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Monday, February 18, 2008

Make Your Own Gift Mix Recipes Gifts in a Jar!

Have you seen all those Gift In A Jar Recipes and wondered how you could make them and give them as gifts too?

With Tupperware, we have a twist on that idea! You can make up your own gourmet gift mixes but instead of presenting it in a throw-away jar, you present it in a Tupperware Modular Mate Container. The container is reuseable over and over again and its covered by a Lifetime Product Guarantee!

Over the next few weeks, I will be adding numerous gift mix recipes to my blog so keep checking back for some great gift mix recipes!

Orange Spiced Tea Recipe

(makes 2 1/3 c. Tea Mix)

1 c. orange-flavored instant breakfast drink powder
1 c. instant tea powder
1 (3 oz.) envelope (about 1/3 c.) sugar-sweetened lemonade mix
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves

Combine all of the dry ingredients above and place into the Tupperware Modular Mates Oval 1 Container. Print out the ingredients list above & the directions below and attach them to your gift-giving container.

Directions for Use: Stir 1 tbsp. of the mix into 1 c. of boiling water or cold water.
Delicious Hot Cocoa Recipe

Dry Ingredients to Pack into your Gift-Giving Container:

1/3 cup of granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp of salt
1/4 cup of mini marshmallows

Wet Ingredients the Recipient will need:

1/2 cup of water
3 1/2 cups of milk
1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract

Layering Directions: Layer the above dry ingredients into your gift-giving container. Print a copy of the dry ingredients list & wet ingredients list along with the Directions below.

Preparation Directions: In a saucepan combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Stir in water. Bring mixture to a boiling, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir in Milk. (do not boil). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Beat with a rotary beater till frothy. Serve in cups or mugs and top with the miniature marshmallows.

Peanut Butter S'Mores Recipe

Layer dry ingredients in a Tupperware Super Oval Size 1 container.

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 sleeve of chocolate grahams or regular grahams; reduced to
crumbs(you choose)

Instructions should read:

Empty Contents of container into a bowl. Melt 1/2 cup butter, add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients, mixing well. Pat into a greased 9" square pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Makes 9 to 12 bars.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Mix Recipe

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix the salt and baking soda in with the flour, then layer the ingredients into a Tupperware Modular Mates Square Size 1 container.

Attach a gift card with the following instructions:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sift dry ingredients through a colander to separate the chocolate chips from other ingredients.

Beat 1 cup of unsalted butter or margarine in a medium bowl. Beat sifted ingredients into butter until blended.

In a small bowl, beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix beaten egg mixture into butter mixture until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop teaspoonful of batter, spaced well apart, onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

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