25.6.12

Recipe: The Best Brownies Ever (...in a Jar for Giving!)

by Robin








I am a faithful woman.  When you know you already have the best, you're eye does not stray.  Since first meeting these brownies, I have never even glanced at another brownie recipe.


Without exaggeration, these are The Best Brownies Ever.  Seriously.  I have yet to make them for someone who didn't spontaneously proclaim them this prestigious title.  It sounds like I am yanking your chain, I am not.  You are just going to have to make them and taste for yourself.


As if being the epitome of tastiness wasn't enough, this recipe is adapted to make a pretty "in the jar" type gift for someone.  


It has become our family tradition here to make these Brownies in a Jar at the end of the school year.  The kids get to practice showing gratitude by creating these gifts for the kind people who have made our year great:  teachers, principal, babysitters and a few other indispensable folks.  This year we made 6 jars (plus one batch sans jar for eating ourselves.)


Here's the recipe...



 

 

The Best Brownies Ever...in a Jar
(makes one 9X9 pan)


1.  Wash, rinse and dry quart (1 litre) canning jar.
2.  Layer the ingredients as follows:

2/3 tsp   salt
5/8 cup   flour
1/3 cup   cocoa powder
1/2 cup   flour
2/3 cup  brown sugar
2/3 cup   sugar
1/2 cup  chocolate chips
1/2 cup   white chocolate chips

3.  Close jar with lid and ring.
4.  Decorate the jar, however it tickles your fancy.
5.  Copy these recipe instructions (below) and tie to the jar with ribbon:



Recipe Instructions


1.    Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease a 9X9 baking pan.
2.    Pour the contents of the jar into a large bowl and mix well.
3.    Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup vegetable oil and 3 eggs.  Beat until just combined.
4.    Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. 
Enjoy!




 

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yield: 1 9x9 panprint recipe

The Best Brownies Ever...in a Jar

INGREDIENTS:

Ingredients:
  • 2/3 tsp salt
  • 5/8 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

Steps:
  1. Wash, rinse and dry quart (1 litre) canning jar .
  2. Layer the ingredients in the order listed above.
  3. Close jar with lid and ring.
  4. Decorate the jar, however it tickles your fancy.
  5. Copy these recipe instructions (below) and tie to the jar with ribbon:
Recipe Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9X9 baking pan.
  2. Pour the contents of the jar into a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup vegetable oil and 3 eggs. Beat until just combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!
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24 comments:

  1. I love food in a jar! These look super cute, I'll have to try these. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly. You won't be disappointed if you try them!

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  2. 5/8 cup of flour is interesting. I have never seen a recipe that calls for 8ths.

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    1. Agreed. 5/8 cup is completely bizarre. It is important for making it fit the jar. It works out delicious, so I just go with it ~ Robin

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  3. There are two amounts of flour...is that correct?

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    1. It looks strange doesn't it, Kristine! But it's correct - it's because of the layers in the jar - the divided flour makes 2 white layers. :) Robin

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  4. What kind of flour do you use? Self-Rising or All Purpose?

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  5. Thanks for the recipe! Looking forward to making a dozen or so for gifts from the kiddos:)

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  6. Would the brownies come out just as great if I used all regular chocolate chips instead of half white chocolate chips?

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    1. I think they'd be just fine, Erin. The white chocolate gives the brownies a pretty look - but leaving them out wouldn't change things too drastically. :)

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  7. These brownies were given to me as a gift and after we made them I was immediately online looking for a recipe. Glad I found it! I made a dozen last night for coworker gifts. I changed the milk chocolate chips to Andes peppermint chips for the holidays!

    Thank you for posting! These brownies are dangerous!

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    1. Peppermint Chips sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing your idea and comment. I couldn't agree more - these brownies ARE extremely dangerous!

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  8. Just verifying ...really 3 eggs?

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    1. Yup. 3 eggs. Just think of all the protein these brownies have. ;)

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  9. Seriously. Best brownies ever - in a jar or not!

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  10. Is the cocoa powder unsweetened?

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  11. What do these look like when they come out? I'd like to put a picture on the label..thanks!

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    1. What a great idea! I need to take photos next time we make them! :)

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