Sunday, October 27, 2013

Put it in a jar Brownies


4 cups all-purpose flour
6 cups sugar
3 cups baking cocoa
4 tsp baking powder
3 teaspoons salt
2 cups shortening

Yields 8 batches

Mix the first five ingredients well.  Cut shortening in as best you can.  Store in a mason jar in a cool dry place.  This mix makes enough for eight batches of brownies. Put 2 cups of this mixture into one mason jar. 

Attach these instructions
Combine mixture , 2 eggs, one teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup of nuts of your choice.  Stir till mixed.  Spread on a greased 8'x8' baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes making sure the center is set.  Cut into 2 inch squares. Makes 16 brownies.

Chocolate chips or sprinkles would be a great addition to this gift. If you have a coffee lover toss in some espresso powder.

Stay tuned for my next jar idea.....

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