Today I have a really cool post for all of you, who just love making homemade presents. For my wedding I made these party favors for people to take home, but they would work just as well as a hostess gift or if you just like surprising someone special with a homemade present.
I made this like a set, with three different homemade gifts; a jar of jam, chocolate flake tops and brownie mix in a jar. I put labels on everything to give it a fun and pretty look.
The brownie mix idea is inspired by this post from Call Me Cupcake (just love that site). I adjusted the recipe slightly to only contain milk and dark chocolate and not white chocolate. The layering is as written in the recipe in the above picture, except you mix the salt, flour, baking powder and pour in one half before cocoa and other half after. Add a tag with the baking instructions to the jar. You can use this text:
Mix with the following ingredients:
3 large eggs
150 g butter
4 tbsp strong coffee
1 tsp vanilla
Bake for 25-30 minutes at 175 C (350F)
I made the jam from a bag of frozen mixed berries, but you can use any recipe you like for this one. Mine was kind of a testing recipe, which luckily turned out pretty well, so I don't have the exact measurements to give you at this point.
The bag of Chocolate flake tops is a favorite of mine. Super easy to make and I would also recommend them as snacks for kids, if you want something that doesn't contain lots of sugar and coloring. Right click the recipe card to download and print. You can use a small paper bag, pretty easy to get a hold on or maybe make your own. I used this template (without the closing at the top) and folded it from a piece of drawing foil I had laying around.
I used a 1 liter jar for the brownie mix and a smaller for the jam. If you like to print these tags, you'll have to use approximately these size lids; brownie jar lid ca 8,7 cm in diameter and jam lid is ca. 5,8 cm. The extra white is to cover the sides of the lid. Print on adhesive paper, cut along the line and position the label in the middle of the jar lid and fold down the excess white onto the side of the lid. It will automatically get a wrinkled look. Use the square label to close the bag of chocolate flakes.
I you have any questions regarding this project, feel free to ask.
Hope you have fun!