Brownies in a Jar
This makes a great quick make ahead gift. You can change up the recipe by adding different goodies such as crushed candy canes, m&m’s nuts ext. Print off the other ingredient list and directions on pretty paper or decorate by hand and tie them on with a ribbon or tape or glue them to the jar. It will look like you spent lots of time on this gift but really it is simply. You might also want to add a piece of fabric over lid for added color, you can find some cheep holiday fabric and one yard would go along way. Good luck and let me know how it turned out.
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
½ cup dried cranberries, nuts, other dried fruit, candy cane pieces,ext.
½ cup white chocolate chips or Vanilla chips
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a quart size mason jar layer the ingredients in order they are listed, cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
Make a label that says:
Add 3 eggs
½ cup oil or melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To prepare brownies: mix together eggs, oil and vanilla add brownie mix stir until all ingredients are wet and incorporated. Spread into a greased 9 inch square pan and bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes.