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

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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:

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  • To prepare Brownies, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch pan.

  • 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.

  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

102.7 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 19.8g 6% DV; fat 2.6g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 4.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
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 can make a beautiful tasty and inexpensive gift. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2005
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 a glass baking dish. I baked the brownies between 40-45 minutes before I felt they were "done." They still gave the appearance of being quite gooey and were greasy. The gift in a jar idea is great but the recipe for the final product needs some adjusting. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
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 can make a beautiful tasty and inexpensive gift. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2005
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 a glass baking dish. I baked the brownies between 40-45 minutes before I felt they were "done." They still gave the appearance of being quite gooey and were greasy. The gift in a jar idea is great but the recipe for the final product needs some adjusting. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/04/2003
The texture of the brownie base was heavy and greasy not appealing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2004
i liked the coconut Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2009
This is a great gift. The brownies end up really good. Great little gift idea for those you need "a little something" for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2004
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 says they're yummy! I use pinking shears to cut circles of holiday fabric to layer between the lid and the ring and I print up the baking instructions on shipping labels add some holiday clipart and stick them on the jar. I'm making my annual batch tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2012
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. The amount of oil seems excessive but when I tried mixing these with just 1/3 cup oil the mixture was too dry. I would probably try using 1/3 cup oil and a little water for added moisture the next time. Read More
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