Frugal Foodie Mama: ~Santa's Little Bloggers~ Sand Art Brownies

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

~Santa's Little Bloggers~ Sand Art Brownies

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First a few things about these Sand Art Brownies:
1.These are the best brownies you've ever eaten!
2. You don't have to fancy the packaging up like this. At Christmas I keep a few on hand for unexpected guests. But you can just use the recipe without making this presentation.
3. You can make them as treats any time of year, just omit the red and green sugar.
4. They make great house-warming gifts or just little treats!
5. They're easy to make.
6. If you're not a cook, you don't have to cook anything. Just package it and give away!

First, add chocolate chips then sugar.
Next, add brown sugar and pack down with a wooden spoon,
sprinkle red food coloring around edge. 
Add more sugar and the green food coloring,
cocoa, a pinch each of cinnamon and instant coffee.
Finish by filling to the top with all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder.
Add bow and instructions to jar. You're finished. It's an easy and quick gift.
Sand Art Brownies
  1. 1 c chocolate chips
  2. 3/4 c sugar, gently shake jar so that the sugar settles
  3. 1/2 c brown sugar, pack brown sugar into the jar tightly using a wooden spoon
  4. 1 tsp red sugar along the sides of the jar
  5. 3/4 c sugar
  6. 1 tsp green sugar along the sides of jar
  7. 1/3 c cocoa, 1 pinch cinnamon, 1 pinch instant coffee
  8. 1/2 c flour
  9. 1/3 c cocoa
  10. 1/2 c flour + 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt
Seal and decorate with ribbon. Tie the instructions to jar.
Empty contents of jar into bowl.
Add and mix:
  4 eggs
  1 tsp vanilla
  1 c oil
  1 c chopped nuts (optional)
Mix well. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 inch dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

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