Gifts In A Jar - Lemonade Bars Mix

United States
January 20, 2007 5:04pm CST
I just love Gifts In a Jar. I make them for my own pantry as well as for gift giving. I enjoy making homemade gifts and they have always been well received. Are you ready for more ideas and recipes for all those homemade gift baskets? This is a great recipe and everyone will love them. Just a little bit tangy and all lemony! YUM! YUM! These would be great in the Cookie Gift Basket. Lemonade Bars Mix 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup dried cranberries 1 T. grated lemon peel 3/4 t. baking soda 3/4 t. salt 1. Layer ingredients attractively in any order into 1 qt food storage jar with tight-fitting lid. Pack ingredients down good before adding another layer. They need to be packed to fit into the jar. 2. Cover top of jar with fabric; Don’t Forget to attach gift tag with raffia or ribbon. Makes one 1-quart jar. Gift Tag : 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup thawed frozen lemonade concentrate 1 egg 1 jar Lemonade Bars Mix 1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly grease 13 x 9 - inch baking pan. 2. Beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Beat in lemonade concentrate and egg until blended. (Mixture may appear curdled.) Add bar cookie mix to butter mixture; stir until well blended. 3. Press dough evenly in prepared pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 2 1/2 dozen bars
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@SaraCate (184)
• Canada
21 Jan 07
These sound delicious. I'm tempted to make them up just for us; I love lemon*and* cranberries! Just made lemon bars on Friday - I don't think I've seen a recipe that uses cranberreis, though. Though it's not that much of a stretch, really - with orange and cranberry regularly put together. Thanks! ~Sara
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• United States
23 Jan 07
It is a good combination for winter. I love baking and winter is the best time to do it.
• United States
21 Jan 07
That sounds so good. It was so sweet of you to take the time out to share this with us. Thank you. I will give this a try, never heard of it.
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• United States
21 Jan 07
Another great recipe! I love lemon. This would be great for bridal shower gifts too.
@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
Just love your ideas, Please help me with Strawberry product ideas? look up my discussion on Strawberry Land. Thank you very very much. I wish you were just next door.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I will have to try these. MY husband loves lemon pies, cakes, etc. So I will have to make these for him. Thanks for the idea.
@AmbiePam (49880)
• United States
23 Feb 07
You have just made me really hungry. I have GOT to try this recipe. I have several friends who love making recipes in a jar. It's a homey, friendly gift to boot.
@manmaxman (850)
• India
7 Feb 07
u have given me a great idea to give a gift to my frd