Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Homemade Brownie Mix


Brownie mix is something that is great to keep in your pantry for last minute guests or if you need to whip up a dessert in a jiffy to take somewhere.  I like to buy brownie mixes on sale for 99 cents and keep a few on hand, but I decided recently to explore making some mixes out of ingredients I already have in my pantry. For about 50 cents a batch you can mix up this brownie mix... that's a savings of 50% off the sale price so I would say that is a pretty good deal!  Here is how to quickly put some together for your pantry...

Homemade Brownie Mix #1 (9"x 0" square pan)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder

Mix in gallon Ziploc bag with directions written on outside of bag to make brownies.

Directions:  When you are ready to make your brownies, pour the contents of the bag into a bowl and add, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Stir to combine and pour into an 8 x 9 or a 9 x 9 inch baking pan and bake in 350 degree oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, checking for doneness after 15 minutes.

Cooks Notes - Would make a cute present if dry contents were put in a mason jar and the directions tied on with a cute tag and bow! I also added 2 Tbs. of water to the brownie batter because when I mixed it, it seemed pretty thick!  Just write on the outside of the bag with a sharpie the directions for baking so you always have on hand a quick easy dessert that you can make in a Jiffy!

Homemade Brownie Mix #2 (9" x 13" pan)
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cup flour
2/3 cup cocoa
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder

Directions:  Add 3 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 stick of butter, to contents of dry mix, and stir to combine.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 22 to 25 minutes.



Measure and mix together sugar...


Flour...


Cocoa...


Salt...


And baking powder in Zip lock bags...


Write baking directions on outside of bag with sharpie
(sorry I couldn't find my sharpie for this picture!)


When you need a batch of brownies... mix them up, bake, and enjoy!


Who doesn't like a moist delicious brownie!

I posted both recipes I found, because they were a little different.  I have only tried the first one myself, and thought they turned out great.  I usually make a larger pan of brownies when I am making them so next time I will try the 9 x 13" recipe!

Saving Money,
Sandy