We've compiled a guide for DIY Mason Jar Gifts with our talented friend, Mary Ellen, from Milk & Honey Nutrition that you'll definitely want to get in on!
When it comes to DIY gifting, if you're like me and love the idea, but sometimes miss the mark a tad (think: Pinterest fail, lol), these DIY Holiday Jars are a simple and foolproof way to avoid the land of misfit gifts. Plus, they're delicious & healthy, so whether it's a hostess gift, teacher gift, or any other type of gift for that matter, you really can't go wrong!
Here's how it works...
Rather than having to buy a whole bunch of random ingredients (or maybe you just want a little extra help to make your life easy), you can use any of the following Creation Nation No-Bake Mixes, pour them into a mason jar with an extra goodie or two, and tag the jar with sweet recipe cards linked at the end of this post:
You can layer in half of a bag (about 1 1/3 cup mix) with whatever festive mix-in’s you like… here’s some of our favorite combinations:
1/2 bag Oat Yes! Chocolate Chip Energy Bite Mix with 1/3 cup dried cranberries + 1/3 cup white chocolate chips in the mason jar. Recipe tag calls for 1/2 cup almond butter and 2 Tbsp water mixed in when your recipient is ready to make them.
1/2 bag Whey Hip Chocolate Chip Protein Bar Mix with 1/3 cup chopped pistachios + 1/3 cup dried cherries in the mason jar. Recipe tag calls for 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce or eggnog mixed in when your recipient is ready to make them.
1/2 bag Peas, Love, & Cocoa Protein Bar Mix with 2/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts in the mason jar. Recipe tag calls for 1/4 cup water, and 1/3 cup maple or date syrup mixed in when recipient is ready to make them.
Check out these beautiful pictures from Milk & Honey Nutrition to help you see what they could look like. A link to download the gift tags is below…
Mary Ellen also created these adorable gift tags* you can download:
- White Chocolate Cranberry Energy Bites
- Festive Fruitcake Protein Balls
- Chocolate Macadamia Nut Protein Bars
* Print out the above cards on a blank 3x5 notecard. Each download is two pages intended to be printed front and back on one card. Fold them in half and punch a hole where indicated. Use some twine, string, or ribbon to tie the cards to your jars.
Your friends, neighbors, and even SANTA will love these since they hit all the marks!
Happy Holidays, Karen