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Sand Art Brownies

Sand Art Brownies

Sand Art Brownies

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Sand Art Brownies
4.6 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Bars, Gifts in a JarDifficulty: Medium



A brownie mix in a jar for gift-giving. The layers of the ingredients make a pretty sand art effect. It is a double chocolate chip brownie with dark and white chocolate chips and nuts.


  • 5/8 cup all-purpose flour (1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons)

  • 3/4 teaspoon 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, packed

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup vanilla or white chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or nuts of choice


  • Mix the 5/8 cup flour and salt together and put into the bottom of a 1-quart or 1-litre 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 9×9 pan.
    2) Pour contents of jar in a large bowl and mix well.
    3) Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup of cooking 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.



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- A Baker

Awesome. I usually do not eat brownies, but these are rich and addictive.
- Susan Thompson

I have made as Christmas presents for my kids teachers. These are so easy and delicious. I use a quart size canning jar.
- Aimee

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.
- Rebecca

BEST BROWNIES EVER! Everyone loved them. I gave some to my karate instructor and his wife. He loved them so much that I've decided to take them to my boyfriend's parents' house for Christmas.
- Amber

Generally I don't like brownies from a mix because I find ones with cocoa powder instead of melting chocolate in a double boiler tend to be on the dry side. These ones are pretty good, probably because the two types of chips compensate for the lack of melted chocolate in the mix.
- Bill

I made these to give out as Christmas gift, but when I made them myself they came out really gooey. I used the right amount of everything, and they still didn't come out quite right. Cooked them a little longer and ended up over baking them, but hey, they still taste yummy!
- Rachel

I loved these!! I first ran into them in '96 when I was selling Tupperware, we used to put them in the spaghetti keeper. They were always awesome and made a LOT of them for gifts for special hostesses, never heard a complaint, everyone seemed to love them! Made the brownies myself a few times too and my family always gobble them up :)
- Joanne
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