Brownie in a Jar
Brownie in a Jar
This gluten-free and dairy-free brownie mix in a jar is the perfect DIY gift for friends, family, and coworkers. Simply layer the dry ingredients in a jar and provide a label with the instructions.
With holidays quickly approaching, gifts are on everyone’s mind. If you’re like me and love adding that thoughtful homemade touch, this brownie in a jar is a perfect option. The jar is festive, pretty, and the brownies taste delicious! The recipe I used is allergen friendly, but this method will work for any recipe you prefer.
This gift is very easy to prepare: simply pour the dry ingredients into the mason jar in layers. I started with the almond flour, then followed with baking powder, sea salt, cacao powder, coconut sugar, and dairy free chocolate chips! Once the ingredients are in the jar, add a ribbon and attach a label with baking instructions.
Because the jar only contains dry ingredients, the jar recipient will need to add a few of their own ingredients prior to baking. Make sure you list out what is needed to make this recipe along with baking instructions. I also like to list out the ingredients included in the jar for reference!
Here is an example of what is listed on the label I created:
Dry Ingredients for a single batch of brownies
¼ cup organic cacao powder
¼ cup organic coconut sugar
¼ cup dairy-free sugar-free chocolate chips (We use Lilly’s stevia sweetened chips)
1/8 tsp sea salt
You will need:
2 Tablespoons organic refined coconut oil, softened
1 flax egg or 1 pasture raised egg
1/4 cup organic unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together coconut oil, flax egg, vanilla, and almond milk until creamy.
Add the wet ingredients to the brownie mix. Stir well.
Pour batter into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking pan and spread evenly.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly before slicing and serving.
Brownie mix ingredients for your label:
almond flour, coconut sugar, dairy free chocolate chips, cacao powder, baking powder, sea salt
Creating your gift jar
Pour the almond flour into the bottom of the mason jar, then top with baking powder and sea salt.
Layer the cacao powder, coconut sugar, and chocolate chips.
Seal the jar and wrap a ribbon around the neck of the jar to attach the instruction label.
When it comes to choosing what jar to use, there are two choices that work best for this:
- The pint-sized mason jar fits approximately two cups worth of dry ingredients or a single batch of the recipe below. This will yield about 12 brownies.
- The quart-sized mason jar fits approximately four cups worth of dry ingredients; double the recipe below. This will yield 24 brownies.
Tip: If you plan on using a different recipe for this gift idea, make sure you add up the total volume of dry ingredients before buying the jars!