Happy Tuesday friends! Are you ready for Christmas? If you are, hats off to you! Things are coming together here, slowly but surely. Today I want to share with you a quick and easy (and yummy) gift. It’s Chex Party Mix gift jars! Come see how cute these are!
I like to keep a few gifts on hand to give as last minute presents for friends and neighbors. And everyone I know loves Chex Party Mix! I make several large batches of it every year at the holidays and it seems like it always is the first thing to go. It’s so easy to set a few bowls out when entertaining and so this year, while I had out all of the ingredients, I decided to make extra to give away!
I found these jars the other day at my local Publix grocery store. They are a pack of four jars for $9.99 but were on sale $2 off. The jars hold 16 ounces each and are by Ball, who makes canning jars.
And as a bonus, they say “for every package of sharing jars purchased, Newell Brands will donate 4 meals to Feeding America.” Win-win!
I like to use the recipe for Chex Party Mix as shown on the box of Chex cereals but with a few changes. Because I usually add a little more than the 3 cups of cereal called for, I add an additional 2 tablespoons of butter and then add a bit more garlic, and Worchestershire Sauce. And I also like to add 1 ½ cup of Cheerios, because we like them in the mix. The instructions allow for cooking the mix in the oven or in the microwave. A few years ago I started making it in the microwave and found it’s just as good and SOOOO much easier! The microwave method takes only 6 minutes of total cooking time and the mix still turns out crunchy and crispy! You simply cook in the microwave for 2 minutes, stir and return to the mircrowave and repeat twice, then cool on paper towels.
After the Chex Party Mix cooled, I filled up each jar with the mix and screwed the lids on securely. I had some red and white twine and Merry Christmas gift tags that I tied around the neck of each jar. So cute and easy!
On the top of each lid, I added some snowflake stickers I found at the dollar store. It adds a festive little touch, and covers up the “Ball” logo.
The jars were about $2 each and the tags and stickers were not much either. These jars would of course be cute filled with any sort of goodies or hot chocolate mix and the perfect size for gift-giving and re-using! I made extra Chex Party Mix so I think I’ll pick up another pack of the jars at the store later and make a few more! My children love this Party Mix so I sent some in their goodie basket for Christmas along with some other things we think they will love.
I still have more baking to do and more gifts to wrap but I feel like I’m making real progress! Oops, I forgot about Christmas cards! Maybe tomorrow? Have a great night sweet friends! Until next time. xoxo Dell