This idea was such a hit at the end of last year that it almost made the charts. Facebook went into overdrive and little old ‘Brownie in a Jar’ went viral, finding its way into all sorts of Christmas stockings, parties, wedding tables and teachers end of year gift piles. Amid the frenzy I forgot to even blog about it! So, here’s the Brownie in a Jar recipe (Ball Quart Mason jars available from our store)….
I first saw this idea about seven years ago when I purchased one from a school fundraiser. Unfortunately the brownie wasn’t that nice, as it had a whole heap of oil in it, so I searched around for a good, simple recipe and adapted it slightly to make a ‘jar full’ of mixture.
BROWNIE IN A JAR – The perfect homemade (and cute) gift idea ♥
This recipe fits into our Ball Quart Mason jar and our vintage ‘Agee Special’ jars. Layer the following into the jar:
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup walnuts/pecans (optional – replace with chocolate if necessary)
1/2 cup chocolate chips/chunks/buttons
Cover lid with pretty fabric or paper, bind with twine and tie on a tag with the following directions:
Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius
Line an 18x28cm (or similar) baking tin with baking paper
Empty contents of jar into mixing bowl, mix in 3 lightly beaten eggs and 1 cup (225g) of softened butter.
Spread into baking tray and bake for 30-35 minutes
Lovely cake like crust with gooey moist centre – and did I mention rich?! The perfect homemade gift. x
By Christall Lowe