Have you noticed a theme around here lately with the recipes? It’s about making your own versus buying store-bought packaged items. Brownies are one of those items that I will purchase but it is only because I don’t have a brownie mix on standby ready to make.
This large batch creates enough mix for 7 square pans of brownies. Store the mix in a nice glass container like this glass jar to keep it fresh. I own those glass jars in several sizes and they are perfect for storing dry goods. This large jar and a nice pan would make a great gift too. Just make a pretty label with cooking directions and add a bow. Simple, thoughtful, and inexpensive.
Doing the homemade versus buy comparison, this recipe is less than $1 per pan. Compare that to a box of brownie mix that usually runs around $2 (sometimes less with coupons). But, you know all of the ingredients in your homemade version and that matters a lot too!
To make the brownie mix, you will need the following ingredients:
The above recipe makes a cake like brownie. For a more fudge style brownie use 3 eggs, and ½ cup oil.
To take this simple brownie mix up a notch-after pouring brownie mix in the pan add; chocolate or white chocolate chips, a few swirls of peanut butter, cream cheese, caramel ice cream topping.
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