Homemade Dip Mixes

Hello Friends,

Herbs and Spices for Dip Mixes

   For this year's homemade goodie treats I am doing dip mixes. Over the years I have done smoked/seasoned/herbal salts, homemade vanilla, cheese balls, party mix, cookies, candies, herbal gifts, homemade hot cocoa mixes etc.  I try to do something new each holiday gifting season. You can find recipes and instructions on my other blog posts.  Recipes

 These are quite easy to do with lots of variety to choose.  If you want it even simpler, you can purchase dip or herb mixes in bulk and just package them up.  Fun project to do with the little ones and they would made wonderful teacher or grandparent gifts, too.

Cute holiday packaging - Christmas ornaments filled with dip mixes.

Herb de Provence
with my own garden herbs

    I use a lot of my own grown garden herbs when possible and purchased other ingredients at the Amish bulk food store. If you don't have a local source for bulk foods, you can find many options to purchase ingredients shopping via the internet. I have included a few recipes and you find many more on line so you can be sure to find something to your favorite flavor profile.

    I purchased things like buttermilk powder, granulated bullion, dehydrated onions, garlic, vegetables, powdered cheeses, sea salt and many spices.  You can also purchase dried herbs at great prices if you don't have your own herb garden.  I used my own grown and dried thyme, rosemary, lavender, dill, sage, oregano, parsley and marjoram.  Dehydrated fruit powders like blueberry, raspberry, strawberry make a nice base for sweeter dips for fruits and cookies 
 just mix with a little sugar and you are ready to go.

    I packed some in clear cello bags with tags and did a few in cute Christmas ornaments. You can find the fillable ornaments and bulb shapes at the craft stores.  If you don't find ones with regular screw top lids, you can use plastic ornaments, just be sure to cover the hole with a piece of foil before replacing the cap.

    You can package it in individual size packets, cute jars, bulk cello bags, decorative ornaments or glassine bags.  Be sure to label everything with directions for use. You can make the gift more upscale by including gourmet or homemade bread sticks, crackers, dip bowls, decorative containers, quality olive oil or a keepsake basket or serving platter. 

Here are some recipes:

Bacon Onion Dip Mix

1 cup Bacon Bits( imitation if you are not able to refrigerate it, or real if you can)

1 cup Minced Dry Onion Flakes

 ½ cup  Beef Bouillon Granules

3 tsp  Onion Powder

1 ½ tsp Parsley Flakes

 1 tsp Ground Celery Seeds

1 tsp  Black Pepper

 1 tsp  Paprika

 1 tsp Salt

Fiesta Dip

1/2 cup dried parsley flakes

1/3 cup dried minced onion

1/3 cup chili powder

1/4 cup ground cumin

2 tablespoons dried minced chives

1 tablespoon salt

2 teaspoons paprika

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


2 Tbl Garlic Powder

1/4 Cup Onion Powder

1/2 Cup Dried Oregano

1 Tbl Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1 Tbl Dried Thyme

1 Tbl Dried Basil

1 Tbl Dried Parsley

1 Tbl Sugar

1 Tbl Sea Salt

1/2 tsp Celery Seed


1 cup powder buttermilk

1/4 cup dried parsley

3 tbsp dried dill

2 tbsp dried chives

1/4 cup garlic powder

1/4 cup onion powder

1/4 cup dried onion flakes

2 tbsp salt

2 tbsp ground black pepper

(Options - add bacon bits for Bacon Ranch, Parmesan for Parmesan Ranch)

Individual sized packets of 3 tbl each make it easy to use.
Each packet makes 2 to 3 cups of dip adjusted to your tastes


4 Tbsp Minced Dry Onion Flakes

2 Tbsp Beef Bouillon Granules

½ tsp Onion Powder

¼ tsp Parsley Flakes

1/8 tsp Ground Celery Seeds

1/8 tsp Black Pepper

1/8 tsp Sweet Paprika

1/8 tsp Salt 

Herb Dill

1 Cup Dry Parsley

1 Cup Dry Dill

1/2 Cup Dehydrated Onion

1/4 Cup Dehydrated Garlic

2 Tbl Smoked Paprika

1 Tbl Sea Salt

2 Tsp Black Pepper

My labels

Herb de Provence

1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers

3 tablespoons dried thyme

2 tablespoons dried savory

1 tablespoon dried oregano

3 teaspoons dried rosemary

2 teaspoons dried marjoram

Process to fine grind with mortar and pestle.

    These make wonderful hostess gifts, stocking stuffers and thank you presents for when you need a little something for the special people in your life. Consumable gifts are always appreciated and homemade gifts from the work of your hands makes it heartfelt.  Make some up and have fun!

Thanks for visiting,


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