87 days until Christmas!

Follow Me on Pinterest

Start here to find
Christmas Cookie Recipes

Recipes and baking tips; all you need for the most memorable Christmas cookies ever. Over 570 recipes and counting! Browse our collection of scrumptious modern and traditional Christmas cookie recipes.

Type in Recipe name or ingredient to search.

Skip advertisement and go to Recipe Category listing


Sand Art Brownies

Sand Art Brownies by Baking Makes Things Better .com	Opens photo in lightbox. Hit Escape or X to exit lightbox.
  •  4.5 stars stars based on 41 reviews
  •   93% would make this again
  • Review this recipe  Read reviews
  • Like this on Facebook. If you're not currently logged into Facebook, the following link will open in a new window.
    Pin to Pinterest
  • Print recipe

Makes about 16

5/8 cup all-purpose flour (1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup cocoa
another 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (flour is divided to make two white layers in the jar)
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup vanilla chips
1/2 cup walnuts

Mix the 5/8 cup flour and salt together and put into the bottom of a quart jar. Layer the rest of the ingredients in the order they are given.

Attach a tag with the following directions to the jar:
1) Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x9 pan.
2) Pour contents of jar in a large bowl and mix well.
3) Stir in 1 tsp vanilla, 2/3 cup of oil, and 3 eggs. Beat until just combined.
4) Pour batter into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Cover the top of the jar with a pretty fabric and print a fancy tag to tie around the top. They make very personal and attractive gifts.

Note: Photo courtesy of Baking Makes Things Better, a blog run by Melissa and Courtenay, two Secondary School English teachers, living in Auckland, New Zealand, who love to bake.

Click to skip advertisement


Reviews of Sand Art Brownies:

1-5 of 41 reviews   Next >>

  A cookie baker in West Virginia  Oct 24, 2015
Would make this again.

  Susan Thompson in South Carolina  Jan 1, 2015
Would make this again.
Awesome. I usually do not eat brownies, but these are rich and addictive. 5 stars

  Aimee in Florida  Dec 15, 2012
Would make this again.
I have made as Christmas presents for my kids teachers. These are so easy and delicious. I use a quart size canning jar. 5 stars

  Rebecca in WV  Dec 20, 2011
Would make this again.
I made the jars for everyone and made a batch for the family. YUM YUM! I think the finished jars are pretty and a cool gift when it is so hard to shop for people. The family also had fun making them. 5 stars

  cookie baker in Buffalo,NY  Dec 18, 2011
Would make this again.
Usually the jar would be a canning jar as shown in picture or like the bigger jars people use to can their veges ect. I have received a couple of these. 5 stars

Add Your Review!

Read the Review Guidelines opens in new window

  • Please rate:
  • Yes   No

Submit a recipe!

Share your original or adapted recipe