Thursday, September 26, 2019

A Jar by Any Other Name = Gift - #1

Today will be the first installment of some jar recipes.  I will continue to randomly post recipes as the season moves forward.
Hope this gives you some fun and new ideas for holiday gifts.  Most are pretty frugal as well.
ENJOY

TUXEDO BOW TIE BROWNIES IN A JAR
1/2 C chopped walnuts (or pecans - whichever you like)
1/2 C white chocolate chips
1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 C brown sugar, packed
1 C PLUS 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/3 C baking cocoa
2/3 C granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
Layer all the ingredients in order listed in a one quart - wide mouth jar, being sure to pack down after each addition.  Secure lid and attach baking instructions.

Instructions
Empty brownie mix into a large bowl.  Add 3 eggs, 1/2 C oil and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.  Mix and pour into a greased 9 x 9 pan.  Bake at 350* for 22 - 25 minutes.  Cut into squares.

How cute to add a black ribbon around the top and tie as if a 'bow tie'.  Add you instructions and you have a yummy gift.  
Nice to keep several on hand as well - you will always have brownie "mix" in your pantry for a quick dessert.


PRALINE ICE CREAM SYRUP
2 C corn syrup
1/3 C brown sugar, packed
1/2 C water
1 1/4 C chopped pecans
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 (1 pint) jars and lids - sterilized  (OR 8 - 1/2 pint jars)

Combine syrup, sugar and water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat; stir in pecans and vanilla.
Pour into hot jars, leaving 1/4" space at top of jar.  Secure lids, process in hot water bath for 10 minutes.  Makes 4 pints

Wouldn't this be a wonderful add to a basket - maybe an ice cream scoop and small bowls and sprinkles.  YUM

I think this would also be good to gift with pancake/waffle mix!!!!!


FRIENDSHIP SCONE MIX
1 3/4 C all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C quick-cooking oats (uncooked)
1/2 C chopped walnuts
1/3 C mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine first 3 ingredients, stir.  Add remaining ingredients.  Mix well.  Store in an airtight container.  It makes 3 1/2 cups - so a quart jar would work.

Instructions
Place scone mix in a large mixing bowl and cut in 1/2 cup butter until batter resembles coarse crumbles.  In a separate bowl whisk a 1/4 cup milk and 1 egg.  Add to crumble mixture, stir until moistened.  Knead gently on a lightly floured board 8 - 10 times.  Pat into an 8 inch circle on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Cut into 8 wedges, do not separate.  Bake 375* for 10-12 minutes.  Cut wedges apart and serve warm.

Too yummy, maybe gift in a basket with a nice cup and tea bags or hot chocolate mix.

So there you have three fun items to make ahead of time for your gift baskets, holiday or anytime.  These are also wonderful items to have on hand in the pantry.
I hope this gives you a few new ideas and is something you can use.
ENJOY

18 comments:

  1. Really good ideas and as you said also handy to keep by for a quick treat.

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    1. Thanks. I think they would be nice to have as well. Gift worthy for any occasion.

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  2. Oh these sound so good! I would have a hard time not eating them!

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    1. I know right? But if they were just sealed in jars it would be easier than if they were already baked.

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  3. These recipes sound great for a gift exchange I am part of!!

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    1. Good! I sure hope you can use them and that everyone enjoys.

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  4. Hi! Good ideas. I especially think the bow tie one with brownie mix is cute. I could not use that recipe for myself as has to be GF but others can! Nancy

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    1. Really? I always assumed you just change out flours to gluten free. Guess I know nothing much about that.
      I am sure there will be others coming up that you can use.

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  5. Love them all, especially the brownie mix one. And who doesn't love brownies??

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    1. You got that right. Nothing like a good brownie - maybe topped with a scoop of ice cream!

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  6. Oh, these recipes had me drooling!!!!! Definitely saving them to try.

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  7. Mmmm I'm going to have to make those for myself. ;)

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