I am a chocolate lover through and through. Pass me the rich and fudgy decadent brownie and I am one happy girl. This recipe comes straight from my grandma’s cookbook. It is fun to make up a big batch of these and portion them out for gifts in mason jars.
I love this recipe for a couple reasons. You have a brownie mix ready to go. It stores for 10-12 weeks in an airtight container. They make GREAT gifts. AND they taste pretty dang good too!
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND one recipe makes about 8 batches with the brownie recipe provided. In other words…. it makes A LOT! If you are not packaging it up for gifts, I would recommend halving it.
Homemade Brownie Mix
By October 6, 2013Published:
This is SUCH A GREAT recipe to have on hand. It stores for 10-12 weeks in an airtight container and makes easy and fun neighbor gifts for the holidays!
- . . BROWNIE MIX .
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 4 tsp. salt
- 8 cups sugar
- 8 oz. unsweetened cocoa
- 2 cups vegetable shortening
- . . . .
- . . BROWNIES
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups BROWNIE MIX
- 1/2 cup nuts or mini chocolate chips optional
- TO MAKE BROWNIE MIX: In a LARGE bowl (we are talking LARGE, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add sugar and cocoa. Blend well. With a pastry blender cut in shortening until evenly distributed. Put in an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place. Use within 10-12 weeks.
- TO MAKE BROWNIES: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8-inch pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, vanilla and brownie mix. Beat until smooth. Stir in nuts or mini chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan and spread out evenly. Bake for 15-20 minutes until brownies are done.
The holidays are coming up (yes probably sooner than any of us are ready for) and this is one recipe I am so excited to share with you! It is definitely a recipe to keep in mind when you want a fun gift but you don’t want to do the baking. Just jar up the measurements (I buy the big jars and do 2 batches of brownies per jar) and write or type up the brownie recipe and tie it with a cute bow :) Your neighbors will love you! All they have to do is beat some eggs and vanilla into the recipe. Easy Peasy!