Gift Mix Recipes for Jars?

Category Gift Mixes
Mixes in a jar for soups, cookies, breads, etc. make a delicious and much appreciated gift. This is a page about gift mix recipes for jars.


Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

November 24, 2000

I am looking for dry recipes to put in empty, small jelly and pickle jars to give as gifts. I would like mixes such as flavored coffee creamers and seasonings, nothing too expensive.

Brenda from GA


By Jennifer (Guest Post)
November 27, 20060 found this helpful

Go to There are lots of recipe ideas for gift jars there.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By Renee (Guest Post)
November 27, 20061 found this helpful

I just made some hot chocolate jars. I put cocoa powder and sugar mixed together, then a few chocolate chips on top then some white mini marshmellows. I cut out some Christmas coloured tissue paper in a square shape and secured it to the top of the lid with an elastic. My 3 yr old had fun helping me.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
January 7, 20071 found this helpful

This Christmas I received a bag of Betty Crocker cookie mix inside of a potholder w/ a pocket. It was tied with a beautiful ribbon. So cute, I stole the idea!

Reply Was this helpful? 1
December 3, 20081 found this helpful

This is an inexpensive mix that uses pint jars. My kids love this recipe (and they are picky!)


Friendship Soup Mix
Layer in jar:
1/2 c dry split peas
1/3 c dry beef boullion
1/4 c barley
1/2 c dry lentils
1/4 c dried minced onions
2 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 c long grain rice
1/2 c small pasta (put this in a plastic bag - snack size works well - then attach to jar)

Instructions to attach to jar:
Set pasta aside. In a large saucepan, brown 1 pound ground beef. Drain. Add 3 qts water, 1 qt tomato juice (or other type tomato) and soup mix (whats in the jar). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Add reserved pasta, cover and simmer for 15 - 20 min. or until tender. Yield 16 servings.

I purchase most of the ingredients at a dollar store, sav a lot, dollar tree, etc. Also watch for sales. One bag or jar of each of the ingredients makes several gift jars. I cut a square of Christmas cloth with pinking shears then put the band on over the lid. Then with a ribbon I tie on the instructions and the small bag of pasta. It is also good to just make a big pan of soup. I double the recipe and have plenty. (it is very inexpensive to feed a family too!)

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Answer this Question...

Crafts Gifts Gift MixesMarch 8, 2013
Pest Control
Coronavirus Tips
Summer Ideas!
Back to School Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-23 23:59:31 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Add to PageAsk a Question