Food-a-licious Friday: Brownies in a Jar

Hello there and Happy Friday! Are you ready for Christmas? I have a few more presents to wrap and I am done with gifts. I still have plenty of baking to do, so I am so glad Erin, our recipe contributor, is here to share a yummy holiday treat with us today! It also make the PERFECT gift to give during this holiday season. Check out this recipe for Brownies in a Jar. 

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Christmas is quickly approaching! I know I am far from ready. I have been making these Brownies in a Jar as Christmas gifts for the better part of 15 years. They are perfect for coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This way they can enjoy them after the holidays are over and the plethora of Christmas cookies have gone away. This brownie recipe is the best I have ever had. I have a weakness for brownies and make a couple batches this time of year. Mostly to make my house smell heavenly.


1 cup flour

 ½ tsp salt

12 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa, divided

1 ½ cups granulated sugar, divided

½ cup packed brown sugar

½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

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1. Mix flour and salt. Spoon mixture into a 1 quart mason jar.

2. Add the following, tapping jar to settle ingredients: 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa, ¾ cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, ¾ cup more granulated sugar, then 6 tablespoons more cocoa.

3. Top with chocolate chips. Close lid.

4. Tie baking instructions tag to jar.

If you are going to make these for yourself, you will need ½ cup melted butter, 3 eggs, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla. Put all of the ingredients that were to go into the jar into a bowl. Stir in the butter, eggs, and vanilla. Follow the baking instructions below.

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To bake (this is what needs to go on the tag) : Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 inch square pan. Whisk brownie mix in a bowl. Stir in ½ cup melted butter, 3 eggs, beaten, and ½ teaspoon vanilla. Spread into pan. Bake until toothpick inserted in center has a few crumbs, about 35 minutes. Cool. Makes 12.

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I just love how the ingredients look layered in the mason jar. Be sure to include a tag with the baking instructions if you will be giving as a gift. I just LOVE handwritten recipe cards. You can use these cute, free Snowman recipe card print outs I found to attach to the jar too! This would make the perfect gift for teachers, coaches, co-workers, neighbors, grandparents, etc! 

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I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Erin (Crafty Auntie)

Pinterest Feature Friday

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Hi! It’s Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday here with this holiday edition of the Pinterest Feature Friday. My friends Michele from The Scrap Shoppe, Bev from Flamingo Toes and Kara from Mine for the Making take turns choosing our featured pinners.


This week’s featured pinner is Cristy from Pretty My Party. Cristy has 483 Boards and 20,087 Pins.

Everything Christmas

Cristy’s Everything Christmas Board is packed with festive pins!

Everything Elf on the Shelf

There’s lots of mischievous fun on her Everything Elf on the Shelf Board.

New Year's Eve

Before you know it, New Year’s will be here. Cristy’s got lots of fun ideas on her New Year’s Eve Board.

I can’t wait to check some of Cristy’s pins out! Since next week is Christmas, I’m going with a Christmas-y theme.

Marshmallow Snowman Treats

Marshmallow Snowman Treats pinned to Cristy’s Everything Christmas Board via I Should Be Mopping the Floor.

Mug Cozy

Mug Cozy pinned to Cristy’s Everything Christmas Board via Craftberry Bush.

Whimsical Christmas Mantle

Whimsical Christmas Mantle pinned to Cristy’s Everything Christmas Board via Positively Splendid

DIY Sequin Ornaments

DIY Sequin Ornaments pinned to Cristy’s Everything Christmas Board via Fox Hollow Cottage.

Mason Jar Labels

Free Printable Mason Jar Labels pinned to Cristy’s Everything Christmas Board via Crafts with Jars

Wood Slice Reindeer Ornaments

Wood Slice Reindeer Ormanent pinned to Cristy’s Everything Christmas Board via The Shabby Creek Cottage

Thanks for letting us mosey around your boards, Cristy!

I hope you’ll grab a featured button.

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