Brownie-in-a-Mug Gift Mix

I tried a few mug mixes in the last few weeks that weren’t worth eating more than once, but eventually came across this one. Well, the one I slightly adapted to make this one, anyway. I found that I got 11 half-pint jars full per batch. As I was making 3 dozen total, for all my coworkers, I did 3 1/2 batches and kept a larger jar of the rest for myself. If you don’t need more than 11, congrats, that 12th jar in the pack is your new paperclip holder!

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups cocoa powder
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Other items:

  • canning funnel (nice, but optional)
  • set of half-pint jars
  • labels, with ribbon to attach if necessary

Stir all the ingredients together in a large bowl.

Scoop 1 cup of the mixture into each of 11 half-pint jars, using a canning funnel if you have one to reduce (but, let’s be real, not eliminate) mess.

Cover, attach a label with the ‘baking’ instructions, and gift!

for some reason I decided to use tinsel as my ribbon

The cooking instructions are as follows: Combine 1/2 cup mixture, 2 tablespoons water, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a mug and stir well. Microwave 1 minute, then enjoy.

I’ve taken my own name off the tag I created, but if you want something more festive, definitely play around with Canva. Depending on what you create, you can either print 8 tags on a page, cut them apart, punch a hole in the corner of each and tie the label on, as I did, or print it directly on a label sticker and stick it to the jar.

Super simple gifts that will have people remembering you fondly over chocolate later!

Brownie-in-a-Mug Gift Mix

Adapted from The Happier Homemaker.

  • 3 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups cocoa powder
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Other items:

  • canning funnel (optional)
  • set of half-pint jars
  • labels, with ribbon to attach if necessary

Stir all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Scoop 1 cup of the mixture into each of 11 half-pint jars, using a canning funnel if available. Cover, attach a label with the ‘baking’ instructions, and gift!

Cooking instructions for labels: Combine 1/2 cup mixture, 2 tablespoons water, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a mug and stir well. Microwave 1 minute, then enjoy.

About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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6 Responses to Brownie-in-a-Mug Gift Mix

  1. nadiiag says:

    That looks interesting and very tasty)

  2. Michelle says:

    How well does this mix last. Need to make it ahead of time before giving as Christmas gifts will be shipping out of state.

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