After trying this homemade brownie mix recipe, you will never reach for a boxed brownie mix again! This recipe comes together in a matter of minutes and creates 6 batches of mix, which will keep for up to 3 months!

Homemade Brownie Mix in a glass jar surrounded by brownies

There is nothing like a homemade chocolate brownie when the craving for something sweet hits! This recipe is easy to prepare and creates enough brownie mix to feed a crowd of hungry brownie lovers! Each batch of this mix creates 16 servings! As this recipe creates 6 batches, there is no need to worry about using all of the mix right away, this brownie mix can be stored for up to 3 months.  Not only is it a great substitution for a boxed mix, but it’s perfect to have on hand to quickly put together a delicious dessert!

These are always a welcome after school snack or a midday pick me up when the need for chocolate hits!

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This recipe has been around for YEARS and actually comes from an old vintage box of recipes I have.  As with all brownies, be very sure not to overbake them.  You want them to be just baked so they’re moist and fudgy and not dry!

This brownie mix is delicious on it’s own but you can certainly customize your toppings to make an unforgettable dessert.  I like to add chopped pecans, mini chocolate chips or even crushed pretzel pieces to the top of my brownies for a better than from the bakery treat! Top these with your favorite homemade frosting or even warm out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!  The possibilities are endless!

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* All Purpose Flour * Cocoa * Sugar

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Homemade Brownie Mix

After trying this homemade brownie mix recipe, you will never reach for a boxed brownie mix again! This recipe comes together in a matter of minutes and creates 6 batches of mix, which will keep for up to 3 months!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 6 batches
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Brownie Mix

  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups vegetable shortening

To Bake Brownies

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup add ins such as nuts or chocolate chips optional


  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt & cocoa powder. Stir in sugar.
  • Add shortening and cut in with a pastry cutter until evenly distributed.
  • Store sealed in a cool dry place up to 3 months.

To Bake Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine 2 ½ cups brownie mix with remaining ingredients. Stir until smooth.
  • Pour into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment.
  • Bake 28-30 minutes or just until set. Cool completely.
  • Frost as desired and cut into squares.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1batch | Calories: 2199 | Carbohydrates: 371g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 78g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 859mg | Potassium: 641mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 266g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 8.4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. Your recipe for the dry brownie mix contains vegetable shortening. That doesn’t make it a dry mix to me. Is this a mistake?

  2. Hi, if you have gluten free folks in the family what’s the best way to adapt the scratch brownie recipe using gluten free flour.

    1. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure. If using an all-purpose gluten free flour I think you could just swap it in. If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

  3. Hi,
    love your hot water chocolate cake but feel that this recipe is missing something, I halved the recipe and there is not enough moisture to even get close to a liquid to pour. Am I missing part of the recipe here?

    1. Hi Tamara, The brownie mix makes more than one recipe. We use 2 ½ cups of the brownie mix to the remaining ingredients listed in the “To Bake Brownies” section. You will see this indicated in step 2 of the “To Bake Brownies” instructions. Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Cynthia, you can scroll to the bottom of this post or use the jump to recipe button at the top to view the recipe in full.