This is my favourite brownies in a jar recipe. It makes amazingly rich and chocolatey brownies with a divine gooey middle. They never last long out of the oven!
To make this gift, you just layer the ingredients of my scrumptious homemade brownie recipe into a 1 quart jar, and attach instructions. There's even a printable gift tag for you to download.
The lucky person receiving the gift just has to mix in some butter and eggs and bake for 30 minutes. Then they can sit down to enjoy a batch of warm, crunchy-on-the-outside-and-gooey-in-the-middle brownies.
In the immortal words of Linda Greyson,
Warning: Before you read any more, I feel it is my duty to inform you that this is a highly addictive recipe. You will find yourself cooking it again and again. I'm hereby absolve myself of responsibility for any chocolate-related psychological dependencies that you develop ;-)
This recipe is the same as the one for my decadent brownies, but scaled down so that the ingredients fit perfectly into a 1 quart jar.
Ingredients (to fill a 1 quart/1L jar)
Variations: Replace the walnuts with other nuts like almonds or pecans, or use a combination. You could also add raisins to the mix.
Method for Preparing Brownies in a Jar Mix
Here I have put cocoa, flour, brown sugar, walnuts, and chocolate. I think it would work even better breaking up the sugar layer. Have fun experimenting!
Just remember that the finer ingredients will fall through the gaps of the chunkier ingredients. That's why I always put the chunkier ingredients towards the top of the jar.
Storage: so long as the jar is air-tight, the brownie mix will last as long as any of the individual ingredients (just look on the packaging), which is normally a couple of months.
Instructions for Recipient
Write out the instructions above and attach them to your gift. Or you can print out my PDF label.
How did your brownies in a jar turn out? I hope you baked a batch for yourself too! If you're a chocolate addict (come on, admit it), make sure you also try my choc-chip-bliss cookies. You'll find the recipe on my cookie recipes in a jar page.
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