Jars of Renewal: Sweet Treats

November 24th

Jars of Renewal: Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds

Jars of Renewal: Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds

Jars of Renewal: Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds

Jars of Renewal: Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds

Jars of Renewal: Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds

Do you have men in your life who you want to treat to homemade gifts but who recoil at the thought of anything crafted? Yeah. I’ve got a bunch of those too. I’ve spent way, way too much time and energy in the past trying to change their minds with felted pencil holders, embroidered pot holders, and even a man bag or two. I haven’t known my audience well.

When J asked me last week if I’d ever heard of chocolate-covered sunflower seeds, I knew what the next Jars of Renewal project would be. Jason is the husband of one of my best friends and father to a small cadre of children who I adore. He is also the brains behind the design of this site and worthy of all the tailored spoiling I can muster.

I bought a large jar of roasted sunflower seeds, two large dark chocolate Hershey’s bars and threw them together on a cookie sheet. This then went in the freezer for an hour and then I carefully broke the pieces apart by hand before filling the jars. A simple, salty-sweet treat I’m guessing most men (women, children, monkeys) would love.

~K

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13 Responses

  1. I’ve never tried chocolate covered sunflowers and I love salty-sweet treats! I’ll add it to my list. 🙂

  2. I would! But there’s the chocolate issue 🙁 We took the seeds out of a flower we had in the yard last year. I wish I knew about this back then. Our seeds went moldy because we had so many.

  3. ooo, I wish you’d told me you were going to post this! I would have taken a pic of the empty jar he showed me last night when he was telling me about this. He LOVED them.

  4. ali la loca November 24, 2008

    You are so dedicated when it comes to crafts and all things handmade!

    I, for one, don’t like sunflower seeds…but I can imagine many others appreciating this!

  5. Salt and sweet, anyone should try some of it!
    Thanks for you comment btw (I’m glad you enjoyed the pashmina).
    The fruits are made of marzipan (I don’t like the taste, but they are beautiful to look at).

  6. That sounds amazing–I’m definitely going to have to try this!

  7. Never heard of it, but why not? It sounds and looks great!

  8. Another brillant gift from your kicthen. Sweet and salty — love it!

  9. I just did the same thing with Cocoa Pebbles for my Halloween party (though I claimed they were chocolate-covered ants). Had to add my own salt.

    Delicious, and gluten free. They disappeared in about 60 seconds.

  10. This sounds really good! I’ve never heard of it before. I’ll be linking.

  11. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

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