Saturday, November 20, 2010


"To give without any reward,
or any notice,
has a special quality of its own."
Anne Murrow Lindbergh

Needing a jump start on holiday gift giving ideas? Make your own Sand Art Brownies in a jar to give a friend, co-worker, neighbor or family member who would enjoy receiving a holiday treat.
The following idea is easy enough for even the non-baker. You will need a quart wide mouth jar, ribbon, tag and the following ingredients. And then just leave the baking to your lucky recipient.

Sand Art Brownies

Adapted from


  • ½ cup plus 2 TB. flour
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup vanilla baking chips
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • Note in recipe ingredients there is a total of 1-cup flour plus 2 TB.

Attach a large tag to the outside of the jar with the following directions below for baking on one side and on other side of tag print the ingredients up above that are used in the recipe


Preheat oven 350

  • Grease bottom of a 9 inch square pan
  • Pour contents from the jar into a large bowl and mix well
  • Stir in 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 TB. Kahlua, 2/3 cup vegetable oil, and 3 eggs
  • Beat just till combined
  • Bake 22-25 minutes-do not over bake
  • Dust with powdered sugar after brownies have cooled

Directions for layering ingredients for sand art brownies-press each layer down to keep packed- screw top on tightly-add ribbon and a tag

  • Mix ½ cup plus 2 TB. flour
  • In a wide mouth 1 quart jar layer the ingredients in the order given
  • Start with flour/salt mixture
  • Cocoa powder
  • White sugar
  • Chips
  • Brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • Walnuts

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

Pierre Corneille French Poet 1606-1654

1 comment:

  1. I am going to do the sand art Brownies with my grandkids...looks great.