Disclosure: I received Ball Mason Jars to facilitate this recipe post for Peppermint Brownies In A Jar.
Peppermint and chocolate go together perfectly any time of the year, but when the Christmas season comes the peppermint desserts are the best! This year I made some pretty Peppermint Brownies In A Jar that can be given as gifts. There are delicious layers of fudgy brownies with chocolate buttercream frosting, peppermint buttercream frosting and crushed candy canes on top.
For the fifth week of the holiday progressive dinner, our sponsor is Ball Canning. If you are a longtime follower, you know how much I love gifts in a jar! Today’s mason jar gift is different from some of my other mason jars because this one is totally edible. My daughter also made meringue glazed pecans that she put into mason jars to bring to work to share and to give as gifts!
Start by making a pan of brownies. You can make boxed brownies or you can make homemade brownies. I made brown butter brownies and they were delicious! Once the brownies have cooled, use a small cookie cutter (mine was 2 inches) to cut our brownie circles. I was able to cut 24 brownie circles to make 12 brownie mason jars.
Put one brownie circle into a mason jar. I used Ball® 8oz Regular Mouth Half Pint Jars for this blog post, but you can use any size jar as long as the brownies will fit into the jar!
Top the brownies with a swirl of chocolate buttercream frosting.
Top with another brownie circle.
Next, prepare a pastry bag for piping red and white striped peppermint buttercream. Make lines with red gel food coloring in your pastry bag. I found that I got the best results when I only made two lines.
Fill the pastry bag with peppermint buttercream frosting and top the brownies with a swirl of peppermint buttercream frosting.
Crush a few peppermint candy canes and sprinkle them over the peppermint buttercream frosting.
Add a lid and tie on a spoon with red and white striped baker’s twine. I made these Peppermint Brownies In A Jar the day before Thanksgiving and my kids didn’t have school that day. They hung around the kitchen wanting to eat the brownies and the buttercream frosting…just a taste…just a sample…are they done yet??? Finally, when I was done making them and done photographing them and they got to eat one. They said there were every bit as good as they were hoping they would be! We packed the rest of them up and delivered them to my nieces and nephews.
where did you buy the wooden spoons?
I bought mine on Amazon. I’ve also seen it on Esty. Best of luck! ~Tonia
Terri Hughes says
These brownies for sure, so many possibilities. Love mason jars. Thanks for the giveaway!
Michele McCormick says
Sugar Cookies, spice mixes, etc…I’ll have to try your recipe also.
Nothing better than chocolate peppermint and mason jars!
I would use them as gifts with something good to eat like like your brownie dessert.
Marti @ SewliciousHomeDecor says
These look amazing!!
Deb Harrington says
I love your creativity! Brownies, Buttercream frosting, and peppermint…what a trio…what a gift! Thank you for this great opportunity, I use Ball jars daily! Merry Christmas Tonia.
Katie Z says
if i won these jars, i would definitly start with this great brownie gift. then i would probably make candles or use the jars for jam.
HELEN NEELEY says
I absolutely enjoyed making this recipe. It is a keeper. Your instructions are magnificent to follow. It makes everything go together so smooth,
I love the idea of the jar recipes. I made the five layer bars in the jars, and they were fantastic,
I think granola would be a good fill for the mason jars.
I would fill a jar with Christmas candy and nuts and put a big red and green bow on it .
I’m the neighborhood baker so I would fill them with baked goods for the neighbors and friends!
These look so good…
Would love to win all these Ball caning …love these jars, I use them to store everything….getting rid of all plastics…..
I would probably make your recipe for these brownies as I can’t think of anything else at the moment 🙂
Mary P says
Do they need refridgeration?
I’ve read that it buttercream made with milk needs to be refrigerated. There are recipes that replace the milk with a coffee creamer dissolved in water. Another idea would be to use frosting in a can, instead of homemade frosting. Thanks!
I am totally making these!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
Peppermint brownies always win my heart!!
I AM GOING TO START WITH THESE PEPPERMINT BROWNIES IN A JAR AS GIFTS TO MY CO-WORKERS. THEN I AM GOING TO MAKE THE MINI CHOCOLATE FUDGE COBBLERS WITH HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CHERRY ICE CREAM FOR A HOLIDAY GATHERING WITH FRIENDS.
I’m definitely going to have to do these. They look and sound great!
I love this recipe! I also totally love that you used cookie cutters to cut out the perfect size circle for the jars. Smart! (I just crumbled mine into a giant mess in the jar LOL)
alexandra robertson says
Homemade cookie mixes or extracts! Anything is cute in a jar though, right?!