Reasons to do this:
- Save time in a hurry - half the work is done
- Ingredients are already 'saved' and you are not out of cocoa powder in the middle of mixing.
- Makes a great gift if you use a pretty jar - great gift in a pinch too.
- Cheaper than boxed mix
- Healthier than boxed mix
How to do this:
- Get some clean jars with lids (plastic or glass, doesn't matter)
- LABEL the jars! Not only do you want to put what this is for (Brownies), you also want to put the directions on the jar. I use sharpie. This washes off easily with a magic eraser or nail polish remover.
- Put in your ingredients. They can be mixed, or layered. Doesn't matter - they get all mixed up with the beaters anyhow.
- Seal tightly. There are ways to seal the jars for a long period of time, but I think you have to use new canning jars. You can also store in the fridge or freezer. I keep these in the pantry. There is nothing that can go bad and they get used very quickly.
- You're done! Now just pull out a jar, add your wet ingredients and enjoy :)
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
When ready to make - just add:
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
If you want to get fancy - here are the ingredients for the frosting
3 Tbsp butter - soft
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour (or use parchment paper) an 8" square pan.
- Pour dry ingredients into a bowl. Melt butter and add all wet ingredients. Mix until all the dry ingredients are just wet. Do not over mix. (if you want to add nuts, chocolate chips, m&m's, marshmallows, chocolate candy, this is the time to do it)
- Pour mix into prepared pan.
- Bake 25-30 min. Do not overcook
- Make frosting and frost brownies while still warm.