Mason jars are my new obsession! There are so many creative things you can do with them, especially related to food. Check out this awesome webpage for some inspiring ideas: 50 Different Foods You Can Put in a Jar.
The only recipe I have tried so far is the “S’mores Cake in a Jar”, and it was absolutely delicious. I have adapted this recipe from how sweet it is.
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 stick butter
- pinch of salt
Melt the butter and mix in the crumbs and salt. Grease the bottom and sides of 4 jars, and press the crumb mixture into the bottom of each jar.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- 1 1/8 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream (optional)
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons sour cream (optional)
Mix all wet ingredients together. I opted for a healthier cake by substituting the milk and heavy cream with Almond milk. I left out the sour cream and added a little more butter to keep the balance of ingredients. In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients together. Then gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Divide the cake batter between the 4 jars with the crumb mixture.
Place the jars in a baking dish and add 2 cups of water to the bottom of the dish. Bake for about 30 minutes.
Press a few marshmallows into the top of each jar. Broil them in the oven until golden brown or slightly melted. This will happen very quickly, so keep an eye on your marshmallows, only about 1 minute or so is necessary. On my first try the marshmallows exploded everywhere!