Quick and Easy Brownies {Like a Box Mix!}

These Quick and Easy Brownies are truly like a box mix brownie, but from scratch! They are so chocolatey, moist and delicious!

Easy from scratch Brownies! Just like a box mix!

I have been searching for a box-mix-like brownie for some time now. I have a couple really great brownies on the blog already – a fudgy one, one that’s kind of cakey and fudgy – and now this one! I would say this is more of a cakey brownie, which I love!

Basic brownies may seem kind of unexciting, but don’t be fooled. These are anything but! Everyone needs a good, solid brownie in their recipe arsenal and this is the one! Sometimes I really just love a delicious brownie, uninterrupted in flavor by all the add-ins.

Easy from scratch Brownies! Just like a box mix!

I mentioned on Tuesday that my parents were in town for the weekend. It’s such a good thing, because I made a couple rounds of brownies and someone had to help me eat them all!

I totally get my sweet tooth from my dad. I still remember him eating cookies for breakfast when I was a kid. He’s gotten some better eating habits since then, but we both still have the massive sweet tooth.

Easy from scratch Brownies! Just like a box mix!

He agreed with me that these brownies were the best, hands down. Our kind of brownie. Neither of us could keep our hands out of them.

And these brownies are no fuss! There’s no heating things on a stove, microwaving and mixing until butter and sugar reaches a certain temperature, no guess work – just easy and delicious! Perfect for when you want to whip up a quick batch and devour them before anyone even knows they existed. ๐Ÿ™‚

Easy from scratch Brownies! Just like a box mix!

They are quite dark in color in the pictures because I use dark chocolate cocoa in most of my baking. If you’ve never tried it, I really encourage you to. I don’t normally prefer dark chocolate when eating a candy bar, but in baking it makes a much more chocolatey final product. In most cases of course. These brownies being one of them.

I’m sure they’d taste great with regular cocoa. But if you’re willing, give the dark a try.

Either way though, you’ll want to make these ASAP. They are perfect for the chocolate craving you regularly have. ๐Ÿ™‚

Easy from scratch Brownies! Just like a box mix!

Quick and Easy Brownies {Like a Box Mix!}

  • Yield: 12-16 Brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup + 2 1/2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×9 square baking pan, or line it with parchment paper.
2. Mix together the oil, sugar and vanilla extract.
3. Add eggs and mix until well combined.
4. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
5. Slowly add to the egg mixture until well combined.
6. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly.
7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.


Recipe modified fromย AllRecipes.com

Recipe modified from AllRecipes.com



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