Chocolate Brownie Mix in a Jar
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Chocolate Brownie Mix in a Jar

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Serves 1 - 16 Brownies

A lovely gift for a friend - a jar containing the main ingredients for chocolate brownies

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  • In the Jar:
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 95 g plain flour
  • 35 g cocoa
  • 75 g plain flour
  • 135 g brown sugar
  • 150 g sugar
  • 100 g chocolate chips
  • 100g white chocolate chips
  • 50 g walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • Plus:
  • 150g melted butter
  • 3 beaten eggs


    1. Layer the dry ingredients in a one litre jar, following the order above, from top, starting with the baking powder and flour. Press each layer down before adding the next. The amounts given should exactly fill a one litre jar.
    2. Give to your friend :) Remember to include a tag with the following instructions
    3. For the tag: Combine the contents of the jar with 150g melted butter and 3 beaten eggs. Mix well, and pour into a lined 9 x 9 inch tin. Bake at Gas 4 / 180 C (160 fan) / 350 F for 25-35 minutes.

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16th Feb, 2015
Hi, what size jar do I need for this?
Rachel Ivy
11th May, 2016
One litre shoul fit exactly. I got mine at ikea.
20th Dec, 2014
Made this baking kit for my grandaughter last Christmas (she was s 10!) The family said it was the best brownie ever !! :-)
15th Dec, 2014
A super recipe, and a perfect fit for a 1l jar as a gift. Recipe didn't state which white sugar, but I used caster, and they worked perfectly. Brownies are very moreish! Only criticism would be they aren't gooey brownies.
24th Apr, 2013
This took quite a lot longer to bake than the recipe said, but I made it with gluten-free flour so don't know whether that made a difference. Next time I will use a slightly bigger tin so it's not so deep, as that will hopefully allow it to cook more evenly. Tastes lovely, but because I had to cook it for longer it's a bit crispy round the outside and not quite cooked in the middle.
1st Jan, 2013
the jar size i used was a litre
16th Dec, 2012
probably a silly question but what size jar did you use?
Rachel Ivy
11th May, 2016
One litre. I bought mine at ikea, and the ingredients should fit exactly.
11th Dec, 2012
Ive just made these for xmas pressies! so lovely. a tip if you bend a spoon you can press down each ingrediant to made it neater
1st Dec, 2012
It's both plain flours you layer them separately in the jar. If you're just baking the brownies for yourself just add the total of 170g flour.


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Selina Carrillo
13th Dec, 2017
I found it nvm
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Selina Carrillo
13th Dec, 2017
How long do I cook for and what temp.. I don't see where it says.
2nd Aug, 2016
Hello, how long would you suggest giving as a use by date? Thank you!
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16th Aug, 2016
All the ingredients that go in the jar have a fairly long shelf life. If you want to include a use-by date, we'd suggest checking the dates on your ingredients and opt for the shortest one for the whole thing.
30th Oct, 2015
Hi there, noticed recipe states 75g plain flour then 95g plain flour. Is the flour amount just seperated to make the layers?
Rachel Ivy
11th May, 2016
Yes. The total is 170g flour. You put it in two layers in the jar, which is why it's listed in the ingredients separately as 95g and 75g, as one layer is nearer the top and the other nearer the bottom of the jar.
22nd Dec, 2014
What type of brown sugar should I use?? I've got light brown soft, dark brown soft, muscavado's.... Help! They're for presents I want them to be perfect! Thanks in advance
Rachel Ivy
11th May, 2016
I think any would be fine. You wouldn't always put brown sugar in a brownie recipe, so here it's mainly to create the layers in the jar.
29th Oct, 2013
what sort of chocolate chips did everyone use for this? or did people just chop up a block of chocolate?
Rachel Ivy
11th May, 2016
I used chips in the jars that were for gifts, but when making at home I just cut up a block of chocolate.
30th Dec, 2013
This will take more time to bake but the results are as good if not better than any coffee shop brownie