easy Homemade Brownies Mix Gift Jars
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Homemade Brownies (in a Gift Jar)

Once you've made a batch of Homemade Brownies, you'll never use a box mix again! The perfect blend of fudgy and cakey and jam-packed with chocolate, your family and friends will love receiving this one bowl brownie recipe (minus 3 ingredients!) in a gift jar for the holidays - or just because!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade brownies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 332kcal
Author Erica

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips optional
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped; optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8x8 or 9x9-inch cake pan and line it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine vegetable oil and sugars in a large bowl and mix. Add eggs and vanilla extract, beating well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, chocolate chips, and walnuts. Add to wet mixture and fold together until well-combined but not overmixed.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until moist, clumpy crumbs appear when you insert a toothpick into the center.

To Make Brownies From The Jar...

  • Combine vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix well. Add the contents of the jar and mix well, ensuring there are no flour pockets, but not overmixing. 
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until moist, clumpy crumbs appear when you insert a toothpick into the center.

To Create The Brownie Mix Jar...

  • Place a large funnel in a 16 ounce Mason jar. Pour the ingredients through the funnel in the following order, tapping the jar against the table to even layers out as you go: sugar, brown sugar, half flour + salt, cocoa powder, remaining flour + baking powder, chocolate chips, walnuts.
  • Close jar lid tightly, wrap with a festive ribbon and attach instructions: "Mix well with 3 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Bake in a greased 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs on it." 

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2.1mg