Homemade Brownie Mix

filed under: Brownies on June 19, 2014

I am a sucker for a good brownie recipe. I like consistently good brownies.  I like it to have a flaky crust.  I like it chewy inside.  I like to taste the chocolate. I wanted the best homemade BROWNIE RECIPE and this is it! I use this recipe in my Brownie Cookies and Cookie Dough Brownie Cake!


What is Brownie Mix?

When it comes to baking I also love convenience. And being able to dump stuff in a bowl and make magic.  So this is my attempt to capture the ease of a box brownie mix but without the other icky stuff.

Homemade Brownie Mix

Homemade Brownie Mix Uses

This recipe tastes amazing and easily lends itself to adaptations. For instance, you can add any sort of chocolate chip, white chocolate chip, M&M’s, Nutella, etc. You can also easily double the recipe or pair the brownie mix with frosting.

One thing to note, this brownie mix recipe is not huge.  It yields 9 brownies. (Most people don’t have five kids like me and prefer “normal” size pan of brownies.)

Another bonus? There are only three “wet” ingredients.

World's Easiest Brownie Mix


Butter, eggs, and vanilla.

And the brownie recipe can be made in one bowl too.

How awesome is that?


Optional Add-Ins for Brownies

Morsels – milk chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter, butterscotch, you name it! I use about 1/2 – 3/4 cup total

Nuts – again, any you prefer. About 3/4 cup works perfect

Nutella – drizzle it on the brownie batter in the pan and swirl if you want it fancy!

Oreos or other cookies – rough chop and add about 1 cup to batter

You can get really creative! 🙂 


Brownie Recipe

I think these brownies are really good, but I especially loved them when paired with a sweet or tart fruit such as raspberries.

And stacked in a pile of three and covered in chocolate sauce.

Homemade Brownie Mix- Ditch the Box!

That’s just how I roll folks.  That’s just how I roll.

Here is the perfect chocolate frosting made just for these brownies! My secret ingredient is the perfect complement to the perfect homemade brownie recipe.

Brownie Frosting

Did you happen to see this?

Brownie Recipe

To make this brownie I used the same recipe above then added chocolate chips to the recipe as well as a couple on top after I took them out of the oven.

Here is my BIG SECRET DON’T TELL ANYONE TIP: Remove them 5-10 before they are done. This is not recommended if you are opposed to eating brownie batter!! But if you love ooey gooey chocolate brownie amazingness then it is worth trying. 🙂


4.93 from 100 votes
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Homemade Brownie Mix
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
27 mins

The best of the best! These brownies are always delicious!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie recipe
Servings: 9 people
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • cup (40g) unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • ½ cup (64g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
Wet Ingredients
  • ½ cup (113g) butter, melted, then cooled
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick vanilla
  1. Sift together all dry ingredients. Place into a jar or airtight container.
  2. On a gift tag or label write the wet ingredients and quantities and then directions. "Melt butter and set aside to cool slightly. In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with the vanilla. Add in and gently stir dry ingredients. Pour the melted butter into brownie mixture and mix until just incorporated. Spread batter in a prepared 8-inch square pan and bake for 20-22 minutes at 350 degrees."

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Check out these other great homemade treats:

 Yellow Cake Mix From Scratch

White Cake Mix From Scratch

Homemade Funfetti Cake Mix

Homemade Pan Release {goop}

Homemade Cake Flour

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Cone

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Homemade Mug Cake

Skip the Box! These Homemade Brownies are fudgey, rich, and taste better than any brownie I have ever had!
Every Homemade Cake Mix you could ever want! DITCH THE BOX!

The BEST brownies, ever.

I have made these chocolate chocolate brownies and they ARE AMAZING!

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  • Alisa says:

    Oops forgot rating! 5 stars

  • Heidi says:

    Can you double this recipe and use a 13×9 pan?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Heidi! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Yes, you can definitely double this recipe! Have a great day!

  • Carina Brandao says:

    First time making brownie – Loved it

  • Sonja H Hansen says:

    I am anxious to try.

  • Liberty says:

    The best tasting brownie I the world and so easy to make 😋 😍

  • cathy herzer says:

    i like alot of recipes you have i want to start doing homemade rather than boxed one and i like what ive seen so far thank you

  • Mary says:

    What are the cheese cake amounts doesn’t say how much of eaxh

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      This is a brownie recipe. What cheesecake recipe are you looking for?

  • Debbi Plitnick says:

    If you are doubling recipe and baking in 9×13 pan, would you have to bake longer?

  • Nechelle says:

    My first time ever ever making Brownies that didn’t come out of a box. They were sooo good. I added white chocolate chips and they were so heavenly.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      I am honored you tried my recipe for your first from-scratch experience! So glad you liked them!

  • Christine says:

    PERFECT! Thank you so much, Amanda!

  • Edward Luce says:

    I’ve made this over a dozen times and it’s my wife and my favorite! I’m making it again as I type this!

  • Rinki says:

    Can u please suggest a substitute for eggs and can we add oil instead of butter to the premix and bake…?

  • Jackie Bracy says:

    I love these recipes. God bless you.

  • Tracie O'Bannon says:

    This is my favorite recipe! I double it, add about 2/3 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips, and bake in 9×13 lightly greased glass pan for exactly 26 minutes in my convection oven. Perfect every time! Thanks

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    Brand new recipes that people find kinda acceptable.