Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

07 December 2011

Sand Art Brownies

These are called Sand Art Brownies.

I received one as a gift several years ago.  I'm not sure where the idea originated from but I just googled it and got a gazillion search results.  So I'm adding this post to the collection and apologise for not acknowledging the original source.

For one jar you need...
2/3 teaspoon of salt
1 and 1/4 cups of plain flour divided into two equal portions
1/3 cup of cocoa
2/3 cup of brown sugar
2/3 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup of milk choc chips
1/4 cup of white choc chips
1/2 cup of walnuts or pecans

Layer the ingredients in the jar as follows...
Half the flour
Half the flour
Brown sugar
White sugar
Milk choc chips
White choc chips
Walnuts and pecans

(The observant ones will notice that I didn't quite follow the layering instructions.  I lost concentration early on in the process and then had to improvise down the track!)

Seal the jars.  Wrap with clear cellophane and a bright, Christmas-y ribbon.  Attach a label that says...

Sand Art Brownies
1.  Preheat oven to 180 degrees
2.  Prepare a slice tray
3. Pour the contents of the jar into a bowl and mix well.  As an optional extra add chopped glace cherries.
4.  Add one teaspoon of vanilla, half a cup of vegetable oil and three eggs.  Stir until just combined.
5.  Pour mix into the prepared tin and bake at 180 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

We made these as presents for teachers this year.


Mrs. Edwards said...

Thank you! This is just the thing I need for teacher gifts. :)

Meredith said...

Amy... I am giggling away imagining five jars of Sand Art Brownies lined up on your kitchen shelf!! Christmas gifts from your students.

Deb L said...

Thanks, Meredith. Tonight my husband has gone out armed with jars to get his 5-8 year old Boys Brigade boys to make these for Mother's Day presents. Good fun!

Meredith said...

That's fantastic Deb. A gift for all seasons - and you are so right...what a great craft activity for a group of kids.

Deb L said...

The BB boys did really well. And I thought my husband deserved extra credit points for managing cellophane and ribbon. I can't wait to try mine out on Mother's Day.

Meredith said...

Well done to Mr DebL. It's actually a very nice recipe. If you like the super deluxe version, make sure you just happen to have some extra choc chips and some cherries in your cupboard to add to the mix. But it is very good as is. Enjoy your mother's day!