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Offline Kimmyh

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Brownies in a Jar
« on: December 07, 2012, 10:51:13 pm »
Brownies in a Jar
An alternative to my Cookies in a Jar recipe.  These jar of brownie ingredients make great Christmas gifts, especially for teachers.  Simply put the ingredients in a jar, decorate with ribbon and add a recipe card.  I print out simple labels and recipe instructions on A4 sticker paper and stick them onto the jars, but you can use cards, gift tags, etc.

Jar ingredients:
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk or dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

Additional ingredients to make brownies:
125g butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Method:
In a large glass jar (approx. 1-1.5 litre, I used a large Nescafe coffee jar), place a layer of each ingredient in this order:
- 1/2 cup plain flour, baking powder and salt
- cocoa powder
- 1 cup plain flour
- brown sugar
- white sugar
- dark or milk chocolate chips
- white chocolate chips
- walnuts
Seal the lid tightly.  You may need to push each layer down a bit to fit all the ingredients in.  Brown sugar compacts really well, so push this layer down firmly. If your jars are a bit larger, just stuff some tissue paper in the top.  Decorate your jar and add the following instructions.

To make brownies:
Preheat oven to 180C.
Line a 20cm square pan with baking paper.
Empty jar ingredients into a large bowl.
Stir well to combine.
Make a well in the centre and add 125g butter melted and cooled, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla essence.
Mix until smooth.
Pour mixture into lined pan and bake 30 to 35 minutes until firm.
Cool in pan and cut into 16 pieces.

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Re: Brownies in a Jar
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 11:07:02 pm »
Thanks Kimmy, nice to have the recipe & idea posted on the forum.
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Re: Brownies in a Jar
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 11:19:42 pm »
These look absolutely wonderful Kimmyh  . .  !!  thank you!

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Re: Brownies in a Jar
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 12:00:59 am »
Thanks Kim, they look fab!

What I am finding with Teacher gifts,  is the value and one-upping the other is just crazy!
It's like a competition it seems  :-\  you can just imagine the Birthday parties  :-))......I take no part   ;)
.........EAT CAKE!

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Re: Brownies in a Jar
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2012, 12:11:22 am »
Thanks Kim, they look fab!

What I am finding with Teacher gifts,  is the value and one-upping the other is just crazy!
It's like a competition it seems  :-\  you can just imagine the Birthday parties  :-))......I take no part   ;)

Maddy all you have to do s take a cup cake in.

With our teachers we all put money & buy a voucher.
Mum to Crown Prince......

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Re: Brownies in a Jar
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2012, 02:02:10 am »
That is exactly why I love these jars Maddy. They are cheap and cheerful and a little bit different :)

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Re: Brownies in a Jar
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2012, 06:10:35 am »
Great idea with the coffee jars.. Thx kimmy
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Re: Brownies in a Jar
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 11:02:47 pm »
Thanks for posting this Kimmy.  I've just made a jar for my niece for christmas.  I didn't have enough room in my jar for the walnuts but I don't think she will care too much (as long as the chocolate is included).

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Re: Brownies in a Jar
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2012, 01:14:27 am »
That's right vieve as long as the chocolates in as walnuts just add crunch :D

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Re: Brownies in a Jar
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 09:14:22 pm »
I put this (minus walnut) in 1l decor box when DD had sleepover.  Next time I can use smaller size a still lots of room.  They enjoyed making and eating the brownies.  Thank you!
« Last Edit: January 16, 2013, 09:21:39 pm by Denzelmum »
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Re: Brownies in a Jar
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 09:15:35 pm »
What a great idea for a sleepover. And less mess for you.

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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2013, 09:23:33 pm »
That's work well, more activities during sleepover too.  Thank you for your clever idea!
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Re: Brownies in a Jar
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 09:45:07 pm »
Your welcome. Glad you survived the sleepover.