So many great handmade dessert gifts to share this year! Here’s another awesome gift to make while you are prepping for the gift giving season. Mason Jar Brownies are fun for the whole family, so ask the kids to grab the aprons and head to the kitchen.
I have to confess. Brownies are my favorite! I love the way cakes look and how cookies smell, but nothing can compare to the gooey wonder that is a warm, fresh brownie. I stashed one of these Mason Jar Brownies away for myself while making them for all those I love this holiday season.
There are so many options out there to buy cookies in a jar, but they just don’t get that “made from the heart” message that I love my gifts to have. Making this Mason Jar Brownies will leave you creatively satisfied and your friends or family excited for warm brownies as a twist to leave “for Santa.”
Kids helping with this craft will love the extra time in the kitchen. Scooping and measuring is a great hands on lessons that will keep kids happily entertained while you make labels and create gorgeous decorations for the tops of your mason jar gift. Keep kids envolved in the gift giving process will help them understand the true meaning of the holiday season.
Mason Jar Gifts are great for silent auctions at church or to give to neighbors as a fun gift!
Materials to Make Mason Jar Brownies
For jar decoration:
How to Make Mason Jar Brownies
Clean your mason jar before making this craft. Be sure to wipe out the inside of the jar with a dry paper towel after adding the cocoa powder, so the other layers will show through the glass.
Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt in a quart jar. Layer remaining ingredients in the order listed. Press each layer firmly in place before adding the next layer. Adding the white ingredients to the top and the bottom of the jar gives a satisfying winter feel, but you are welcome to add the ingredients in any order you wish.
Include a card or label with the following instructions:
Brownie Mix in a Jar 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13inch baking pan. 2. Empty jar of brownie mix into a large mixing bowl, and stir to blend. Mix in 3/4 cup melted butter and 4 eggs. Mix thoroughly. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking pan. 3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely in pan before cutting into 2 inch squares.
For the jar decoration, add a small dab of hot glue at the top of the mason jar and attach one end of the twine. Wrap the twine several times around the top of the jar. Tie in a small piece of tree trimmings and add another dab of hot glue to keep the trimming from sagging.
Making these Mason Jar Santa’s Cookies is easy and fun. Set up a couple jars at one time and have several gifts ready to hand out as last minute gifts!
Our Mason Jar Gift: Santa’s Cookies is another fun kids’ kitchen gift.