it's the week before christmas & we are feeling oh so festive around these parts!
drinking hot cocoa with marshmallows every single night.
enjoying dinners by candlelight & holiday parties with loved ones.
watching christmas movies under warm blankets.
surprising friends with secret gifts by their front doors.
leaving baked goodies for the mailman.
baking, making, wrapping & gifting.
& so much more.
today i thought i'd share two fun gifts in a jar ideas for quick presents just in time for christmas!
this recipe for chocolate candy cane muddy buddies is so delicious & inspired by my gal pal, katy. we gifted jars of muddy buddies to our neighbors & mailman. it's inexpensive & perfect for those in need of a little sweet treat!
- peppermint candies
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 package ghiradella melting chocolate
- 1 tsp real peppermint oil
- 1 box corn chex
- around 1 cup powder sugar
melt butter in a saucepan. add chocolate & allow to melt completely. while your chocolate is melting, add the peppermint candies to a ziplock bag & thoroughly crush with a rolling pin into very fine pieces. set aside.
once your chocolate is fully melted, add peppermint oil & stir to combine. pour your chex cereal into a bowl & pour the chocolate on top. mix until your chex cereal is completely coated in chocolate. add powder sugar & the crushed peppermint candies. stir until all of the chex cereal is covered in candies & powder sugar. allow to cool.
we filled large mason jars with muddy buddies & decorated our jars with fabric tops. a cute tag & string made this little sweet treat gift extra special.
next up is this fun mason jar recipe for grown-up hot cocoa!
this gift was created for a $5 or under secret santa gift exchange. this gift is especially perfect for those men in your life who enjoy a good drink during the holidays!
- pre-made hot cocoa mix (you can make your own, too. here's a great recipe that we love!)
- candy cane
- mini bailey's bottle
- large mason jar
pour the hot cocoa mix into the jar & add marshmallows to the top. screw on the lid & tie a candy cane, the bailey's mini bottle & a cute labeled tag with twine. gift with love! so simple & so fun!
what are some quick & easy gifts for loved ones you have up your sleeve this year? please share!