Brownie Mix in a jar

Dry ingredients for brownies are layered in a one quart jar and given as a gift, along with baking directions.

2-1/4 Cups white sugar

2/3 cup cocoa

1 /2 cup chopped pecans

1-1/4 cup0 all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

Pour sugar into a clean and dry wide mouth one quart jar.  Press down firmly.

Add cocoa powder and press down firmly.  Pour in chopped pecans, making sure pecans are evenly layered in the jar.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Pour into jar and seal.

Attach the following directions to the jar:

Empty mix into a large bowl.  Use your hands to mix thoroughly.

Add ¾ cup of butter or margarine and 4 slightly beaten eggs.  Mix until completely blended.  Spread batter into a lightly greased or sprayed 9 x 13 inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until done.  Cool in pan.  Cut into 2-inch squares.

Makes 2 dozen