Thursday, July 30, 2015

Homemade Brownie Mix

I love brownies. There is just something about a soft, chocolaty treat that makes the world right. But, I hate store bought brownie mix, they just never truly capture what I think a brownie should be. So I decided to get off my lazy rear and come up with a homemade brownie mix that rocked, and I think have. And I would bet money, you already have all the ingredients!

Ingredients:
1 cup  sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup veggie oil

Directions:
I use my stand mixer (because I have become incredibly lazy since I got it) to whip the batter up in seconds. Simply throw everything in and give it a good mix. You can easily do this by hand too. Once the batter is mixed, pour it into a greased 9x9 baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. If you like a thicker brownie, you can double the recipe, but you will have to cook it longer, around 35 minutes.


Now you want to know the really awesome part of this killer brownie mix? You can make it up ahead of time, just like the box mixes you buy in the grocery store! Simply buy your ingredients in bulk, grab a permanent marker and some zip-lock bags!

Write the wet ingredients (which you add in at the actual time of baking) and direction on each of your bags and then in an assembly line fashion, fill them. Make sure you mark the date you put them in the bag as well. These mixes have a shelf life of around 6 months! How totally awesome is that?!?!


So how good are these brownies? Let me put it to yo this way.... When I make brownies I make two batches in two 9x9 in pans and they are ALL gone in less then 24 hours! There are only four of us and I don't eat that many, so you can tell just how much my hubby and kids LOVE these super easy to make brownies. Now can you see why I make my mix up ahead of time?

14 comments:

  1. OMG yes! Who doesn't love brownies? Stopping by from the Friendship Friday hop, come say hi!

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  2. YUM! I have been on the lookout for a good "from scratch" brownie recipe! This one seems easy (so def right up my alley! LOL!) and yummy! Can't wait to try it!

    Found you at Inspire Me Mondays! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I'm off to make some as I have all the ingredients! Looks easy and I bet it tastes delicious. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

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  4. This sounds Delicious and what a fantastic idea to mix up and then store. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. I love the ability to prep because then when the kids are bugging me, they are so easy to whip up!

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  5. Such a great idea and looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  6. We love brownies too, and I'm in need of some good treats to tempt the toddler to finish potty training! Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

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    1. Man we would have gone through so many pans for potty training! LOL You are an awesome mom.

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  7. Love recipes where I've already got all the materials! Especially since brownies are so yum. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds!

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    1. Isn't it fun when you find a recipe like that!?!?! You can instantly run to the kitchen LOL

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