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Gift in a Jar: Friendship Soup

For anyone looking for a last-minute gift idea, this homemade soup mix is sure to please. With step-by-step instructions and free printable tags included in the recipe, it’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!

Gift in a Jar: Friendship Bean Soup with free printable!

My MOPS group enjoyed made this gift in a jar last year. The ingredients are simple, readily available, and look pretty in a pint-sized Mason jar.


  • 1/4 cup White Beans
  • 1/4 cup Kidney Beans
  • 1/4 cup Split Peas
  • 1/4 cup Pinto Beans
  • 2 Tbsp Barley (pearl or pot)
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Onions
  • 2 Tbsp Beef Bullion Granules
  • 1 Bay Leaf
Gift in a Jar: Friendship Bean Soup with free printable!


  1. Layer the first five ingredients in a one-pint Mason jar. Combine the remaining ingredients and seal them inside a snack-size zipper bag.
  2. Add bag to the top of bean layers.
  3. Close the jar with either a screw-on lid or a disc and ring. Place a cupcake liner in between the disc and ring if desired for a decorative look.
  4. Attach the below printable to the jar using a hole punch and a piece of ribbon, string, raffia, or twine.
gift in a jar tutorial recipe
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Free Printable

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Friendship Soup Gift in a Jar Printable

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