Friday, November 18, 2011

10 Dessert Gifts in a Jar

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about 10 Christmas Gifts in a Jar. It included some mixes for desserts and beverages. What if you have people on your gift list who never cook? A cookie mix in a jar would not work for them. For those people, you can give a gift that is ready to eat. I found quite a few that look yummy. After baking, cool, and simply  add a lid, tag, and ribbon. Tie on a spoon if you give these to your co-workers, and they can dig in at their desk!

Monkey Bread in a Jar from The Family Kitchen

Peanut Butter Cups (Cake) in a Jar from Family Kitchen

Peach Cobbler in a Jar from Family Kitchen

Pumpkin Pie in a Jar from The Nerd's Wife

Brownies in a Jar from My Recipes

Cherry Crisp in a Jar from My Kitchen Addiction

Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake from Man with a Fork

Pumpkin Pecan Dessert in a Jar from Glorious Treats

S'mores Cake in a Jar from How Sweet It Is

Single Serving Pie in a Jar from Our Best Bites
This website includes how to add pie crust to the jar, make a fruit filling and a crumb topping, how to freeze, and free label printables!

I found many more desserts in a jar than these, but they required refrigeration. The ones I chose seemed easier to give as gifts.

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  1. What a great post and so many cute ideas! I can't decide which is my favorite. Maybe peach cobbler or peanut butter cup cake! Although, monkey bread is my husband's favorite, so maybe I should start there! :)

    Happy weekend to you!


  2. I was thinking about giving jar gifts to some relatives this year for Christmas. Thanks for sharing all the great ideas and links. I didn't realize there was so many different recipes! They all look delicious!!
    (I came to visit via Sew Darn Crafty Link up)

  3. OMGoodness! I think we are having smore cakes after dinner! Thanks for doing all the work to find so many yumminess in one place. I lovethe lattis pie crust too!

  4. My mouth is watering,from all those yummy pictures! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  5. Such great ideas! I will definitely be remembering these! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. I think I have to cook a small cup cakes after dinner! Thanks for doing all the work to find so many yummy dishes in one place. Too delicious dish it is!!

  7. An awesome alternative to a mix in a jar! I've pinned this for later!

  8. Any reason why you can't use boxed brownie mix? I only ask because I can't have diary - Any thoughts?

  9. Renee, I don't see any reason why you couldn't use a brownie box mix. It would be quick and easy to make.

  10. I love these cute ideas! Where do you get the jars? I'm from Germany and I've never seen such beautiful ones here?

  11. Maren, in the US, most grocery stores sell the jars, as well as stores like WalMart. I'm sure you can find them online by googling mason or canning jars.


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