Recipe: Mochatastic Brownies (Jar Mix)

Mochatastic Brownies Jar Mix recipe by Underground Crafter | These yogurt brownies have a deep coffee flavor and you can eat as much raw batter as you'd like! These make the perfect gift for your favorite coffee lover.

I was recently shocked to discover that stores are actually selling holiday jar mixes.

This post contains affiliate links. Bottles for this project were generously provided by Oriental Trading.

I have been a maker and gifter of jar mixes for longer than I can remember. (I even have some good stories about jar mixes being taken out of my luggage for examination in airport security lines.) Though I love to bake for the holidays, sometimes, it isn’t practical due to shipping times or because everyone else is also baking for the holidays! A jar mix ensures that baked goods will be eaten whenever it’s convenient for the recipient (or, when her or his sweet tooth comes a calling).

When I saw these milk bottles at Oriental Trading, I knew I had to come up with a jar mix recipe.

Mochatastic Brownies Jar Mix recipe by Underground Crafter | These yogurt brownies have a deep coffee flavor and you can eat as much raw batter as you'd like! These make the perfect gift for your favorite coffee lover.

These containers are so adorable that they can be used for all kinds of things after the brownies are baked. Personally, I plan to use mine to store buttons. There is something very inspiring about seeing a button collection from all sides. These milk bottles can also, obviously, be used for drinks and to hold snacks. If you’re looking for more last-minute holiday project inspiration, check out Oriental Trading’s Christmas Crafts page.

These brownies were adapted from the Yogurt Brownies in The Ultimate Brownie Book by Bruce Weinstein. I love that these don’t use eggs or butter because it’s means you can eat as much raw batter as you like the recipient doesn’t have to shop for as many fresh ingredients. I decided to take the mocha route because I have a lot of coffee addicts lovers in my family. If you want a less pronounced coffee flavor, skip the instant coffee but keep the coffee blended yogurt.

Mochatastic Brownies Jar Mix recipe by Underground Crafter | These yogurt brownies have a deep coffee flavor and you can eat as much raw batter as you'd like! These make the perfect gift for your favorite coffee lover.

If you make your own Mochatastic Brownies, I’d love to see how the recipe turns out! Share your pictures and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium crochet or knitting patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my recipes again!

Mochatastic Brownies Jar Mix

Recipe by Underground Crafter

Ingredients/Supplies (Makes 16 brownies)

For Jar Mix:

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 clear glass milk bottles with lid (5-1/2” x 2”)
  • Mochatastic Brownies Jar Mix recipe card

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For Brownies:

  • Jar mix ingredients through instant coffee
  • 1 container (5-6 ounces) coffee blended yogurt (I used Chobani Coffee Blended Greek Yogurt.)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-4 Tablespoons water

Jar Mix Instructions

Mochatastic Brownies Jar Mix recipe by Underground Crafter | These yogurt brownies have a deep coffee flavor and you can eat as much raw batter as you'd like! These make the perfect gift for your favorite coffee lover.

  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, sugar, and instant coffee in small bowl.
  • Pour flour mixture into milk bottles, filling one completely before pouring into second bottle.
  • Tap gently to flatten. Fill remaining space in second bottle with chocolate chips.
  • Close lid to seal.
  • Print recipe card.

 

Brownie Instructions

Mochatastic Brownies Jar Mix recipe by Underground Crafter | These yogurt brownies have a deep coffee flavor and you can eat as much raw batter as you'd like! These make the perfect gift for your favorite coffee lover.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lightly grease 8″ x 8″ (20 cm x 20 cm) square baking pan.
  • Pour jar mix contents into medium bowl.
  • Add yogurt, vanilla extract, and 2 Tablespoons of water to same bowl.
  • Mix until just combined, adding water if necessary to moisten batter.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking pan, spreading with knife or spatula to cover pan.
  • Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into brownies comes out clean.
  • Remove pan from oven and cool for 30 minutes.
  • Cut into 16 squares and remove from pan to serve.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This recipe is for personal use only. You may use it to make unlimited yummy things for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this recipe. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this recipe or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the recipe, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/12/13/mochatastic-brownies/. Thanks for supporting indie bloggers!

If you make your own Mochatastic Brownies, I’d love to see how the recipe turns out! Share your pictures and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium crochet or knitting patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my recipes again!

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