Sand Art Brownies

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Sand Art Brownies in a jar contain all the dry ingredients needed to make amazing fudgy brownies. The brownies are dark, rich, intense, and chewy fudge brownies. Sand art brownies are a creative way to give a food gift. The recipient can make the brownies at their convenience with by adding fresh ingredients. Jarred brownies are visually appealing and make a fun twist on traditional brownies.

Jarred mixes make guick gifts for neighbors and teachers. Additionally, it’s a fun activity for kids to make to give to their parents. They’re fun to make and fun to eat.

A jar with a christmas cookie mix in it.

Sand Art Brownies

Sand Art Brownies are made by layering different brownie ingredients to create a beautiful sand art effect. This shelf-stable mix produces a yummy batch of fudgy brownies when combined with the additional ingredients you list on the recipe card attached.

Sand Art Brownies make a fun gift. They’re easy to put together and everyone loves homemade gifts. Plus, everyone loves brownies and these do not disappoint.

A mason jar filled with a mixture of cookies and ice cream.

At Christmas, I keep a few of these mixes on hand for unexpected guests. However, you can use the attached recipe to make the brownies without layering them in the jar.

Food gifts are always fun. Of course, money is too.

Sand Art Brownies in a Jar

Why make Sand Art Brownies in a jar?

  • First, these are the best brownies you’ve ever eaten! 
  • As well, you don’t have to fancy them up like this.
  • You can make them as treats any time of year, just omit the red and green sugar. (You can’t see the colored sugar once they’re cooked.)
  • They make great housewarming gifts or unexpected treats for friends, teachers, or neighbors.
  • They’re easy to make.
  • Finally, if you’re not a cook, you don’t have to cook anything. Just package it and give it away!
Sand Art Brownies mix
Sand Art Brownies

Ingredients you’ll need

The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and save the recipe to your personal and private recipe box right here on Call Me PMc. This way you’ll never misplace it.

This Is What You’ll Layer In Jar!

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sugar gently shake jar so that the sugar settles
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar pack brown sugar into the jar tightly using a wooden spoon
  • 1 teaspoon red sugar along the sides of the jar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon green sugar along the sides of jar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa 1 pinch cinnamon, 1 pinch instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup flour + 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt
  • Seal and decorate with ribbon. Tie the instructions to jar.

Additional ingredients you’ll need

  • Add And Mix:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Sand Art Brownies

First, add chocolate chips then sugar

Sant Art Brownies Brownies in a Jar

add brown sugar and pack down with a wooden spoon

Sand Art Brownies in a Jar

sprinkle red food coloring around edge

 ingredients in a jar.

more sugar and green food coloring

 ingredients in a jar.

add cocoa, and a pinch each of cinnamon and instant coffee

Layers on ingredients in a jar.

fill to top with all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder

Decorated jar on a table.

Add ribbon or bow and instructions to the jar.

You can include the entire recipe on a note and attach it to the jar of dry mix or you can just include the instructions and additional ingredients needed along with the directions to bake on the jar.

Instructions: Empty the contents of the jar into a bowl. Add and mix: 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 c oil 1 c chopped nuts (optional) Mix well. Pour batter into a greased 9×13 inch dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

You can print the front of the gift tag and the back of the gift tag.

Here are some more festive recipes

  1. Three Ingredient Cookie Butter Truffles
  2. Bourbon Balls
  3. Red Velvet Cookie Dough Truffles
  4. Martha Washington Candy
  5. Cookies & Cream Fudge
A mason jar filled with a mixture of cookies and ice cream.

I updated this post from an earlier version dated July 17, 2012. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.

A jar with a christmas cookie mix in it.

Sand Art Brownies

Sand Art Brownies in a jar contain all the dry ingredients needed to make these amazing fudgy brownies. They are so rich and fudgy, it's like a heavenly mouthful with every bite.
Author: Paula
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
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Ingredients

This is what you'll layer in jar!

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup sugar gently shake jar so that the sugar settles
  • ½ cup brown sugar pack brown sugar into the jar tightly using a wooden spoon
  • 1 teaspoon red sugar along the sides of the jar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon green sugar along the sides of jar
  • cup cocoa 1 pinch cinnamon, 1 pinch instant coffee
  • ½ cup flour
  • cup cocoa
  • ½ cup flour + 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt
  • Seal and decorate with ribbon. Tie the instructions to jar.

Instructions

  • Empty contents of jar into bowl.

Add the following ingredients and mix.

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • Mix well. Pour batter into a greased 9×13 inch dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

Notes

You can include the entire recipe on a note and attach to the jar of dry mix or you can just include the instructions and additional ingredients needed along with the directions to bake on the jar.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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21 Comments

  1. what size jar do I need for your sand tart brownies? You didn’t include that info.
    Thanks,

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  3. 5 stars
    This is such a great idea Paula. It really would be perfect for any occasion. I just pinned!

  4. Hi1 I am visiting from Family Home and Life. This is such a lovely gift in such a charming presentation! I am beginning to see how much fun it is to pack food and flowers into Mason jars! I expect to use your recipe in the future. Thank you!

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