No time for holiday baking? No problem, give Rocky Road Brownies in a Jar!

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During this time of year, there’s no denying that many of us get buried under a mound of holiday sweets. It’s a sweet tooth lover’s paradise, but having so many sweets at once can get a bit overwhelming.

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The great thing about gifting a food Christmas jar is that the giver doesn’t have to bake and the recipient can decide when to bake their delicious gift for the freshest treat! To me, it’s a win-win for everyone!

baked rocky road brownies in a jar

Follow the directions on layering in the card below and print out the recipe card to attach to the jar. You can also bake the recipe yourself by following the baking directions.

Rocky road brownies in a jar recipe card

Rocky Road Brownies in a Jar - Christmas Jar Gift

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Layer rocky road brownies ingredients for a sweet Christmas jar gift.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, coarse chopped
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  1. Use a 1 quart wide mouth jar or other airtight container to layer the ingredients in the order listed, except for the marshmallows. Make sure to gently scoop/spoon the ingredients into the container and lightly tap each ingredient into the jar. This will help avoid any rough edges and splashing of the ingredients up the side of the jar.
  2. Place marshmallows into a sqaure snack size Ziploc bag (square ones work best in jars) and push out as much air as possible. Place the bag into the jar.
  3. Cover the jar and tie a ribbon around the top with the recipe card attached. See notes for link to the printable cards.

To Bake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8"x8" baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl, add milk and vinegar. mix and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove marshmallows from the jar. Set aside. place remaining brownie mix into a large bowl. Add melted butter, milk mixture, egg, and vanilla. stir to combine all ingredients.
  4. spread batter into prepared pan. bake for 25 minutes. sprinkle reserved marshmallows over top and bake for another 5 minutes or until marshmallows just begin to lightly brown.
  5. cool brownies in pan on wire rack. cut into 12 -16 brownies. store in airtight container.


Print out the recipe cards >>> Rocky Road Brownies recipe card

Best to print on 40lb heavyweight paper.

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