Red wine brownies in a jar are perfect for giving as a food gift or for enjoying on your own! Gift a bottle of red wine with the brownie mix in a jar and the lucky recipient can use a splash of wine in the brownies, and enjoy the rest of the bottle. Chocolate and wine – no better gift than that!
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!
What ingredients do you need to make red wine brownies?
- Baking powder
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Granulated sugar
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Unsalted butter
- Vanilla extract
- Red Wine
- Mason jar – if you’re giving this as a gift
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.
Tips for making these brownies:
- 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
*This post was originally done as a partnership with Pick ‘n Save.
Pick ‘n Save has an 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.
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 Simple Truth unsalted butter 1 stick
- 2 Simple Truth Cage Free eggs large
- 1 teaspoon Kroger Pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup red wine Magistrate Cabernet or Storyteller Cabernet or Pinot Noir
- 1 Mason Jar 32 oz.
To make brownie mix jar:
To make brownies
- Preheat oven to 350
- Line a square 8" x 8" baking dish with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
- 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!).
- Stir in contents of the mason jar and mix until combined.
- Spoon batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes.
- Let cool, remove parchment paper from pan, slice brownies and enjoy with a glass of red wine!
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Leann Gerfen says
Sugar cookies with buttercream icing are my favorite treat!
Lorena Keech says
These sound yummy. My doctor is asking me to watch my cholesterol and red wine and chocolate are good for that, right??? We like “bundtinis” as our holiday dessert. They are tiny Bundt cakes and they are perfect after a big meal. We get a taste of sweet without making ourselves sick from overeating.
Hahaha, yes, exactly about the red wine and chocolate!!! 🙂
Linda Bick says
I love to bake my Nantucket Christmas cranberry pie ?
That sounds like such a wonderful holiday recipe!
Amy Cooley says
My favorite holiday dessert is a Coffee Cashew Biscotti I make every Christmas. I drink a lot of coffee to stay warm and it’s a nice treat to dunk in my drink. Merry Christmas and many blessings to your family!
These sound so good!
These brownies look awesome!! I am definitely going to have to make them!! Great gift !! My favorite dessert would have to be cheesecake. Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas. Have a super Christmas with your beautiful family!!
I hope you enjoy these brownies. And cheesecake sounds amazing!!
Jennifer Joyce says
My favorite (and most requested) dessert at Christmas is Hershey Bar Cake. My family starts asking for it as soon as Thanksgiving is over!
Kelly Heslip says
I have to say, I have a sweet tooth, so all the desserts! But my mom has always made this recipe that was passed down from a friend of her mother (she’s been making it all my life and way beyond that) for Egg Custard Pie. That’s what we have always called it, but it could also be a Chess or Buttermilk Pie (maybe). And the other are my mom’s homemade Millionaires (like Turtles candy)! I can’t wait for Christmas lunch with my family!
Thank you so much for sharing that – what sweet memories! I’ve had chess pie before – it’s delicious! I make a brown sugar pie that is similar, but different, and so good. And those turtles, oh my goodness, they sound incredible! Merry Christmas!
It’s so hard to pick just one holiday dessert. My aunt used to make the best bourbon or rum balls (I don’t remember which they were), but she passed away without leaving me her recipes. The funniest was when she sent them to my dad who was in the hospital recovering from surgery. 😉 I also really like pralines around this time of year.
Thank you so much for sharing those memories. Those rum balls sound amazing!!
My favorite holiday dessert is Italian Cream Cake. I get it once a year and relish the taste, so good!
Yum! I remember you telling me about this cake before and I googled it and it just sounds so amazing!!
Leann G says
My favorite Christmas dessert is all the cookies…especially buttercream iced sugar cookies or good ol’ chocolate chip!
Susan Broughton says
My favorite sweet to have for the Holidays is the Pumpkin Roll.
Oh yum, love a good pumpkin roll
Mary W says
Every year my Mother would make our favorite dessert for our birthdays. Each year I chose chocolate eclairs made from scratch with real custard filling. Only later as an adult did I realize how much work went into each eclair and what an outrageous request that was to make during the crazy busy Xmas holiday season! Chocolate eclairs are still my #1 favorite!
That is such a sweet story Mary, thank you for sharing that. I cannot believe your mother made eclairs, that’s love!
Jann M. says
Ooh. I am very tempted to make these next time I make brownies!!!
I think you’d totally love love love these, definitely worth making!
Sara Williams says
Ooh! These look amazing. I’m definitely going to try this recipe. My favorite holiday dessert is my Grandmother’s divinity.
I think you’re going to love this recipe! And what is a divinity dessert? So curious!
Linda Bick says
I love a good chewy molasses’s cookie in December!
Oh yum, a good chewy molasses cookie is amazing
Denise E. says
What a great gift idea!
My favorite holiday dessert was always my MIL’s homemade cookies and candies. She made everything! And made it well. Alas, she passed away in June, so I will never have those decadent treats again.
I think you’d love these, they’re such a great gift (I’m making them for teachers/friends/clients/etc.) this year!
Sorry to hear about your MIL’s passing, those treats sounded amazing.
Monica M says
My favorite dessert during the holidays is frosted sugar cookies. I don’t make many holiday desserts at my house, (lack of willpower). Your brownie recipe does look delicious and I will be putting on my Pinterest Board to try soon. Thank you!!
I think you’d love these brownies (thank you for pinning!!) and you can’t beat a good ‘ole sugar cookie!
Kim Henrichs says
Oh girl these look AMAZING!!
My fave holiday dessert is chocolate crinkle cookies. I don’t have them any other time than December!
Thank you so much, I think you’d love these!! I love a good chocolate crinkle cookie (I make them with cocoa cola!)
G Thom says
My favorite holiday desserts are red velvet cake, red velvet brownies, gingerbread cookies, pumpkin pie and chocolate ice cream
Such decadent and delicious holiday desserts!
Heidi Swan says
I love my mother in laws pumpkin torte! Making them is like a 20 step process with about a million ingredients so I haven’t attempted to make them myself yet!
Oooooh, a pumpkin torte sounds impressive, you’ll have to tell me more about this because I’m intrigued! 🙂
Susan Craig says
Great gift idea (hint hint Marina !) My favorite Christmas cookies are the traditional decorated sugar cookies. We will be baking & decorating them this weekend.
So glad you like this gift idea!! I too love a good decorated sugar cookie – hope you have a wonderful time baking!
My favorite Christmas cookies are the cornflake green wreaths. Can’t wait to make them this weekend!
Oh I love those green wreaths, my MIL makes them! Hope you have a fun cooking day!
My favorite holiday dessert is chocolate chip cookies, I think Santa likes them too!
Heidi Stafford says
My favorite holiday treat is Swedish Spritz Cookies. I’ve been making them for 40 years and the recipe came from my great-grandma who made them in her kitchen in Sweden. Such a special family tradition.
That is a special family tradition, thank you for sharing!
HAHAH so true, Santa loves them – you just reminded me I need to add some to my list of ‘to make’ before Christmas!