Sand Art Brownies

layered brownies in a jar

Looking for a classic "gift in a jar" for holiday gifts?

Sand Art Brownies are easy to make gift in a jar and oh, so pretty! Layered cocoa, brown sugar, chocolate chips and pecans make this Mason jar recipe extra-special.

Welcome a neighbor, thank a teacher or give a homemade Christmas gift with this layered cookie-in-a-jar recipe.

Our recipe includes free printable gift tags to make assembling your Sand Art Brownies a breeze!


wide-mouth quart (4-cup) canning jar
2⁄3 teaspoons
1 1⁄8 cups
sifted flour, all purpose, divided
1⁄3 cups
cocoa powder
2⁄3 cups
brown sugar
2⁄3 cups
1⁄2 cups
chocolate chips
1⁄2 cups
white chocolate chips
1⁄2 cups
walnuts or pecans


1. Wash, rinse and dry canning jars.

2. Sift flour before measuring. Layer ingredients as follows:

2/3 t. salt
5/8 c. flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1/2 c. flour
2/3 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. white chocolate chips
1/2 c. walnuts

3. Close jars with lids and rings.[Hint for FoodSaver brand vacuum sealer owners: use the jar sealing attachment to seal jars for longer storage.]

4. Cut appropriate amount of 7-inch circles from cotton fabric. Top each jar with fabric circle, and tie with ribbon.

5. Attach a printable gift tag, or create your own tag using the recipe below.

Sand Art Brownies Recipe

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 9x9 baking pan.

2. Pour the contents of the jar into a large bowl and mix well.

3. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup vegetable oil and 3 eggs. Beat until just combined.

4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

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More information: Tips to Make Gifts in a Jar

Printable Sand Art Brownies Gift Tags

Printable Gift Tags: 
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