D.I.Y. Boozy Hamentashen in a Jar
Every year the struggle to come up with new and original #mishloachmanot ideas is real. For some reason, we kid ourselves into believing that it's one big contest and not only do we need to one up each other, we also have to one up ourselves from year to year.
I'm here to say: Let's give ourselves a BREAK!!!!!!!!
You guys! We are all in this together!!! Mishloach manot is meant to be a nice gift to a friend, not a worldwide competition. So I petition, we all get on board and help each other out - use your best idea from a few years ago, use your friends idea. Buy a ready made mishloach manot if you want! Go absolutely crazy and spend 2 months planning your theme! NO JUDGEMENT!!!!
In our community we do a raffle and we are each randomly assigned 2 families to give our Mishloach Manot to. This prevents the extravagance of buying tons of candy and ending up with tons of candy that no one wants (or needs!). The custom is that we prepare yummy food that the recipients love to eat right away - shakshuka, garlic bread, salad, cheesecake, etc.
For a super easy filling I went with chocolate rum balls, because, it is Purim after all. And no mess required, just plop a chocolate ball in the center of the dough and BAM - filling is done.
My favorite part of this whole thing is actually a tiny detail: the Mason Jar cover is used as the cookie cutter for the #hamentashen! How perfect is that?
You can make these too and add them to your Mishloach Manot, or just add a bottle of wine and call it a day.
STEP 1: Gather all the ingredients you need:
Small Purim Mask (optional)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
1 1/8 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup colorful sprinkles
12 chocolate rum balls
Put the rum balls in a small sealed baggie.
Mix all the ingredients except for the sprinkles in a large bowl. Using a funnel pour about a 1/3 of the mixture into the bottom of the mason jar.
Add a layer of half the sprinkles on top of the flour mixture.
Drop the baggie of rum balls in the jar and continue with the rest of the flour mix and sprinkle layers.
Seal the jar.
Add a pretty mask.
Tie the Recipe Card to the jar with a pretty string.
That's it! Simple as 1-2-3.
Send me your pics and tag #mylilyrosebox, can't wait to see what you do!