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Easy Homemade Mason Jar Food Gifts (in 10 Minutes)

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If you’re looking for a last-minute holiday gift or hostess, birthday, or just because gift, you’ll love these simple Homemade Mason Jar Food Gifts. Personal, meaningful gifts from your kitchen that can easily be packaged and personalized in 10 minutes or less.

Closeup side view of easy homemade food gifts in mason jars.

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In this post, you’ll find ideas for Mason Jar Homemade Brownie Mix, Mason Jar Hot Cocoa Mix (variations for dairy and non-dairy mixes), and Granola, which can be homemade or a ready-made favorite brand repackaged and personalized.

You’ll also find a download for printable gift tags to attach to your homemade food gifts that you can also personalize.

It’s a season of gifting! And here’s how to make it super simple!

3 Simple Homemade Mason Jar Food Gift Ideas

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix: A fun and festive gift that’s easy to make in minutes with three ingredients you likely have on hand. Gift tags include both options: added dairy or added water. For friends with dairy allergies, I would suggest the three-ingredient blend that lets them add their milk of choice. Look for the note at the top of the printable to find the appropriate tag for your gift.

Homemade Granola: One of the most popular holiday gifts is a batch of homemade granola or one of your favorite granola brands repackaged and personalized with a gift tag. For homemade granola, here are some of my favorite recipes:

On the printable gift tag, I’ve left space to write a special message or include a list of granola ingredients.

Stack of 3 brownies made from Mason Jar Brownie Mix for homemade food gifts.

Homemade Brownie Mix: This easy-to-make brownie mix is a recipe I’ve adapted from our all-time favorite Fudgy Cakey Family Size Brownies Recipe. This recipe will bake in an 8 x 8-inch square pan. The printable gift tag gives the recipient the perishable ingredients to add and directions on making the brownies.

These brownies are rich and delicious… and super easy to make.

Download and Print Free Mason Jar Gift Tags

Click HERE to download the free printable gift tags!

Simply download and print tags for these three gift ideas. Use stiff, festive paper if desired!

Top view of hot chocolate mix in a mason jar, packaged for gift giving in a gable box and festive ribbons.

Gifting Mason Jar Food Gifts

I have packaged these gifts using gable boxes I picked up at Hobby Lobby. Amazon also carries both plain gable boxes that you can decorate with ribbon and tags for different occasions, or holiday gable boxes for Christmas.

Use scrunched tissue paper in the bottom to help cushion your mason jar and top with shredded paper for an elegant presentation. For holidays, it’s fun to use festive colors, like this Red and Green Christmas crinkle paper, or a neutral color for year-round gifting.

Tie a pretty and festive ribbon around your package, any faux greenery you want to use, and a gift tag! An unforgettable, thoughtful, much-appreciated gift… in minutes!

Mason Jar Food Gifts with red ribbons and faux greenery and pinecones ready for gifting.

Recipes for Mason Jar Food Gifts

Below, you will find recipes and instructions that I’ve used to create these easy gifts from my kitchen!

  • An easy fudgy and cakey brownie mix
  • A dairy or nondairy hot cocoa mix
  • Ideas for gifting granola that I’ve used to create these easy gifts from my kitchen!
Horizontal view of stacked Brownie Mix brownies on a white plate for Mason Jar Food Gifts.

Brownie Mix Mason Jar Food Gifts

Surprise your favorite people with a quick and easy homemade gift from your kitchen. This brownie mix is a delicious cakey and fudgy brownie everyone will love!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder completely optional but delicious as it helps elevate the chocolate flavor
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, salt (and espresso powder if using).
  • Add the brownie mix to a quart-size mason jar using a funnel for easy transfer. Top with chocolate chips, (1/2 cup of chopped nuts if desired) and secure the lid.

Notes

Brownie Recipe:

Printed on the gift tag are perishable ingredients to add to the brownie mix along with baking instructions.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease or coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
Pour the contents of the brownie mix into a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup butter, melted, 2 large eggs, 1/3 cup water, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir together until combined.
Transfer batter to an 8 x 8-inch square baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Gift Tags: Click HERE to download the free printable gift tags!

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 0.2IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Brownie Mix, Homemade Food Gifts
Closeup view of 3 Ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix in a Glass Jar

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix (Dairy and Non Dairy) Mason Jar Food Gifts

This easy-to-make hot chocolate mix will warm up even the chilliest days—package in mason jars for a festive gift presentation.
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Ingredients 

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder (eliminate this ingredient if making a non-dairy mix)
  • mini marshmallows

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and milk powder (if using).
  • Using a funnel, transfer hot cocoa mix into a mason jars or airtight containers. Top with mini marshmallows.

Notes

Gift Tags: Click HERE to download the free printable gift tags!

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Food Gifts, Hot Cocoa Mix
Closeup view of mason jar with Christmas Granola Recipe

Granola Mason Jar Food Gifts

Granola is a much-loved and appreciated gift. Use your favorite granola recipe or ready-made granola brand you love. Package in it lidded mason jars and festive ribbons!
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Equipment

Ingredients 

  • Homemade Granola or your favorite store-bought brand

Instructions

  • If making homemade granola, be sure to let it cool completely before packaging it in lidded jars; this will help it stay crispy and delicious.
  • Portion granola into jars and tie a gift tag around the top with twine or ribbon.

Notes

Granola Mason Jar Food Gifts: One of the most popular holiday gifts is a batch of homemade granola or one of your favorite granola brands repackaged and personalized with a gift tag. For homemade granola, here are some of my favorite recipes:
Storing Homemade Granola: When stored in airtight containers, homemade granola will keep for about 3 weeks at room temperature or about 3 months in airtight freezer containers.
Gift Tags: Click HERE to download the free printable gift tags!

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Tried this recipe? Pin it Today!Follow me on Pinterest for more and use the "Pin" button at the top of the recipe card.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Granola Food Gifts, Homemade Food Gifts

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