Okay people, week two of my new feature “Let’s Get Practical.” There are some things that we buy from the store we could really make ourselves. Things like bread, instant oatmeal (see last week’s post here) muffins, or brownie mixes! On the other hand, some things are absolutely not worth it. Once I thought it would be easier to make my own crackers…word of advice: if you live in a big family that puts crackers in the soup more than once a week, just buy ’em! 🙂 Anyways, we used to buy a lot of brownie mixes, but now we do a lot from scratch. Still it is always nice to have a mix that you can rely on for brownies in a jiffy. This mix is the answer you have been waiting for folks! The recipe is simple and tastes great!
Note: If you want to use a 9 by 13 inch pan double the batch recipe and cook a but longer.
4 c. flour
1 1/2 c. non-fat dry milk
1 1/2 tbsp. baking powder
4 c. sugar
1 c. cocoa
1 tbsp. salt
Mix thoroughly by sifting several times. Store in airtight container in cool place. Makes 6 batches of 16 bars.To make one batch:
1 3/4 c. brownie mix
1/3 c. nuts (I omitted)
1/3 c. water
1/3 c. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix well and pour into 8 x 8 inch greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Last thing, then I promise you can go make these.
True story that is very funny. Remember that Hot Cocoa I made? (Hot Cocoa Mix
) Well, in the jars both mixes look really, really
similar. My mom and sister one night decided to sneak some hot cocoa……and yeah, they really made brownie slush. YUCK! Glad I slept through it! Don’t worry, it tastes good as brownies, just not a beverage.
~Kloé Sudberg ♪