This brownie in a jar gift is incredibly easy to make, light on the purse strings and can be made right now and put away for Christmas. It is a beautiful present to give a teacher, neighbour, colleague, friend or for someone who is tricky-to-buy-for/has-everything-already.
I made these jars last Christmas and they were received by a couple of very thankful choc-a-holics. They were super easy to make; perfect if you want to get the kids involved.
While I opted for a decadent chocolate brownie recipe, this gift would work well with a variety of goodies including cupcakes, cakes, muffins, biscuits, slices, muesli, even ingredients to make your own homemade rocky road.
Start by selecting your favourite recipe and choosing a large glass jar that’ll have enough capacity to hold all the dry ingredients. For this gift, I used a large 1 litre glass preserving jar. Then layer the dry ingredients from the recipe into the jar in any way you like. It won’t matter in which order you place them into the jar as it’ll all get tipped out into the bowl anyway. You could layer them in alternating colours, or gradient colours where you go from light to dark gradually, or else pick all different colours and layer a rainbow.
Once you’ve sealed your jar, all you need to do is add a beautiful tag or label which states what wet ingredients to add, how long to bake for and anything else they need to know.
That’s all there is to it. Super easy. Super thrifty. Super thoughtful.
If you wanting to know the recipe to this best brownie recipe – here it is. – Just remember to not over cook it so it’s soft and chewy.
Best Every Brownie
- 1 1/4 cups Plain Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 2/3 cup Cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar firmly packed
- 3/4 cup Caster Sugar
- 3/4 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
- 3/4 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 150 g Butter melted
- 3 Eggs Beaten Lightly
- Preheat Oven to 170 degrees
- Place all Dry ingredients into a bowl mix well
- Add in melted butter and eggs and mix well until combined
- Place in a 18*28cm slice tin
- Bake for around 25 minutes - Depending on your oven no longer though to keep it soft and chewy