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Brownie Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

9 brownies

This mix I make instead of using the store-bought mixes. This one has so much flavor and is so easy to make.—Patricia D Kile, Greentown, Pennsylvania

Ingredients

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 1 can (8 ounces) baking cocoa
  • 2 cups shortening
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 2-1/2 cups Brownie Mix
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients. With a pastry blender, cut in shortening until evenly distributed. Store in a large airtight container in cupboard. Keeps 10-12 weeks. Yield: about 17 cups of mix.
  2. To prepare brownies: In a bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Beat with spoon until smooth. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until top tests done. Cut into squares while still warm. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.

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