Brownie Mix in a Jar Gift Idea + Printable Tags

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If you’re looking for a creative and easy gift idea for Christmas or any other time during the year, try these Sand Art Brownies! The mix can be made a few months ahead of time, saving you stress during the busy holiday season!

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Sand Art Brownies- Gift in a Jar

Are you familiar with gifts in a jar? There are so many ideas floating around the internet, but today, I’m going to share my favorite gift in a jar- Sand Art Brownies!

The concept of Sand Art Brownies is simple. All of the ingredients are layered into a quart jar. It’s not only a beautiful presentation, but makes some delicious brownies!

I love giving mixes as Christmas gifts because it seems like the holidays are sugar-overloaded! We’ve given Homemade Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancake Mix and Blueberry Muffin Mix , so it makes sense that another mix was in order.

Yes, these are sweet, but by giving this brownie mix in a jar, the receiver can make these brownies whenever they need a quick treat–whether that is during the holidays or after the New Year.


Not only is this mix super practical, but the brownies are so tasty! Win-win!


Simply attach a tag to the jar and you’ve got your Christmas gifts all taken care before the last minute. Yay! Feel free to make your own tags, or click here for printable, pre-made tags like the ones in the above photos.

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To make your own Sand Art Brownie gifts, follow this simple recipe:


Sand Art Brownies

  • Yield: 1 jar 1x


A yummy make-ahead brownie mix that tastes just as good as it looks! Perfect for holiday gifts.



For the quart canning jar:

  • 2/3 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/8 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup vanilla flavored or white chocolate chips

To make the brownies

  • Brownie mix (above)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs


  1. Layer all brownie ingredients into a quart canning jar. Tap between layers to make it layer evenly. Decorate the lid and attach directions to the jar to give away.
  2. To make the brownies, combine the contents of the jar with 1 tsp. vanilla, 2/3 cup vegetable oil, and 3 eggs. Pour into greased 9×9 pan and bake at 350 for 27 to 32 minutes.


The prepared brownies will make a 9×9 pan.

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