Quick last-minute gift idea – peppermint brownies mason jar gifts.
Mason jar gifts have been quite popular over the last few years. They work for just about every occasion you can think of. Whether it’s a birthday, holiday gift, or pampering spa gift, the possibilities are endless when creating a mason jar gift. I typically use mason jars to make sugar scrub and bath salts gifts for Christmas. They’re really simple and versatile – simply add a tag, ribbon and you’re done! This year I ventured out into making a few peppermint brownies mason jar gifts. These are great for co-workers or neighbor gifts and take less than 10 minutes to put together. Quick and easy is definitely what I lean towards when the holiday season gets busy, especially now with only 8 days until Christmas. If you’re like me and need to make a few last-minute gifts then I’m happy you’re here. Today I’m partnering with Ball to share a peppermint brownie recipe using quart mason jars and printable gift tags.
When I had this idea in mind I considered my options on how this recipe would fit in the jar. After a few attempts I found that our favorite brownie recipes didn’t fit in the jar very well. After a little online searching I found that Nestle had a brownie recipe that fit in a large quart mason jar. I adapted the recipe to include the peppermint Andes baking chips. In my first attempt I found that the recipe didn’t fit so I played around with the layers and made sure to really compact everything in. Use a cup or other kitchen item to pack in each layer tightly, this will ensure everything fits perfectly.
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The contest runs from November 28th – December 22nd.
Head on over to Fresh Preserving to enter. You can enter each day to win the daily prize. Plus each entry will count towards the Grand Prize – the FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System valued at $299.
Here are a few more of my favorite gift ideas using mason jars:
This post was written in partnership with Ball.