*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                    Bread In Jars: Chocolate Applesauce
 Recipe By     : 365 Ways To Prepare For Christmas
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:20
 Categories    : Holiday/Gift Ideas
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      c             margarine -- softened
    3      c             granulated sugar
    4                    egg whites -- whipped
    1      tbsp          vanilla
    1      tsp           almond extract
    2      c             applesauce -- at room temperature
    3      c             unbleached flour
      3/4  c             cocoa powder -- sifted
    1      tsp           baking soda
      1/2  tsp           baking powder
      1/8  tsp           salt
 Preheat oven at 325.  Place a baking sheet onto middle rack and remove top rack
 from oven.  Before starting batter, wash 8 (1 pint) wide mouth canning jars with
   lids in hot soapy water and let drain, dry, and cool to room temperature.  Gene
 rously prepare jars with margarine.  In a mixing bowl, combine margarine, sugar,
   egg whites, vanilla, almond extract, and applesauce.	In another mixing bowl, c
 ombine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Mix wet ingre
 dients with dry ingredients just until moistened.  Spoon 1 level cupful of batte
 r into each jar.  Carefully wipe rims clean, then place jars on baking sheet (or
   they'll tip over) in the center of oven.  Bake 40 minutes.  Keep lids in hot wa
 ter until they're used.  When cakes are done, remove jars which are HOT from ove
 n one at a time.  If rims need cleaning, use moistened paper towel.  Carefully p
 ut lids and rings in place, then screw tops on tightly shut.  Place jars on a wi
 re rack; they will seal as they cool.
 Once jars are cool, decorate with round pieces of cloth and then glue on flowers
 , ribbons, etc. on lid, ring and side of jar.  Unscrew the ring (the lid should
 be sealed by now) and place a few cotton balls on top of the lid (makes it poofy
  on top), then a piece of cloth (about 3 larger than the lid) on top and screw
 the ring back on.  Decorate as desired (example pinking shears).
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 NOTES : There’s no need to refrigerate them, they keep well in pantry for 6 mont