DIY Gift Making with Bulk

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When you use Frontier Co-op bulk ingredients to make your own gifts, you go beyond simple gift giving. You save money and you support farming communities and sustainable sourcing around the world. Here are a few simple recipes to get you started and printable gift tags to personalize your gifts. 





Cocoa & Cacao Nib Mason Jar Cookie Mix



Cocoa & Cacao Nib Mason Jar Cookie Mix



A scrumptious holiday gift with organic cacao nibs for added chocolaty satisfaction.



To Make Gift



You’ll Need





  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour


  • ¾ teaspoon Frontier Baking Soda


  • ¾ teaspoon Frontier Sea Salt


  • ¾ cup Frontier Organic Cacao Nibs


  • ½ cup almonds


  • ¼ cup Frontier Organic Cocoa Powder


  • ¼ teaspoon Frontier Organic Ground Ceylon Cinnamon


  • ¾ cup brown sugar


  • ½ cup Frontier Organic Cane Sugar


  • 1 whole Frontier Organic Vanilla Bean


  • 1 quart jar with lid




To Make the Gift





  1. Mix flour, baking soda and salt and place in jar.


  2. Layer cacao nibs, almonds, cocoa, cinnamon and sugars over flour mixture, ensuring that sugars are on top.


  3. Tuck vanilla bean into middle of jar.


  4. Replace lid and seal tightly. Decorate jar as desired.




Directions for Gift Receiver



You’ll Need





  • 1½ sticks unsalted butter, softened


  • 1 large egg




Recipe Directions





  1. Using a stand mixer, in a medium mixing bowl beat softened butter until smooth.


  2. Add sugars from jar and mix until well blended.


  3. Add egg and mix well.


  4. Slowly add remaining ingredients from jar, mixing until thoroughly combined.


  5. Shape rounded tablespoons of dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.


  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.




Makes approximately 30 cookies.



mulled wine spice blend



Mulled Wine Spice Blend



A classic holiday gift made easy with Frontier’s Cider Mate Mulling Spice.



To Make Gift



You’ll need





  • 2 cups Frontier Organic Cider Mate Mulling Spice


  • 8 Frontier Tea Bags




To make the gift





  1. Add ¼ cup mulling spice to each tea bag.


  2. Tie bag closed.


  3. Decorate each bag as desired




Get Creative



Attach your mulling spices to a bottle of wine or cider for a perfect party gift.



Directions for Gift Receiver



You’ll Need





  • For mulled wine: 750-milliliter bottle of your favorite red wine


  • For mulled cider: ½ gallon apple cider




Recipe directions





  1. Heat red wine or cider over medium-high heat until steaming.


  2. Add tea bag.


  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.




Makes 6 servings.





Organic Turmeric Eggnog Mix



Organic Turmeric Eggnog Mix



This new twist on classic eggnog is a perfect holiday gift for adding flavor to any festivity.



To Make Gift



You’ll need





  • 1 cup Frontier Organic Non-fat Dry Milk


  • ¼ cup Frontier Organic Cornstarch


  • ⅓ cup Frontier Organic Cane Sugar


  • ¼ teaspoon Frontier Organic Ground Turmeric


  • 1 teaspoon Frontier Organic Ground Nutmeg


  • 1 whole Frontier Organic Vanilla Bean


  • 1 pint jar with lid




To make the gift





  1. Layer powdered milk, cornstarch, sugar and spices into jar.


  2. Tuck vanilla bean into middle of jar.


  3. Replace lid and seal tightly. Decorate jar as desired.




Directions for Gift Receiver



You’ll Need





  • ½ gallon organic milk




Recipe directions:





  1. In a 3-quart pot, add milk.


  2. Slowly add ingredients from jar, whisking until thoroughly combined.


  3. Warm on medium-low heat until steaming. Do not allow to boil.


  4. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes.


  5. Remove vanilla bean.


  6. Chill in refrigerator until cool, and enjoy.




Makes 16 servings.







Overnight Oats with Chia & Almonds



This holiday season, give the gift of a hearty, nourishing breakfast with oatmeal you can make in the refrigerator.



To Make Gift



You’ll need





  • 1 cup rolled oats


  • 2 tablespoons Frontier Organic Chia Seeds


  • ½ teaspoon Frontier Organic Ceylon Cinnamon


  • ½ teaspoon Frontier Organic Cocoa Powder


  • ¼ cup sliced almonds


  • 1 teaspoon Frontier Organic Cane Sugar


  • Pinch salt


  • 1 pint jar with lid




To make the gift





  1. Layer oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, cocoa powder, almonds, sugar and salt into jar.


  2. Replace lid and seal tightly. Decorate jar as desired.




Directions for Gift Receiver



You’ll Need





  1. ½ cup milk or water




Recipe directions





  1. Into jar of oat mixture, add milk or water and stir.


  2. Seal jar and place in refrigerator overnight.


  3. Open, stir and enjoy cold.




Makes 1 serving.







No-bake Cacao Nib Energy Bites



A special gift your recipients can make without having to bake, featuring cacao nibs for a delightful chocolaty crunch.



To Make Gif



You’ll need





  • 1 cup granola


  • 2 cups pitted dates


  • ½ cup whole almonds


  • ¼ cup Frontier Organic Cacao Nibs


  • ½ cup rolled oats


  • 1 quart jar with lid




To make the Gift





  1. Layer granola, dates, almonds, cacao nibs, and oats in jar, making sure oats are last.


  2. Replace lid and seal tightly. Decorate jar as desired.




Directions for Gift Receiver



You’ll Need





  • ½ cup peanut, cashew or almond butter


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter




Recipe directions





  1. Remove oats from jar and set aside.


  2. In a large mixing bowl or food processor, add remaining jar contents, peanut butter and coconut oil. Mix or process until thoroughly combined.


  3. Divide into 24 small portions and roll to form balls.


  4. Roll balls in oats to coat.


  5. Refrigerate for about 2 hours until firm, and enjoy.




Makes about 24 energy bites.







Pumpkin Spice Coffee Blend



Give your friends and loved ones an eye-opening gift with this pumpkin-spiced holiday pick-me-up.



To Make Gift



You’ll need





  • 1½ cups ground coffee


  • 2 tablespoons Frontier Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice


  • 1 pint jar with lid




To make the gift





  1. In jar, combine coffee and pumpkin pie spice.


  2. Seal jar and shake to mix thoroughly.




Directions for Gift Receiver



Brew the same way as you would regular coffee.



Makes about 5 pots of coffee, depending on strength.



Get Creative



Try adding other spices to the coffee mix, like Frontier Organic Chicory Root or Vanilla Beans.



Add cream, Frontier Organic Cane Sugar and a sprinkle of Frontier Organic Ground Nutmeg, then stir with a Frontier Organic Cinnamon Stick.



Use a milk steamer and add simple syrup for a quick pumpkin spice latte.







Gunpowder Green Elderberry Tea



A colorful holiday gift with green tea.



To Make Gift



You’ll need





  • 1-pound Frontier Gunpowder Green Tea


  • 1-pound Frontier Elderberries


  • 6 quart jars




To make the gift





  1.  In a large bowl, combine tea and elderberries.


  2. Stir and divide into quart jars.


  3. Replace lid and seal tightly. Decorate jar as desired.




Directions for Gift Receiver



You’ll Need



Steep approximately 2 tablespoons in 8 ounces hot water to desired strength. Enjoy!



Makes approximately 20 cups of tea.



Get Creative



Pour loose leaf tea into reusable cotton tea bags and arrange as a wreath on your table or your tree.



Fill clear ball ornaments with loose-leaf tea and use as seasonal decorations.







Salt and Pepper Sampler



Give a gift that adds flavor, spice and appeal to any dish. Perfect for your favorite foodie or cooking enthusiast.



To Make Gift



You’ll need





  • 1 pound Frontier Whole Pink Peppercorns


  • 1 pound Frontier Whole Green Peppercorns


  • 1 pound Frontier Whole White Peppercorns


  • 1 pound Frontier Whole Black Peppercorns


  • 1 pound Frontier Himalayan Salt


  • 1 pound Frontier Fleur De Sel


  • 1 pound Frontier Grey Sea Salt


  • 1 pound Frontier Applewood Smoked Sea Salt


  • 8 Frontier 1-ounce Wide-Mouth Jars with Cap




To make the Gift





  1. Fill one container with pink peppercorns, one with green peppercorns, etc., to make eight containers of individual ingredients.


  2. Place all 8 jars into a box of your choice and decorate as desired.




Directions for Gift Receiver



Use whole peppercorns and salts in any salt or pepper grinder. 













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