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Sand Art Brownie Mix

 Sand Art Brownie Mix
"These brownies are so good and I always keep a few jars on hand to add to gift baskets or use as hostess gifts. The jars can be decorated by covering the lids with holiday material and tying a ribbon around the top to hold it in place." Claudia Temple, Sutton, West Virginia
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a small bowl, combine flour and salt. In a 1-qt. glass container,
  • layer the flour mixture, brown sugar, sugar, cocoa, chips and
  • pecans. Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
  • Yield: 1 batch (about 4 cups total).
  • To prepare brownies: In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, oil and
  • vanilla. Add brownie mix; stir until blended.
  • Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 16
  • servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 brownie equals 280 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.