipe can be made into a jar recipe gift. Layer your dry ingredients (to make it pretty) in appropriate size jar and add instructions of how to mix with their own wet ingredients and baking instructions.
I will post soup "jar" recipes in the next post, and some other ideas you may like.
HAVE FUN CREATING