Learning how to make a mix in a jar provides a great way to construct fun gifts at home; the recipient is delighted to be able to make brownies, soup, bread, or any of the wide range of recipes that can be put into a jar with the mere addition of a few wet ingredients. The giver is able to create a gift that is easy to make and certain to delight. These are only a few ideas that barely encapsulate the possibilities---any recipe for which the dry and wet ingredients are mixed separately is easily made into a jar mix.
Layer the following ingredients in the order given in a one quart mason jar:
Screw on the lid and cover with a circle of fabric held down with a rubber band. Copy the following directions onto a card:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream 1/2 cup butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 egg and stir in 3 tablespoons of water. Pour in the jar of cookie mix. Stir well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on racks.
Punch a hole in the card and thread a piece of ribbon through. Tie this around the neck of the jar over the rubber band.
Pour this mixture into a one quart mason jar. Screw the lid onto the jar and cover with a circle of fabric. Stretch a rubber band around the mouth of the jar to keep the fabric in place. Copy the following instructions onto a small card:
Heat 1 cup of milk for each serving of soup. Scoop half a cup of soup mix into each bowl. When the milk is hot, pour 1 cup over the soup mix. Stir until smooth.
Punch a hole in the corner of the card. Thread onto a piece of ribbon and tie this around the jar, covering the rubber band.
You now have the know-how to create two fun mixes, either of which is suitable for giving as a gift!