Brownies in a Jar

  • Yield 9 servings

All the ingredients your friends need to make a delicious batch of brownies are found layered in a beatifully decorated glass jar, complete with cooking instructions.


2/3 teaspoon salt
1/2 plus 1/8 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans (optional)


  1. Layer the following in a clean quart jar: the salt, 1/2 plus 1/8 cup flour, cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, sugar, chocolate chips and pecans.  Seal the jar with a lid.
  2. Decorate the jar with fabric and/or ribbon.  Attach a tag to the jar with the instructions:  Combine the contents of this jar with 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup vegetable oil and 3 eggs.  Pour the batter into a greased pan.  Bake at 350F for 32 to 37 minutes.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Telephone Pioneers of America’s Calling All Kids (Telephone Pioneer of America, Alabama Chapter #34, Birmingham, Al., 2002).




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