Muffin mix in a jar

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  • 400g self-raising flour
  • 275g soft brown sugar
  • 40g cocoa
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 100g chocolate chunks

Homemade food gifts are fun, cheap and show you care: no wonder they're so popular with goodtoknow users! One of the easiest of all is our chocolate muffin mix in a jar recipe. Just add a pretty ribbon and write the recipe for the Christmas muffin mix on a large luggage tag or sticker and stick it on the jar, so the recipient knows how to turn the dry mix into delicious chocolate muffins!


  • 1l sterilised Kilner jar (we got ours from Lakeland)
  • Ribbon, to decorate (John Lewis provided this ribbon)

Step 1

Take a 1l sterilised Kilner jar and place on a flat, stable surface.

Step 2

Mix together the flour and baking powder and pour them into the jar.

Step 3

Pat down the flour with the end of a rolling pin to get a flat surface and to pack the flour down tightly.

Step 4

Pour the cocoa powder on the top of the flour. You may find this easier (and less messy) from a jug rather than a bowl.

Step 5

Pat the cocoa powder with the end of a rolling pin to get a flat surface and to pack it down tightly.

Step 6

Pour the light brown sugar into the jar.

Step 7

Pack the sugar down with the end of a rolling pin to get an even surface.

Step 8

Add enough chocolate chunks to fill the jar right to the top.

Step 9

Seal the jar tightly: the mix will last for a couple of months in a tightly sealed jar stored in a cool, dry place.

Step 10

Wrap the jar with a ribbon and attach a label with our muffin recipe so the recipient knows how to turn them into muffins.

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