Homemade Brownie Mix Recipe

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Homemade Brownie Mix Recipe

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.

Homemade Brownies Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. baking powder
  1. Mix all ingredients very well in a large bowl, to where there is no white showing. I like to use a whisk so the ingredients are almost being sifted.
  2. Transfer to a large container with a lid to store.

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!

Homemade Brownies Directions

To make the brownie mix, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups, Brownie Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Tbsp, Water
  • 2 tsp, Vanilla Extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Grease an 8×8 square pan.
    I sometimes use a cupcake pan since the individual brownies have more chewy edges :)
  3. Combine all ingredients above and add to pan.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes.

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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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on March 26, 2014


  • SusieQTpies - March 27, 2014 @ 8:27 am

    Funny! When I saw the post… I thought this is a theme! haha Love your make from home ideas and you’ve inspired me to do more and I have! 20 years ago as a young bride and a new mom I use to make my own but then I stopped out of the trap of convenience! uggg!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • EileenA EileenA - March 27, 2014 @ 9:29 am


  • Patricia - March 27, 2014 @ 11:24 am

    I love the jar. You have such good taste! I bet these taste wonderful. Can’t wait to try them on my brothers and the grandkids.

  • kelly - April 08, 2014 @ 10:22 pm

    Can i ask, for the fudgier version, is the oil instead of the water, or in addition to? Thanks.

  • jan - February 09, 2015 @ 2:09 pm

    We made this big batch. I thought they came out on the salty side. Any ideas on scaffolds added or done to tone down the saltiness in the batch..ie…vanilla stick. Next time I will use less salt maybe 3/4 tsp. Also does the kind of salt matter? Finer salt… table salts vs kosher. I did use kosher.

    • Savings Lifestyle: Andrea - February 13, 2015 @ 12:16 pm

      Jan, thanks for sharing your experience!! I always use the Real Salt (in the blue package) versus kosher or table salt.

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