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?



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 67 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
  • 1/3 cup (40g) unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • 1/2 cup (64g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
Wet Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter melted then cooled
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp. 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."

Recipe Video

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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  • Irma fe Valdez says:

    Hi good day.. What kind of butter can I use? Salted or unsalted butter? Thanks a lot..😊

  • Alma maralut says:

    Hi.. I like it so much your Vedio. Most of all I like brownies its perfect for my children.. I make it now.. Thank you so much I learn how to make a cake👍👍👍

  • Areeba says:

    HI. I wanted to ask if I want to add chocolate chunks or chocolate chips in this recipe, what would be the measurement for that?
    I have a picnic planned tomorrow and I’ve already made the mix. Just have to add some wet ingredients. Looking forward for a reply soon. 🙂

  • Victoria Broadous says:

    I absolutely loved this recipe! But I did make a few alterations. For those who like to have a slight bitter taste i suggest using dark chocolate cocoa powder instead. I also only used 1 1/2 cups of sugar since I added the chocolate chips.

    Overall, I will definitely be using this receipe again!

  • Caitlin says:

    Not trying to be a pain, but is there something missing from this recipe? I just made it, even took it out 8 minutes early like recommended, and they came out nothing like brownies, more like a dry cake. I make brownies every week, always try a new recipe (still trying to find “the one”) just made a different recipe right after this one, and it came out fine. Very confused! I’m sure other people efforts came out fine, not sure what went wrong here. Double checked my oven temp, and even that is fine.

    • Shannon says:

      I agree with you. Even the pictures look good and fudgey but this recipe is too cakey. I’ve noticed too all of the recipes online seem to be the same. I added some choc chips and it helped. If you melt the chips a little and then swirl them into the batter I bet that would help.

  • jennie says:

    Hello I see in the video you added chocolate chips but you didn’t have it listed in the recipe

  • Munira Bhujwala says:

    Can u please share recipe of a pie crust ? I have a pumpkin filling tin but don’t know how to make the crust .

  • Olivia says:

    This recipe was not finished baking after 22 minutes, had to bake for an extra ten minutes and they ended up too fluffy, not chewy at all. Just not good.

  • Kerri says:

    You have inspired me! Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes. Today I am making your chocolate cake recipe. I’m using my mason jars to bake it in.

  • Ann says:

    I tried these,doubled the recipe,added pecans they were great and very simple.

  • MP says:

    I made a keto version of this with 140g xylitol and 20g of coconut flour instead of the sugar and flour and man, these are crazy good. If you like cicis pizza’s brownies, then try the revision for keto. You are welcome.

    • Amanda says:

      Awesome! Thanks!

  • Aachal Sharma says:

    I am follower of your recipes and tried many. Please let me know what is the difference among Cookies, Cake and Brownie mixture as the ingredients are same.

  • Asima says:

    Where do u find McCormick vanilla?

  • Gaile Ajan says:

    Your cakes look yummy but I’m a Diabetic and I’m afraid to eat them so I devour them in my mind .

  • Terri Baldwin says:

    Your brownie recipe is wonderful!

  • Brooke Hines says:

    Made this recipe tonight, quick and easy and even quicker because I cook all my brownies in a silicone cake pan in the microwave it only took 4 and a half minutes to cook and they were done

  • Klarise says:

    Great recipe!! I did modify a bit and used coconut oil instead of butter and added chocolate chips, I had to increase the bake time about 15 minutes or so because the coconut oil, it still came out nice and gooey though! My toddler and I are thoroughly enjoying them 😍

  • Robin Gillan says:

    Take this recipe and instead of chocolate chips on top use mint jrs. Take the brownies out just before they are done and put the jrs on top and put back into the oven. When they have melted, just use a knife and spread the candy across the top.

  • Jan Riggs says:

    I love your site! Thank you so much.

    Jan Riggs

  • Samee says:

    More of a question that a comment but, if say I wanted to do this recipe in muffin tins instead, what temperature and for how long would you say I should take the brownies for?

  • Chrissy says:

    Just made these brownies and they are to die for! So easy and love the small amount of ingredients too. I loved that the recipe wasn’t for a huge batch too as its just the two of us in the household. Excellent recipe!

  • Cindy Love says:

    Came out wonderful, I always follow a recipe to the letter the first time & I found I needed to change nothing in this recipe. Just trust the time & let em cool a bit before you eat em so you’re not fooled into thinking they aren’t done. I did add jumbo chocolate chips actually & omg, gone in one night!

  • Debbie says:

    Or the brownies- is it 1 cup of chocolate chips? Milk or dark?

  • Hannah says:

    I’m a little confused – I baked as instructed at 350 for 20 minutes. Then I turned the oven off and let the pan sit in the oven while it cooled for another 20 minutes. The pan is still soupy. Mind you, I am happily eating a bowl of piping hot brownie batter with whipped cream on top – delicious! But they definitely didn’t bake into brownies.

    • Amanda says:

      Your oven may be running cooler than 350. (which is common! I calibrate mine often) I would test the brownie before turning off the heat. You want an inserted toothpick to be removed with crumbs but not wet clinging batter.

  • Viviana De la luz says:

    I made these brownies for my family they turned out so delicious and soft. I found my new nightly dessert

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