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Rocky Road Brownie Mix

Make a tasty gift for someone you love.

What You’ll Need
  • Index card
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1- to 1 1/2-quart jar with lid
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
  • Small zippered plastic bag
  • Ribbon or yarn
  • Markers, crayons, or stickers
What to Do
  1. Layer the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt in the jar.

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  2. Place the chocolate chips, marshmallows, and pecan pieces into the plastic bag. Place the bag on top of the mixture in the jar.

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  3. Decorate the jar with ribbon.

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  4. Adult—Write the following recipe on a blank index card. Leave room around the edges for decorations.
    How to Make Rocky Road Brownies:
    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Open the brownie mix. Remove the bag and set it aside.
    3. Pour the brownie mix into a large bowl. Add ½ cup of melted butter, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir until well blended. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan.
    4. Bake 20–25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Sprinkle the chocolate-chip mixture over the top. Bake another 3–5 minutes or until the marshmallows are puffy and slightly browned.
    5. Cool in the pan on a wire rack, then cut into squares. Makes 16 brownies.
  5. Decorate the card with markers, crayons, or stickers.

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  6. Punch a hole in the corner of the recipe card.

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  7. Adult: Help your child thread a ribbon through the hole and tie the card to the jar.

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