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Homemade Brownie Mix in a Jar

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Make your own brownie mix so you can have rich fudgy homemade brownies at a moment’s notice. Store the mix in glass jars or plastic bags and keep them for yourself or give them as simple gifts.

Stack of homemade brownies in front of jars filled with brownie mix.

Making homemade brownie mix means you can have the convenience of a box mix without the preservatives. When you are ready to bake them, you only need to add three simple ingredients and bake them.

And this mix makes a nice big 9×13 inch pan of brownies, that’s right it is family sized. So there is plenty of goodness to go around.

The best part is the mix only takes a few minutes to put together. All it takes are a few pantry staples like cocoa powder, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.

Jars of brownie mix with handwritten tags of instructions on how to make.

You can stop there or add up to a cup of mix ins. Mini chocolate chips were a big hit, so were Reese’s Pieces.

You can add nuts, m&m’s, white chocolate chips or whatever you like. Bits of Andes mints, caramel chips or peanut butter chips would be great as well.

Now spoon the powder into a quart jar or plastic bag. Add the baking instructions and pop it in the pantry for when a craving strikes.

Gifting Your Mix

Homemade edible gifts are perfect for friends, family and coworkers. They are great for hostess gifts as well.

This brownie mix is a perfect small token of appreciation. Put it in a jar, tie it with a cute bow and add a tag with baking instructions.

Pan of fudgy brownies in front of jar of homemade brownie mix.

That is all it takes to make someone smile. Plus they will get to think of you when they bake and enjoy them.

Either keep the stir in simple or choose something you know the recipient will like. To make it a more substantial gift, include a pan, oven mitts, and/or a whisk.

Baking the Brownies

In order to turn the mix into brownies, there is very little effort or ingredients needed. Just beat a few eggs and some vanilla together.

Add a cup of oil or melted butter and stir it all together. We have made it both ways and both are delicious.

The texture is slightly different, but both are tasty. Melted butter creates a sturdier brownie.

Using oil makes a richer fudgier brownie. They are soft and almost a bit gooey even when fully baked.

The edges crisp but the center stays super soft. To my surprise, this won my husband over entirely.

He went nuts over the brownies and kept looking for more. Luckily we made 4 mixes, so I was able to keep his brownie needs satiated.

More Brownie Recipes

We used the jar of brownie mix that had white chocolate chips and turned them into Mississippi mud brownies. That takes this dessert to the next level.

plate of brownies by jars of homemade brownie mix.

Take some of your brownies and turn them into a brownie chunk cheesecake. We like ours topped with mocha whipped cream.

Coffee and cream brownies have a layer of creamy coffee buttercream and ganache on top of homemade brownies. Or try rhubarb brownies for a fun twist on the chocolate treat.

More Homemade Mixes

Make festive sugar cookie mix in a jar. This is another fun gift that even has a free printable to help make it giftable.

Or make a chocolate cake mix in a jar for another fun chocolaty baked good.

Stack of homemade brownies in front of jars filled with brownie mix.

Homemade Brownie Mix

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
Make your own brownie mix so you can have rich fudgy homemade brownies at a moment's notice. Store the mix in glass jars or plastic bags and keep them for yourself or give them as simple gifts.
4.92 from 23 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


Homemade Brownie Mix

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or other mix-ins

To Make The Brownies


Assembling Mix

  • Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cocoa powder.
    1 cup all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1½ cups granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup cocoa powder
  • Spoon into quart jar or plastic bag.
  • Add nuts, chocolate chips or other add-ins as desired.
    1 cup chocolate chips or other mix-ins

To Bake

  • Pour mix into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add melted butter or oil, eggs and vanilla. Stir until uniform.
    1 cup melted butter, 3 large eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Spread in a greased 9×13-inch pan and bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 219mgFiber: 2gSugar: 33g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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4.92 from 23 votes (21 ratings without comment)
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Rebecca - Glutarama

Friday 5th of November 2021

What a wonderful idea for a gift this Christmas, always thought about doing something like this and you've inspired me


Friday 5th of November 2021

These brownies have been a big hit with everyone we have shared them with, so I hope you make some too!!

Sandy Rees

Thursday 28th of October 2021

Great idea. I love that you add chocolate chips. They always make brownies better


Thursday 28th of October 2021

For sure, it makes them even richer and gooier!