Rainbow Cupcakes (Gift Mix in a Jar)

Recipe by Mom2Rose
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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
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DIRECTIONS

  • Creating the Gift in a Jar:
  • Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
  • 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.
  • Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
  • RAINBOW CUPCAKES GIFT TAG:
  • 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.
  • RAINBOW CUPCAKES INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl, combine the egg whites, milk, butter and extract; blend with electric mixer set on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Add the contents of the jar and blend on low speed for 2 minutes.
  • Spoon the batter into papered muffin tins, filling each liner two-thirds full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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