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                              

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    Jennifer Pendley — November 27, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    My favorite dessert would have to be pies……I love pumpkin, pecan, strawberry, chocolate cream, and especially anything with cream cheese. By the way, thanks for all the great recipes! I’m in dessert heaven!!

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