So we used to have a recycling program at the bakery that if you bring back your Pie Jar you could return it for a free cookie. We started this program to promote recycling, and it definitely worked. We had customers in here daily bringing back bags of jars. We also had customers leaving bags of jars outside our doors after we'd closed for the day. We loved seeing all this recycling! But, removing all the labels from the jars, washing and sanitizing the jars took up way more time than we could have imagined with the amount of jars we were receiving back. So, we sadly had to stop our recycling program.
Here's a list of ideas to reuse your pie jar!
Recipes by Mimi Council.s
1. Use Jars for Fruit Storage
2. Herb Garden
Use jars to create an herb garden in your kitchen! These jars work great for growing any herbs such as basil, mint or even green onions!
3. Trail Mix in a Jar
Make our Happy Hippie Trail Mix and store in a jar!
25 grams organic dried blueberries
55 grams all natural Sun Drops
30 grams organic roasted & salted peanuts
30 grams organic pecans
Mix in a bowl, add to jar.
4. Make Oatmeal in Jars
Make overnight oats or just oatmeal and use a jar!
If you have loose candles, place them in the jars so they don't drip wax everywhere. They make the perfect centerpiece look even brighter!
6. Cupcake to Go
Use the jars to store already made cupcakes in. This is perfect for taking one cupcake to work or on the road. If you remove the cupcake wrapper before putting into the jar, you can easily eat with a fork and don't have to remove the cupcake from the jar!
7. Caramel Sauce & Chocolate Ganache Storage
If you're baking at home, you probably have a stash of Caramel Sauce or Chocolate Ganache on hand at all times (like us). These jars are perfect for storing each of these in. Find the recipe for our Caramel Sauce here, and find the recipe for our Chocolate Ganache here.
8. Bathroom Necessities
Store things like Q-Tips, cotton balls, mascara or eye liner in the jars.
9. Make Your Own Nut Butter!
These jars are perfect for storing nut butter! Make your own and then store it in the glass jar.
10. Salad Dressing, Marinades and Sauces
Jars are also perfect for storing salad dressing, marinades and sauces.
11. Hummus & Veggie Snack Storage Going to work and adventuring both require snacks. Well let's be real, and these jars are the perfect vessel.
12. Yogurt & Granola Snack
Sometimes breakfast has to be on the go. These jars are the perfect to go breakfast if you fill them with yogurt and granola. Choose any combination of flavors you like.
13. Dog Treat Storage
You gotta keep your doggie treats fresh too. These jars are perfect if you're traveling with your dog.
14. Gift Gummies Fill the jars with candy and tie a ribbon, it makes an adorable gift!
15. Bacon Fat
This is the perfect little jar to store bacon fat in. Or any grease for that matter.