You’re going to fall in love with these decadent and delicious red wine brownies in a jar. They’re perfect for giving as a food gift or making for yourself. Gift a bottle of red wine with the brownie mix in a jar and then the lucky recipient can use a splash of wine in the brownies, and enjoy the rest of the bottle. Chocolate and wine – talk about a good gift!
When talking about favorite food pairings, chocolate and wine is definitely one of my favorite combinations. I mean, I also love peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers, bacon and eggs (and I could go on and on) but when it comes to treating myself, chocolate and wine is where it’s at!
Around the holidays, I’m all about decadence and these brownies fit the bill. They are rich and ooey gooey chocolatey and super moist. The chocolate chips melt into the batter and there’s a hint of red wine which really amplifies the chocolate flavor, making the brownie the best brownie you’ve had in a long time!
One of my favorite things to give as gifts is something that is functional, but also fun. For that reason, I think food gifts are the best! I’ve shared a few recipes, previously, that work great as food gifts.
As I was shopping at Pick ‘n Save I had the holidays on my mind and came across their wine section. Pick ‘n Save has a really extensive wine section with wines at very affordable prices (my kind of place – you know how much I love Pick ‘n Save from my previous posts of pressure cooker chicken spaghetti casserole, one pot sausage and rice casserole, cranberry walnut crumb bars and Thanksgiving turkey.) I came across Magistrate wines, they’re rich and bold and perfect for pairing with chocolate and making these red wine brownies. You want to use a Cabernet or Pinot Noir for these brownies.
When you start to make these red wine brownies in a jar, there are a few tips I’d love to share:
- To help get the brownie batter mixture into the jar, make a funnel out of paper and pour it right in. You can either mix the dry ingredients together or layer them. I would suggest mixing all the ingredients, makes it so much easier.
- Add a label with baking instructions to the jar. To make it even easier, I’ve created a label (front and back) for you to download!
- Have a bottle of wine that’s been sitting around on the counter? This recipe is perfect for using up that last little bit so it doesn’t go to waste. OR, if you use a new bottle, you get to enjoy the rest with your yummy brownie!
When these red wine brownies are cooking, the smell is amazing! The smell of cocoa will waft throughout the house – what better thing at the holidays!? So, whether you’re giving these red wine brownies in a jar as a gift or making them for yourself, you’re going to fall in love with this recipe!
Other recipes you might enjoy:
- Raspberry Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
- 5 Ingredient Chewy Brownie Cookies
- Rocky Road Brownies In a Mason Jar
Red Wine Brownies in a Jar
- ½ cup Kroger all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon Kroger baking powder
- ½ cup Kroger unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup Smidge and Spoon granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup Kroger semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup 1 stick Simple Truth unsalted butter
- 2 large Simple Truth Cage Free eggs
- 1 teaspoon Kroger Pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup red wine Magistrate Cabernet or Storyteller Cabernet or Pinot Noir
- 1, 32 oz. Mason Jar
To make brownie mix jar:
To make brownies:
- 1. Preheat oven to 350
- 2. Line a square 8" x 8" baking dish with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
- 3. In a large microwave safe bowl, microwave butter for 30 seconds. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat butter first then beat in the vanilla extract, red wine and eggs (this step doesn't look pretty, but the end result is delicious!).
- 4. Stir in contents of the mason jar and mix until combined.
- 5. Spoon batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes.
- 6. Let cool, remove parchment paper from pan, slice brownies and enjoy with a glass of red wine!
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