How Long Will Baked-Good-In-Jar Kits Last?

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Q: So I'm thinking of making one of those baked good in a jar kits for a Christmas present (like these) and was wondering how long they would keep?

Is there any good reason sugar, flour, and other dry ingredients wouldn't keep as well in a jar together as they would seperately?

Sent by KatharineEditor: Katharine, we don't know of any reason why sugar and flour would expire more quickly in a well-sealed jar. In fact, a well-sealed jar would probably be better for their longevity than a paper bag in the pantry! So our sense of it is that these will keep as long as your most-perishable ingredient. We would generally recommend that recipients make these recipes within a year — although hopefully they will make yours much sooner than that!

Readers, what has been your experience with baked-good-in-jar kits and freshness?

Related: More DIY Gift Ideas: Best Recipes in a Jar

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