In Chapter 4 of A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts, we were asked to share our favorite food gift, but not the recipe. So, here is the recipe for my Sand Art Brownies from page 54.
I love giving these to my children's school teachers as well. It is like home-baked brownies in a jar. And they are an inexpensive way to say thank you to someone like a teacher, neighbor or friend, around the holidays.
You will need some wide mouthed mason/canning jars, quart size. And I like to decorate each jar with a cut square of Christmas fabric on the lid tied with a ribbon to make it festive as well.
Enjoy the journey- Trish
Sand Art Brownies (Trish Berg)
PREP TIME 20 Min
READY IN 20 Min
Yield: 1 jar which makes 1 9x9 inch pan of brownies
5/8 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup vanilla baking chips
1/2 cup walnuts
- In a clean, wide mouth 1 quart mason/canning jar, layer the ingredients in the order given.
- Attach a decorative tag to the out side of the jar with the following directions. (Hint: You can print what is here or cut and paste it into Word to make it simpler to label jars.)
Sand Art Brownies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Grease one 9x9 inch square baking pan.
- Pour the contents of the jar into a large bowl, and mix well.
- Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup vegetable oil, and 3 eggs.
- Beat until just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.