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    Default Favorite gift in a jar to make

    I found a cool recipe for making cakes that you cook inside of canning jars. Then you just attach a nice ribbon and voila - instant edible (and preservable) present. My favourite was a "pina colada" cake. Add a side of vanilla ice cream and you are set for the night! Only problem is the actually "giving them away" part.

    I am toying with the idea of potpouri this year. I have a book on making your own fragrances, and it includes a couple of potpouri recipes. I think if you found a really nice or unique jar, you could make a very nice present out of it. We have tons of secondhand shops in my area, so I'm thinking it wouldn't be too hard to find the right container.
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    I like to take a recipe i had for a festive cookie and make that into a gift in a jar. just layer it. Looks pretty. There was one recipe somewhere t hat used christmas tree or snowman shaped peeps. That one was cute. Dunno where it was though. Somewhere in cyberspace.

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    Would love a copy of the recipe for festive cookie.
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    cookie or brownie mix
    apple juice jelly

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    I recently found a recipe for Peanut butter cupcakes in a jar. My father and my best friend loves peanut butter so this is going to be one of there xmas presents this year.

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    Ooh, pb cupcakes - I would love that recipe, as well!
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    http://www.recipezaar.com/254094


    Quote Originally Posted by madhen View Post
    Ooh, pb cupcakes - I would love that recipe, as well!

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    My favorite is "Smores in a jar." I love to eat and I love to give them- they are soooooo yummy!!

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    Last year my nephews gave me a jar to make cookies with for Christmas. It was really cute. I might try making some this year.

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    Post the recipes!!!! Please!!!! I'm begging you!!!!

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    Ditto to MomK!! I keep begging, but so far have been thrown only crumbs!
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    I lifted this from a website...budget 101. Sounds great and would be a fun gift for nephews and nieces. Think I might do this for a Christmas present.

    1 quart jar:
    Layer the Following:


    1 sleeve of graham crackers, crushed to crumbs
    1/3 C. brown sugar
    1 1/2 C. mini marshmallows
    1 C. milk chocolate chips


    Attach a Gift/Direction Card:


    Pour contents of jar into a greased 9x9 pan, Melt 1/2 C. butter, add 1 t. vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients, mixing well.


    Bake at 350° F. for 15 minutes.

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    I found some awesome bath salts, (home made) here http://www.allfreecrafts.com/giftina...th-salts.shtml
    They have been great gifts for the holidays and very economical too!!

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    My favorite gift in a jar has nothing to do with mixes. Its a journal jar and note book. I buy some note books from the dollar store, add a pen connected to the note book with a cord or ribbon. Then I sit and print questions to use a prompt to help people find things to journal about. It really does help, both adults and kids alike can use these. You just make the prompt's for what ever age you are building the jar for. You can find all kinds of websites that offer "already made" prompts to just copy, paste, and print. They even have some cute labels to add to the front of the jar. They really do make cute gifts, and it really does help people get started doing a journal. It can really save some special memories, and some of the things the kids write about will totally surprise you. They really are fun.

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