Everybody loves brownies, so why not give them as a gift this holiday season? Homemade Peppermint Brownie Mix in a mason jar makes a perfect gift for the holidays. There's even a free printable tag that will add a special touch to the gift. Let me show you how easy it is to put this gift together.
Some of my favorite gifts to give over the holidays are mason jars filled with ingredients. For some reason, people seem to love getting a mason jar filled with ingredients to help them get in the kitchen and bake for their family.
This peppermint brownie mix in a jar is easy, festive and makes the most amazing homemade brownies with a slight hint of peppermint thanks to the crush candy canes.
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Homemade Peppermint Brownie Mix
Last year I shared how to make three different Mason Jar Cookie Mix recipes for you to use as easy Christmas gifts. The year before, I shared my recipe for Homemade Pancake Mix that I was giving out as gifts to family and friends also in mason jars.
So this year I decided to share an easy recipe for homemade peppermint brownie mix in a mason jar. I mean, who doesn't love brownies? And these brownies are delicious!
Don't forget to check out my new Christmas Cookie e-Cookbook HERE.
Homemade Peppermint Brownie Mix Ingredients
- 1 ¼ cup flour
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup cocoa powder
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup crushed peppermints or candy canes
- ½ cup chocolate chip morsels
How to Assemble Mason Jar Peppermint Brownies
To begin with, whisk together flour and salt in a bowl. Then add to the bottom of a 32 ounce mason jar.
Next, add the following over the flour in this order:
- One cup of the sugar.
- Cocoa powder followed by the remaining cup of sugar.
- And then finally the chocolate chips and crushed peppermints.
- Place the lid on top, seal and attach gift tag with pretty festive ribbon.
Tips for Layering Mason Jar Mixes
- Wide mouth mason jars work best, but regular mason jars work just as well.
- It helps to use a wide mouth mason jar funnel when filling mason jars.
- Pack in each layer well before adding the next ingredient.
- Always include instructions on how to bake the ingredients. HINT: Use the printables I created in this post!
Printable Tags for Mason Jar Gift
Make sure you print out the free printable below that has the complete baking instructions.
Just click on the teal "Click to Print" button below where you'll be able to download the tags.
Once the printable is downloaded, you’ll be able to print it out using whichever print program you have for your computer. Cut out the labels and adhere to the mason jars using pretty ribbon and your homemade gifts are ready!
How to Make the Peppermint Brownies
To make the brownies, you need to add the following ingredients to the dry mix from the mason jar:
- 2 sticks of melted butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, eggs and vanilla until smooth.
Stir in the brownie mix contents from the jar until everything is combined.
How to Bake the Peppermint Brownies
Add the brownie batter to a baking dish that's been lined with parchment paper. You can also just spray the bottom of a pan with non-stick cooking spray. Smooth the brownie batter to make sure it's an even later.
Then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 18 to 25 minutes or until the center is set. You'll know the brownies are done when a knife inserted into the middle of the pan comes out clean.
Allow the brownies to cool in the baking pan for about 15 minutes before gently lifting up the parchment paper and transferring the brownies to a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.
It helps to slice the brownies with either a serrated knife or a plastic knife to get clean edges.
How Far Ahead can I Prepare this Brownie Mix?
You should try to put together the brownie mix at least a few days before you want to give them as gifts. The brownies should be made within 2 weeks of everything being sealed in the jars. That way you're sure the ingredients are still fresh.
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More Christmas Treats and Gift Ideas
- Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
- Reindeer Cupcakes
- Candy Cane Parfaits
- Santa Reindeer Treats
- Hugs Pretzels with FREE Printable Gift Tags
- Three Ingredient Oreo Truffles
To make these brownie mix gift jar you will need one 32 ounce mason jar with lid. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
To make these brownie mix gift jar you will need one 32 ounce mason jar with lid.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.