There are so many ways to say thank you, but this month the Bo Bunny DT was challenged to create a gift that would be a unique way of showing thanks. Not some simple thank you cards here, but something that would be a little more out of the ordinary and different. Well, my mind got to thinking, and I remembered receiving a cookie mix in a jar from my mother one year and thought..."Hey! This would make a great thank you gift!" For me, food is always a great way to say "Thanks!". It's simple, easy to use and it doesn't take up much space! With these thoughts in mind I started searching online for the perfect recipe. After a bit of searching, I found what I was looking for...Sand Art Brownies! Brownies! You gotta love brownies!!! And yes, they are really good! Taste tested and 100% satisfaction guaranteed! LOL!!! So here's how you do it...
"Mixed with Love" - Brownie mix jar
I decorated the outside of a quart jar using Bo Bunny's Kitchen Spice line. I also created a coordinating card that contains a Kitchen Spice recipe card. On the front of the recipe card I wrote the directions on how to use the mix and on the back of the card I wrote the directions and ingredients so they can either make their own Brownie mix jar gift or recreate the recipe. The recipe card is attached to the inside of the card with photo corners so that it can be easily removed and added to a recipe box.
Patterned Paper: Kitchen Spice Allspice, Kitchen Spice Sesame, Kitchen Spice Cloves, Kitchen Spice Ginger, Kitchen Recipe Cards Cut Outs
Cardstock: Double Dot Chocolate Dot and Wildberry Dot
Ribbon: Double Dot Chocolate
Stickers: Lovin' from the Oven
Mix ingredients in a wide mouth quart size jar.
5/8 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts
Mix the 5/8 cup of flour with the salt. In a clean wide mouth 1 quart jar, layer the ingredients in the order given. Start with the flour and salt mixture and end with the walnuts.
Make sure to include the following directions with your jar on either a tag or like I did.
Sand Art Brownies
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one 9 x9 inch square baking pan.
2. Pour contents of the jar into a large bowl and mix well.
3. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup vegetable oil, and 3 eggs. Beat until just combined.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
(Recipe taken from All Recipes.com.)
Stop by the Bo Bunny blog to see what the rest of the DT created! You are sure to be inspired!!!
Thank you for your visit and to THANK YOU for being YOU, I am going to do another give away. This time it will include some random scrappy goodies...some old and some new! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you are thankful for! Post your comment before 12PM on 11/26/09 to be included in a random drawing! And thanks again for stopping by!