Ooey Gooey Made From Scratch Brownies ~ Mix Version

by Merissa on January 13, 2011

in Mixes, Recipes

Made From Scratch Brownies: Mix Edition

I love these brownies! I came up with them as a way to make brownies without eggs but they are so simple they are quickly becoming a favorite in our household. Here is the mix version of the original recipe which you can find here: Made From Scratch Brownies.

These brownies are delicious and I love having the homemade mix on hand to be able to make a quick dessert whenever I need it! This also makes a great gift when packaged in a mason jar. Convenience + made from scratch? I will take it!

Homemade Brownie Mix

Mix in the jar:

  • 1 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 /2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt

And on the front of the jar you can put this:

"Add 1/2 c. water, 1/2 c. oil, and 1/2 t. vanilla. Mix all together. Pour in greased 8x8 pan and bake at 350F for 20 minutes."

I found that I had 3 old Salsa jars in the cabinet so I made 3 mixes to put away in the pantry! They didn't quite fill up the jars but I love being able to use up any glass jars I have leftover in my home. They made a great (free!) storage container and you can refill them over and over. Here are some other Uses for Old Jars.

Make sure to check out all the other great Mix Recipes on Little House Living! Here are a few you might want to try:

Bread Machine Bread Mix
Hamburger Helper Mix
Rice Roni Mix

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 marly January 14, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Totally made these with the Hubs last night! they are fantastic! (Also we had some peanut butter chips left over from Christmas, and threw em in!) What a Nice, Yummie, EASY treat!

Merissa you Rock!


2 Denise August 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Merissa, do you think I could sub applesauce for the oil??


3 Merissa August 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I think that would be super yummy!


4 Leah April 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm

When you mix everything together, is it supposed to be so thick?


5 Merissa April 18, 2013 at 8:49 pm

No, not necessarily.


6 Rebecca June 7, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I don’t understand how these are meant to work out. Mine was so thick and dry, there wasn’t enough liquid to cover the dry ingredients?? I had to add about another cup of liquid just to stir it and they then turned out very bland….??


7 knox January 22, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Thanks for the recipe, Merissa, and this is such a brilliant idea – to have homemade ‘instant’ mixes!

I had the same problem, though, with my mixture coming out very thick. It’s definitely just 1/2 cup water & 1/2 of oil?


8 Holly April 30, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I just made these & left them in for triple the time… they’re still gooey!


9 Merissa May 1, 2013 at 6:48 am

I’m sorry they turned out that way for you Holly, I’ve made these many many times and not had that issue. 🙁


10 cassidy May 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm

is t. the mesurment table spoon? or teaspoon?


11 Merissa May 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm



12 Jenny johnson July 7, 2013 at 10:02 am

Thank you, i just made these brownies for my friend they turned out
awsome love the gooeyness in them my friend is a allergic to a lot of
stuff and i have had a hard time figuring out what to do
Thank you againJenny


13 Nichole September 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

if you flavor the sugar with vanilla prior to putting it in the jar, do you still need to use vanilla?


14 Merissa September 2, 2013 at 6:17 pm

I would say no.


15 Amy December 9, 2013 at 11:36 am

what kind of shelf life does the mix have?


16 Merissa December 9, 2013 at 2:18 pm

It will store well for at least 5 to 6 months. Any longer than that and you will want to stick it in the freezer.


17 Raven August 25, 2014 at 4:37 am

Can I use Self-Rising Flour for this recipe? I love gooey brownies but sometimes I don’t have eggs DX so I’m looking forward to trying this!


18 Merissa August 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Hi Raven, yes you can, just leave out the baking powder 🙂


19 Maritza November 20, 2014 at 8:21 am

I Merissa,

I made these today…(took 35min by 180-190•c)


20 Debbie B May 17, 2016 at 10:48 am

This is a great recipe, a friend of mine who is allergic to eggs and loves to bake is getting married so I am doing up a basket of egg free mixes in jars for her bridal shower. I love this idea….


21 Mel September 16, 2016 at 6:33 pm

Love your make ahead recipes! Thank you


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