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. 🙂

4.94 from 89 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."

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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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  • Nirupama says:

    It has become one of my family’s favourites. Just love the awesome tasting brownies. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  • Amy J Necaise says:

    Love your recipes! Thank you!

  • Sue says:

    Made these brownies for the first time with grandson. They were amazing! We also added chocolate chips. For the top we chunked up a Hershey candy bar and added a few sprinkles, after all it was his birthday! He gave them five stars. I think he was spot on! Thanks for sharing recipe.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Wonderful to hear, Sue!

  • Diane says:

    Browies were great

  • Eve says:

    Is there a less sugary option? I find the recipe having too much sugar, 1cup sugar then just 1/2cup flour.

  • Dawn says:

    Those look good but I am partial to cake brownies instead of gooey brownies. What do I need to do to make it more like cake brownies for me but some family like the gooey so I want to make both. Thanks.

  • Gerry Kingsbury says:

    Thank you for you’re recipes. Cannot wait to try them. ❤️

  • Leizel N.Reyno says:

    Looks very good and yummy.

  • Nathan says:

    I made these and they were a hit with the wife and kids

  • Wendy Jackson says:

    Delicious and simple recipe that anyone can prep in advance to jar or gift for someone special. So simple that my 16 year old son follows this recipe when he’s craving a desert. Amanda has given us inspiration (and a new hobby) through this pandemic by providing great baking recipes to try.

  • Raili-Raine says:

    it was jummy…..!!!!!

  • Lisa says:

    Hi, I am excited to find a recipe created to make homemade brownies taste like the boxed version, which I love. However – I am confused by one thing: I have never, ever come across a boxed brownie that includes butter. All the brands I’ve ever used call for eggs, oil and a little water, and I think butter would significantly change both the texture and the taste.
    Any thoughts?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Lisa! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. The brownies turn out great, so I suggest giving the butter a try! Have a wonderful day!

  • Siti Mazawiah says:

    So delicious

  • Holly says:

    My go to homemade brownie recipe! Easy to make and delicious! (Especially warm with ice cream on top) I’ve gotten lots of compliments on them!

  • Bassima abou fakher. says:

    Hi, l love so much the recipe of l Am Baker.Thank you for sharing your recipes. 🤗😍👍

  • Felicia says:

    Has anyone tried to use a sugar substitute like Coconut sugar, or Monk Fruit sugar? Curious to see if that will work…

  • Jeanette Monteith says:

    These are the best brownies I have ever eaten. I rarely leave reviews but these were so good that I had to!

  • Tim says:

    Recipe says: 1 cup granulated sugar (200g). 1 cup is 128g. So which is it: 1 cup or 200g?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Tim! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. One cup of granulated sugar is 200 grams. Have a great day!

  • barbara says:

    When I read the comments, i thought one was a little strange. When i researched the grams per cup, 1/3 cup for each type of ingredient(sugar, cocoa powder etc) there were several different answers to same quantity. I also noticed when i used the servings adjuster on your recipe, the grams do not change. Just an FYI. Going to try recipe soon. thanks

  • Jill Ratliff says:

    Made these last night for my four boys. This morning only one row left in the pan! Best I’ve ever made they said! It’s a keeper!! No more mixes for us! Thanks Amanda!!

  • Ammara says:

    I tried making these brownies today.they feel more like cake then sticky chewy brownies.cant tell what i did wrong..even the cake was delicious.we all enjoyed.

  • Jenn says:

    The recipe says it’s a mix and to put it in a jar but if I’m making brownies right now (as opposed to making this jar gift), do I use all the dry ingredients at one time for one batch? Or is the mix for more than one batch?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Jenn! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Yes, use all the dry ingredients for one batch (a small batch) of brownies. This recipe makes about 9 brownies. I hope this helps, and have a great day!

  • Schurlles says:

    This recipe is sooooooo amazing.. still on covid-19 lockdown May 2021, and stores close early, couldn’t get a ready made mix, badly craving brownies one night, I had no choice than to Google.. it turned out soooooo perfect, I followed instructions to the letter. No more purchasing mix, I’ll make mine from scratch

  • Shay says:

    For those that asked about the measurement in grams…

    1 cup of sugar isn’t going to weight the same as 1 cup if flour, rice, water, etc. Think of brown sugar. If you spoon it into a 1 cup measuring cup and lightly press it, it’s going to weigh less in grams than the same 1 cup with brown sugar firmly pressed, even though it fits into 1 US measuring cup.

  • Angel says:

    This is the only brownie recipe I use. So quick and easy. Half the time I don’t even plan to make them , but sometimes I feel we need dessert and bam! There’s a batch of brownies. The best and easiest