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Make Your Own Ultimate Brownie Mix

By Jaime |

My mom used to have this book called Make a Mix Cookery, which had dozens of recipes for mixes that you would make in bulk: biscuits, muffins, cookies, cakes, etc. Then it had recipes for hundreds of other things you could make with each mix. I thought it was pretty clever, and the other day my friend and I thought we’d make something similar.

This is the recipe we came up with last week for a master brownie mix. I wanted it to be good, right from the start, so I added two full 4 ounce semi sweet chocolate bars, and chopped them up as fine as I had the patience for. The idea here, is that today I’ll give you the recipe for the basic ultimate brownies, and then in the future, I’ll use the mix again to make up new brownie recipe.

Ultimate Brownie Mix

4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 4 ounce bars semisweet chocolate, finely chopped (optional)

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

Basic Ultimate Brownies

4 1/4 cups Ultimate Brownie Mix
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
12 tablespoons melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13×9 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until well combined. Pour into the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

*For a slightly more sophisticated brownie, add in a small pinch of cayenne pepper and a 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

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About Jaime



Jamie Richardson is an author and blogger at Sophistimom. She contributed several delicious recipes to Babble, and continues to do so on her personal blog.

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0 thoughts on “Make Your Own Ultimate Brownie Mix

  1. jami says:

    What a great idea. Good for gifts, too. How many batches of brownies does one batch of mix make? I’m guessing two? Thanks!

  2. Memoria says:

    I’m so glad you did this!! This mix sounds perfect. I love the addition of chocolate chunks. I’m bookmarking this recipe ASAP.

  3. Jaime (sophistimom) says:

    It makes two batches of the regular brownies listed in the recipe, but I will be experimenting with less mix to make smaller batches.

  4. Jaime (sophistimom) says:

    Thanks, Memoria!

  5. Liz@HoosierHomemade says:

    You can certainly never have enough recipes for brownies, and having a mix on hand is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  6. chris says:

    I made these and they did not turn out anything like the photo. What a bust.

  7. Kam says:

    As a well-seasoned baker and food writer and food photographer, I’d just like to state that a) this mix is amazing and b) not everything looks like the picture that is shared with the recipe- it always depends on how YOU make it look and how you make the recipe! So Alex and Chris: if you’re not-so-good bakers, your brownies and other recipes may not come out as amazing as Jaime’s!

  8. Pat says:

    It seems as though there should be some liquid added to the mix…it was awfully dry without adding some water???

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