Jars. They’re not just for canning anymore. By the way, does anyone else think it’s weird that you can things in jars? Why don’t we can things in cans? Just a thought…
Anyway, I love jars. I love them for drinking, eating out of, putting things in to decorate, storage, and just all around doing stuff with them. So how did it not ever cross my mind to bake in them? After seeing this post that totally changed, and my life will be forever altered.
I present to you layered brownie in a jar. That’s right, I went there…and there’s no turning back!
Just imagine: you make these. You screw the lid on. You take your brownie with you. And you can take your brownie ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
Merry Christmas 😉
So what are the layers? Oh, just a regular chocolate brownie topped with a Nutella brownie topped with a peanut butter brownie topped with more Nutella brownie topped with MORE regular brownie.
No big deal.
I’m happy to say that I’ve shown self-control…primarily due to busy-ness and lack of face time with said brownies, but that’s all about to change tonight. Lord help me…
- 6 8-oz jars
- Full batch of these brownies
- Half batch of these brownies, but don’t add the Nutella just yet…
- Any mix-ins you want (chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, whatever…this is YOUR brownie in a jar!)
Preheat oven to 350. Remove the lids from the jars, cover with water, and boil them for 5 minutes to sanitize. Remove from water with tongs and pot holders and let air dry. Make the brownies as directed, but when you get to the Nutella part do this: divide the batter in half and stir in 1/2 a cup of Nutella to one half and 1/2 cup peanut butter to the other. If you’re adding mix-ins, now’s the time to toss those in too. Now you’re ready to layer!
First spray the inside of the jars with non-stick spray. Grab a spoon and add 2-3 Tbsp of regular brownie batter to the bottom. Wet the spoon and smooth the batter on the bottom. Repeat with Nutella brownie batter, peanut butter brownie batter, more Nutella brownie batter, and top off with the remaining regular brownie batter. Place jars on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Let cool at least 30 minutes before digging in, or just let them cool completely, screw the lids on, and save for later!
The only thing that might make these better (emphasis on the ‘might’) is chocolate ganache on top. But I’m afraid I’d never go back to eating regular food again if that happened…
Faces of Beauty: Scary Statistics. The change has to start at the top!
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