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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