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. It is also the recipe I used for my Salted Caramel Marshmallow Brownie Hi-Hats!

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. 🙂

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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!


  • 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


  • Sift together all dry ingredients. Place into a jar or airtight container.
  • 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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Reader Comments

    1. All ovens are different, so please do feel free to bake longer to reach your desired consistency. I will make a note of this in the recipe! 🙂

  1. I tried to make these and what a fail!!! Almost 45 minutes in the oven and still unbelievably raw. Yuk!! I’m very disappointed, won’t be making this recipe again.

    1. Sounds like there may be an issue with your oven? While increasing/decreasing baking time by small amounts is often a necessary adjustment, having raw brownies after 45 minutes of baking is not the norm.

    2. If you baked them for 45 minutes and still had raw brownies then buy yourself a new oven, because that just doesn’t happen with a properly working oven.

  2. The past couple times I’ve made these, they have come out very thin. Do I need to add more baking powder or something?

  3. I am making a big batch of this mix today to give as a gift. If I triple it or quadruple it, how much of the dry mix do you scoop out of your jar to make one batch? All of the ingredients equate to a bit more than 2 cups (just by looking at the recipe) but I wanted to check! Thanks!

  4. Everything looks so yummy I would love to have each and every recipe so I could try them.
    Thank you

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