I am all for edible favors as gifts. Chances are high that your guests will actually eat or make the ingeditents given to them from your event. During our Inspiration Stations we also encourage you to include elements for your personal lives or just doing something you enjoy (forget about it, nothing you pick everyone will like so just carry on), you never know what you will be introducing someone too.
Loving the ideas of doing jar favors with quick recipes that can be found on food network.
Curried Lentil Soup Ingredient List
In a 3/4-liter glass jar, layer: 2 bay leaves; 1 dried chile pepper; 2 teaspoons turmeric; 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder (sealed in a plastic bag or sachet); 5 sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed); 1/2 cup red lentils; 1/2 cup yellow lentils; 1/2 cup red lentils; 1/2 cup yellow lentils
Blue Cornbread with Pineapple Ingredient List
In a 1-liter glass jar, layer: 4 chopped dried pineapple rings; 1 cup dried blueberries; 1/2 cup fine yellow cornmeal; 1 cup blue cornmeal; 1/2 cup all-purpose flour; 2 teasopoons baking powder; 1/2 teaspoon baking soda; 1 teaspoon salt
Super-Chunky Christmas Cookies Ingredient List
In a 1 1/2-liter glass jar, layer: 1 cup toasted shredded coconut; 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks; 1/2 cup chopped cashews; 1 cup white chocolate chips; 3/4 cup red and green M&M’s; 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder; 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour; 3/4 teaspoon salt
Holiday Panettone Ingredient List
In a 2-quart glass jar, Layer: 1/2 cup diced candied orange peel, 3/4 cup dried cherries, 3/4 cup golden raisins, 3/4 cup diced dried apricots, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon active dry yeast, 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
Spiced Hot Cocoa Ingredient List
In a 50-ounce glass jar, layer: 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cardamom, 2 cups Dutch-process cocoa powder, 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla powder (available at baking-supply stores), 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Keep in mind these items as hostess gifts as well. If someone is hosting an event, this is a great way to say thanks.