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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Food Gifts In A Jar Recipes

note: photo shows a gift jar of bread crumbs, recipe for making homemade bread crumbs is also on this blog under the bread recipe category.

It's really easy to make your own Gift Mixes and to give them as gifts! You can present your gift mixes in plastic containers such as the Tupperware (tm) Modular Mates Containers or use glass jars and small canisters.

Gourmet Brownies Recipe

2/3 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Place sugar in bottom of a Tupperware Modular Mates Super Oval Size 1 Container. Layer the remaining ingredients on top of sugar in this order: cocoa, flour mixture, pecans and chocolate chips

Attach the following instructions to your gift mix container:

When ready to prepare brownies, pour contents of the container into a large mixing bowl and blend well. Add 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 3 eggs, slightly beaten. Mix until well blended. Spread batter in a well-greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean. When cool, cut into 2-inch squares. Makes 2 dozen delicious brownies.

Gingerbread Cookie Gift Mix Recipe

8 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup baking powder
1 Tbs. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ginger
1 Tbs. cinnamon
2 cups shortening

Sift dry ingredients and cut shortening into it with a pastry blender. Measure 3 cups into the Tupperware Modular Mates Super Oval size 1 Container. (You will need 4 containers as this makes 4 gifts).

Attach gingerbread cookie cutter and the following recipe:

Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

3 cups gingerbread mix
1/3 cup molasses
1/4 cup flour
1 slightly beaten egg

Combine gingerbread mix, molasses, egg and flour. Blend well. Roll to 1/4" thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into gingerbread shapes. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Cool. Can be decorated with cinnamon candies and sprinkles & other cookie decorating goodies!

Healthy Snack Mix (Gift Mix)

Layer snacks into a Tupperware (tm) Oval Modular Mate Size 2 Container. Select 4 or 5 different salty type small snacks of different colors. Put in even amounts of each kind. As an example, layer in this order.

Sunflower seeds (Unshelled)
Salted peanuts
Salted Cashews
Fish crackers
Small pretzel nuggets or twists
Dried Fruits (pineapple, apricots etc)
Dried Banana Chips
Mini Ritz (tm) style crackers


Unknown said...

Hi Shelly, just want you to know--you've won the Welcome Giveaway contest on HMP message board. Congrats!!! Check out the forum again to read the details. :)

MSM said...

Man, those recipes 'sound' delicious! Forget gift-giving (right now); I wanna make those!

Tammy said...

I have to second that! These recipes do sound really delicious...especially the brownies. :)