Instant Brownie Mix

This recipe makes enough mix to bake 8 batches of delicious homemade brownies. 8 delicious gifts for friends or family.


16 cups of mix, enough for 8 batches of brownies


4 cups all-purpose flour
6 cups granulated (white) sugar
3 cups baking cocoa
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons salt
2 cups vegetable shortening


Combine first five ingredients and mix well. Using a pastry blender or two knives, thoroughly cut in shortening. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Give with baking instructions.

To bake: Combine 2 cups brownie mix, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup chopped nuts (if desired). Stir just until all ingredients are moistened. Spread in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 20 to 25 minutes, or until set in center. Cut into 2-inch squares. Yield: 16 brownies

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