Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Brownie Mix In A Jar

This is the best brownies in a jar recipe. It makes amazingly rich and chocolatey brownies with a divine gooey middle. They never last long out of the oven!

Warning: Before you read any more, I feel it is my duty to inform you that this is a highly addictive recipe. You will find yourself cooking it again and again. I'm hereby absolve myself of responsibility for any chocolate-related psychological dependencies that you develop ;-)

How to make Brownies in a jar:

Ingredients (to fill a 1 quart/1L jar)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips or chunks

Variations: Replace the walnuts with other nuts like almonds or pecans, or use a combination. You could also add raisins to the mix.

Method for Preparing Brownies in a Jar Mix

Measure out the ingredients separately.
Layer ingredients into your jar, putting finer ingredients towards the bottom.
Here I have put cocoa, flour, brown sugar, walnuts, and chocolate. I think it would work even better breaking up the sugar layer. Have fun experimenting!

Just remember that the finer ingredients will fall through the gaps of the chunkier ingredients. That's why I always put the chunkier ingredients towards the top of the jar.

Instructions for Recipient
Preheat oven to 320°F (160°C). Line a 7x11" (18x28cm) baking tin with baking paper.
Empty out jar contents into a bowl and mix together thoroughly.
Mix in 3 eggs (lightly beaten) and 1 cup (225g) of softened butter.
Spread onto baking tray and bake for 30-35 minutes. The result is a cake-like crust, and moist and gooey center! Yield: 24 decadent chocolate brownies.

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