I loved making patterns with the colored sand, though after a few weeks (or even days!) of bumping the bottle around, the colors would all mix together and I'd end up with a bottle filled with ugly purple-brown sand that my mom would
That's why I love this project so much. You get the fun of the pretty layered ingredients, which can then be mixed up into a delicious batch of brownies!
Disclaimer: I was compensated by The Container Store to host and share about this holiday event. The recipes and opinions are all my own. I had so much fun working with TCS for this event, and have been using their products for years to organize my kitchen. I feel so lucky to be working with such a cool company!
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DIY Gift Idea: Sand Art Brownie Mix
Makes 1 quart
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup brown sugar (or raw sugar)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (either Dutch or regular works!)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Chopped nuts, marshmallows, dried fruit, etc.
1 clear glass 1 quart jar with lid (I used this pretty gingham lidded jar)
Layer each ingredient in the jar, tapping down between each layer. Add the nuts, marshmallows all the way up to the top (or you can just add extra chocolate chips!).
Cover and attach a tag with these instructions:
"Whisk together 3 large eggs, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and 2/3 cup oil or melted butter. Add dry ingredients to wet & stir until combined. Bake in 9” square pan at 325 for 25 minutes."