Thursday, December 23, 2010

Last Minute Gift Idea

Need a last minute gift and no more time or money to buy one?   How about a gift in a jar?

Just take a quart size canning jar and layer the ingredients in the jar.    Add a recipe card or tag with the directions for making the food item.   Tie a bow around the lid.   

Here are a couple ideas for you but you can find tons of gift jar recipes if you search the internet.

Double Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Brownies

Layer in a quart jar: 
1 C & 2 Tbsp flour 
3/4 tsp salt
2/3 C brown sugar 
2/3 C sugar 
1 tsp baking powder 
1/3 C baking cocoa 
1/2 C chocolate chips 
1/2 C mini marshmallows

Attach to jar:   
Brownies Directions: 
beat together: 
3 eggs, 2/3 C oil and 1 tsp vanilla. add brownie mix and stir together. Spread in 9X9 greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 34-38 minutes (or until toothpick tests clean). 

Crazy Cake Mix In A Jar

Layer in Jar:
2 cups flour 
2/3 cup Cocoa Powder
3/4 tsp. Salt 
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder 
1 1/3 cups Sugar 
Layer ingredients in jar in order given in a 1 quart canning jar. It is helpful to tap jar lightly on a padded surface (towel on counter) as you layer the ingredients to make all ingredients fit neatly.
Use scissors to cut a 9 inch-diameter circle from fabric of your choice. Center fabric circle over lid and secure with a rubber band. Tie on a raffia or ribbon bow to cover the rubber band.
Attach a card with the following directions:

  Crazy Cake
This is a crazy cake because you mix the cake all together in the pan that you bake it in. Pour contents of jar into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, and then add the following ingredients: 3/4 cup Vegetable Oil 
2 tsp. Vinegar 
1 tsp. Vanilla 
2 cups Water 
Stir cake ingredients together using a wire whisk or fork, making certain that all ingredients are completely mixed together. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes. Frost as desired or serve sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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  2. I love these as gifts for the teacher's. When my children were younger I would make these every year and tie a wooden spoon and the recipe. Every year the teacher's couldn't wait because they knew what they were getting, now our oldest is 19 in College and our youngest just turned 16 so I don't do that anymore, I give gift certificates!!!

    Merry Christmas
    and Prim Blessings,