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Candy Gift Containers & a Recipe

This year I decided to make a big batch of Ho Ho Hash and other baked goodies to package up for teacher gifts at my son’s daycare. I wanted to share how I decorated some of the containers I used. I’m also sharing the recipe for the “Ho Ho Hash” that is in the containers. See the end of the blog post for the recipe.

IMG 4578Here are 3 of the containers. The one on the left and the one on the right are a pack of 3 plastic jars from the Joann’s Essentials line. They are regularly $6.99, but I was able to get them when they were 60% off (that’s <$1 per jar!). The lids come in pink, blue, and purple (not shown), which turned out well with my Christmas papers.

The container in the middle is actually a recycled bread crumb container. When I used up all my bread crumbs a couple of weeks ago at dinner, I knew that container would come in handy for something!

I just used scrap paper from my Fancy Pants Frosted papers

IMG 4580To decorate the Joann’s jars, I cute a piece of scrap paper ~2″ x 12″ and attached it with glue dots. The jar is too large for the paper ends to meet, so I cut a large circle (~3.5″ in diameter) to cover the gap. I cut out the Christmas trees by hand and added a rectangular scraps to the back as the tree stumps. I attached the trees with pop up glue dots. Added a little Stickles magic to glam them up. Stamped “Merry Christmas” with some Christmas stamps I snagged a while back for $1.

To the lid I cut two different sized circles (3.5″ and 2.5″), inked the edges, and stamped “Joy” (from the same stamp set).

IMG 4583I did the exact same thing to this container as the above container. Just played around with the Stickles a bit more around the edge of my large circle on the front of the jar.

IMG 4584The bread crumb container I cover with scrap paper, but the circumference of the jar was bigger than 12 inches so I added some other decorative paper from the paper line to cover the gap. I hand cut several trees in coordinating colors. I ran a sticker around the base of the container and attached the trees just above the sticker. Every other tree I attached with pop up glue dots. All the other trees are attached with regular glue dots.

I added a cicle of paper to the lid and another Christmas tree with some Stickles thrown in for extra decoration.

IMG 4589To all of the containers I attached some ribbon and a card stating what was inside.

Ho Ho Hash
1 bag holiday M&M’s *
1 bag chocolate chips
1 bag butterscotch chips
1 can cocktail peanuts
1 bag holiday marshmallows *
1 box Christmas Capt Crunch cereal *
1 box of Cheerio’s cereal

Mix all ingredients together and ENJOY.


* I substituted holiday mint M&M’s, used regular marshmellows, and peanut butter Captain Crunch. Love how it all tastes together!

*Note* This recipe make a lot of Hash! Not only did I fill up the containers show above, but also 3 or 4 other containers roughly the same size. Be warned!

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Tuesday 21st of June 2011

Great gifts :)


Saturday 18th of December 2010

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Monday 13th of December 2010

How fun! And they look so cute!

Hope you can come by for my Holly Bloggy Recipe Party on Thursday!


Saturday 11th of December 2010

This is a fantastic idea!!!Fancy Pants Frosted papers rock!!Thank you so much for linking it to Paper Issues!=)

pk @ Room Remix

Tuesday 7th of December 2010

I think Ho Ho Hash sounds pretty addicting, but I want some anyways! Definitely thinking I'm going to have to try this one out! Thank you for the recipe.

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