I must have a million recipes for “jar mixes.” You know, the ones where all the dry ingredients are layered in a jar and you just gotta add the wet stuff. I love them because they are easy to do and I can grab and bake, but let me tell you coming across GOOD recipes for jar mixes is not easy.
That is until I figured out DUH. You can just convert your already awesome recipes into jar mixes. BIG FAT DUH!
Say you’ve got a killer chocolate chip cookie recipe. Just layer the dry ingredients in the jar, stuff that won’t go bad, sugar, flour, chocolate chips, and attach a tag (or not if it’s for your own use) for what to add to it to turn it into cookies. DERP! I never thought of that before. I’m an idiot. Mind you you don’t HAVE to make these into jar mixes, but it’s an option.
But, anyway, a few years ago I ran across this recipe for White Chocolate Cranberry Bar Mix. It’s actually REALLY good, not that I can eat it because it’ll send me into, you guessed it, a diabetic coma. But I have taken nibbles and DAMN, it’s good.
Now, traditionally you layer the ingredients in the jar all nice like. Mostly because you are giving them as gifts. But this was for my cabinet. I made it probably about a year ago and totally forgot it was in there until I dug it out of the back. Not so pretty, but still works:
Then grease up your pyrex. I used cooking spray. The picture came out kinda weird, but it’s cool so I’ll show you.
Now you go ahead and dump your mix into a bowl and add the wet ingredients like eggs, vanilla, etc. Whatever the recipe calls for.
Then you mix the hell out of it and pour it into the pan. Well, for this recipe it’s not pouring, it’s more like “pressing” cause the batter is kind of thick.
And now you bake the hell out of it. After you stuck your fingers in the batter and tasted it of course.
As you can see, these don’t last long. At all. Not in my house anyway.
They are REALLY sweet and REALLY rich so be prepared. Even if they didn’t send me to blood sugar hell, I doubt I could eat a whole bar of these because they are so rich. They’re evil. And they are SO worth making!
White Chocolate Cranberry Bar Mix
Layer in a quart mason jar:
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup buttermilk biscuit mix
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup regular brown sugar
To Make You’ll Need:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
Dump jar mix into a bowl and add the butter, vanilla and egg. Mix well. Spread into a greased 8×8 pan. Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.