Ever since I saw this tutorial on cupcakes in a jar, I have been dying to make them.
For some reason, stuff in a jar just looks yummier.
Plus, it’s cute and easy to give as gifts, which makes you cool and popular.
I mean, I guess there are some people who manage to be cool and popular without giving out cute jars of baked goods…but I am not one of them.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to make some yummy and festive Mint Fudge Brownies in a jar.
I told my husband to take them to Lowes, who he sometimes subcontracts for, and pass them out to the workers.
He didn’t seem pleased at the prospect of walking into Lowes with cute little jars tied with twine. I can’t for the life of me figure out why.
Seriously. These things just scream Manly Fix-It Man.
These jars are layered with tons of deliciousness:
Brownie batter (I used Duncan Hines, but you can use homemade if it floats your boat)
Hot fudge sauce–I made my own because I didn’t have any and was so glad I did!! I used this recipe from allrecipes and it was so easy and really good. But please feel free to use the stuff in a jar.
About 2 dozen Oreos, crushed
Mint filling ingredients
8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
8 oz container Cool Whip, thawed
1 teaspoon mint extract
Green food coloring
1. Preheat oven to 350. Ladle a small amount of brownie batter into ungreased jars (you only want it to come up maybe 1/2 inch) and place jars on cookie sheet. Bake until skewer inserted in middle of brownies comes out clean.
2. While brownies are cooling, either make your fudge sauce or heat up your jarred stuff. When it is pourable, carefully pour or ladle a generous amount in each jar on top of the brownies. Allow this to cool.
3. Once fudge sauce has cooled, prepare your mint filling: In the bowl of a mixer, beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth, scraping the bowl as needed. Gently fold in Cool Whip, mint extract and green food coloring until mixture is well blended and desired shade of green is achieved. Carefully spoon mint filling into jars.
4. Top with a generous sprinkling of Oreo crumbs. Twist a lid on to the top of each jar and secure a wooden spoon with twine, if desired.
You should probably keep a few for yourself, don’t you think?
And maybe save one or four to send to me.
I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks so much for stopping by!!