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...




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,

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