Very Cherry Shirley Temple with Lime: Mason Jar Style

Here’s a fun easy Shirley Temple recipe from Coupon Clipping Cook. Check out their site for a step-by-step and photo instruction to this recipe and many others. Don’t forget to check out the recipe below:

Very Cherry Shirley Temple with Lime
Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces Lemon Lime Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Grenadine Syrup
  • 4 teaspoons Liquid from Jar of Maraschino Cherries
  • 22 Maraschino Cherries with Stems
  • 2 whole Limes
  • Ice Cubes
  • 2 pint size Mason Jars (optional)

Directions:

  • As an option, the mason jars can be put in the freezer about an hour before making the Shirley Temple.  Just before adding the ingredients to the jars, add about 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar to a shallow bowl, turn the jars upside down, and twist the rim of the jars in the sugar.
  • Cut the limes into thin wedges.
  • Add about 6 maraschino cherries in each Mason jar (or tall glass).
  • Next fill the Mason jars about three quarters full with ice cubes.
  • Then slide the wedges of lime in between the ice cubes and the inside of the glass jar so that it looks pretty from the outside of the glass.
  • Add about 3 more maraschino cherries wherever there is room in between the ice cubes.
  • Add the lemon lime soda leaving about 2 inches of space at the top of the jar.
  • Next add 2 teaspoons of liquid from the jar of maraschino cherries to each Mason jar.
  • Then add the grenadine syrup and stir.
  • Add more ice until it reaches the top of the jar.
  • Top with a couple more cherries and lime wedges.

Enjoy! xo

S’mores Cake: Mason Jar Style

OM NOM NOM. Like that right? I can’t help myself when it comes to s’mores. It’s one of those guilty pleasures that you can’t just eat one. Anyways, I’ve mentioned How Sweet Eats before and you guys seriously need to check the site out! Here’s another mason jar recipe. Check out their site as well as the recipe below:

makes 4 16-ounce mason jar cakes

For Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • pinch of salt
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt butter and mix in graham crumbs and salt. Mix until moistened. Spray 4 mason jars with non-stick spray and press graham crust into jars. I began by adding a tablespoon to each, and repeating until graham crumbs were gone. They don’t need to look perfect. I pressed the crumbs down firmly with the flat bottom of a clean screwdriver.

For Cake:

  • 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
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

For Topping: 

  • 1 bag of large marshmallows
  • In a bowl, whisk egg and sugar until smooth and no lumps remain. Add milk, cream, butter and vanilla, and mix until combined. Stir in sour cream. Sift dry ingredients together and add to wet mixture. Mix until batter is smooth. Using a 1/4 cup measure, add batter to mason jars one scoop at a time. You only want to fill them up about half way, and the batter should work evenly for 4 jars. Again – don’t worry if it is perfect. Place mason jars in a baking dish and add about 1 1/2 cups of water to the bottom. Bake for 30 minutes, or until cake is set.
  • Remove cake from the oven and press large marshmallows down on top, being careful not to burn yourself. There is no set number of marshmallows to use, I pressed down as many as I could, about 4-5 each. Heat the broiler on your oven and watching carefully, brown marshmallows for about 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Do not take your eyes off them! Serve immediately.

*The recipe looks really long, but it is actually really easy! *When you put the marshmallows on top and broil, they may sink down below the edges of the chocolate cake. This is normal. The cake it still more than halfway to the top. *These are pretty rich and sweet, and make a really great dessert for two people to share with two spoons… but can still be eaten by one. *You can use other sizes of jars, just use your eye to decided how much batter to use, never going over half way. If you have too much batter, just make a few cupcakes.

Enjoy!xo

 

Monkey Bread: Mason Jar Style

Monkey Bread in a Jar p Everyone Will go Bananas for Monkey Bread in a Jar

Courtesy of The Family Kitchen here is their recipe for easy Monkey Bread. Check out their site as well as the recipe below:

Monkey Bread {baked in 8 ounce mason jars} Makes 4 servings

What you’ll need:
10 refrigerated biscuits – cut into quarters
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

What to do: 
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mason jars with cooking spray and place them into a deep sided baking tray.
2. Into a bowl, add: sugars, and cinnamon. Whisk together to combine. Place cut biscuits pieces into sugar mixture. Toss to combine and coat well.
3. Evenly distribute coated biscuit pieces between the jars. Adding a little extra of the sugar mixture as  you go. Fill only 3/4 of the way up the jar {to allow for bread to rise and not overflow}
4. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes until monkey bread has risen and is golden and bubbly. Allow jars to cool slightly prior to serving.

Enjoy! xo