How to Make a Gift Recipe Jar

by Rue J

A great thoughtful but inexpensive gift idea. Each of these jars cost me about the same as a cup of fancy coffee (with all the ingredients)! But they still look impressive! Enjoy!


  • 1 Empty Jar (should hold about 4-5 cups)
  • 1 ½ Cups Plain flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking powder
  • ¼ Teaspoons Baking soda
  • ¼ Teaspoons Salt
  • ⅓ Cups Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ Cups Granulated sugar
  • ½ Cups Brown sugar
  • ⅓ Cups Semisweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ Cups Chopped nuts (I used pecans)
  • ⅓ Cups Chocolate chips (yes again)
  • Some ribbon
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Make sure you use a clean jar with a tight fitting lid (these were at my local dollar store). Also a wide mouth jar helps get everything even... You'll see...

    Step 2

    Slowly pour in the flour. Tap the jar on the counter lightly to get things even.

    Step 3

    Baking powder.

    Step 4

    Baking soda.

    Step 5


    Step 6

    Tap. Tap. Make sure it's even.

    Step 7

    Now the cocoa powder.

    Step 8

    Tap. Tap.

    Step 9

    White sugar. Tap. Tap.

    Step 10

    Brown sugar. Tap. Tap.

    Step 11

    Chocolate chips.

    Step 12

    I like to put a square of wax paper on top of the layer of chocolate chips ( optional)

    Step 13

    Mix the nuts and rest of the chocolate chips in a small Baggie ( or make one out of cling film). This is the topping mix.

    Step 14

    Carefully put the topping mix on top of the last layer in the jar.

    Step 15

    Carefully close the lid. (Try not to shake the bottle around too much or all your hard work will be lost!)

    Step 16

    Print (or write) out the instructions. (Ill add a printable link soon!)

    Step 17

    Glue it to a festive card.

    Step 18

    Dress the bottle up a bit...

    Step 19

    There you go! Don't you feel a little bit like Martha Stewart?! :)

    Step 20

    Happy holidays! :)