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 🙂 I’m starting with this Almond Joy Bar recipe!
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!
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
(additional ingredients gift recipient will need to make the bars listed below)
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 :
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
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 a great and easy DIY gift, and it is sure to be a hit with whoever the lucky recipient is!