Dessert In A Jar

I love using mason jars. I they are so versatile and anything you put in them looks so pretty. On this occasion I used my mason jars to bake and serve dessert in them. The perfect combination: a warm, gooey, decadent brownie topped with vanilla bean ice cream. Oh perfection! an the beauty of this dessert is that it can be made up to a day ahead or serve it right out of the oven.

Brownie Sundaes

*I was given a box of this Ghirardelli Brownie Mix as a gift and that is what I used. I usually don't use mixes when baking, but this one surprised me. Ghirardelli is one of my favorite chocolate brands and their mixes are made with the same quality chocolate they are known for. Let me tell you, after the first bite I became addicted to this mixes. So yummy!

Makes 8-10

Your favorite brownie recipe*
Vanilla ice cream
Wide mouth mason jars

Fill about 1/3 of the jars with brownie mix. Bake according to recipe directions (most recipes for brownies indicate to bake them in a pan so the baking time might be shorter so keep and eye on your brownies). Let brownies cool and while they are still warm top them with a scoop of ice cream and serve.
If you decide to make them ahead; warm up brownies in the oven or the microwave when you are ready to serve them.




  1. I want to live at your house:-)

    I'll have to try making these this weekend!

  2. That looks incredibly delicious! I thought about making desserts in canning jars for my wedding favors, but in the end I didn't plan enough time for that so my future mother in law is doing something for us as a surprise.

    I don't bake much, but I have tried the Ghirardelli brownie mix - I picked some up at Sam's Club and it's very good!!

  3. It looks yummy!!! We don't have Ghirardelli brownie mix here but would love to borrow your idea in serving desserts in those cute jars! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh thanks for this idea. Brownie sundaes are my kids' favorite dessert and they look so fun in the mason jars! I am going to do this!

  5. What a great idea! I agree - I always make homemade but in a pinch, Ghirardelli is a great substitute! I have just been browsing your blog - from Plum and June's Get Acquainted linky - and your photographs are just gorgeous!


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