Monday, December 15, 2014

Fudgey Brownies in a Jar





I begin this post with a disclaimer: I’m not a craft person, which I’m sure is evident by this photo. Cooking I can do. Dressing up gifts? Not so much.

Trust me, anyone who receives this gift of Fudgey Brownies in a Jar won’t care how the packaging looks once they taste the results. These brownies are wonderfully chewy and chocolaty—just what brownies are meant to be!

When assembling the jar, I put the chips and walnuts in an attached bag since they are added after the batter is mixed. If you’re not sure the gift recipient is a fan of nuts in brownies, just omit the walnuts and add more chocolate chips. You can also give a mixture of dark and white chocolate chip with the jar. Be sure to include the baking instructions, either on the gift tag or an attached recipe card.

Whether you give the jar as a gift or keep it in your pantry, this brownie mix is great to have around whenever the chocolate craving strikes.  

Fudgey Brownies in a Jar
Makes 24 brownies

For the jar:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder 

For attached bag:
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Additional ingredients:
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup water
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
           
To make the jar: Into a 1 quart jar, place the flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk together to combine. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cocoa powder. Place the lid on top. In a plastic bag to go with the jar, place the chocolate chips and walnuts.
           
To make the brownies: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
           
Pour the ingredients from the jar into a large mixing bowl. Whisk together to combine. Add the additional ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
           
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the brownies start to pull away from the side of the pan. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into 24 squares before serving. 


1 comment:

~~louise~~ said...

I know one person that sure wouldn't mind those Fudgey Brownies in a Jar, Linda, ME!!!

Isn't it funny that people who know you just never think to give you the obvious which most definitely out weighs all the sweaters and gadgets in the long run? I'll take the brownies:)

All kidding aside Linda. Thinking about you this holiday season and hoping your Christmas is Merry and Bright (or as Happy as it can be:) "See" you next year Linda:)