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Brownies or Cookies In-A-Jar – A Delicious Holiday Treat

Organic brownies and cookies in a jar make incredible thoughtful and yummy gifts this season. I love giving my loved ones the best ingredients when it comes to holiday treats. These jars don’t contain any of the garbage processed chemicals traditional boxed cookies and brownie mix have and all the ingredients are organic! What could be better?! 

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Food Babe's Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies in a Jar
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup spelt flour (gluten free - use almond flour)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate chunks
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
Instructions
Directions to prepare the jar:
  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. Take the jar and pour the flour mix into the jar. Pack down tightly. Top with the oats, sugar, chocolate chunks and peanut butter to create layers. Place the lid on the jar.
  3. Create a label with directions for making the cookies.
Directions for Label:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, melt 1 stick of butter or coconut oil. Take off the heat and whisk in ½ teaspoon vanilla and 1 egg. Add the cookie mix from the jar and mix well to combine.
  3. Drop roughly 1 tablespoon of dough for each cookie on a baking sheet. Lightly press down on the dough to flatten. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
Notes
**Please choose all organic ingredients if possible.**

 

For cookies, simply copy & paste or write the following directions on a note and attach to the jar:

Ingredients:
  • 1 stick of organic grass-fed butter or 1/2 cup of organic coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla
  • 1 organic egg
Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, melt 1 stick of butter or coconut oil. Take off the heat and whisk in ½ teaspoon vanilla and 1 egg. Add the cookie mix from the jar and mix well to combine.
  3. Drop roughly 1 tablespoon of dough for each cookie on a baking sheet. Lightly press down on the dough to flatten. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.

 

Food Babe's Fudgy Cinnamon Chocolate Brownies in a Jar
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup spelt flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup walnuts or nuts of choice (optional)
Instructions
Directions to prepare the jar:
  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  2. Take the jar and pour the flour mix into the jar. Pack down tightly. Top with the coconut sugar and cocoa to create layers. Add the walnuts or nuts of choice on top and place the lid on the jar.
  3. Create a label with directions for making the brownies.
Directions for Label:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8x8 inch baking pan or cover with parchment paper.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, melt 1 stick of butter or coconut oil. Take off the heat and whisk in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add the brownie mix from the jar and mix to combine. Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool.
Notes
**Please choose all organic ingredients if possible.**

 

For brownies, simply copy & paste or write the following directions on a note and attach to the jar:

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick organic grass-fed butter or 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8×8 inch baking pan or cover with parchment paper.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, melt 1 stick of butter or coconut oil. Take off the heat and whisk in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add the brownie mix from the jar and mix to combine. Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool.

Tip: I used 16 ounce ball jars – they are a little over a dollar each on Amazon here.

Please share this idea with your loved ones, who knows, maybe they will make you a jar! 

Xo,

Vani 

 

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22 responses to “Brownies or Cookies In-A-Jar – A Delicious Holiday Treat

  1. I love these ideas, and can even see myself making jars to save time making the recipe later. One question though – don’t all natural nut butters need to be refrigerated to keep from going rancid? I’m not sure how that would work if you gave that recipe as a gift.

  2. Awww, this is adorable. I’m going to included this for my 5-year-old daughters teacher gifts, bus driver gifts and newspaper delivery people. SO many people we want to bless this season.

    Plus, I’m hosting an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and am having an appetizer dessert platter (I’m giving away the same $200 wood platter on my blog right now!!) and I need good prizes for the winners. I might as well just make some of these up myself to put on the board, and then the winners get to take a sampling home! Fun. Great idea Food Babe =)

  3. Love these ideas! It’s possible to have treats that aren’t loaded with horrible ingredients. I also like the fact that it doesn’t make a huge amount. On the rare occasion that I bake brownies I sub in almond flour. They are truly delicious and taste even better the next day. Thanks for the great recipes!

  4. Hi,
    We eat Organic, No processed foods , grass fed butter etc. Are not over weight etc.
    That said, my Husband had a heart attack on Thanksgiving.
    He noticed his blood pressure had been going up for the last several months after a accident that he fractured two bones in his lower back!

    That said, I would like to see a Lower amount of Sodium in your Recipes please.

    Thank you…

    1. Just a note… It may be that your husbands hormones are off rather than his salt intake. Men also become estrogen dominant and this effects their hearts, prostate, etc… To remove salt in his diet is considered old school, sorry, just quickly writing this. Dr. David Brownstein’s book, Salt, your way back to health will explain and he has other books that are great at giving insight on hormonal imbalances. But to remove, Sea Salt is actually a bad idea for his heart. Do remove regular old table salt from everything however….

      Amy 😉

      1. Hi Amy, and Anthony b,
        Thank you for your helpful suggestions.

        My Husband has had All the testing, and he has a salt problem which raised his blood pressure etc.!
        At home I only use Himalayan sea salt, but not much.

        But the problem now seems to be, since he became in active from the fractured back, and no exercise for the past year .
        Also Now the truth comes out, and He now said, he is eating Salty foods in restaurants with his clients every other week.
        Even One small dinner roll is over 300 mg of Salt..,But there is ways of working around it, if you talk to the Chef, and make better choices ..

        Now that he has changed his high salt diet, he has ton’s More Energy, does not feel sleepy, and his blood pressure is not off the chart.
        His Drs. are also amazed of course cause they want to give out Drugs.

        Thank you Again 🙂

    2. To Annie
      Please remember, how you got here maybe the past has set the stage.
      First please trust what I say, I am a very educated healthcare professional. Ok now
      for some basics, sodium is not a problem, but the type of sodium you have injested. And what type of lifestyle your husband has led. Please also note there can be several factors, but not knowing the history I cannot speak on that further. If you care to know more please check pathtoholistichealing.com this is not a promotion but to give info that might help you .

  5. Can you use flaX seeds as an egg substitute for either recipe? Also, can I use coconut flour in place of Spelt?

    Thank you for this amazing gift idea and all that you do to help us improve the quality of our food.

    1. Coconut flour although great is not a good one to one substitute in any recipe. Coconut flour absorbs a great deal more fluid and you need to add more fluid ingredients and usually use less flour when using coconut flour in recipes

      1. Usually those are the only kind of ideas I have! 😉 I love spice cake this time of year but the mixes from the store are horrible in terms of unnecessary ingredients.

  6. I am making the brownie recipe now! I love this idea and I cannot believe how good coconut sugar tastes! Thank you for all the recipes you post! I really enjoy new ideas for cooking!

  7. I really like both recipes but i’m wondering the same as the rest – doesn’t the PB need to be refrigerated? Is the powder a good substitute and if you did use it how much would you use?

  8. Did I miss something? I used Almond flour instead of spelt flour for the cookies & they turned out as flat as paper. So disappointed! I’m glad I didn’t give them as gifts because I’d be embarrassed if anyone made these!

  9. The only concern I have with this recipe is using the traditional mason jar lids, which have a HDPE (high-density polyethylene) coating on the inside of the jar – essentially a non-stick surface.

    Traditionally, the mason jars are packed under vacuum which alleviates atmospheric oxygen and food contamination. However, in this case food is being stored in the presence of the HDPE environment which has a higher free-radicalization count that even BPA (yes, THAT BPA).

    I would recommend using an all-glass container to alleviate these concerns:

    http://www.restaurantware.com/clamp-lid-glass-1-7oz-mason-jar-10-count-box/?gclid=CNLd6ovegcoCFYMbHwod-M4EAg

  10. Food Babe! What kind/brand of cookie sheets do you use? I am assuming stainless steel but what brand? They are hard to find :/ x0xo

    Thanks!

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