Saturday, December 14, 2013

*~*~*Last Minute Gift Idea - Sandcastle Brownies*~*~*

This is great for those who have everything.
Also, it is usable so we are not
decorating someones house,
providing them with 
clothes they will never wear
or a gadget to dust etc.

Just gather up a few things.

Sandcastle Brownies
In a 1 qt. jar, layer

1/3 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup flaked coconut
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1 1/2 cup flour

Then on a tag provide the following information:

Additional Ingredients
2 eggs
2/3 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix well then bake in greased 8" pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 min.

I just printed it up on a little tag and attached it with a ribbon.
You can do several at one time if you have 
the need to do so.

PS: I like to use pickle jars - washed and sanitized of course.
We certainly wouldn't want pickle flavored brownies.
If you use a regular canning quart jar, 
the layers will actually look a little better
or thicker, but these are jars that I'll never see again.
I think of it as a great way to recycle.
You can also add a piece of fabric over the lid
for an even more festive look.

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches 


  1. what imagination a gift that will surely be loved and enjoyed after baking, thanks for the recipe.

  2. What a precious and delicious gifting idea!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Great idea! I sent you an email a few days ago, asking what state you blog from for the index of my co-op (Pacific NW Bloggers Co-op)... would you let me know?? Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the recipe, this will make a fun present!


  5. Thanks for the reminder! I have thought of this but never get is done! I think I will make some Gluten Free versions for gifts to GF families I love!
    So, no pickle flavored brownies yet, huh? that would be interesting! great way to recycle!
    And still keep your canning jars!

  6. These brownie jars are adorable! It is a lovely gift!

  7. Nice post! Wonderful great sandcastle gift idea...It is a lovely gift and it will be make a fun more, surprising and memorable. Thanks for sharing..

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  8. Coming from the Art of Homemaking hop... I am making this jar up and taking it to a friend today! Thank u so much for the idea!

  9. What a perfect gift! I'd like this post to be one of my features for Wrapping Up the Holidays! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures