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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine flour and salt. In a 1-qt. glass container, layer flour mixture, brown sugar, sugar, cocoa, chips and pecans. Cover and store in a cool, dry place up to 6 months. Yield: 1 batch (about 4 cups total).
  • To prepare brownies: Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, oil and vanilla. Add brownie mix; stir until blended.
  • Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 280 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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