Sunday, December 3, 2017

Homemade Gifts for the Holidays by Donna Fasano @DonnaFaz #SweetRomance

I love to give homemade gifts, and my friends and family seem to love receiving them. I saw pre-made Brownies in a Jar in the store recently for $12.99. You can make these yourself for a fraction of the cost. 

Here’s a how-to for Brownies in a Jar:

2 1/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/3 cup chocolate chips

1.     Pour the sugar into a clean 1 quart mason jar. Tap the jar lightly to compact. Pour in the cocoa and tap to compact. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Tap to compact. Lastly, add the nuts and chocolate chips. Screw on the lid and decorate the top with pretty wrapping paper and ribbon or twine.
2.     Attach the following instructions around the neck of the jar: Empty contents into a large bowl and stir all ingredients to combine. Add 3/4 cup of melted butter, 3 eggs, and 2 Tablespoons water. Stir until all ingredients are well incorporated. Do not over mix. Pour batter into a greased 13” x 9” pan. Bake in a pre-heated 350º oven for 30 minutes. Cool before cutting into squares.

Have you ever given homemade gifts? What have you given? I love to get new ideas!

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  1. What a great idea, Donna, and a perfect gift! Thanks!

  2. The gift is so pretty and I'm sure the jars come in handy afterwards.

    1. Absolutely! I use those jars to store leftovers. Thanks for commenting, Cindy!

  3. I've seen them at the store too and the price is crazy. Plus, what a extra special treat that you make them yourself. Thanks for sharing.