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Homemade Brownie Mix

Homemade Brownie Mix – make brownies anytime when you have brownie mix in your pantry. So easy to make, and it makes the BEST fudgy and delicious brownies!

I first started tried making my own brownie mix a few years ago, and it has quickly earned a spot in my pantry. I am all for Homemade Brownies, I have been making the same recipe pretty much my whole life.

But there is something about being able to mix just 3 ingredients together and have brownies in the oven. Especially when they turn out so rich, fudgy, and some of the best brownies you will ever have!

frosted brownies made from brownie mix

What Is Brownie Mix

When you go to the grocery store, you see a few different brands that sell brownie mix. It is really all the dry ingredients, and you just need to add eggs and oil or water to the mix to make the batter. It gets you brownies in the oven in just minutes.

This is a homemade version with all of the dry ingredients, and then when it comes to making the brownies all you have to add is eggs and vanilla extract. And it makes some of the BEST brownies ever! So much better than any store bought mix.

brownie mix ingredients in mixer

What’s In Brownie Mix

  • Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Vegetable Shortening
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt

This makes a big batch of brownie mix, so you can have a big tub in your pantry, or you can give as gifts! This has quickly become what my son gives to my dad for every gifting occasion throughout the year. Even the severely baking challenged can make an over the top delicious batch of brownies from this mix.

brownie mix in mixer with whisk

How To Make Homemade Brownie Mix

  1. The best way to blend everything together is add it all to a stand mixer that is fitted with a whisk attachment.
  2. Turn the mixer on a low until everything is well combined. It will take a couple minutes on low for it to come together. Scrape down the sides as necessary to make sure everything is evenly blended.


Store the brownie mix in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 6 months.

container of brownie mix with plate of brownies in the background

How To Use Brownie Mix

To make brownies you mix 2 1/2 cups of brownie mix, with 2 eggs and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. It could not be easier! And it makes such a great gift!

Measure 2 1/2 cups of brownie mix into a mason jar and tie a cute ribbon around the top. Include the instructions for how to make brownies, and it makes a great gift for neighbors, teachers, friends, or anyone!

And what goes on brownies? This Easy Chocolate Frosting is perfect!

homemade brownie mix collage for pinterest
Yield: 4

Homemade Brownie Mix

close up stack of frosted brownies on white plate

Homemade Brownie Mix - make brownies anytime when you have brownie mix in your pantry. So easy to make, and it makes the BEST fudgy and delicious brownies!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1⁄2 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt


    1. Add all the ingredients to the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
    2. Mix for 5 minutes on low, scraping the sides down as necessary, until the mixture comes completely together and has a sand consistency.
    3. Place in an airtight container and store in the pantry for up to 6 months.

To Make Brownies

  1. Mix 2 1/2 cups of brownie mix, 2 whole eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract until it is a smooth batter.
  2. Pour into a greased 8 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350º F for about 20 minutes, until a tooth pick comes out mostly clean.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before slicing to serve.


This makes enough for 4 batches of brownies.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 142Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 2mgSodium 109mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 1g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Sunday 27th of August 2023

When I made these yesterday the brownies came out extremely dry like they needed moisture. I followed the recipe to a tee.

Erin S

Monday 28th of August 2023

How did you measure your flour? It sounds like it was too much flour to me, I have never heard of someone say these are dry.

Kris Dobbel

Monday 20th of December 2021

Best Brownie Mix EVER!! So easy and so, so good.


Thursday 21st of October 2021

I love Ghirardelli Brownie mix! Seems like a lot of brownie mixes make a dry and not very chocolately brownie. Are these really good, or does anyone have a recipe that tastes like Ghirardelli??

Erin S

Thursday 21st of October 2021

Part of what makes brownies chocolate-y is the quality of cocoa powder you use. The better the cocoa powder, the more rich and chocolate-y they will be. This recipe is super fudgy, and has lots of chocolate. I gift them to people every year and always get asked for the recipe.


Wednesday 13th of October 2021

It looks amazing! It's so easy to make brownies from the homemade brownie mix.

Allyson Zea

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

This is soooo useful and will save me so much money! Thank you!

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