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Mom's Brownie Mix Recipe with Variations

This mix makes great brownies. But that’s not all—I use it for a brownie base in several different cheesecake recipes as well as for cookies. The flavors of brownies that can be made with this mix are limited only by your imagination! The Basic Mix makes four 8 x 8” or 9 x 9” size batches of brownies.

4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups cocoa
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups shortening

Mix sugar, cocoa, salt, and flour in bowl; cut in shortening until the size of small peas. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Keeps 4-6 months.

Basic Brownies

If you like cake-like brownies, use a little more mix; if you like gooey brownies, use a little less. Both ways, the mix makes great brownies Quick!

In a bowl mix 2 1/2 cups brownie mix, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/3 cup chopped nuts (optional). Spread in an 8 x 8 inch square pan (or 9 x 9 inch square pan if you like your brownies thinner). Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes, or until set. Do not overcook.

Black and White Brownie Bites

These tiny brownies are perfect for a dessert buffet; they are pretty, and the taste satisfies both chocolate and cheesecake cravings. It’s difficult to limit the number you pop into your mouth, but this recipe makes so many little brownies, no one will notice!

72 Miniature Brownie Bites
5 cups Mom’s Brownie Mix
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla

1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup whipping cream

Mix the brownie mix, eggs, and vanilla. Line mini muffin pans with liners or grease them well. Scoop a teaspoonful of the prepared brownie mix into each cup.

Mix the cream cheese, sugar, and egg until smooth. Scoop about 3/4 teaspoon of the mixture into each cup. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes or until the brownies are set. Remove from pans and cool.

Melt the chocolate chips and whipping cream; stir until smooth and drizzle on the tops of the brownies.

Pecan Brownies

18 Small Brownies

2 1/2 cups Mom’s Brownie Mix
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients except nuts. Stir in the nuts. Spread in a greased and floured 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan and bake for 20-30 minutes at 350°. Or use a 9 x 9 x 2 inch pan and bake for 15-20 minutes. Do not overbake. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or frost.

For other recipes using Mom's Brownie Mix, click on the following links:

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