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Sand Castle Brownie Mix

"The home economics teacher at the school where I work shared these moist, fudgy brownies with me," relates Carin Rounds of Boonville, New York. "Attach the recipe to a jar of the lovely layered mix, and you have a super-easy gift for any occasion."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a 1-qt. glass container, layer the first seven ingredients in order listed, packing well between each layer. Cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 1 batch (4 cups total).
  • To prepare brownies: In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, oil and vanilla. Stir in brownie mix (batter will be thick). Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 27-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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  • DonnaHuntwork
    Jul 18, 2013

    No comment left

  • Kmajor
    Jul 16, 2013

    I was completely confused with this recipe. I didn't know it was one of those jarred gift things when I first read it, duh! It sounds like it would be good but I haven't tried it yet.

  • Diedie57
    Sep 11, 2012

    I made this jarred craft years ago,lost the recipe, came looking for it and found it immediately. Love this idea. What a great gift idea. The lemonade beverage syrup is a great accompliment as well as delicious.Thanks for such wonderful ideas.

  • Charmedgirl
    Oct 26, 2010

    Made this for our family weekend to the beach, along with giving everyone a mix to take home with them. They didn't last long as everyone ate them up. Definitely will make again.

  • firewife06
    Jun 8, 2009

    It turned out great, but when mixing the batter it was really dry