I try to keep baking basics in my pantry at all times: vanilla, flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, honey, cinnamon, wheat germ, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, oats, and nuts.
That way, when one of my friends is in a funk or has the blues, I can bake something…and then present it in a fun way.
Baked treats are also great for those last minute times when you want to celebrate the people in your life – birthdays, hooray-you-got-an-A on the spelling test, congrats on your new job, etc.
Wilton is my go-to shop for baking boxes, bags, and accessories. They offer a wide variety of products at affordable prices.
For Example, check out this Brownie Gift Box Kit. It’s $2.99 for 3 boxes. Just bake up some world-class brownies, place one in each box, and deliver them to friends, coworkers, or teachers in your child’s classroom. These Caramel-Pecan Brownies from Allrecipes.com look decadent and delicious.
If you prefer to bake cookies or melt-in-your-mouth candies, you’ll like the versatility of these Treat Boxes ($3.19 Pk./3). These simple white window boxes are particularly fun for kids because you can dress them up with stickers and markers. Below you’ll see the Happy New Year boxes we made for our next door neighbors in early January:
For lollipops, gumdrops, and peppermints, these Clear Treat Bags are just the thing. You get 50 for $2.89 so they’re a real steal.
These Sugar Coated Pecans would be perfect inside.
Or you could make Crock Pot Chocolate-Peanut Clusters.
Finally, if you’d like to give a healthier treat, you can bake mini loaves of blueberry zucchini bread or buttermilk cinnamon bread or another bread of your choosing using Wilton’s AvantiEverglide metal-safe non-stick 4 cavity mini loaf pan ($21.49).
YOUR TURN: What is your favorite thing to bake for others? Leave a link to a recipe if you’ve shared it on your blog or if it is available online.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Wilton Baking Prize Pack that includes all of the products featured in this post:
- Brownie Gift Box Kit ($2.99)
- Treat Boxes ($3.19)
- Clear Treat Bags ($2.89)
- AvantiEverglide metal-safe non-stick 4 cavity mini loaf pan ($21.49)
To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Tuesday, February 16th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
* I received product samples for review purposes.
*UPDATE* The winner is #57 Elaine Kennedy. Congratulations!