Friday, May 21, 2010

Fabulous Chocolate Brownies in a Jar

Sometimes I want to take a gift rather than bake one.
Here's a great 'recipe' for Chocolate Brownies in a Jar. It's a real pleaser.

Chocolate Brownies in a Jar! the perfect gift.

1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts/but they don't keep as well)
3/4 cup dark organic fair-trade chocolate (broken up) or chocolate chips

Mix flour, baking powder and salt together. Layer ingredients in order listed in 1-quart jar. Sugar on bottom, then cocoa, then flour mixture (flour, baking powder, salt), then pecans, then broken chocolate bits or chocolate chips. Press firmly after each ingredient, and be sure and wipe out the inside of the jar with paper towel after each layer. Seal jar and add fabric and ribbon or raffia.

Attach these baking instructions to the jar: Fabulous Brownies in a Jar from x (you!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray 13 x 9 inch pan. Pour contents of jar into large mixing bowl and stir well. Add 3/4 cup butter, 3 large eggs, 2 tbsp water & 2 tsp vanilla. Mix well. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares. Makes 2 dozen fabulous brownies.

Follow Baking Instructions before Eating!

1 comment:

Maddy said...

And I thought I was a chocoholic - seems there's a lot of us around.