Web’s Tastiest: Food in a Jar


Putting food in a jar won’t make it taste any better, but it will increase the fun factor. Throw in easy to store, environmentally responsible, and simple to transport, and you’ve got a recipe for kid-friendly mealtime success. Breakfast, snacks, lunches, dinners, and desserts that range from sinfully sweet to nutritious all find new life in good old fashioned mason jars. Here are a few excellent examples.

Doctor Who Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Jello & Candy In A Jar

One mom’s answer to “What can I make for the Doctor Who Season Premiere?” Stuff all of time and space into jars. As it turns out, the universe tastes like blueberry jello and candy. We’ll take it. (Recipe)

Cake Batter Milkshakes In A Jar

Milkshakes are delicious. Cake batter is delicious. Meld the two together and stick them in a jar? The result is ultimate deliciousness. These recipes are for milkshakes inspired by the following amazing cake flavors: Funfetti, Devil’s Food, and Pineapple Upside Down. (Recipe)

Pizza In A Jar

In a word: Yes. Pizza in any form is welcomed. Pizza cookies, pizza wraps, pizza sushi, pizza in a jar. Bring it all on. (Recipe)

S’mores Cake In A Jar

S’mores are the coolest layered treat, so making them in a jar is something the dessert gods definitely want to happen. These are described as having “buttery graham crusts covered with fluffy double chocolate chip cake and pillowy marshmallow toppings that are…perfectly browned and bubbly.” Need we say more? (Recipe)

Seven Layer Dip In A Jar

Okay, a seven layer dip may not be on every child’s favorite menu, but put it in a jar, serve it up with tortilla chips, and see how they react. Report back with the results. (Recipe)

Caprese Salad In A Jar

See above. Repeat. (Recipe)

Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar

Okay, we lied. Strawberry Shortcake is the ultimate layered dessert. The bonus to packing it all in a jar is that there’s no messy frosting process involved. (Recipe)

Fruit Salad In A Jar

We told you there was something healthy here! Pack all that fruity goodness into a jar and when the very last berry is gone, throw down the leftover juice! (Recipe)

Layered Pumpkin Pie In A Jar

There is no such thing as a fall season without some pumpkin pie. This recipe features more creamy layers, in individual portions, packed into a petite jar. Yum. (Recipe)

Breakfast Parfait In A Jar

What makes mornings better (no, not coffee, this is a list for kids!)? Having breakfast prepped the night before. This parfait is healthy, easy to put together, even easier to take with you, and will fill bellies up for hours. (Recipe)

Chicken Noodle Soup In A Jar

If you want a bottle of get-well-soon, you don’t need a prescription – just your best homemade chicken noodle soup recipe and a mason jar! (Recipe)

Rainbow Cake In A Jar

Because no Internet food list is complete without a rainbow cake, right?  (Recipe)

Oatmeal & Berries In A Jar

This recipe for steel cut oats with flax seeds, chia seeds and berries is the kind you can make on a Sunday evening before the chaos begins, then pass out to the kids all week long. (Recipe)

Lasagna In A Jar

Comfort foods belong in a jar. This single serving lasagna recipe is great for staying warm and full on cold winter days. (Recipe)

Vegan Carrot Cake In A Jar

Because we always add a little something sweet for our lovely vegan friends! (Recipe)

Thanksgiving Dinner In A Jar

What do you do with Thanksgiving leftovers? Besides devour them, of course. Pack them all in a jar and hand out to your guests. Black Friday shopping never tasted so good. (Recipe)



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