Ask Will, Not Grace: DIY holiday gifts

Ask Will, not Grace - DIY holiday gifts

Still have people on your holiday list? DIY presents could be the answer. For this edition of "Ask Will, not Grace", we are making fun, delicious and rustic gifts.

William Chen, Hawaii Freshbox's (@HIfreshbox) Executive Chef, recommends making bacon chocolate chip cookies at home before handing them out as a sweet savory treat. His recipe is below.

Also easy to make, holiday mint hot chocolate in a mason jar. Place them in a festive box and then instruct your friends to add a hot cup of water for a chocolatey treat. The measurements are at the bottom.

For the more savory palate, create your own salt rubs for steak, chicken or fish. There are a few samples below that Will whipped up for Sunrise. You can see the recipes


Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

12 OZ Bacon, Rough Chopped

8 OZ Dark Chocolate Chips

2 1/2 C AP Flour

1 TSP Baking Powder

1/4 TSP Baking Soda

1 TSP Salt

1 C Butter, Soften

2 Eggs

3/4 C Sugar

3/4 C Brown Sugar

1 TSP Vanilla Extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cook the bacon in a saute pan over medium heat for 8-10 mins. Drain over a paper towel and set aside.

Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Mix together the butter, eggs, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Combine the flour mixture with the butter mixture until fully incorporated. Mix in the cooked bacon and chocolate chips.

On a lined tray, portion out the cookie batter with a tablespoon. Bake the cookies for 9-11 mins or until golden brown. Enjoy!


Holiday Minted Hot Chocolate Jars

1 16 oz Mason Jar

1/3 C Dry Milk Powder

3 TBSPS Cocoa Powder

2 TBSPS Raw Cane Sugar

1/4 TSP Nutmeg

3 Pieces Mint Chocolate Candy (i.e.. Andes Candy)

1/3 C Mini Marshmallows

Layer the ingredients in a mason jar.

To finish, bring 1 C of water to boil and mix in the ingredients. Enjoy! (For a thinner hot chocolate, use 1 1/2 C of water.)


Kona Coffee Steak Salt

1/2 C Hawaiian Sea Salt

2 TBSPS Kona Coffee Ground

1 TBSP Paprika

1 TBSP Thyme

Mix the ingredients together, store in a air tight container. Enjoy as a rub or season meats for roasting or grilling. Enjoy!

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