Peanut Butter Cupcakes (Gift Mix in a Jar)

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Mom2Rose

Gift jar directions at bottom of the recipe - add onto a recipe card and attach to the gift! Or skip the gift making and indulge yourself with this treat!! NOTE: This recipe is to be prepared one QUART size wide mouth canning jar and will yield 24 cupcakes.

Top Review by CookinwithGas

Made this one up for a pre-Christmas bake sale at the nursing home I work at...Although it was boring looking in the jar, within 10 minutes it had sold for a whopping $8! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Creating the Gift in a Jar:
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
  3. Layer the ingredients in the jar as listed above starting with the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, sugar and then peanut butter chips - make sure to press firmly with a flat bottomed object after each addition; make the layers as level as possible.
  4. Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
  6. Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 3/4 cup solid butter-flavored shortening, 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
  8. Preheat oven to 375.
  9. In a large bowl, combine the shortening, peanut butter, eggs, milk and extract; blend with electric mixer set on low speed.
  10. Add the contents of the jar and continue to blend for 2 minutes.
  11. Spoon the batter into papered muffin tins, filling each liner half full.
  12. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  13. Cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
  14. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a