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5 from 13 votes
Total Time : 5 mins
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Last Updated on November 15, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

Brownie Mix in a Jar makes for a perfect teacher or neighbor gift. This giftable recipe will give the receiver some moist, chewy, and rich brownies that they will enjoy.

This homemade gift in a jar recipe is easy to make and is a budget-friendly way to give a tasty gift. Not only is this gift perfect for teachers but I always keep a few on hand for hostess gifts when I’m in a rush.

An angled shot of the Brownie Mix in a Jar showing a part of the text on top of the jar cover which reads Happy Holidays, and the side of the jar which showcases its layers of the brownie mix.

Brownie Mix Recipe

Did you know that brownie mix was invented in the United States at the end of the 19th century? Once invented, this baking mix in a box became highly popular in both the United States and Canada in the 20th century.

Baking mixes like this brownie mix in a jar can help busy moms like myself get a sweet treat ready in a time crunch. There’s no need for extra ingredients or measuring, just add in water, oil, and eggs and you will have fudgy brownies in no time.

Why I Love This Recipe

Brownie Mix in a jar is simple to make but provides a great budget-friendly gift idea for teachers, neighbors, and friends.

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties

If you love edible gifts like this one you may also like this One Smart Teacher Gift.

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Ingredients

You only need a handful of ingredients to make this Brownie Mix in a Jar recipe. Gather these staple ingredients from your pantry and you are ready to assemble!

  • chopped nuts (optional)
  • semisweet chocolate chips
  • brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • all-purpose flour
Ingredients used to make Brownie Mix in a Jar.

Substitutions

Chopped Nuts: The chopped nuts in this recipe are optional, no need to substitute them, just leave them out if you want a nut-free brownie mix.

Milk Chocolate Chips: Want a sweeter brownie mix? Use milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet for a sweeter brownie mix.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need three tools to help you make this homemade gift. One quick trip to the local box store and you will be ready to make this brownie mix in a jar recipe.

How to Make Brownie Mix in a Jar

There are only two steps to make this easy Brownie Mix in a jar recipe.

Step 1: Assemble Jars

To assemble the jars layer the ingredients in the following order: nuts if using, chocolate chips, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, and then all-purpose flour.

Brownie Mix in a jar freshly assembled next to nuts in a glass bowl.

Step 2: Label Jars

Print out the labels and either stick the label on the jars or tie them on with ribbon or string.

Overhead shot of the Brownie Mix in a jar showing the text at the top of the jar saying "Happy Holidays" next to chocolate chips on a counter

Include the following instructions with the gift:

  1. Empty jar ingredients into large bowl. Add 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 cup water.
  2. Stir until ingredients are fully combined.
  3. Spread batter into a greased 8-inch square baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.

If you like, you can use the prepared instruction labels. Glue them to the back of the gift tag labels and attach to the jar with string.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Want to give your brownie mix in a jar a little pop of festive color? Use these tips to take the brownie mix up a notch.

Mint: Tie on a candy cane or two to be chopped up and added to the brownie mix for a peppermint flavor.

Candy Bars: Add a small bag of candy bars like Snickers or Twix for an additional fun ingredient for the brownies.

Sprinkles: Include a festive container of sprinkles for a holiday brownie flare.

Toppings/Serving Suggestions

Are you curious how to turn this brownie mix into brownies? Here are the directions for making brownies.

  1. Add 2 eggs, ½ cup oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ cup water and homemade brownie mix to a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix well and Spread into greased 8 inch square baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350 for 30 min. Or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool on a wire rack.
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FAQs

Do you have questions about Brownie Mix in a Jar? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store your brownie mix in a cool dry place away from heat sources.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes! You can double this recipe, just make sure that you purchase extra jars.

Can this be made ahead?

One of the best things about this easy brownie mix recipe is that you can make it a couple of weeks before you need it. Just make sure to seal the brownie mix jar well.

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Brownie Mix in a Jar Recipe

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Brownie Mix in a Jar

Corinne Schmitt
Brownie Mix in a Jar makes for a perfect teacher or neighbor gift. 
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Jar
Calories 2662 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 quart mason jar
  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients
  

  • cup chopped nuts optional
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • Layer ingredients in order in mason jar. Add attached lid toppers and ribbon.

Notes

 
To make the brownies: 
Add 2 eggs, ½ cup oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ cup water and homemade brownie mix. 
Mix well and Spread into greased 8 inch square baking pan. 
Bake at 350 for 30 min. 
Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1JarCalories: 2662kcalCarbohydrates: 506gProtein: 37gFat: 66gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 20gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 1518mgFiber: 24gSugar: 327gVitamin A: 53IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 282mgIron: 21mg
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4 thoughts on “Brownie Mix in a Jar”

  1. This says to use a 16 oz jar, but the ingredients add up to 3.75 C (or more if you add nuts). Do you mean a quart jar? I’m thinking of making these as gifts for 8-10 people so I want to make sure I don’t buy the wrong size.

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