Mix ingredients in a wide mouth quart size jar, just like sand art that kids make today.

Janet

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x9 inch pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the 5/8 cup of flour with salt. In a clean, wide mouth 1 quart or 1 liter jar, layer the ingredients in the order given. Starting with the flour and salt mixture, and ending with the walnuts.

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  • Attach a decorative tag to the out side of the jar with the following directions: Sand Art Brownies: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x9 inch square baking pan. 2. Pour the contents of the jar into a large bowl, and mix well. 3. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup vegetable oil, and 3 eggs. Beat until just combined. 4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 44.7g; fat 8.1g; sodium 171.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2007
If this is a gift, use a poem for the baking instructions and tape it to the jar. Here’s a little Christmas treat Let’s begin, start with some heat 350 degrees to be exact Grease a pan, 9 inches square, 2 inches flat Find a bowl, and pour the jar out Have some fun and mix it all about Add 1 tsp. vanilla, 2/3 cup oil Beat in 3 eggs, no need to toil Pour in the pan, get ready to wait 25-30 minutes or until baked Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2003
To DECOY (and all): 5/8 cup is 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. Had to figure that one out myself! Read More
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164 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 125
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2003
To DECOY (and all): 5/8 cup is 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. Had to figure that one out myself! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2007
If this is a gift, use a poem for the baking instructions and tape it to the jar. Here’s a little Christmas treat Let’s begin, start with some heat 350 degrees to be exact Grease a pan, 9 inches square, 2 inches flat Find a bowl, and pour the jar out Have some fun and mix it all about Add 1 tsp. vanilla, 2/3 cup oil Beat in 3 eggs, no need to toil Pour in the pan, get ready to wait 25-30 minutes or until baked Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2004
Best brownies ever! is the regular reply I get with this recipe. I also changed the recipe to 1/3 cup oil and found someone's calculation of 5/8cup = 1/2cup 2Tbsp very helpful. This has become a regular on my gift giving list. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
A chocolate lovers recipe for nirvana! Did this for a church bake & craft sale. Decorated the jar put it on a tray and surrounded it with baked brownies. Did follow the advice of using 1/3 cup vegtable oil plus 2 tbs. of water. Advice: Tried it with 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips instead of 1/2 and 1/2 vanilla chips - DON'T. It was way way to rich. The balance of chocolate and vanilla is perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
I gave this to a friend for a wedding shower present. Instead of putting it in a jar I put saran wrap in a 4 Cup measuring cut and put the ingredients in layers as directed. Then I gathered the saran wrap at the top and tied ribbons around it. Then I gave her a brownie pan and utensils. It went over very well was cheap easy and unique. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2003
Okay can someone tell me where on the measuring cup is 5/8? I am not good at math so I had a hard time figuring out what the exact flour measurement was. It sounds like I'm the only one. The brownies were okay very sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2003
Beautiful presentation in the jar! Very good taste. I agree with others that 2/3 c. oil is too much. I tried the recipe with 1/3 c. oil and it's ok. Personally I liked it made with 1/2 c. oil and baked it for 28-30 min. for a chewy texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
These brownies were great! Moist just right! We used them for a fund raiser. I did modify the instructions to the 1/3 cup oil and 2 tbspns water we did alot of taste testing before selling the jars as it would reflect upon the school. One person even ordered 3 more jars after tasting samples we made! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
I gave these to my children's teachers for Christmas. I added a wooden spoon from the dollar store and I did it all up with ribbon. They loved it. I also gave one to the principal and vice principal where I work. I added the wooden spoon but also a pyrex baking dish. Everyone who saw it was very impressed. The only difficulty I had was getting everything in and not all over the sides. Read More
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