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This works really well for last minute company, or if your teen brings by friends after school and you want to offer a quick snack or brownie sundae. It occasionally comes out a bit dry, so I usually add an extra spoonful or two of mayo for extra moisture. You can decide on your own if you think the recipe needs that.
6 cups flour, 4 tsp baking powder, 4 tsp salt, 8 cups sugar, 8 ounces unsweetened cocoa, 2 cups shortening. Mix dry ingredients together and cut in shortening. Store in an airtight container.
To make a small quick batch of brownies, add 2 beaten eggs, 1 tsp vanilla and a 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) to 2 1/2 cups of the bulk brownie mix. Pour into a greased 8 inch square pan and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, or until done. With this mix made up ahead of time, you can always be prepared with at least a simple home made dessert. Personally, I’m a brownie sundae fan, but these treats on their own also make a great lunch addition if you have anyone at home taking bag lunches to work or school.