Sand Art Bars (Brownie Mix in a Jar: Holiday Gift Idea!) Recipe

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50 mins (prep 25, cooking 25)
12 ingredients
18 servings
This is one of the “bars in jars” recipes so popular a few years ago, and every so often during the holidays I resurrect it because it makes such a nice handmade gift, with WOW factor. The layered ingredients vary by color and texture and remind me of Native American sand painting and Arizona. Get an assembly line going and make several at a time measuring flour-flour-flour, salt-salt-salt and so on. If you have no need to make the recipe as a gift, make it just for the brownies - they are remarkable. The double chocolate brownie is dark, rich and flavorful. Coconut might put some people off in a brownie but you’ll be surprised how good it goes over, and if eliminated you’ll lose that white “sand” layer between the cocoa and chocolate chips.

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Serving Size (30.03 g)
Servings 18
Amount per Serving
Calories 114.13 Calories from Fat 2.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.25g 7.0%
Saturated Fat 0.12g 10.49%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 26.52mg 19.89%
Total Carbohydrate 27.24g 163.46%
Dietary Fiber 0.37 g 26.98%
Sugars 20.36 g %
Protein 1.11g 39.98%
Vitamin A 0.33IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 14.37mg% Iron 0.48mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
brownies, cooking oil