Have you ever heard of brownies in a jar? If you have, you were probably wondering how it is even possible to cook delicious and delectable brownies in a jar. The new trend in baked goods has become cupcakes and brownies in jars because it is innovative and simply a whole lot interesting than just eating a brownie straight out of the pan. Brownies in a jar are an especially good idea if you are planning a bake sale or a special event. For example, you could be throwing a baby shower or a wedding shower, in which the brownies in a jar would be considered the perfect type of shower favors. If you would like to make brownies in a jar, all you need to do is have a few ingredients and follow some directions and you can have a unique and tasty dessert for everyone.
Ingredients for Brownies in a Jar
There are a few ingredients that you will need to make these brownies. The following ingredients are a must:
• 2 ¼ cups sugar
• 2/3 cup Hershey’s Cocoa Powder
• 1 ¼ cups flour
• 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
• 1 pinch salt
• ¾ cups butter
• 4 eggs
Aside from these ingredients, you will also need clean jars with lids. If you are not sure where to get these kinds of jars, you can check out a number of different craft stores. Most stores, such as A.C. Moore and Michael’s, will have the kind of jars you need for your brownies.
Directions to Follow for Brownies in a Jar
The first thing you will need to do is combine all of the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. This means that you need to combine the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and the salt all together until the ingredients have mixed well with one another. After you have combined the dry ingredients, it is time for you to add the ¾ cup of butter. You can also use margarine instead, it is basically up to you as to whichever you prefer to use when baking. After adding the butter and mixing it with the ingredients, you will need to add the 4 eggs to the mixture. Use a whisk to make sure that all of the ingredients are blending well with one another and are completely mixed.
Your next step is to put the oven on 350 degrees F and allow it to heat up. While the oven is warming up for you, you will need to take a baking pan and spray it with some non-stick cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and place it directly into the oven. Allow the brownies to bake for a total of around 30 minutes or until they are cooked completely. When they have cooked completely, you can take them out of the oven and set them aside, allowing the brownies to cool off completely inside of the pan. Once they have cooled off, which will take around 30 minutes to an hour, cut the brownies in pieces and start placing the pieces of brownie into separate jars. As a finishing touch, you can sprinkle some confectioners’ sugar onto the brownies or you can add a few chocolate chips, shredded coconut, or crushed nuts. The decision is ultimately up to you and what you think other people will enjoy when they taste these brownies in a jar. After you have added everything to the jars, place the lids on them and hand them out to your family and friends. You can decorate the jar or seal it with a ribbon to make it look even more interesting and appealing.