DIY gift idea: baking mix in a jar

As promised, here is the DIY gift based on yesterday’s recipe. Whether you need a gift for a host, a friend who loves baked goods, or a person who is always on the run, I’m sure you know someone who would appreciate this.

You will need:
1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup unrefined light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup dried, unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips

A jar with a lid that can fit 3 cups (make sure it’s dry)
Cute fabric
Scissors
Ribbon or string
Pen+paper

Step I: start by sifting the flour, baking powder and salt together. Pour the flour mix into the jar, tap it so it levels out.
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Step 2: Pour in the cup of oats, tap to level.
Step 3: add the brown sugar, making sure there aren’t any clumps
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Step 4: Yep, pour in the shredded unsweetened coconut
IMG_1028Step 5: and the chocolate chips at the top.
Your jar should be pretty full. (The jar I used was a little too big so I threw in some walnuts at the top.) Screw the lid on tightly.
Step 6: get your cute fabric and a plate that’s at least 7 inches in diameter (less if your jar has a small lid). Use this plate to trace a circle. Using scissors (bonus cute points if you have zigzag scissors), cut the circle out of the fabric.
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Step 7: place fabric on top of lid. Tie with ribbon or string to secure.
Step 8: Make a little card with the following instructions:
In a large bowl, mix all jar contents well. In a small bowl, melt 6 Tbsp butter, cool, then add I beaten egg yoke and ¼ tsp vanilla. Stir wet into dry until just blended. Transfer to 8X8 greased baking pan, bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool, cut, & enjoy!

Step 9: Design a fun cover for the card. Punch a hole through the top left corner, and loop in an end of the string.
IMG_1045IMG_1046 Make sure the jar doesn’t get shaken too much on the way and there you have it!

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