Brownies in a Jar

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24 brownies




  • Pour sugar into a clean and dry one quart jar.
  • Press down firmly.
  • Add cocoa powder and press down firmly.
  • Pour in chopped pecans, making sure they are evenly layered.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt, pour into jar and seal.
  • Attach following directions to jar: Empty mix into large bowl.
  • Stir to blend thoroughly.
  • Add 3/4 cup butter or margarine and 4 beaten eggs.
  • Mix until completely blended.
  • Spread batter onto lightly greased 9x13 pan.
  • Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until done. Cool in pan and cut into 2 inch squares.

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  1. We made these for Christmas Gifts. There must have been at least a half dozen people who really went out of their way to get the address from us.
  2. I just *HAVE* to send this to some friends for X-Mas!!! What a great fun gift for someone.
  3. I made these to sell at a craft show. They were especially cute but NOONE bought any. I was bummed. I made them this week. THese were the BEST brownies I have ever had. I did also add 1/2 cup chocolate chips (to the jars). My husband ended up eating 1/3 of the pan the next day for lunch. I don't think I can go back to a mix. If you make these up in bulk--it is really no harder than a mix and much better!!!
  4. These are of the devil. A stick and a half of butter in these, and I think I ate 1/3 of the pan before they even cooled off. (And that's really not like me!) Everyone at our house loved these. I probably won't make them often, as I obviously have no self-control where these are concerned; however, they will make very nice gifts.
  5. I had to try this recipe out before giving it to friends; so I added 1 tsp. espresso powder to the mix and baked in a 9x9 pan for 40 minutes (I like thick brownies!). They came out perfectly! Thanks for posting - my friends will be thrilled :)


  1. Great Gift! I made these for my kid's Sunday School teachers and helpers and they were a perfect token of thanks. I actually baked up a batch first and the brownies were so chocolatey and moist. I did substitute mini chocolate chips instead of pecans to avoid possible allergies to nuts. I bought the jars at a thrift store for 49 cents, sterilized them and covered the tops with a festive fabric and rafia. It was picture perfect-thanks! (Just remember to pack the ingredients down after each addition or you'll have trouble getting all the flour in!)


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