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Sandcastle Brownie Mix

"This is a recipe for a brownie mix in a jar with nuts and coconut. It makes a terrific gift!"
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Ingredients

20 m servings 103 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)

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  1. In a 1 quart jar, layer the ingredients in the order which they are listed. Be sure to pack down each layer firmly as you go. Decorate the jar and attach a tag with the following instructions:
  2. To prepare Brownies, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine 2 eggs, 2/3 cup of vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract; mix well. Gradually stir in the contents of the jar until everything is well blended. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 103 calories; 2.6 g fat; 19.8 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Wonderful gift idea. Everyone I gave it to raved and many copied the idea! It is a little difficult to pack the ingredients properly and maintain the layers, but with a little practice, you ca...

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I was given this recipe as a 'gift in a jar' for Christmas. When I made it today, I reduced the oil to 1/2 cup (could have used even less) and the oven temperature to 325º, because I was using ...

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Wonderful gift idea. Everyone I gave it to raved and many copied the idea! It is a little difficult to pack the ingredients properly and maintain the layers, but with a little practice, you ca...

I was given this recipe as a 'gift in a jar' for Christmas. When I made it today, I reduced the oil to 1/2 cup (could have used even less) and the oven temperature to 325º, because I was using ...

The texture of the brownie base was heavy and greasy, not appealing.

This is a great gift. The brownies end up really good. Great little gift idea for those you need "a little something" for.

i liked the coconut

These do turn out a bit heavy and somewhat greasy as others have mentioned. As they baked, the oil was literally bubbling out of the tops of the brownies. They did take about 45 minutes to bake....

I've been making these for a few years now. I got the recipe from Quick Cooking magazine. Super easy to make (think assembly line style) and they make excellent gifts for the office! Everyone sa...