Oh yeah, I did it. I baked brownies in baby food jars. Not only did I create delicious, moist, chocolate treats that are portable, I also added a white chocolate peanut butter frosting on top. I know, I have prayed for forgiveness, because these bad boys are SINFUL!
I didn’t get any pictures of the process, because, quite frankly, I did not know how they would turn out. But here is the recipe I used:
1. Melt butter
2. Mix butter and sugar until creamy
3. Add eggs and vanilla extract
4. Mix in sifted cocoa powder, and flour. Add salt
Uh, done. Why do you buy box mix? No idea.
I scooped two cookie scoops of mix into each jar, and it was enough for 12.
Baked at 350 for 18 mins and these babies were crinkly and crackly and DONE! The secret to awesome brownies is to not over mix your batter. So be gentle with that spoon!
For the frosting, I just halved a basic buttercream recipe. (1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup Crisco, 1 lb. powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 tbs milk) So, halved that (1/4 cup butter…and so on…) then added 3 heaping tablespoons of WHITE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER. Uh, if ya haven't had this stuff yet, your life will be changed. For Brendan's (he’s allergic to PB) I just took some of the buttercream aside, and added a little cocoa powder.
Snip off the end of a piping bag or zip lock, and boom!!!
I packaged some up to drop off at my friends house. These are PERFECT for gifting!! And they stay MOIST!