How to make brownie mix in a jar for Christmas gifts

For something a bit different this Christmas, gift a jar of prettily stacked brownie mix, which your recipient can transform into baked deliciousness with ease! All you need to do is stack the dry ingredients, write a note and voilà!

  • 15 mins preparation
  • Makes 1 jar (16 brownies)
  • Print
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  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup sifted cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate bits
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate bits
  • 3/4 cup mini marshmallows


  • 1
    Sift flour and baking powder together into a bowl. Spoon into a 1-litre capacity wide-lipped clear jar.
  • 2
    Top with a layer of sugar, then cocoa. Add dark chocolate bits, milk chocolate, then marshmallows. Seal jar.
  • 3
    Now simply write on a label the following instructions (or download ours here!) so your giftee can transform the mix into brownies: "To make me into brownies, preheat oven to 160°C and lightly grease and line a 20cm square cake pan. Melt 140g butter in a saucepan, cool for 10 minutes then whisk in 2 eggs. Add the contents of this jar and mix well. Spoon mixture into pan, bake for 30 minutes then leave to cool in pan. Cut into squares – and enjoy!"


Make a cone from paper and place inside the neck of the jar to keep the sides clean as you add the layers of ingredients. Tap the jar gently on a folded tea towel to neaten each layer, before adding the next.