Monday, December 28, 2009

Sand Art Brownies

Note: I found a ton of wide mouth quart canning jars in my hobby shop during my clean out for our garage sale. My intention was to let the boys do these cute sand art brownies before Christmas, but we just never squeezed it in. These are so pretty in the jar and really delicious when you make them. And who says you can't give New Year's gifts to friends?

Sand Art Brownies


2/3 t. salt (scant 3/4t.)
1/2 C. plus 2 T. flour
1/3 C. cocoa
1/2 C. flour
2/3 C. brown sugar
2/3 C. granulated sugar
1/2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C. vanilla flavored baking chips
chopped walnuts or pecans to fill (approx. ½ C.)


Layer the dry ingredients in a wide mouth quart canning jar. Take a second and tamp down between the layers.

Print out and attach directions to each jar: Combine contents of jar with 1 t. vanilla, 2/3 C. vegetable oil & 3 eggs. Pour into greased 9 x 9 pan and bake at 350 degrees.

To do 12 jars you will need about...
12 oz. Cocoa
42 oz. Each chocolate & vanilla chips
32 oz. Nuts
50 oz. Brown sugar
5 lbs. Flour
5 lbs. Granulated sugar

Looking for a great way to end this year and start 2010? Let's head over to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. There are always delicious recipes and it is hosted by the two sweetest friends, Lisa and Lana. What are you waiting for?


Michelle said...

Ok so this wasn't quite what I was thinking of when I first read this recipe, but I love these types of gifts. I keep saying that this is what I'm going to make one year... and every year I only talk about doing it :) Good for you!

Brenda said...

I've made these before and they are a lot of fun. People really seem to appreciate them as well.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I agree with Michelle each year I say I'm going to tempt to make them. But I've bookmarked it and will try :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

They sound like a cute idea.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Great idea. Thanks for linking up. Your gift from last week is in the mail. :)