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Bisquick Brownies

It might sound a little odd, but Bisquick brownies are actually super delicious!

Though the box might have a stack of pancakes on the front, the possibilities are truly endless when it comes to easy Bisquick recipes.

These brownies just might become your new favorite!

They’re not overly fudgy, so you’ll love them if you prefer a cake-like brownie.

Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Sauce
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Bisquick Brownies

When it’s late and I’m craving brownies, I’m not ashamed to say I’ll turn to a boxed mix in a pinch.

They come out sweet, chocolatey, and pretty much perfect every time. 

If I don’t happen to have a boxof brownie mix handy but still want to skip a few steps, I turn to Bisquick brownies. 

The best thing about them? They’re ridiculously easy to make!

Just throw all seven ingredients – with an optional extra – into a bowl and blend until smooth.

Then bake and enjoy. That’s it!


For a more fudgy Bisquick brownie, try this recipe that uses melted chocolate and sweetened condensed milk. 

This recipe uses Bisquick, sugar, and cocoa powder and will leave you with a moist, slightly cakey brownie.

You can add in chocolate chunks if you like that ooey-gooey chocolate mess.

  • Sugar – To sweeten your brownies and to make them soft. Using white will give you wonderfully chewy brownies.
  • Butter – For rich, super fudgy brownies.
  • Water – To help develop the Bisquick mix’s gluten and make the crumb tender.
  • Eggs – To help moisten the batter and provide richness.
  • Vanilla – You might not necessarily taste it, but it will work to make the cocoa flavor more smooth.
  • Bisquick – Much like a cake mix, Bisquick is a blend of flour and rising agent and can be used in place of the separate ingredients.
  • Cocoa – Be sure to use baking cocoa since drinking cocoa is full of sugar and has a lesser flavor. 
  • Optional Extras – Chopped nuts in the batter and chocolate chips on top.

Tips for Making Brownies

As simple as these babies are to make, I’ve got a few tips to ensure your success!

  • Melt the butter first and let it to cool while you get everything else ready to go.
  • Gently whisk the eggs (just with a fork will be enough) so that you’re not overmixing the batter. 
  • Mix on low or by hand, and only mix until you can no longer see Bisquick streaks. Otherwise, they will be cakey and kind of dry.
  • Check the early. Every oven is different so check after 18 minutes and then every few minutes after that, so they don’t overbake. 
  • Use a good quality cocoa powder for a full and rounded chocolate flavor.
  • Add coffee to boost the flavors. 1-2 teaspoons of espresso powder will amp up the chocolate flavor.
  • If using a glass dish, you may need a few extra minutes of bake time since the container is thicker.
Chocolate Brownies with Strawberry

How to Cut The Brownies

If you have more willpower than me, you can leave the brownies to cool on the counter.

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If you aren’t that patient, try popping them in the fridge for an hour to chill once they’ve cooled a little already.

Don’t put them in straight from the oven.

Try spraying your knife with Pam or rubbing with a touch of neutral oil before cutting to avoid anything from sticking. 

Some people swear by using a plastic knife, so if you have any, try it!

  • For clean lines, place the knife in the center and gently pull towards yourself. 
  • Wipe the knife clean after each cut to avoid crumbs.
  • Turn the pan and cut the other side, starting in the middle from your first cut. 
  • Keep cutting and turning until you have the desired number of squares. 

Don’t cut the squares too small! They dry out faster when they have more edges exposed to the air.

What Can I Add to Bisquick Brownies?

Since these are so quick, you can use the extra time to think up some fantastic additions!

Need inspiration? Try any of these to upgrade your brownies!

  • Chocolate chunks 
  • M&Ms
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Chopped peanut butter cups
  • Chopped nuts
  • Dried cherries
  • Coconut
  • Dried Mango
  • Cranberries and white chocolate
  • Orange zest
  • Raspberries
  • Chunks of candy bars
  • Marshmallows
  • Frosting – peanut butter, chocolate, raspberry, peppermint, coffee, etc.

Bisquick Brownies

Course: DessertCuisine: American


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These Bisquick brownies are chocolately, sweet, and so easy to make! Try out this recipe, you may never make boxed-mix brownies again.


  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa (Nestle’s or Hershey’s)

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 1/3 cups Bisquick

  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, optional

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175°C). Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, blend the sugar, melted butter, and cocoa with an electric mixer on low, until smooth.
  • Add the water and eggs, and mix until just combined. Finally, add the vanilla and Bisquick, and mix on low or by hand until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Stir in the pecans, if using, and pour the thick batter into the baking pan. Smooth the top and sprinkle with chocolate chips, if using.
  • Bake for 18-25 minutes, or until the edges are set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs but no wet batter.
  • Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool fully.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy with a cup of coffee and maybe even a scoop of ice cream!

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

2 thoughts on “Bisquick Brownies”

    • Hi Monica, an 8×8 pan works great and results in thicker brownies. You can also use a larger pan like a 9×13, though they’ll come out thinner.


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