Peppermint Brownie Mix for Jar {Gift}


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Jar Mixes make great gifts! It is especially nice that they can be made ahead!



To make these brownies start by layering the ingredients in order in a one quart wide mouth jar. Press each layer firmly

Peppermint Brownie Mix for Jar {Gift}


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Andes Peppermint crunch baking chips (or chopped Andes mints)
  • 1 1/4 cup flour (carefully add this layer as some of it will sink into the mints)
  • a pinch of salt


Layer ingredients in a mason jar. Tie with ribbon and download printable tag with instructions.


Download and print the labels on a sheet of label/sticker paper. At my local Office Max or Kinko’s they call this 1-up sticker/label paper. It is one solid sheet.

Peppermint Brownies in a Jar Recipe & Labels >> Download here

Just place the circle on top.

Cover lid with a cute baking cup or fabric. Add some ribbon and you have a great gift!


They make delicious brownies your friends are sure to love!

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Hi, it’s me…Coleen! I grew up in northern California. I am the second of four children. I went to college at Chico State where I met and married the love of my life 10 years ago. We have two wonderful, amazing, loving children! I am a bit of a crazy bike rider/barefoot runner! My favorite past time is to go for a run…barefoot! I am passionate about design!! I have been an independent creative consultant for 6 years. Someday I will travel the world and speak 7 different languages. Life is so good!

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  1. kim-todays creative blog posted on November 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm (#

    Those look amazing! And I LOVE love love the photos!

  2. S. Isaac posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:35 pm (#

    Brownies or brownines? sweet labels but sorry for the typoo!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 10, 2012 at 8:50 am (#

      I’ll have her update those for you. ;) Have a great weekend!!

      • Cindy posted on November 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm (#

        haha I updated it! So embarrassing!

  3. S. Isaac posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm (#

    Sorry about my own typo! :)

  4. Joni posted on November 10, 2012 at 8:38 am (#

    Sounds yummy! Cute design. Is that a typo on the label??? (brownines)

  5. Pam Turberville posted on November 10, 2012 at 8:49 am (#

    Are the peppermint chips like chocolate chips or crushed peppermint sticks?

    • Cindy posted on November 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm (#

      They are more like chips. I found them in the baking section at Wal-mart. Andes also has chocolate and mint green ones just like the dinner mints but crushed.

  6. sharon posted on November 10, 2012 at 10:17 am (#

    Isn’t there any flour in this wonderful recipe or is 2 sections of sugar right?

    • Pam Turberville posted on November 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm (#

      Flour is the top layer

      • Cindy posted on November 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm (#

        Yes sugar twice, the recipe is in order of the layers: sugar, cocoa powder, sugar, peppermint crunch, flour, pinch of salt.

  7. Debbie posted on November 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm (#

    These look so good. And a really cute gIft Idea. Can you tell me where I can get the Andes peppermint chips? Are they like chocolate chips but peppermint? Also ws s there suppose to be sugar twice in the recipe?

    • Pam Turberville posted on November 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm (#

      If you look at the jar, it does look like 2 sections of sugar, probably for visual effect when layering.

    • Cindy posted on November 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm (#

      I found the Andes peppermint crunch baking chips at Wal-mart.

  8. Shari posted on November 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm (#

    i am so NOT a crafty type person and love, LOVE that there are those of you out there who are. i would love to join and follow you.


  9. Sue D. posted on November 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm (#

    This jar is pretty to look at, the brownies look yummy and the stickers are perfect. I am definitely making/sharing these this holiday. Thanks.

  10. Tartanpancakes posted on November 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm (#

    Love this. What size jar have you used?

    • Cindy posted on November 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm (#

      I used a wide mouth quart jar.

      • candy posted on December 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm (#

        is there a recipe for the smaller jars? my daughter is having a baking bday parties and want to give them to guests : ) thank you

      • Jamielyn posted on December 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm (#

        You could definitely half the recipe Candy! What a cute favor to give her friends! :)

  11. cARRIE posted on November 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm (#

    I have never printed stickers at an office store – you send it to them as-is? With half stickers and half the round cut-outs? Thanks! Very cute idea for teacher gifts!! Carrie

  12. melasia8 posted on November 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm (#

    The ingredients call for sugar twice. Is this correct?

  13. Holly posted on December 11, 2012 at 11:34 am (#

    Two sticks of butter would be what measurement wise?

    • Jamielyn posted on December 12, 2012 at 10:45 am (#

      Hi Holly! That would be 16 TB. :)

  14. Mia posted on November 7, 2013 at 8:16 pm (#

    These didn’t work. I tried to do it exactly as the recipe stated and there wasn’t enough room in my one quart jar. I ended up just using one cup of sugar and it was fine, but not very brownie-like (more like a moist cake). Also, put the cocoa powder in FIRST, it will get all over the flour if you do it as the recipe states.

  15. Mia posted on November 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm (#

    Oooops I mean after the sugar.

    • Chris posted on November 26, 2013 at 12:03 am (#

      Often when you do a jarred mix like this you need to compredd it with the back of a small ladle or something…Otherwise it won’t all fit….

  16. Tamara posted on December 16, 2013 at 6:54 pm (#

    What size of mason jar do these fit in?

    • Jamielyn posted on December 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm (#

      One quart wide mouth jar!

  17. Leeanna posted on December 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm (#

    What size is this jar?

    • Jamielyn posted on December 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm (#

      One quart wide mouth jar! :)

  18. Jodie posted on December 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm (#

    Hey there! I went to print these labels and it prints out 2 giant labels that are black and red, not these ones. Am I doing something wrong? I have these jars all made up and I need the labels! Thanks SO much!

  19. Sonya posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:50 pm (#

    I couldn’t find the mint chips—think skor bits would work?

    • Jamielyn posted on November 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm (#

      Skor bits would be yummy too!

  20. Nicole posted on January 7, 2015 at 3:49 pm (#

    Hi – I made several of these for Christmas gifts.  Thanks for the great idea. They came out adorable and I had fun putting them together.  I actually made a jar that I had saved back for myself today.  I am not a novice baker, but I had some trouble with the baking time and there seemed to be too much butter.  Does the recipe really call for two sticks of butter?  Just wanted to clarify.  Thanks.

  21. Kandis posted on August 19, 2015 at 4:25 pm (#

    What size mason jars would I need?

    • Laura Capello posted on August 24, 2015 at 6:54 am (#

      A one-quart mason jar would be perfect! :)

  22. Emily posted on November 15, 2015 at 10:10 am (#

    Hi, where do you suggest getting the jar as I can’t find any and can it be shipped to the uk?

    • Laura Capello posted on November 16, 2015 at 7:45 am (#

      In the US, we can get them at hardware stores, but I’m not certain where to locate them in the UK. Perhaps do a search for “canning supplies local” and see if anyone local has them come up. :)

  23. Nadine posted on November 21, 2015 at 6:44 am (#

    Please can I have the ingredients in grams or ounces?
    I’m quite looking forward to trying these out as Christmas presents.
    Thank you.

    • Laura Capello posted on November 21, 2015 at 8:27 am (#

      Hi Nadine! This looks to be the best tool for converting recipes to grams and ounces. Happy making! :)

  24. Gretchen S posted on December 9, 2015 at 8:02 pm (#

    I’m making these with my granddaughter for the second year- gifts for her friends- love this project!

  25. Breanna posted on December 15, 2015 at 9:08 am (#

    Hello, I was wondering what size mason jar is best used for this recipe mix? I’m sure its written here somewhere but I can’t seem to find it! 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 15, 2015 at 4:53 pm (#

      We used a wide-mouth one quart jar. :)

  26. Ashley posted on August 16, 2016 at 10:35 pm (#

    I tried my hardest, but I cannot get the last 3/4 cup of flour into my wide-mouth quart mason jar! So bummed as this was supposed to be a gift, but even after days of letting it settle, the last of the flour won’t fit. How the heck did you make everything fit?!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on August 17, 2016 at 6:56 am (#

      We had it packed super-tight! My only thought is, maybe your measuring devices are slightly off from the manufacturer?

  27. monica martin posted on October 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm (#

    I was just wondering what size mason jars? There are many sizes. :)

    • I Heart Naptime posted on October 17, 2016 at 5:35 pm (#

      We used a one quart wide mouth jar. :)

  28. monica martin posted on October 19, 2016 at 9:53 am (#

    I’ve read some comments on here and notice some have trouble getting it all to fit. I’ve made cookie mix in a jar 2 different kinds last year. Trick is packing really really tight. As tight as you possibly can without making it look bad. It worked better for me putting flour on the very bottom. You can’t really pack flour without a huge mess. Then from there pack it tight. Candies as far to the top as you can or place sugar on top of candy because its white and so is part of the candy. I’m definitely going to do these this year for gifts. :) Thank you for the recipe!

  29. Darla posted on December 12, 2016 at 8:21 pm (#

    Is all purpose flour fine or do I need self rising?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 13, 2016 at 7:25 am (#

      I used all purpose flour. :)