Place sugar in bottom of a 1-quart
canning jar (the kind with the wide mouth).
Layer the remaining ingredients on top
of sugar: cocoa, flour mixture, pecans and chocolate chips.
To make jar more festive, the top of the jar can be decorated with a piece of
fabric or colorful gift wrap tied with a ribbon or gift cord.
Attach these baking instructions to the jar:
When ready to prepare brownies pour contents of jar into a large mixing bowl
and blend well. Add 1/2 cup margarine or butter and 3 eggs, slightly beaten. Mix
until well blended. Spread batter in a well-greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake
at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean. When cool,
cut into 2-inch squares. Makes about 2 dozen delicious brownies.