This recipe for Brownie Mix comes from the Make-A-Mix cookbook by Eliason, Harward & Westover. I only make half a recipe at a time because we don't need to eat that many brownies! :)
6 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 teaspoons salt
8 cups sugar
1 8-ounce can unsweetened cocoa powder
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well using a wire whisk. Store in an airtight container and use within 10 to 12 weeks. Makes about 15 cups of mix.
I have made a couple of changes to the brownie recipe included in the book. I add 1/4 cup of milk because we like a more cakelike brownie but try it both ways to see which you like better. I also add 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter and omit any topping or frosting.
2-1/4 cups Brownie Mix
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. Combine Brownie Mix, walnuts and chocolate chips in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry and beat well. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until edges separate from pan. Makes 16 brownies.
These brownies are so moist and rich with the addition of the chocolate chips that they don't need any frosting!