How to Make a Mix Food Gifts


The Christmas holidays are one of the biggest baking seasons of the year, and many gifts are exchanged during that time. This makes "make a mix" food gifts a popular option. All you have to do is premeasure the dry ingredients, layer them in a decorative jar, include a card with instructions on how to finish the recipe and attach a bow. Several of these can easily be made at once, and they are perfect gifts for giving to your child's teachers, scout leaders or coaches. This guide will show you how to make peppermint brownie mix in a jar.

Step 1

Remove the lid from the jar and place the funnel into the mouth of the jar.

Step 2

Pour the 1 cup of self-rising flour into the bottom of the jar. Shake the jar so that the flour settles into a layer with a flat surface.

Step 3

Slowly pour the cocoa powder through the funnel on top of the flour so that it is in a layer.

Step 4

Add the sugar into the jar by pouring it through the funnel. It should form the third layer.

Step 5

Place the crushed peppermint candies through the funnel onto the top of the sugar in the final layer. See the Tip section for other additions instead of peppermint candies.

Step 6

Remove the funnel, and screw the lid on top of the jar so that it is tightly closed. Be careful to not disturb the layers in the jar.

Step 7

Write the following instructions on the index card: "Combine entire contents of jar with 1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted butter and four whole, beaten eggs. Stir until smooth. Bake in a greased and floured 9-by-13 inch baking pan at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes. Let cool in pan. Makes 18 brownies."

Step 8

Attach the index card to the jar by threading the ribbon through a hole punched in the corner of the card and tying the ribbon around the neck of the jar.

Step 9

Add a gift tag with the recipient's name.

Step 10

Attach a bow or wrap the gift if desired.

Things You'll Need

  • Per gift:
  • 1 32 oz. clear Mason jar with lid
  • Funnel
  • Measuring cup
  • Ribbon
  • Gift tags
  • Bows and wrapping paper (optional)
  • Tape
  • Index card Pen
  • Peppermint brownie mix:
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup crushed peppermint candies (optional)
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Athena Hessong began her freelance writing career in 2004. She draws upon experiences and knowledge gained from teaching all high school subjects for seven years. Hessong earned a Bachelor in Arts in history from the University of Houston.

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