Recipe by Janet
"Mix ingredients in a wide mouth quart size jar, just like sand art that kids make today."
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unsweetened cocoa powder
packed brown sugar
semisweet chocolate chips
vanilla baking chips
If this is a gift, use a poem for the baking instructions and tape it to the jar.
Here’s a little Christmas treat
Let’s begin, start with some heat
350 degrees to be exact
Grease a pan, 9 inches square, 2 inches flat
Find a bowl, and pour the jar out
Have some fun and mix it all about
Add 1 tsp. vanilla, 2/3 cup oil
Beat in 3 eggs, no need to toil
Pour in the pan, get ready to wait
25-30 minutes or until baked
To DECOY (and all): 5/8 cup is 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. Had to figure that one out myself!
Best brownies ever! is the regular reply I get with this recipe. I also changed the recipe to 1/3 cup oil, and found someone's calculation of 5/8cup = 1/2cup + 2Tbsp very helpful. This has become a regular on my gift giving list.
A chocolate lovers recipe for nirvana! Did this for a church bake & craft sale. Decorated the jar, put it on a tray and surrounded it with baked brownies. Did follow the advice of using 1/3 cup vegtable oil plus 2 tbs. of water. Advice: Tried it with 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips instead of 1/2 and 1/2 vanilla chips - DON'T. It was way, way to rich. The balance of chocolate and vanilla is perfect!
I gave this to a friend for a wedding shower present. Instead of putting it in a jar I put saran wrap in a 4 Cup measuring cut and put the ingredients in layers as directed. Then I gathered the saran wrap at the top and tied ribbons around it. Then I gave her a brownie pan and utensils. It went over very well, was cheap, easy, and unique.
Okay, can someone tell me where on the measuring cup is 5/8? I am not good at math so I had a hard time figuring out what the exact flour measurement was. It sounds like I'm the only one. The brownies were okay, very sweet.
Beautiful presentation in the jar! Very good taste. I agree with others that 2/3 c. oil is too much. I tried the recipe with 1/3 c. oil and it's ok. Personally, I liked it made with 1/2 c. oil, and baked it for 28-30 min. for a chewy texture.
YUMMY!! Excellent brownie recipe whether you make them as gifts or not. (I did make some as gifts and everyone loved them.) I baked them in an 8 inch square stoneware pan (Pampered Chef. I used 1/2 cup of oil and baked for 35 minutes. Mmmmmm mmmmm. Oh, and when the brown sugar gets dry/hard in the jar, stick it in the microwave with a damp paper towl over the open top of jar and zap for a short time (not too long... don't melt the chocolate chips).
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sand Art Brownies
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 73
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