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2 Christmas Recipes In A Jar

Pancakes from the Pantry Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


4 cups quick-cooking oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
3 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
5 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups Pancake mix (above)
1 cup water


  1. In a large bowl, combine mix ingredients. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 8 cups (4 batches of pancakes).
  2. To make pancakes: Beat eggs in a small bowl. Gradually beat in oil. Add mix alternately with water; mix well. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle on medium-low heat; turn after 2 minutes. Cook until second side is browned. Yield: 10 pancakes per batch.

Hot Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies


  • 1 Box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • ⅓ Cup of Oil
  • ½ Cup Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Mini Marshmallows


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Empty the cake mix into a mixing bowl and add the eggs and oil.
  3. Stir (or mix with a mixer) until blended.
  4. Add the mini chocolate chips.
  5. Using two small spoons, measure out and shape each cookie into a small ball and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Add three mini marshmallows to the top of each cookie, pushing them lightly into the raw dough.
  7. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Be careful not to overcook and burn the cookie!
  8. Remove and allow to cool for a minute until removing the cookies to a wire rack to completely cool.
  9. Store in an air-tight container; separate cookie layers with wax paper to avoid sticking.

To Package For a Gift

  1. Pour the cake mix into a clean and dry wide-mouth canning jar, gently packing the mix down.
  2. Next, add the mini chocolate chips in an even layer on top of the cake mix.
  3. Pack the mini marshmallows into a snack-sized ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible before sealing the bag.
  4. Fold the bag and add it to the jar.
  5. Seal with the lid.

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