Brownies right! Holiday gifting cannot be complete without some Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownies!
Two options to gift. A Single Serve Brownie in a jar. Mix, Bake and Serve in the jar. Or a jar that makes 10 pieces that you can share, or not. Both use 100% Spelt, Organic fair trade 70% Dark chocolate Theo bar(these bars are amazing), organic unsweetened cocoa powder, chocolate chips/carob chips and bliss.
All Vegan, all awesome! I love the brownies with the 70% Dark bars instead of melting regular chocolate chips. The Dark chocolate had cocoa butter and a hint of vanilla. The Single Serve jars can be easily made gluten-free with gluten-free flours like Oat, nut flours, sorghum, millet or brown rice.
What chocolate goodies are you planning to gift this year.
The secret to fudgy brownies, under bake them, I cannot stress that enough. They continue to bake once outside too. so let the center be a pudding if you will.
Other chocolate awesomeness…
Mocha Chocolate Cake
Fudgy Milk chocolate Bark with Cranberries and almonds
Zesty No Bake Chocolate bars
Triple Chocolate Salted caramel Brownie
Large Brownie Jar:
Make the jar. Layer the spelt, sugar, cocoa powder. Then dark chocolate tabs.
Add chocolate chips, seal and gift.
Take the Dark Chocolate tabs from the jar. Add to warm-hot non dairy milk. I use almond milk or coconut milk most days.
Mix well, add oil, mix. In another bowl, empty the rest of the jar contents. Give them a whisk and add to the melted chocolate oil mixture. Mix to combine.
I prefer to remove the chocolate chips from the jar and add to the batter later. My chocolate chips are mixed in with carob chips in the storage bin.
Drop and even the batter out with a spatula. Thats thick.
Bake in pre-heated 365 degrees F for 31 minutes. Cool completely before slicing. the middle might look liquidy, but it will continue to bake and set as it cools.
Single Serve Brownie Steps:
Melt the dark chocolate tab in 2 tsps almond milk.
Add oil and mix. Whisk the dry ingredients and add to melted chocolate. Bake in pre-heated 365 degrees F for 15+ minutes.
cool for a few minutes before digging in. The pictured jar below has a bit more batter for photographs. The batter will make about 3/4 of the jar. Anything more than that make sit difficult to mix up the batter within the jar.
Inspired by VeganBaking.net
Brownie Mix in a Jar
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, soy, yeast. Can be made nut-free, corn-free. Can be made gluten-free with all purpose gluten-free flour blend. *soy-free if the chocolate chips and bars is free of soy.
Ingredients: 1 16 oz, 2 cup Mason Jar. Makes 8.5 by 4.5 inch bread pan, 1 inch thick. Use any thick pan or stoneware pan or make 2 mini loaves.
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp Spelt flour (2 Tbsp less than 3/4 cup)
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
Store in an airtight container when cool. For longer shelf life(if the brownies actually last more than 2 days) store in refrigerator. Warm before serving.
Warm them in the microwave or oven to soften, top with your favorite ganache, salted caramel and/or ice cream and serve. Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted 1 inch from the corner comes out almost clean, 2 inches from the corners for a larger pan. The center might look liquidy but it will continue to bake outside for another 5 minutes. Double the ingredients for a 8 by 8 brownie pan. I use a combination of oils, virgin coconut, extra virgin olive oil or vegan butter(Use any 2 of these, 1/8 cup each to make the total 1/4 cup oil). The oils, butter melt easily when combined with the warm melted chocolate. If making the brownie from scratch, then add the flaxmeal into the wet ingredients. Mix, let sit for 5 minutes and then add the rest of the whisked dry ingredients.
Single Serve Brownie Mix in a jar. Mix, Bake, Serve in the Jar
Ingredients: 1 4 oz Jar
1.5 Tbsp Spelt flour or other flour (easily gluten-free with any gf flour)
pinch of baking powder
pinch of baking soda
pinch of salt
Assemble the Jar:
Whisk the baking soda, baking powder, salt, flaxmeal into the flour. Layer the flour, sugar, cocoa powder. Top with the Dark chocolate tab, and chocolate chips.
Instructions on the jar:
Remove dark chocolate bar from the jar or half of the chocolate chips. Give the rest of the ingredients in the jar a quick whisk. In a bowl, warm 2 tsps milk, add the removed dark chocolate and mix to melt. Add oil and mix to combine. Add this to the jar and mix to combine. Bake jar in pre-heated 365 degrees F for 15-19 minutes or microwave for 35 seconds. Let cool slightly before digging in.
These brownie jars are being shared at Rickis wellness weekend.