Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Yields 1 gift of 3 dip mixes
Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Blake Ramsey Murray

How to Make It

Step 1

To make each mix, combine all ingredients in a small jar or airtight container. Write mixing instructions on a gift tag or card.

Step 2

Southwest Chipotle Dip

Step 3

Makes 1/2 cup

Step 4

Combine 1 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes, 3 Tbsp. dried minced onion, 2 Tbsp. chili powder, 2 Tbsp. ground cumin, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. paprika and 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper.

Step 5

On gift tag: "To make Southwest Chipotle Dip, add 3 Tbsp. mix to 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup sour cream. Stir and top with chopped scallions."

Step 6

Bacon, Onion and Cheddar Dip

Step 7

Makes 1/2 cup

Step 8

Combine 1 Tbsp. beef bouillon granules, 3 Tbsp. dried minced onion, 1/2 tsp. onion powder, 1/8 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. dried parsley, 1 tsp. paprika, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and 3 Tbsp. bacon bits.

Step 9

On gift tag: "To make Bacon, Onion and Cheddar Dip, add 4 Tbsp. mix to 3/4 cup sour cream and 1/3 cup shredded Cheddar. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving."

Step 10

Zesty Marinara Dip

Step 11

Makes 1/2 cup

Step 12

Combine 2 Tbsp. dried basil, 1 1/2 Tbsp. dried oregano, 1 1/2 Tbsp. dried minced onion, 1 Tbsp. dried parsley, 1 tsp. ground thyme, 1 Tbsp. sugar, 2 tsp. garlic powder, 2 tsp. paprika, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper and 1 tsp. crushed red pepper.

Step 13

On gift tag: "To make Zesty Marinara Dip, in a microwave-safe bowl add 2 Tbsp. mix to 28 oz. canned crushed tomatoes and 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Microwave on high for 1-minute intervals until heated through."

Step 14

GIVE IT Label and place each jar in a basket filled with shredded paper. Add a sleeve of crackers. Tuck instructions for preparing each dip underneath jars. Tie with ribbon.

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