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 80 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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  • Terrie says:

    Sounds good, but video shows chocolate chips going into batter, but I don’t find a mention of chocolate chips in the actual recipe.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      It’s optional.

  • Alexis says:

    Hi I wanted to make a big batch of just brownie mix and save it for later, but I had a question on when I got to make the brownies with everything dry being mixed up how do I know how much of the mix to use?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Alexis! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. If you follow the recipe as written, the dry mix will make one full batch of brownies. If you adjusted the dry ingredients, you would have to adjust the wet ingredients the same way. I hope this helps, and have a great day!

  • Auden says:

    How long does the dry brownie mix keep?

    Thank you!

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Auden! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. The dry brownie mix will last up to six months in an airtight container. Have a great day!

  • hoarse says:

    can I use self rising flour instead, in this brownie mix?

  • Geetha Kodikara says:

    So simple love making method

  • Laura Kiene says:

    Do you have an egg substitute that works in brownies? I have tried applesauce, EnerG and neither work. Just hoping someone has had some success as our family has an egg allergy. Thank you!

  • Julia’s H says:

    I made these a few weeks ago when I saw the recipe. I’ve never made brownies that didn’t come in a box, I was surprised how easy it is to make them from scratch and how much better they tasted than a box mix.

  • Jill says:

    OMG, these are so simple and so amazing. I added a handful of milk chocolate chips to the butter when I melted it as part of the “wets” and added dark chocolate chips to the batter. If I could give this recipe more than 5 stars I would. Best ever!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • Jackie says:

    These are my absolute favorite brownies! We’re currently making brownie bites in my daughters cupcake maker. Yum!

  • 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. 🤗😍👍