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One pot brownie jars – a fabulous handmade gift

One pot brownie jar

These one pot brownie jars are delicious, and make a unique, beautiful and fun gift. I mean, is there anyone that doesn’t love a good brownie? And at this time of the year, when you may be struggling for Christmas gift ideas, this could be your perfect solution.

They’re so simple to make, and the results are delicious. (Tried, tested on family, big thumbs up, especially from my brownie lover.)

Today I’m sharing the recipe for the one pot brownie jars, along with a free printable to create the tag that you’ll need for the jar. It’s not just decorative. The tag also needs to include the instructions to be able to add the two extra ingredients needed (butter and eggs), and to transform the jar into a delicious brownie.

Free printable

I’ve created a great printable for you, with a couple of other gift giving options on it, alongside a blank one, so you can personalise it. There are also 2 options for the instructions – one for my North American friends, and one for the rest of the world, who uses the metric system.

Simply print the form and cut around the images. I recommend printing onto cardstock rather than paper, it just gives the tag more rigidity, and is a little classier. If you had kraft paper, you could print the sentiment tag on white, and then print the instructions on the kraft, and layer them as I’ve done in the photo above.

If you’ve got craft tools, you can be even more creative with this. Check out www.cropcraftcreate.com for another option for this.

The One Pot Brownie Jar recipe:

One pot brownie jar

A beautiful brownie in a jar gift
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 16


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup sifted cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate bits
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate bits
  • 3/4 cup mini marshmallows


  • Sift flour and baking powder together into a bowl. Spoon into 1 litre capacity wide-lipped clear jar.
  • Top with a layer of sugar, then cocoa. Add milk chocolate, dark chocolate, then marshmallows. Seal jar.
  • Now write a label with the instructions so your giftee can transform the mix into brownies. (or print one using the free printable provided).


To make me into brownies, preheat oven to 160C and lightly grease and line a 20cm square cake pan.  Melt 140g butter in a saucepan, cool for 10 minutes, then add in 2 beaten eggs.  Add the contents of this jar and mix well.  Spoon mixture into pan, bake for 35 minutes then leave to cool in pan.  Cut into squares and enjoy!
Keyword brownie, gift

As a tip, when I added the ingredients in, I used a large spoon, putting some in at one angle, then turned the jar 90 degrees and did some more, then kept repeating this way, to try and keep the layers relatively even.

One pot brownie jars

Of course, the brownie is not the only gift, because the recipient has a gorgeous jar left over for their pantry. I find secondhand shops a great place to pick up these jars – much cheaper than buying new, and you’re doing the planet a wee favour by recycling.

So, who’s on your list to receive one of these?


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