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Mason Jar Recipes with Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar (shown) - With just a few ingredients, you can make this beautiful hot chocolate mix jar with your favorite garnishes!

M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar — M&Ms make everyone happy, right? Why not go one better and use them in this fun-to-craft, fun-to-give cookie recipe in a jar? It's fun to layer the ingredients in the jar, and your gift recipient will have fun baking the cookies.  (page 12)

Chocolate Jar CakesCake in a jar recipes are such fun to make, and people love receiving them. The only ingredient not listed for this yummy chocolate cake is love, but it will be evident when someone receives your gift.  (page 10)

S'Mores in a JarS'Mores In A Jar! What could be better? Combining the flavors of the familiar campfire treat with the seasonal sweetness of Peeps brand marshmallow candies, this recipe creates a distinctive holiday gift in a jar. (page 14)


Recipes for Soup in a Jar

Hearty Soup Mix in a Jar Can't quite decide on the perfect holiday gift for your favorite gourmand? Make this lovely gift in a jar, and you not only have a pretty present to give, but a delicious one as well!  (page 21)

Soup in a Jar What a wonderful thing, soup. It warms you up when it's cold outside, and with this clever gift in a jar, it warms your heart to give as well. Gifts in a jar make great holiday presents, so stock up on ingredients and make a whole bunch! (page 23)


Mason Jar Recipes with Apple

Apple Pie Filling In a Jar

Apple Pie Filling in a Jar - This apple pie filling can be used to make pies, cobblers, and many other desserts. Your friends will love to receive this homemade gift.

Apple Jar Cake - This delicious apple cake recipe is for mini cakes that bake right in Mason jars. Bake them a few days ahead of time and give them as gifts!


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Mason Jar Strawberry Milk Mix

Mason Jar Homemade Strawberry Milk Mix - This delicious mix in a jar makes creamy strawberry milk for those cold winter nights.

Snowman Cookie JarSnowmen scream winter and Christmas. This is a great gift or decorating idea to have up all winter long.  (page 52)

Fleece Hat Snowman Jars Cranberry Cookies are a perennial holiday favorite. These cookies are delicious because they are sweet without tasting too buttery or cloying, unlike many greasy, gooey winter desserts.  (page 54)

Mosaic Bath Jars for Mom Mosaic bath jars filled with homemade bath salts make great gifts for moms this Mother's Day. She can relax in the bath with a reminder of your love. Use the recipe below for bath salts or read many more bath salt recipes.  (page 42)

Mosaic Bath Jar Set Bathtime is bright and cheerful with these colorful mosaiced canisters. Just fill them with your favorite herbal bath blends and aromatic bath salts and display them tubside.  (page 45)


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Apr 27, 2014

Wonderful Christmas gifts for busy people. Thanks.


Oct 3, 2012

i printed this off and was "amazed" at how little was printed on some sheets. Then the craft on page70, the Elogant Mirrowed Jar. I could NOT believe how "expensive" the paint and paint pens was!! The mirrowed paint was $14. 95 for a small can, thefrosted glass finish was $11.99 a can, and the paint pen was $7.99 . Thats was at hobby Lobby. I most likely won't be making it!!


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Sep 24, 2012

All I wanted was a soup-in-a-jar recipe NOT a whole book!


Oct 4, 2011

Try these recipes. They are great tasting and easy .


Dec 13, 2010

Hello jurgensenc, I'd love to alleviate your frustration and confusion. Can you please tell what article/recipe you were looking for but was unable to locate? Thanks,


Dec 12, 2010

You site is a joke. Can't get what you want to come up. Click on what you think will be a recipe and you get something else.


Apr 7, 2010

Thank you so much


Dec 21, 2009

There is an error on the Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies recipe. When prepared to bake, there also needs to be 2 eggs added to the mixture. Otherwise, this recipe was fun to make and give out as Christmas gifts.


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