Give the gift of brownies-on-demand!
Use a quart-size canning jar or other available clear, sealable container. Select decorative paper or fabric to adorn the top when you have finished. Glue on or attach a label with assembly and baking instructions. Tie on a set of measuring spoons, a vial of vanilla extract, or a wooden mixing spoon to enhance the gift.
Fudgy Pecan Brownies
Layer in jar (tap on counter between layer additions to settle):
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder (wipe inside of jar after this layer)
3/4 cup flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup finely ground pecans
1/2 cup miniature semi sweet chocolate chips
Empty brownie ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir. Add 3/4 cup melted butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and 4 well-beaten eggs; mix until well combined. Spread batter in a greased 8 by 8 or 9 by 9 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 27-30 minutes.