Family Home Evening Brownies (Mormon Brownies)

Family Home Evening Brownies (Mormon Brownies)

Last month Aloshua did what he does every year around this time; he took brownies (amongst other treats) to his “students”. I realized in the midst of opening boxed brownie mixes that I did not have a homemade recipe for brownies. I asked my Facebook friends to help remedy that for me and this is what I got in return:

Family Home Evening Brownies - Mormon Brownies Recipe - by Life as a Convert

I have tasted and approved this recipe, and even my oldest son, Kaia, loves it. I typically don’t find a homemade recipe I love on the first try, but when I realized it came from a Mormon (Mormon’s know their brownies) I realized why it was so good!

Family Home Evening Brownies (Mormon Brownies)

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients into a medium sized bowl. Pour into an 8x8 pan that has been greased on the bottom only.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Make your own brownie mix:

This past Wednesday was my turn to teach Activity Day Girls. No activity is complete without the addition of a snack. I decided to make these brownies into cake pops (another post on that later) and because our lesson involved planning a Family Home Evening lesson, I deemed these “Family Home Evening Brownies” (no family home evening is complete without snacks either!).

For the lesson, I made each girl a ziplock bag containing all of the dry ingredients. Attached to the bag was the list of the additional needed ingredients along with baking directions.

This is the tag I attached. Click on the image to download it. I printed off 6 to a page and used quart size ziplock bags for the dry ingredients.

Family Home Evening Brownies

Do you make homemade brownies? If so, is your recipe similar? 

I’m itching to tweak this recipe a little to make fun combinations like peanut butter brownies and cream cheese brownies. Yum yu

23 thoughts on “Family Home Evening Brownies (Mormon Brownies)

  1. marianne

    I am always happy to see recipes from scratch because I am trying to limit my sugar intake and this gives me the chance to find a healthy substitute for the sugar. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Toughcookiemommy

    These brownies look so good and I imagine that they are delicious when they are warm and right out of the oven. My younger son is a chocolate addict so I know that he would love these if I made them for him.

  3. Elizabeth O.

    I sure love a good brownie recipe. The kids love brownies and we’ve tried different variations, it’s quite easy to make too, no complicated baker stuff. Perfect for a non-baker like me! This recipe looks great, the brownie is moist and it looks packed!

  4. CourtneyLynne

    Omg yummy!!!! Brownies are one of my favorite desserts and I’m definitely not a dessert kinda gal. I will have to try your recipe out!


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