Raksha Bandhan 2023: 5 DIY Jar Treats To Gift Your Siblings
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Raksha Bandhan is a very special festival in India that is celebrated all across the country. Popularly referred to as Rakhi, it marks the beautiful bond of love and affection between brothers and sisters. As per the Hindu calendar, every year, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of Shukla Paksha in the Sawan month. This year, it falls on August 30. 

On this day, sisters tie rakhi on their brothers' wrists and receive gifts in return. This festival includes a variety of delicious sweets like ladoos, mawa barfi, kalakand, kaju katli, and gulab jamun. Siblings also treat each other to delicious homemade meals. The preparations for Raksha Bandhan have already started, and the market is decorated with colourful rakhis and gifts.  

But are you still confused about what to gift to your siblings this time? Don’t worry; we have got you covered. There are many options available on the market, but homemade gifts are always special. So, why not surprise them with DIY jar gifts packed with some yummy treats? To prepare them, all you need is a mason jar and some crafting supplies like ribbons, stickers, and handwritten cards. 

Here are five yummy ideas for your DIY Raksha Bandhan jar treats:

Chocolate Popcorn Jar

Chocolate popcorn is a simple yet tasty snack that is made by popping corn kernels roasting them in a closed container and then tossing them with a saucy chocolate syrup. This recipe is very addictive, and your siblings are surely going to love it. Instead of chocolate, you can also make caramel, cheese, or whichever flavour of popcorn is their favourite. Fill it in the jar and decorate it your way, and your gift is ready. 

Mix Dry Fruit Jar

Dry fruits are a popular gift option on several occasions and festivals, including Diwali and birthdays. It is a way of wishing good luck and health to your loved ones. So, why not gift one jar of mixed nuts and dry fruits to your brothers and sisters this time? All you need to do is mix walnuts, pistachios, raisins, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, figs, and apricots in a jar and decorate it with ribbons and stickers. You can also use a homemade card with a note written on it. 

Hot Cocoa Mix

Since it is monsoon season, a jar of hot cocoa mix will also be a nice gift for Raksha Bandhan. We all love sipping hot and delicious beverages during the cold weather. To prepare this delicious mix, you need dry milk powder, sifted sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and powdered non-dairy creamer. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients properly and fill the mason jar. Your sibling will love this instant cocoa drink mix. 

Chocolate-Covered Spiced Nuts

If you are looking for a unique recipe, then give this treat a try. Combine chocolate-covered nuts with a hint of chilli powder or cinnamon. The contrasting sweet and spicy notes will create an interesting, bold flavour with every bite. You can pick any of your favourite nuts, but chocolate-covered cashews or almonds will be the best for this recipe. 

Chocolate Cookie Mix

Just like hot cocoa mix, chocolate cookie mix is another amazing gift for Raksha Bandhan. If your sibling likes baking, then nothing can be better than this treat. Combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, white sugar, cocoa, and semi-sweet chocolate chips in a large bowl and fill the jar. Decorate the jar with colourful ribbons and add a beautiful note to it.