I am trying to stay on top of my Christmas to do list this year… in fact, I might even be a tiny, little bit ahead for once! I’ve been working on a number of projects of this year for friends and family and I am LOVING all the fun “Gift in a Jar” ideas I’ve found while browsing around the internets ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m starting with this Almond Joy Bar recipe!

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This gift in a jar recipe whips up quickly and with just a few touches (some ribbon and a label), you’ve got the perfect hostess or gift exchange present!

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1 1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Baking Cocoa
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Chopped Almonds
1 Quart Mason Jar
1 Funnel

(additional ingredients gift recipient will need to make the bars listed below)

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To assemble your gift jar, start by adding the flour to the jar, shake gently to level it out
Use the funnel to add the remaining ingredients in the following order :
Baking Powder
Baking Soda
Brown Sugar
Cocoa Powder
White Sugar
Chocolate Chips

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Tip: After adding each ingredient, lightly shake the jar to level the ingredient.
You may also use the handle to a wooden spoon to carefully move things around.

Adorn the cover as desired with tissue paper, fabric or burlap. Add a tag and a label to your gift in a jar!

Additional instructions you’ll need to include with your gift :
To make the bars, preheat your oven to 350
Beat 2 eggs, 1 stick of butter and 1/3 Cup water
Pour the jar of ingredients into the bowl and mix until combined.
NOTE: Over mixing is not an issue with this recipe so be sure to mix until all the sugar is incorporated well.
Spread the mixture out onto a cookie sheet or 13×9 pan
Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

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I’ve got quite a number of DIY Christmas gift ideas up my sleeves to share with you all over the next few weeks! And this definitely won’t be the only gift in a jar idea or recipe! These make such ย a great and easy DIY gift, and itย is sure to be a hit with whoever the lucky recipient is!

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21 Responses to Gift in a Jar: Almond Joy Bars

  1. Patti Tucker says:

    It’s beautiful, fun and an easy gift to DIY. Perfection.

  2. Terra Heck says:

    I love Almond Joy candy bars and think this is a great gift idea.

  3. Lisa says:

    I love this idea. This would be great to give neighbors at Christmas to refrain from cooking this myself.!!!
    Thanks for sharing. I have it pinned!

  4. These look delicious! Almond joy is the hubby’s favorite. I love recipes in a jar, they make great gifts. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Pinning!

  5. LikeableNut says:

    I would *LOVE* to receive this as a gift!!! It looks wonderful and I just love Almond Joy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so, so much for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday- can’t wait to see what you’ve got next this weekend!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  6. Hi Jennifer, this is a great mix for a mason jar, and a perfect time for Christmas gifts. Thank you for sharing on #OMHGFF this week!!

    I have Pinned to my growing board of Mason jar gifts.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. this looks great for gifts! stopping by from the home matters party! nice to meet you!

  8. I love gifts in a jar ๐Ÿ™‚ This is just perfect for Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing.
    Congratulations, you are being featured in this week’s
    Snickerdoodle Mini Round Up!
    Have an awesome day!

  9. Mhmmmmm…this looks yummy and like a fun gift!

    Visiting from Sharefest.
    The Blue Birdhouse – DIY Blog

  10. Chellie says:

    Yummy! Super easy and fun. I have a feeling I’ll be using this idea quite a bit, this holiday season ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. This is such a great idea and so pretty!

  12. lschrage1 says:

    What a great idea! I can’t wait to share these with my family during the holidays!

  13. createwithjoy says:

    Love your project Jennifer – so inviting!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Create With Joy.
    Congratulations – you’re one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday, Week 202! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I love gifts in jars! This is great! I think thats what I’m going to be doing this year for the adults of the family! I know my sister in law enjoys them, I made her a huge basket filled with like 12 different things for her wedding and they loved it!

  15. Samantha says:

    These look great! I might just have to make them for my hubby! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Wind-Down Party! Hope you come out this weekend!

  16. Jackie says:

    Hi! i tried to make one of these today but I am a bit puzzled. It calls for a quart mason jar but the ingredients well exceed what will fit. Perhaps the ‘quart’ is an error?

    • Jennifer says:

      HI Jackie! There is an error in the recipe. I am so sorry!! Its supposed to be 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of coconut. So sorry for the mix up!

      • Jackie says:

        Thanks for your reply, Jennifer but it still doesn’t fit. The flour, cocoa, sugars, chocolate, coconut, and almonds equals 4 1/2 cups [plus those additional teaspoon items]. A quart is 4 cups. Is there another error? Sorry for being a pain but I would love this to work!]

        • Sarah says:

          That is so weird Jackie, Mine fit , I have actually made 3 of these and baked one! Maybe since it seems your only off by 1/2 cup worth of space that the ingredients aren’t settled right. IDK. Thanks for the recipe Jennifer love these.

  17. Great idea – mason jars are the best so many things you can do with them.

  18. Such a great idea! Not only is the gift delicious, but it looks adorable!

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