For a gift of brownies in a jar, fix up the dry ingredients to delicious brownies in the order noted. You will create an attractive and tasty gift treat. Great for gift-giving any time of the year!
Did you know? Fannie Farmer, the First Lady of American Cookery, published the first written recipe for brownies in 1896.
2-1/4 cups white sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Pour sugar into a clean and dry one quart jar. Press down firmly. Add cocoa powder and press down firmly. Pour in chopped pecans, making sure pecans are evenly layered in the jar. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Pour into jar and seal.
Attach the following directions to the jar:
Empty mix into large bowl. Use your hands to mix thoroughly. Add 3/4 cup of butter or margarine and four slightly beaten eggs or egg substitute equal to four eggs. Mix until completely blended. Spread batter into a lightly greased or sprayed 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done. Cool in pan. Cut into 2 inch squares.
Recipe makes 2 dozen.
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