Brownie Mix in a Jar | Homemade Gift in a Jar

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Everyone needs an easy DIY from-scratch homemade brownie mix. And this one won’t disappoint!! It is chocolatey and fudgy. Can you say yum? And you can add this Brownie Mix in a Jar and make it the perfect gift to give friends and family. 

The ingredients in this Brownie Mix in a Jar are simple; cocoa powder, sugar, flour, sea salt, and semi-sweet chocolate chips. And be sure to add a tag so the recipient knows how to make these delicious brownies. 

I know you are curious about making this brownie mix so lets dive in and make it!!

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Cocoa powder – Organic and fair-trade are recommended. But you can choose your favorite cocoa powder, whether Dutch-processed, regular, raw, or dark cocoa powder. I haven’t personally tried dark cocoa. If you do, you may want to test a batch and adjust the cocoa and sugar levels as needed. 

Sugar – Any granulated sugar will do. Maple sugar, coconut sugar, sucanat, rapadura, plain old white sugar, they’ll all work!

Flour – I typically reach for my all-purpose organic white flour. However, a gluten-free flour blend will work great.

Sea salt – Don’t skip the salt! A brownie without salt is just sad (and lacking that deep chocolate flavor we all crave in a brownie).

Semi-sweet chocolate chips – I like semi-sweet so they’re not overpoweringly sweet. But if milk chocolate is all you have, by all means, use it! You could also go decadent and grab the dark chocolate chips. If you do this, I’d recommend using the full amount of sugar.

Assemble the Jars

When assembling the jars, you can choose to layer these ingredients one by one, or just dump them all in a bowl, whisk them around, then add to the jar that way. Personally, I think layering is a prettier way to go.

Once all ingredients are in the jar, add a lid. We love these air-tight lids from Amazon. 

Ingredients for the Jar

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups sugar 

1 cup flour

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Baking Instructions

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in your mason jar with 1 cup melted butter, 2 eggs, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add the above liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix it all up until just combined. Don’t overmix or brownies will be tough.
  3. Pour into an ungreased 8×8 pan (parchment paper is your friend and is what I line my pans with).
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Take it out while it still seems kind of almost gooey in the center. Let cool before cutting.

How Long Will This Recipe Last?

This brownie gift jar will last on the shelf for up to a year (maybe even longer depending on the age of your ingredients when assembled and if stored in a cool, dark, dry area).

When you make this homemade brownie mix in a jar make sure you make TWO one for you and one to give as a gift. You will thank yourself and your friends will thank you too. 

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