While shopping this weekend there was no denying that the holidays are here. Christmas music is playing in the stores, trees are up, and I kind of love all of it. Until I stop and think about my gift list and how I always struggle to come up with gift ideas for half the people on my list. I typically procrastinate those until the very last minute and then panic (bad idea!), but this year I’m trying to tackle those gifts first. Today I’m sharing a really easy gift idea that almost anyone you know, from teachers to neighbors to friends, would love to receive.
Delicious Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee, chocolate coffee brownies, and a coffee mug. I think this is a pretty fun gift that most anyone would be more than happy to receive, I know I would! Coffee and brownies sounds great to me! With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the making a list and checking it twice (and revising it 15 times), an extra cup of coffee in my day would be very welcome!
You can put a gift like this together quickly and easily, and you can pick up your Dunkin Donuts Coffee while getting your shopping done at Walmart. Thanks to J.M. Smucker Company for sponsoring this post. I love that you can get everything you need to put together a gift basket like this while picking up the other things you need at Walmart. There is even a $1 off coupon to save you some money! Somehow I always manage to run a few gifts short right before the holidays, and this is such a perfect solution to that!
I picked up a bag of the Dunkin’ Donuts®Chocolate Glazed Donut Coffee to use in my brownies that I put in this gift basket. If you’ve never added coffee to your chocolate dessert recipes, you must try it. While it doesn’t create an overly coffee like flavor, it gives a really rich deep and delicious flavor to the chocolate. It’s one of my favorite tricks for turning a box cake mix or brownie mix into something really delicious. While this recipe will work with any coffee, I think the Chocolate Glazed Donut flavor is pretty darn perfect!
For my gift basket I picked two bags of Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee fro their Bakery Series®. There are a lot of great flavors to pick from, including Chocolate Glazed Donut, Cinnamon Bun, Caramel Coffee Cake and Old Fashioned Donut. There were also some really yummy seasonal varieties including White Chocolate Peppermint from their seasonal options. To that I added a coffee mug and a half dozen of my homemade brownies.
If you are in a time pinch, you could always leave the brownies out, or grab some brownies from the bakery while you are picking up your other items. A smaller gift option would be a single bag of coffee and coffee mug, or a single bag of coffee and a brownie. If you need a gift for quite a few people, maybe the front office of your school or doctor’s office, you could put in a few more bags of coffee, two batches of brownies and maybe some paper coffee mugs. I love that you can make this work in so many ways, and you can grab everything you need right in Walmart.
- 1 store bought brownie mix or your favorite brownie recipe that calls for water as an ingredient
- in Brewed and cooled Dunkin Donuts Coffee flavor of your choice in the same amount as the water called for on your brownie mix or brownie recipe
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Dash of cinnamon
- This recipe is so simple! Follow the directions on your box mix or brownie recipe, but replace the water called for with brewed, cooled coffee. You are just swapping the coffee for water. Add a dash of cinnamon to the brownie mix, or dry ingredients, just prior to mixing in your liquid ingredients. Finish by adding a cup of chocolate chips to the mix. For baking, follow the directions on the box or in your recipe.
I hope this fun Coffee and Brownie gift basket idea is one that can help you this gift giving season. I know there are so many people that I often want to buy a little something for, but really have no idea what to get. I think this is a great option, and you can make it as simple or complex as you want. And this isn’t just for Christmas, this would be great year round! Stop by Walmart to pick up your Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee and everything else that you need to put your gift together. #DunkinToTheRescue
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts® . The opinions and text are all mine.