Monday, April 20, 2009

Brownie Mix-Monday Mix up


I know you all are going to make these today. I just know it. Hey, I'm going to make another batch, the first one didn't last long enough! The convenience of having a brownie mix in the house, without having to go to the grocery store and buy one. And then you have to remember to cut the box top out of the box to give to the school, and then recycle the box and hope your toddler doesn't go and empty the recycling box.

Instead you just open the tupperware and scoop out the right amount. OR you could divide the brownie mix into individual baggies ad you could just grab a bag! then there's hardly any measuring involved.

Here's what you'll need:
  • cocoa
  • sugar
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt

Mix it all together with a whisk. If you have a good tupperware, with a TIGHT lid, I'd just shake it like crazy to help get everything off the bottom.

I didn't, and made a small mess when I did that. You want to make sure you have everything off the bottom, otherwise you'll end up with the last cup or 2 having extra flour or something. Not good.

It kind of looks like hot cocoa mix doesn't it? Make sure you label the container with what it is (Brownie Mix) and when it needs to be used by (about 3 months)

  • 8 cups sugar
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 (8-oz can) cocoa powder
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
Mix everything together good with a whisk, make sure to get everything off the bottom. Store in a larger container and label with the date and type of mix. Use within 3 months. (makes about 14 cups mix)

Let' make the brownies now!!
  • Brownie Mix
  • eggs
  • butter (I use a spread type that's dairy free)
  • vanilla
Melt the butter, and mix together with the eggs, vanilla, and brownie mix.

It's pretty thick, but it works out fine!

Grease an 8x8 pan. I use a special 'cake release' that works like MAGIC! I've never had ANYTHING stick with this stuff. It's just equal parts shortening, flour, and oil. Easy as that. then just keep it in the fridge until you need it.

Spread your mix into the pan and bake at 350F for about 30-35 minutes.

You could let it cool all the way, or you could just let it cool slightly and eat the whole pan. :) Eitherway, it's yummy!

Brownies with Mix
  • 2 1/4 cup brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup butter/margarine, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8x8 pan. Mix together the melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and brownie mix. Beat until smooth. Add nuts, then pour into greased pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges separate from pan. Eat, then make another batch.


  1. oooooooooooooh...this looks good..
    I made sticky buns for tonight, and they won't last...I'm all up for brownines....I like to make the things like this in bulk pre made...simple dimple......thanks for mix up idea....I used the chiken one too....comes in handy,,


  2. OH, these are lovely lovely lovely!!! I am trying them.. Krystal, I must add you to my blogroll, would that be ok?

  3. This look FANTASTIC! I have never made "homemade" brownies before, I must try now!.

    Your foodie friend,


    J&J DISH

  4. Homemade brownies are the best! They don't last long around me either. :)

  5. I seriously cannot get over how you just explained my life and situation with a boxed brownie mix...the cutting out of the box top lable and then recycling it...Wow, we must both be moms! I think I'm going to try this....times are tough and I'm just not giving up my you think this saves us some money? Brownies are pretty cheap but I like to know I'm saving the almighty dollar...hmmm...I'll have to figure it out...anyway around it, I like this idea...thanks!

  6. Oh, these sound yummy! I have bananas I should be turning into banana bread today, but I NEED chocolate! Thanks for this recipe, if I can't try it today, I'm going to tomorrow. Yummo!


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