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$5 Homemade Baked Gifts at Walmart

by Nicole on December 7, 2010

Looking for an inexpensive but thoughtful gift for some of the people on your list this year? Think hairdresser, mailman, lawn guy and even teacher!

Walmart has many recipes right on their site for baked goods that are under $5 – and you can divide them up to create several gifts! Walmart sent me a $20 giftcard to see what goodies I could make.

I made the jolly snowman faces pictured above (24 cookies for just $4.48), the old fashioned gingerbread (12 pieces for $4.12), butter toffee bars (48 bars for $3.29) and snickerdoodles (60 pieces for $2.23).  Plus these are easy recipes that don’t take a lot of time.

Here’s the butter toffee bars recipe (pictured at the bottom of the above picture):

1 Cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed
1 Cup Butter, softened
1 Large Egg Yolk
2 Cups All-purpose Flour
1 Cup Nestlé® Toll House® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1/2 Cup English toffee-flavored candy chips

Preheat oven to 325° F.
Beat sugar and butter in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Add egg yolk; beat well. Beat in flour. Press evenly onto bottom of ungreased 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.
Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned and center is still slightly soft. Sprinkle with chocolate chips (*NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels can be used instead). Let stand for 3 minutes or until morsels are shiny; spread evenly. Sprinkle with toffee chips (**you can also use 1 crushed English toffee candy bar). Cool for 1 hour; cut into bars with sharp knife while slightly warm.

Plus Walmart sells a variety of tins or containers with holiday decorations on them for $1 or less – with many of these recipes you can make an entire batch and package it for the holidays for less than $5!

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