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Homemade Brownie Mix is easier, cheaper, tastier and a little bit better for you than the boxed stuff! You likely have the ingredients in your pantry right now. Use this recipe to make ahead, gift to someone, or to just make a batch of delicious, moist homemade brownies.
Why Make Homemade Brownie Mix?
My mother, the hostess extraordinaire, has given me many useful hospitality tips over the years. One helpful thing she has passed on to me is to always have a ready-to-make dessert on hand. You never know when you’ll need something sweet at the last minute.
Well, I have taken her advice for a long time now and have almost always had a box of brownie mix in the pantry. I can’t tell you how many times I have been glad I did. Both my husband and I have had small groups through our church that come over frequently. When I don’t have time to run to the store, that box of brownie mix comes in handy!
More recently, I’ve been making my own homemade brownies, and they are really easy! I realized that this recipe’s dry ingredients could be put together ahead of time and saved in the pantry (or freezer) like my precious boxed brownies. Great way to save money is to prep this dry mix in bulk.
Ingredients for Homemade Brownie Mix:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. You can make several batches and store it in an air-tight container/bag in the pantry for up to 1 month or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
For the Dry Mix:
- Cocoa powder
- Baking powder
- All purpose flower
To Prepare the Brownies:
Mason Jar Brownie Mix
You can easily give this brownie mix as a gift! We’ve made it super easy with our printable gift tag that you attach to a mason jar. You’ll need:
Large Mason Jar – Use a funnel to make adding ingredients easier
Dry Mix Ingredients – Be sure to start with the sugar. It looks prettier that way!
Printable Brownie Mix Tag – Download yours for free below.
Brownie Mix Tag
How to Prepare the Homemade Brownie Mix
Step 2: Mix and pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
Step 3: Bake at 350°F degrees for about 30 minutes.
Our Review of the Brownie Homemade Mix
They turned out DELICIOUS. Way better than the boxed brownie mix I normally use. I’m not the only one who thought they were good.
I took them to a small gathering and two people asked for the recipe. They were thick, moist, flavorful, gooey (but not too raw), and delicious.
Anyway, give them a try. Mix up a few batches extra for future use and save some money at the grocery store by not buying the boxed brownies.
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Make Ahead Dry Mix Ingredients:
*Tip: Place in a large mason jar in this order for pretty layers and attach this tag.
- 2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
Ingredients to Finish Making the Brownies:
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
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Make the Dry Mix for Later: Add the dry ingredients to a large mason jar with lid in layers in the order listed. Or add them to a large freezer bag. Be sure to print our tag with instructions and attach it to the mason jar or bag. Store in the pantry for up to a month or in freezer for up to 3 months.
Make the Brownies Now:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13 inch pan with cooking spray or grease with some butter.
- In a large mixing bowl, dump in the dry ingredients. Then, stir in the eggs, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake for about 30 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick. Insert it into the center of the pan. If it comes out with wet batter, the brownies are not done. If there are only a few moist crumbs, the brownies are done. Keep checking every 2 minutes until you have moist crumbs.
- Let cool slightly, slice, and serve.