Monster Cookies Mix + Desserts In Jars Giveaway

There’s no denying that I love decadent desserts. I love making them, eating them and sharing them with friends and family. All of this love for making desserts was recently noticed by Emily from The Harvard Common Press. She contacted me a few weeks ago about hosting a stop on Shaina Olmanson’s blog tour for her book, Desserts in Jars. I have actually had my eye on purchasing this cookbook since it was released back in June, so I was super excited to host a stop on the tour! :D This book is packed with over 50 irresistible dessert ideas, all presented in individual jars. From cupcakes, pies, puddings, fruit desserts and mixes for giving, this book has everything you need to create show-stopping desserts in jars. Some of the desserts are baked directly in the jars while others are while others are spooned into jars. The book is filled with tips and tricks on how to create successful desserts in jars. Shaina tells us how to how to pick the right jar for the dessert and she even offers some printable gift tags for some of the desserts in the book available to download for free on her website!

It was so hard to choose exactly which recipe I wanted to share with you today. From Pumpkin Cheesecakes to Peach Granita Bellinis, each recipe had my mouthwatering! Since the holiday gift-giving season is upon us, I decided on the Monster Cookie Mix. Homemade gifts in a jars are such a great holiday gift to share with friends, neighbors, teachers and family. They’re perfect on their own or added into a gift basket along with a new cookie sheet, spatula or even some homemade vanilla extract. I love how pretty all of the ingredients look layered in the jar and how the reusable jar becomes an extra gift as well. Just add a ribbon and a tag and you have one delicious gift! Not only is this recipe is super simple when making the mix as a gift, but it’s also incredibly easy to mix up and bake!

So here’s your chance to win a copy of this amazing cookbook just in time for Holiday season! Just follow the directions below for a chance to win! Sorry this giveaway is limited to US residents only.

How to Enter: Leave a comment on this post answering the question: “What’s your favorite dessert?”

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Deadline: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11:59pm CST    GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!

Winner: The winner will be selected at random by Sweet Pea’s Kitchen using Random.org. All entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to confirm receipt of the email. If the winner does not reply within 24 hours, another winner will be selected.

The winner of the giveaway was Annie from Annie Get Your Glue Gun! I hope you enjoy the cookbook! Here’s what she said:

Monster Cookies Mix

With layers of M&M's, oats and pecans, this incredible cookie mix looks as good as it tastes!

Yield: 1 jar of cookie mix, to yield 24 large cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup candy-coated chocolate candies or chocolate chips
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

Mix together the granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Pour into a 1-quart Mason Jar.
Top with a layer of half of the oats. Add the candies in a layer, and top with a layer of brown sugar. Top with a layer of the remaining oats and then a layer of pecans. Seal with the lid, decorate the jar if you like, and attach a label with these instructions for the recipient:

To Make Monster Cookies:
3/4 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter (not natural)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs lightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla. and eggs in a bowl. Add the contents of this jar. Form the dough into 2-inch balls and set on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the tops of the cookies begin to brown. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

One Year Ago: Dates with Goat Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto  

Two Years Ago: Three Bean Vegetarian Chili                              

375 Responses to “Monster Cookies Mix + Desserts In Jars Giveaway”

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    Sarah — November 27, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    Lemon Cheesecake – yummy! :)

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    Carolyn S — November 27, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    I am an email subscriber

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    Kim — November 27, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    my fav dessert is tiramisu!!

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    Kim — November 27, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    i receive your emails!

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    Carolyn S — November 27, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    I am a FB follower as well!

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    Kim — November 27, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    i follow you on twitter!!

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    susan — November 27, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    Chocolate pecan pie is what I am craving these days

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    Rose — November 27, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    favorite dessert is apple pie

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    Rose — November 27, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    I get your emails

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    Maureen — November 27, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    I love creme brulee as my favorite dessert

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    Maureen — November 27, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    I follow via Rss reader feed.

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    Rose — November 27, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    I am a fan on facebook!

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    Rose — November 27, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    and of course i have repinned it on Pinterest!!

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    Penny — November 27, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    My favorite dessert is any (and I mean any!) kind of ice cream!

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    Penny — November 27, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    I receive your emails (thank you!)

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    Laura B — November 27, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    i’m a fan on facebook!

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    NaDell — November 27, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    I really like lemon bars, but every dessert is so good to me!

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    Laura B — November 27, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    i follow you on pinterest!

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    NaDell — November 27, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    I like you on facebook.

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    NaDell — November 27, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    You are one of my Google Plus friends.

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    Rose — November 27, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    Ice cream is my all-time favourite!!

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    NaDell — November 27, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    I follow you on Pinterest.

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    Ashley — November 27, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    My favorite is the good ol’ classic Chocolate Chip Cookie just can’t go wrong with a staple like that.

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    NaDell — November 27, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    Signed up for the email subscription.

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    Penny — November 27, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

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    Penny — November 27, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    I tweeted, too! :)

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    Penny — November 27, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    I like you on Facebook!

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    Rachel — November 27, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    My favorite dessert are any types of brownies.

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    Penny — November 27, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    I’m now following you on Google +

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    Rachel — November 27, 2012 @ 11:53 am

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    Rachel — November 27, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I signed up for the email subscription.

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    Penny — November 27, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    I follow you on Pinterest and pinned the giveaway! (Thanks for the many chances to win and have a great day!)

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    Heidi — November 27, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    My favorite dessert is chocolate lava cake!

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    Rachel — November 27, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    I pinned on Pinterest.

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    Marlene — November 27, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    Followed on Twitter

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    Marlene — November 27, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    Following you on G+ already :)

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    Marlene — November 27, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    Tweeted about the giveaway.

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    Marlene — November 27, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    Liked you on FB too

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    Kara D — November 27, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    Nothing beats a chocolate fudge cake!

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    Malki — November 27, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    Favorite is peanut-butter crunch covered in Chocolate.

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    Malki Zee — November 27, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    Follower on Google+

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    Cheryl — November 27, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    My favorite dessert is apple crumble a la mode

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    dkny — November 27, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    I am already a subscriber. Love your recipes and the pictures.

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    dkny — November 27, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    My favorite dessert is anything chocolate and mushy!

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    debbie k — November 27, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    My favorite dessert is coconut cake

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    debbie k — November 27, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    I’m an email subscriber :)

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    Jenn — November 27, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    Ice cream!

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    Misha — November 27, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Choose ONE dessert?!?!? Oh my. I would decide differently by my mood at the time. But…I will have to say Chocolate mousse cheesecake.
    Thank you for this offer. I have been canning up items from my garden this year to give as gifts for Christmas and dessert in a jar might be a nice final addition. :-)

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    Sarah Vint — November 27, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    My favorite is carrot cake!!

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    Sarah Vint — November 27, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    I followed you on Twiiter!

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