Homemade Brownie Mix

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Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

Brownies are one of my favorite ways to indulge my sweet tooth! I’m all about the rich and fudgy brownies. When better present to give someone than brownies?! I mean seriously, who doesn’t like brownies? (If you raised your hand, we need to have a talk.) This brownie mix is super easy to whip up. Pair it with my cute jar wrapper and some HERSHEY’S KISSES Santa Hat Chocolates are you are in business kids! It’s a perfect last minute gift!!

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

EQUIPMENT:

HERSHEY’S KISSES Santa Hat Chocolates

Homemade Brownie Mix [recipe below]

Santa mason jar wrapper printable  [download link below]

One 32 ounce (1 quart) mason jar

Scissors

Tape  (I like satin finish tape so it blends in better.)

One small piece or wrapping paper or some washi tape, if you want to cover the lid

METHOD:

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

Cut out the printable, line up the two pieces using Santa’s belt as a guide, and tape the papers together.

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

Line up Santa’s face so it covers one flat side of the jar. Tape one edge of the paper down so the wrapper stays lined up. Wrap the paper all the way around the jar and tape the ends together.

*You may want to place some double stick tape on each face of the jar to secure the paper down, but you don’t have to.

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

Carefully fill the mason jar up to the 3 cup line (right where the top edge of the wrapper is). You will have a little bit of leftover mix, that’s okay.

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

Have your favorite sous chef help you make the brownie mix and add the Santa hats! The HERSHEY’S KISSES Santa Hat Chocolates take the place of Santa’s hat. SO cute!! And did you see the “Ho Ho Ho” plume sticking out of the HERSHEY’S KISSES chocolates?!

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

 You’ll be able to fit about a cup of the HERSHEY’S KISSES Santa Hat Chocolates in your jar.

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

The recipe on the back of the printable has all the directions (and add-in ingredients) needed to make the brownies!

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

If you want to add a little extra holiday flare, trace the inner circle part of the mason jar lid on some wrapping paper, cut out the circle, stick it to the lid, and place it inside the lid ring before tightening everything down. Or wrap the circle with some cute washi tape.

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

I love this little Santa jar! The HERSHEY’S KISSES Santa Hat Chocolates totally make this gift! Now before you go running all over town looking for these little guys they’re only available at Target. But you were probably going by there anyway, right?! I mean…I am. LOVE Target!!  Better yet Buy now online at Target.com and take advantage of Target’s free shipping on any order offer going on through Christmas!

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges! These little HERSHEY’S KISSES Santa Hat Chocolates are sure to help you spread some holiday cheer this season! Pop some on your Christmas cookie plate, in your family’s stockings, or leave them out in a bowl at your Christmas party for a treat everyone will love.

Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!    Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!

Download the Santa mason jar wrap printable HERE.

These brownies are one of our favorite holidays traditions and I hope they will be a new tradition for your family to love! And just in case you’re wondering, the brownies are pretty darn good too! Find more fun ways to spread some holiday cheer with HERSHEY’S KISSES Santa Hat Chocolates by following the #SantasKisses hashtag on social media!

Homemade Brownie Mix
 
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Homemade Brownie Mix is one of my favorite easy Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, and white elephant exchanges!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 brownies
Ingredients
Brownie Mix:
Baking Add-Ins:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Instructions
Brownie Mix:
  1. Combine the sugar, flour,salt & cocoa powder.
  2. Carefully pour the ingredients in a mason jar, filling to the 3 cup line. (NOTE: you will not get all of the brownie mix into the jar. It's okay. We want to leave room for the chocolates.) Fill the jar the rest of the way full with HERSHEY’S KISSES Santa Hat Chocolates (about 1/2 to 1 cup).
To Make Brownies:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 13-inch x 9-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Remove the Hershey's Kisses Santa Hat Chocolates from the mason jar. Unwrap the chocolates and roughly chop them. Set aside.
  3. Dump in the rest of the ingredients in the jar into a large mixing bowl. Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla. Beat together until combined and smooth.
  4. Add in the Hershey's Kisses Chocolates and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the batter into your prepared baking dish and bake for 30 to 350 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven. Let cool. Cut into 12 pieces.
Notes
Add a little extra holiday flare to this recipe by adding some chopped Hershey's Kisses Candy Cane Flavored Candies into your brownie mix, or sprinkling them on top of the warm brownies to let them melt over the top a bit.

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