Help cut your gift-giving budget with these inexpensive, handmade gifts from your kitchen. More than 50 tasty recipes like Orange Spice Cappuccino Mix, Cranberry Cornbread Muffin Mix, Chicken Tortilla Soup Mix and Chocolate-Cinnamon Popcorn Spice. You’ll find something for everyone on your list. Also includes a helpful guide for assembling gift baskets and creative ideas for packaging. Try some of the recipes on this blog.
Chocolate-Cinnamon Popcorn Spice Mix From Quick Gifts From the Kitchen
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, chilled and finely ground in a food processor
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients until well blended. Recipe makes about 3/4 cup of mix. Place mix in a small glass canister with an airtight, hinged lid or in a decorative tin. Attach cooking instruction tag.
To Prepare: Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons spice mix. Pour over 3 cups of popped corn. Stir well.
Gift basket idea: Place a jar of spice mix in a large popcorn bowl that is filled with colorful paper shred, along with several bags of microwaveable popcorn.