Jar Mix for Sweet Corn Muffins
Give the jar a little shimmy or tap it down on the counter a few times to get the flour settled and even across the bottom of the jar.
Gently dump 1 T of baking powder and 1/2 t. of salt on top of the flour. Give the jar a little tap again.
Gently dump 1/2 c. of yellow corn meal into the jar next and give that a little shimmy, too. You have to be careful not to over-shimmy because that'll disturb all your layers.
One last gente dump of 2/3 c. of sugar and another tap-tap-tap and you're almost done!
There should be just enough space left in the jar for you to place 18 (or so) regular-sized muffin papers.
Gently affix the lid and the screwband. You can also decorate the lid. For this bumblebee lid I stamped the design on a piece of yellow fabric, cut it out and then stitched it (with 2 strands of black embroidery floss) to the yellow gingham fabric. The rest of the steps can be found in my tutorial for scrappy jar lids.
The last step is to affix a tag or label. Be sure to include the date, what the mix is for, and these directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove muffin papers from the jar and place them in muffin tins.
In a large bowl, combine 2 large eggs (lightly beaten), 1 1/4 c. milk, 1/3 c. vegetable oil, and 3 T melted butter.
Add the contents of the jar and mix until just blended.
Pour batter into 18-20 muffin papers, about 2/3 full.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes.
Corn bread variation: pour batter into 8" square, greased pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes.
Also, to fill the extra space after you've added the ingredients to the jar, consider some more decorative muffin papers or even individually-wrapped candy. I also thought of goingt to KFC and swiping some honey packets to stuff in there, but that might be a bit tacky depending on who you're giving the gitft to. Anything that is easy for the recipient to remove before dumping the contents can be added to that portion of the jar instead of the muffin papers.