What’s better for a gift than something gooey and chocolatey? That’s exactly what you get with Chocolate Chip Brownies! If you have a chocolate lover on your gift list, this is the gift for you. It’s simple to put together and even simple to bake! That’s very important when you’re giving a gift. I’m sending them with Jamison to work tomorrow to share. After all isn’t that the fun part?
What You’ll Need for the Gift Jar:
1 quart jar
3/4 cup of unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
3/4 cup of cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups of organic cane sugar
1 cup of milk chocolate chips
Mix flour, salt and baking powder and add to the jar.
Next add the cocoa powder.
After that add the sugar.
On top put the chocolate chips.
Dress up the jar however you like…Ribbons, fabric, etc. and be sure to include the directions for how to make the brownies (see below).
What You’ll Need to Make the Brownies:
1 stick of butter melted
1 Chocolate Chip Brownies Gift Jar (See above)
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl melt butter in the microwave and set aside.
Scoop chocolate chips out of the jar and dump the rest of the ingredients into the bowl with the butter, along with the eggs and the vanilla. Stir mixture until completely incorporated and then stir in chocolate chips until just mixed.
Pour brownie mixture into an 8 X 8 inch baking dish that has been greased or sprayed with non-stick spray.
Bake brownies for 25-20 minutes or until fudgy.
Remove pan from the oven and let cool.
Cut the brownies into squares. (Note: The brownies are very rich so you might want to cut them smaller, rather than larger.)
Store in an airtight container.
Notes: I was going to make these Peppermint Chocolate Chip Brownies, but I realized I was out of peppermint extract when I got ready to bake the brownies. If you want to make them peppermint omit the vanilla and add 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract instead.