Rainbow Cupcakes (Gift Mix in a Jar)

Total Time
10 mins
50 mins

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.

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  • JAR Ingredients

  • 2 14 cups flour
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup miniature M&M's chocolate candies
  • 1 23 cups sugar
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (to be added by the recipient)

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup milk
  • 12 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  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, salt, baking powder, M&Ms and then sugar - 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 large egg whites, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup butter, softened, and 2 tsp vanilla extract.
  8. Preheat oven to 350.
  9. In a large bowl, combine the egg whites, milk, butter and extract; blend with electric mixer set on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  10. Add the contents of the jar and blend on low speed for 2 minutes.
  11. Spoon the batter into papered muffin tins, filling each liner two-thirds full.
  12. Bake for 20-25 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 1 week.