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Christmas Candy Brownie Mix

Fill a jar in 15 minutes, and you have a quick and tasty gift!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
cup red and green candy-coated chocolate candies
1/2
cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
2/3
cup packed brown sugar
2/3
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup coarsely chopped walnuts
2/3
cup vegetable oil
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs

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LOCATION

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  • 1 Place 2 tablespoons of the chocolate candies in small resealable food storage plastic bag; seal. In 1-quart glass jar, layer in order the 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, salt, remaining chocolate candies, cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar and walnuts. Place candies in bag on top of the walnuts. Cover tightly. If desired, cover lid with 7 to 8-inch square of fabric tied with ribbon or raffia. Attach tag with recipe and baking directions.
  • 2 To make brownies, heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8- or 9-inch square pan. Set aside candies in plastic bag. In large bowl, mix contents of jar with oil, vanilla and eggs. (If brown sugar has become slightly firm, break up with fork.) With spoon beat about 30 strokes until well blended. Spoon and spread in pan. Sprinkle candies from bag over top.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool completely, about 45 minutes. For brownies, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
  • 1 Place 2 tablespoons of the chocolate candies in small resealable food storage plastic bag; seal. In 1-quart glass jar, layer in order the 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, salt, remaining chocolate candies, cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar and walnuts. Place candies in bag on top of the walnuts. Cover tightly. If desired, cover lid with 7 to 8-inch square of fabric tied with ribbon or raffia. Attach tag with recipe and baking directions.
  • 2 To make brownies, heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8- or 9-inch square pan. Set aside candies in plastic bag. In large bowl, mix contents of jar with oil, vanilla and eggs. (If brown sugar has become slightly firm, break up with fork.) With spoon beat about 30 strokes until well blended. Spoon and spread in pan. Sprinkle candies from bag over top.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool completely, about 45 minutes. For brownies, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For easy clean-up, line the pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Lift brownies from pan with foil for easy cutting and serving.

Cherry flavored baking chips can be substituted for the red and green candies.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.