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Sand Art Brownies

 Sand Art Brownies
A jar of this attractive layered mix produces a yummy batch of fudgy brownies that are dressed up with chocolate chips and M&M’s. “If you need a quick gift for a neighbor or teacher, this fills the spot—deliciously!” assures Joan Hohwald of Lodi, New York.
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup holiday M&M's® Brand Chocolate Candies
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. In a
  • 1-qt. glass container, layer the flour mixture, cocoa, sugar, brown
  • sugar, chocolate chips and M&M's, packing well between each layer.
  • 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, beat the eggs, oil and vanilla.
  • Stir in brownie mix. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • Bake at 350° for 26-28 minutes or until center is set (do not
  • overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 16 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 256 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.