Food Gifts in a Jar
Gourmet Choc-Almond Dates Recipe

food gifts in a jar

Want to make food gifts in a jar? Layer the ingredients for this choc-almond date recipe in a jar to make a delicious homemade gourmet gift.

This jar-mix recipe was passed onto me by my friend Ange, who received it as a gift and told me how delicious it was. After trying it myself, I have to agree. Thanks Ange!

homemade gifts in a jar

Ingredients

  • 8 1/2 oz. (250g) dried dates
  • 3 1/2 oz. (100g) almonds, skin on
  • 7 oz. (200g) high quality chocolate

Method

Layer ingredients into a glass jar (I put almonds at the bottom, then dates, then chocolate squares. Do what ever you think looks prettiest!). Decorate your homemade gift in a jar with a nice fabric circle and some ribbon. I traced around a breakfast bowl onto my fabric to help cut out a nice big circle.

Include a gift tag or card with instructions on how to make chocolate-coated almond dates. You can hand-write a label, or print out my Microsoft Word Label (be sure to insert the name of the recipient's partner, or someone they should hide their chocolates from!).


homemade gifts in a jar


Instructions For Making Chocolate-coated Almond Dates

  1. Place almonds on tray and roast for 5 min at 400°F (200°C). Allow to cool.
  2. Press almond into centre of each date.
  3. Melt chocolate. You can do this on low in the microwave, or melt in a double saucepan. Stir frequently to be sure not to burn the chocolate.
  4. Coat almond-filled dates with a layer of chocolate. Once first layer has set, coat for a second time in chocolate.
  5. Place onto baking-paper covered tray and set in fridge.
  6. Hide chocolates from (insert their partner's name here) !

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For other quick and easy gift ideas, why not take a look at my food gifts for more inspiration.

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