Choconut Cookie Mix in Jar Recipe – Easy Holiday DIY Gift

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Choconut Cookie Mix in a Jar DIY Gift Idea

When it comes to celebrating the holidays, there are certain things that always spring to mind first. Food, family and friends are usually at or near the top of the list. Gift giving falls right into line as well. What do you do to try to make your gifts for friends and family extra special? Creating something yourself is a great way to show that you care enough to take time for someone. It’s also a way to give a meaningful present without spending a lot of money!

For many years, my mom and her brothers and sisters have had the tradition that each of them makes something handmade for each other at Christmas. I have to say they are quite the talented group with skills ranging from woodworking to jam making to quilting. I’m always amazed to see the things they create each year. Even if you aren’t so artsy-craftsy or a whiz in the kitchen, there are still many things you can create without any advanced skills. And I’m here to help with one of those!

To get started, I headed to Walmart to pick up some baking supplies from Kraft. I found most of what I needed in the baking aisle and Planters nuts in the snack aisle. I also picked up some canning jars to make the packaging of this gift special.

Kraft Baking at Walmart

This Choconut Cookie Mix in Jar recipe makes a yummy cookie mix that you can give as a hostess gift, holiday gift, or basically anything gift! It’s especially nice during the holidays to receive a food gift you don’t have to eat right away, since we’re often overloaded with treats anyway. Come that second week of January, it’s nice to be able to take out this gift and have a nice, hot batch of cookies!

Choconut Cookies in a Jar Ingredients

Choconut Cookie Mix in Jar Recipe

1 4 oz package BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/3 cup BAKER’S Coconut
1/3 cup Planters Pecans
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

Bakers Chocolate Chopped

Planters Roasted pecans

1.  Coarsely chop both the chocolate and the pecans. Set aside.

Choconut Cookie Mix Jar Process

2.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and sugars.

Choconut Cookie Mix Filling Jar

3.  Using a spoon, place half of the flour mixture in the bottom of a clean quart size canning jar. Tamp down. Layer in the chocolate, followed by the coconut. Tamp down again and add the pecans. Add remaining flour mixture.

Choconut Cookies Tag

4.  Seal jar and decorate with ribbon. You can also print out these handy dandy Choconut Cookies in a Jar Labels to attach to the front of your jar. I just printed them out on label paper, but you could also print on plain paper and glue to the front.

Choconut Cookies in a Jar

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Do you like to gift DIY or baked gifts during the holidays? What do you make?' About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. This is the best idea I’ve seen! I love it! It is so cute, too, just everyone would be tickled to receive this!!

  2. These cookies sound delicious, and this recipe jar makes the perfect gift. Just about everyone would love to receive it – it would make a nice hostess gift, too! It is so cute!

  3. Looks DELISH!!! I love layered Mason Jar recipes like this one!

  4. Oh my – I LOVE coconut (and chocolate). I have to try these. Seriously, please gift these to me!!! 🙂

  5. Feel free to send this to all of my neighbors so they will make it for me. Those cookies look incredible, both in the jar & baked.

  6. Great idea! This is definitely something my teen and I can make together for her teachers!

  7. I love this gift idea. I would love to make them but I would enjoy receiving something like this too!

  8. I like the idea of giving a mix as a gift. We’ve done it with soups, but never for cookies.

  9. Great post for a holiday gift idea! I’ve always wanted to make these for presents before. Thanks for the recipe; I’ll be sure to pin to my cookie and gift boards.

  10. What a wonderful idea. I wish someone would give me a recipe like this. I’m never adventurous enough to try new recipes, but if someone gave me everything in a jar, I’d be happy to try it!

  11. what a cute idea, it’d make for a really sweet gift!

  12. This looks like such a fun craft that I could do with the kids and they can make these as gifts for their teachers or friends. Do you know roughly how much it makes?

  13. These look amazing. I want to make them for my husband and I as an after dinner treat.

  14. Oh my goodness these look absolutely delicious. These cookies have all of my favorite ingredients!

  15. I love coconut and chocolate together. This is such a great recipe for teacher gifts for the holidays.

  16. This looks like the perfect teacher gift for the holidays! Love the layered look in the mason jar – how cute! #client

  17. What a clever idea! Thank you!


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