Semi Homemade Baking Mix Brownies

Saturday, August 27, 2011
These Semi-Homemade Baking Mix Brownies are a moist, scrumptious rich fudgy chocolate square of heaven in every bite.

Our easy doctored baking mix looks and tastes like a gourmet bakery made from scratch and is one of the first desserts to go no matter what party I take them to.

If you're not fond of baking this short cut using any brand of baking mix will shock you on just how delicious they are.

Just check out the alternative mix-ins we suggest below to make them gourmet as well below and fool everyone that these weren't 100% made from scratch brownies.

If you've ever tried Bisquick or Jiffy brand baking mixes for biscuits, it's not just for biscuits and shortcakes anymore, this will wow everyone who tries this recipe and no-name brands work great also.

If you love brownies like we do try our  Oreo Stuffed Brownies or our Peanut Butter Ritz Cracker Stuffed Brownies both are simple to make and two others to add to your list of must-makes.

You may be familiar with Impossible Pie recipes from baking mixes over the years and we have 5 Impossible Pie Recipes using these mixes you may have come across that are also perfect for a quick dinner meal.

This recipe was fun to improvise, easy to make, and semi-homemade using a baking mix is innovative for new bakers especially just scroll down to our printable recipe card, and let's get baking.



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Easy Step By Step

  1. preheat the oven
  2. prepare and grease a brownie pan and set it aside
  3. beat the eggs in a bowl and set aside
  4. mix the sugar with the butter
  5. beat the rest of the ingredients in until smooth
  6. add any mix-ins
  7. add to the prepared pan
  8. bake for 20 minutes
  9. cool completely frost or leave plain

Ingredients for Baking Mix Brownies



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Tips

  1. always preheat the oven
  2. use disposable pans for no cleanup
  3. do not over bake
  4. the butter melted first
  5. always beat the eggs in a bowl before adding them to the baking mixture
  6. for easy removal use parchment paper in the baking pan or cooking sprays
  7. for nut allergies use toasted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
  8. use the toothpick method
  9. cool completely before cutting brownies


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Mix-ins and Frosting Suggestions for Brownies

  • chocolate chips or another flavored
  • crushed candy canes for a holiday or Easter candy
  •  candy-coated pieces
  • diced candy bars of choice IE: peanut butter cups
  • dried fruits
  • coconut
  • Topping and Serving Suggestions:  hot fudge or another ice cream topping, dusted with powdered sugar, any ice cream, topped with  whipped cream, marshmallows, and mini chips, drizzle with Nutella, add extracts to cream cheese frosting with coffee, maple raspberry, mint, orange, or lemon extract


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Adapt Away



You can use any baking mix flavor you find out there, I usually buy Walmart brands which are inexpensive for this brownie recipe.


One combination we also love is milk chocolate chips and coconut mixed in with the batter.


Just get creative with flavors you prefer with chocolate for extracts and frosting ideas the skies are the limit.


Doctored baking mix recipes are a wonderful alternative for a quick dessert and taste like it was made from scratch,


Semi-Homemade Baking Mix Brownies

Semi Homemade Baking Mix Brownies
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min
These moist brownies start out with using any baking mix and are semi-homemade. The recipe makes a surprisingly easy fantastic-tasting brownie!

Ingredients

  • 1- 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 large eggs beaten and set aside
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 - 1/3 cups baking mix
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • Optional: nuts of any kind

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a small brownie pan with parchment paper or flour and butter the pan.
  3. Melt the butter then add sugar, water, vanilla, baking mix, and unsweetened cocoa to a mixing bowl.
  4. Beat the eggs into the mixture until smooth.
  5. If adding any nuts or chips fold them in this step.
  6. Usually, a spatula is placed into the prepared brownie pan.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or longer depending on how deep the pan you're using.
  8. Use the toothpick method to ensure the middle is set.
  9. Cool completely before cutting.
  10. Optional: see notes for mix-ins and topping suggestions below:
  11. Glaze:
  12. 2 cups powdered sugar
  13. 3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  14. 1 tablespoon softened butter
  15. Water to make a thin free-flowing glaze 1 tablespoon at a time.

Notes

Mix-ins and Frosting Suggestions for Brownies

  • chocolate chips or another flavored
  • crushed candy canes for a holiday or Easter candy
  •  candy-coated pieces
  • diced candy bars of choice IE: peanut butter cups
  • dried fruits
  • coconut
  • Topping and Serving Suggestions: hot fudge or another ice cream topping, dusted with powdered sugar, any ice cream, topped with whipped cream, marshmallows, and mini chips, drizzle with Nutella, add extracts to cream cheese frosting with coffee, maple raspberry, mint, orange, or lemon extract


Tips

  1. always preheat the oven to 350 degrees first
  2. use a disposable small fudge foil pan for thicker brownies and no cleanup
  3. do not over bake
  4. the butter melted first
  5. always beat the eggs in a bowl before adding them to the baking mixture
  6. for easy removal use parchment paper in the baking pan or cooking sprays
  7. for nut allergies use toasted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
  8. use the toothpick method
  9. cool completely before cutting brownies





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30 comments

  1. Ok I am taking deep breath.Cholate brownies .Yummy/What?Nutella on top.Great.And Mocha aswell?Perfect:)

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  2. Gosh Claudia, this dripping sauce looks simply alluring. Errr....I want some too. Wish we live nearer! haha....
    Have a great day, dear.
    ((hugs)) Kristy

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  3. OMG! What a big temptation! It's irresistible. I want some now!!!
    Bye, have a great week end

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  4. Nooo.not again...

    You have really press on my ACHILLES HEEL...now how can I control on it...

    Anyway I will manage it...lol..simply having this YUMMY...

    Thanks a lot...

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  5. OMG! This looks just scrumptious! I wanna make some NOW!

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  6. Would love a piece of this now. Brownies are my weakness. Yummy!

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  7. Brownies with Nutella...mmmmmm! However I just realized my jar of Nutella is almost gone and my daughter was at my house last week. You would think after they move out and get a job of their own they could buy their own jar wouldn't you?

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  8. Oh, yeah...these are fabulous!! Love the dripping frosting, Claudia...who could resist????

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  9. I have a wedding coming up and you're killing me! The Nutella-covered frozen banana is in the freezer and now I want one of these....

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  10. Love it..I am drooling over this!:))

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  11. Fully loaded brownies - makes me weak at the knees and happy in the heart.

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  12. whoa... give me a spoon and a little time...
    this looks like a piece of heaven

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  13. Oh Nutella always puts everything over the top! delish!g

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  14. Wow, nutella in the brownies and in the frosting! Yum!

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  15. Double delicious! I made brownies today too but they don't look nearly as good as these!

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  16. Claudia, you've done it again. These look fantastic!

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  17. Chocolate Perfection!

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  18. Brownies alone are soooooo good and then you added that beautiful frosting that is dripping off the brownie and there's Nutella as one of the ingredients and coffee...either of which would take this brownie to a new level of deliciousness all on its own. I can only imagine how amazing these must taste. Gorgeous brownies!

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  19. My willpower would dissolve around these.

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  20. I bet those are rich and delicious and fantastic! I made a Nutella brownie not too long ago and it was fabulous! Yours look entirely sinful!

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  21. I think I just fell in love.... Those are so amazing! I want one and I want it now! ;-)

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  22. Wow, now that is one decedent dessert...love the frosting!

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  23. What a decadent looking brownie! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

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  24. OMG, I just figured out what I want for my birthday. :)

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  25. Wow, they look incredible! Nutella is my favourite :)

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  26. Bookmarked, tagged, stumbled, and everything else! ;)

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