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Layer all the ingredients someone needs to make brownies in a nice glass jar and give away as gifts. These remind me of sand art that my kids used to make!

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IngredientsMakes: 12 brownies

  • 80g plain flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 60g plain flour
  • 150g dark brown soft sugar
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 85g plain chocolate chips
  • 135g white chocolate or vanilla baking chips
  • 50g walnuts, chopped

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:45min

  1. Mix the 80g of flour with salt. In a clean, wide mouth 1 litre jar, layer the ingredients in the order given. Starting with the flour and salt mixture, and ending with the walnuts.
  2. Attach a decorative label to the out side of the jar with the following directions: To make these Sand Art Brownies: 1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease one 23cm square baking tin. 2. Pour the contents of the jar into a large bowl, and mix well. 3. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 160ml vegetable oil and 3 eggs. Beat until just combined. 4. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared tin, and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

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this is such a great idea im honestly really impressed. its so simple yet so ingenious-27 Nov 2011

by cookiemonster

If this is a gift, use a poem for the baking instructions and tape it to the jar.Here’s a little Christmas treatLet’s begin, start with some heat350 degrees to be exactGrease a pan, 9 inches square, 2 inches flatFind a bowl, and pour the jar outHave some fun and mix it all aboutAdd 1 tsp. vanilla, 2/3 cup oilBeat in 3 eggs, no need to toilPour in the pan, get ready to wait25-30 minutes or until baked-03 Dec 2007

Brownie Mix in a Jar

Every year for Christmas, I try my best to avoid shopping at big box stores and instead shop locally or make gifts to give. This brownie mix is a favorite because it’s very easy to put together and is a great activity to do with a child. Simply layer the dry ingredients in a large mason jar and decorate with baker’s twine, custom labels, a gift tag and baking instructions.

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup white chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans
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  2. In a small bowl mix the flour and salt together. Then begin layering your ingredients into your jar in the following order:
  3. One half of the flour/salt mixture
  4. Cocoa powder
  5. Remaining of the flour/salt mixture
  6. Brown sugar
  7. White sugar
  8. Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  9. White chocolate chips
  10. Pecans

Once you’ve filled your jar, decorate with custom labels and tags. I used an oval text label for the baking instructions, which are as follows:

Baking Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 9x9 baking pan.
Pour the contents of the jar into a large bowl and mix well.
Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, ⅔ cup vegetable oil and three eggs. Beat until just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

How do you make homemade brownie mix in a jar?

This is a delicious, unique recipe to gift to other during the holiday. It’s so easy to make too.

  • First, add all your dry ingredients into a pint-sized (16 ounce) mason jar. You can find mason jars at thrift shops or online. Mason jars are a great way to create zero-waste gifts.
  • Then, add a handwritten gift tag or this printable gift tag. I love to add a ribbon around the mason jar too.
  • Finally, gift away! This is perfect for friends, family, or neighbors. If you know someone who is a matcha lover, this is a must-have. All they have to do is add butter, eggs, a splash of vanilla extract, and bake!

Chewy Brownie Mix Prep Time: 10 min Baking Time: 20-24 min Servings: 24 Baking Temp: 350°F Flavors: Chocolate Sweet Make sure to include a recipe card telling the recipient how to mix up and bake the brownies. Contributed by Michelle Rager. 1 ⅔ cups granulated sugar ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract confectioners sugar (optional) In a clean quart-sized glass jar, layer the sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, flour and chocolate chips. It should fill the jar just to the top. Use a funnel or spoon the ingredients in to prevent spilling and make a beautiful pattern. Put on the lid, a square of decorated fabric if desired, and then tighten jar ring. Tie a ribbon around the jar ring or decorate the jar any way you choose. Attach the recipe card for the recipient. NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (1 BROWNIE, 43g): 180 calories, 80 calories from fat, 9g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 30mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 25g total carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 18g sugars, 2g protein, 15mcg folate, 0mg vitamin C, 1mg iron. A homemade gift is always meaningful. Here are a few other holiday gift ideas that are simple to make for your loved ones, co-workers and teachers. Wheat farmer Wade Bangerter is his own best customer. Each harvest, he scoops wheat by the bucketful out of the combine or wheat truck and&hellip Get hands-on with this easy papier-mache bowl project. A flour/water mixture sticks to newspaper and hardens to form your bowl. Keep trinkets, art supplies, and more in your new bowls! National Donut Day Donut kill our vibe because we’re jazzed to celebrate National Donut Day! We’re not here to settle the donut vs doughnut spelling&hellip It&rsquos all about the layering with mason jar Christmas gift ideas, friends. Go slow and let&rsquos get started with these cute (and tasty) brownies in a jar. This mason jar brownie mix gift is a great Christmas gift idea for a neighbor, teacher, or friend. Be sure to click through to the free printable gift tag! If you have a half-full jar of tahini in your fridge from making salad dressing, these brownies are the answer. They're gooey and the addition of sea salt adds a sense of luxury. Yes, this recipe is technically for cookies, but turn them into incredible brownies by replacing each egg with chickpea brine (3 Tablespoons per egg) and baking soda with baking powder (1 to 1 replacement).* Remember to sprinkle some extra dark chocolate on top! *Adaptation credit from one of the commenters on the recipe itself. How To Make The Best Brownie Mix In A Jar Made From Scratch Gift Idea


1 Cup Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Flour
1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder

  • Chocolate:Cocoa powder is used in this brownie mix. If you want a darker chocolate try this dark cocoa version.
  • Flour: These brownies are fudgy because of the amount of flour. The more flour, the more chewy the brownie. Try my recipe for making your own self-rising flour.
  • Sugar: 1 Cup of granulated sugar works best with this brownie mix. (no sugar substitutes)


  • Mix everything together and put in a jar, or put ingredients in the jar one at a time in layers.
  • Tie a ribbon around the jar and a label for cooking instructions.


  • Add to dry ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1t. vanilla
  • Mix well. Pour in 9࡯ pan and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.

How to Make your Own Brownie Mix

How to Make your Own Brownie Mix - A great idea for busy people or make up for gift packages with a bake pan and whisk! Be creative!

How to Make your Own Brownie Mix - A great idea for busy people or make-up for gift packages with a baking pan and whisk! Be creative!

Here's a terrific Idea for you all! How to Make your Own Brownie Mix. This is easy and convenient and great if you wanted to make up a few bags to store or give away to your children / grandchildren, if they're just starting off living away from home. You can use ziplock bags or air tight jars. It's also much nicer than store bought box mixes!

In the photo, you will see I've made up the dry ingredients in the jar, and then simply printed the recipe and rolled it in to a tube, and added a couple of bars of chocolate. It certainly makes a nice gift and you can personalise it how you like!

You can simply print out the recipe below on some nice coloured paper and roll it up and tie with a piece of string.

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Quick and Easy Brownie Parfait Recipe

Brownies + Pudding + Cool Whip = a party in a little plastic cup. Dubbed Brownie Extravaganza way back in my elementary school days, this brownie parfait recipe is super simple and quick to make and totally lives up to its name. The white chocolate pudding and Cool Whip filling is an unusual combo, but once you start eating I guarantee you won’t be able to stop. You can indulge immediately after it’s prepared or let it chill in the fridge for up to three days. Feel free to make your own brownies or use store bought ones (no judgment, we’re all busy!) You can also substitute any candy you like for the Skor bar.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes (only if you are baking your own brownies)
Total Time: 10 minutes without baking, 40 minutes including baking
Servings: 5


1 tray of brownies (Personally, I like to use Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix)
1 box Jell-O brand white chocolate instant pudding mix
2 cups of milk
½ tub Cool Whip
2 skor bars
5 small plastic cups

1. Prepare brownies according to your recipe or box mix directions. Then cut brownies into 2-inch squares and set them aside.

2. Combine pudding mix with the milk in a large bowl and whisk for 2 minutes then fold in half the tub of Cool Whip until completely blended.

3. Roughly chop the Skor bar. (If you don’t have a sharp knife, put the unwrapped candy in a small plastic bag, lay it on a hard surface and use a spoon to crush the candy into smaller pieces.)

4. Place a brownie in the bottom of each cup, top with a heaping spoonful of the pudding mixture and sprinkle with some skor bar. Layer brownie, pudding and candy until the cups are full.

5. Enjoy immediately or wrap with plastic and keep them in the fridge for up to three days!

Single-Serving Brownie in a Jar

Today&rsquos recipe is a real treat a single-serving brownie that can be baked right in a cute little jar! It&rsquos a perfect quick and easy snack as we come towards the dreaded exam period of the school year, plus the fact it&rsquos perfectly portioned for one means that you won&rsquot end up eating 10 portions! The brownie itself is oh-so chocolatey , gooey and fudgy, and generally just super delicious!

Now, if you scroll down and look at the recipe you might notice that the ingredients call for a whole egg while the actual instructions only use 2.5 tbsp of whisked egg. This is because a whole egg would be far too much for a single-serving brownie. So, to remedy this, crack your egg in to a mug, whisk it with a fork and then use 2.5 tbsp of whisked egg. This is approximately half a large egg.

A gooey, chocolatey and fudgy brownie for one baked in a mason jar for the ultimate cute presentation. It&rsquos a perfectly sized portion to serve 1 as an indulgent snack or dessert.

What should you do with the rest of the egg? Well, one solution is to simply make another single-serving brownie. After all, too much brownie is never a bad thing. But, if you want to make a slightly healthier choice, simply leave it in the mug and use it to make scrambled eggs along with a couple of whole eggs the next day! You could, of course, also use it in a fritatta, omlette or quiche &ndash it&rsquos really up to you! Personally, I&rsquod make another mason jar brownie though.

Of course, making a single-serving brownie in a jar requires you to actually own an oven-safe jar. If you aren&rsquot sure if your jars are oven safe then it&rsquos better safe than sorry &ndash bake the brownie in 3 cupcake cases instead and reduce the bake time to 13-15 minutes.

Part of the reason why this brownie is so good is the chocolate. I recommend using your favourite milk chocolate such as cadburys or galaxy. You could also use dark chocolate if you prefer, but I find it&rsquos often a little too bitter. It doesn&rsquot need to be any fancy chocolate either &ndash a £1 bar of cadburys dairy milk will make plenty of brownies! In fact, it&rsquos exactly what I used. To incorporate the chocolate, all you do is chop it super finely. That&rsquos all. I recommend using a good, sharp knife and cutting it in to different-sized chunks. The smallest should be chocolate dust, while the biggest are around 1/2 the size of regular chocolate chips. This makes sure that there&rsquos plenty of chocolate in every bite!

A gooey, chocolatey and fudgy brownie for one baked in a mason jar for the ultimate cute presentation. It&rsquos a perfectly sized portion to serve 1 as an indulgent snack or dessert.

If you like nuts or fudge chips in your brownie then by all means add them! You can add a handful of most things to a brownie and it&rsquoll still turn out ok &ndash almonds, walnuts, pistachios, macademias, chocolate chips, fudge chips, even some chopped glace cherries! Or, go down the chocolate orange route and add in some orange zest.

No matter what you do, this brownie is delicious. After all, even if it turns out looking a bit odd or sunken, just plop a scoop of ice cream on top and voila! All is suddenly better than if it had turned out perfect in the first place! In fact, these single-serving brownies are so good that sharing one almost caused a war between my younger sisters!

If you could make any food as a single serving, what would it be? Let me know in the comments below!

A gooey, chocolatey and fudgy brownie for one baked in a mason jar for the ultimate cute presentation. It&rsquos a perfectly sized portion to serve 1 as an indulgent snack or dessert.