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Don’t you just love gifts in a jar? I especially enjoy edible gifts like these DIY Christmas Brownies in a Jar! Using this easy tutorial, you’ll have a DIY gift that just about anyone will enjoy.
If there’s one thing I love during the holidays, it’s DIY gifts and sweets. So, why not combine the two?
After hearing about the AMERICAN HERITAGE Finely Grated Chocolate and how it replaces semi-sweet chocolate 1:1 in any recipe, I knew that I needed to make brownies stat.
With Christmas on the mind, I wanted to incorporate holiday ingredients, along with a DIY aspect beyond the recipe. Peppermint and Pecan immediately came to mind.
I thought of all my favorite holiday desserts and couldn’t stop thinking about the warm pan of brownies I make around the holidays every year.
I thought it would be fun to not only make these for my family now but to layer the brownie ingredients into a jar for my mother. After all, I inherited her love for baked goods.
DIY Christmas Brownies in a Jar
Rather than using a boxed brownie mix, I thought it would be nice to make brownies from scratch. For the record, I make my brownies as chocolatey as humanly possible.
So, the AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Finely Grated Chocolate seemed like an obvious choice.
Since the AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate already contains spices including vanilla, orange peel, and cinnamon, I didn’t add vanilla extract to this recipe. I’m glad I didn’t because it turned out to be absolutely perfect!
Other Ways To Use AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate:
The extraordinary flavor in this chocolate makes me want to use it in everything. So, don’t be surprised if I feature it in a few more gifts and recipes.
- Sprinkle it on your ice cream.
- Mix it with your coffee.
- Make homemade hot cocoa.
- Bake cookies with it.
- Bake a cake.
- Make homemade chocolate pudding!
How to Make DIY Christmas Brownies in a Jar
This DIY jar gift idea is so perfect, even for someone who isn’t much of a cook!
- 2 Quart Jar with Screw on Lid
- Printable Gift Tags
- Holiday Ribbon
- 1/2 cup AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate
- 1 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Flour
- 1/4 cup Chopped Pecans
- 1/8 cup Crushed Peppermints
- 1/8 cup Peppermint Baking Chips
Layer ingredients in the following order:
- AMERICAN HERITAGE Ground Chocolate
- Peppermint Chips & Crushed Peppermint Pieces
The recipient can simply pour the content of the jar into a large mixing bowl, combine with eggs and vegetable oil or melted butter, and you’ve got a delicious batch of brownies!
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How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Pecan Brownies
These brownies are so easy to make for the recipient. What I love is how easy this AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Finely Grated Chocolate mixes. It doesn’t clump up as you might experience using your own ground chocolate.
- Contents of Christmas Brownies in a Jar
- 3 Eggs
- 3/4 Cup Melted Butter
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 8 inch square baking pan.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs and melted butter with jar contents. Mix until smooth.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Scoop out a little bit of pecans and peppermints to sprinkle on top of brownies.
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