- In a medium mixing bowl stir together nondairy creamer, buttermints, powdered sugar, and milk powder. Layer mixture with coffee crystals, dividing among two 2-cup jars. If desired, insert peppermint sticks or candies to fill jars snugly. Cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 weeks. Makes 2 jars mix (1 cup each).
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To Present This Gift...
Layer ingredients into shaker jar as directed in recipe. Trace around the lid onto the paper. Cut out slightly smaller than traced line. Place paper on lid, under the ring. Adjust lid on top of jar. If necessary, cut off the shank of the button using a wire cutter. Hot-glue the button in the center of the paper circle. Let it dry. Tie ribbons around the lid. Include preparation directions, below, with gift.
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Use a scrap of pretty fabric to cover the lid and a flea-market earring or pin for the crowning jewel.
To present this gift you will need:
Shaker jar with ring lid, decorative paper, pencil, scissors, button, wire cutter, hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks, and ribbons.
For each serving, place 1/4 cup of the mix in a mug and add 2/3 cup boiling water. Stir until the mix dissolves. Serve with a peppermint stick or candy, if desired.