Hot Chocolate Brownies

Every year I think I’m going to want hot chocolate when I’m cold. So what do I do? I go out and buy one of those large canisters full of hot chocolate mix and only drink probably two cups of hot cocoa. While cleaning out my kitchen cabinets I stumbled upon a can of hot chocolate mix from last year that was about to expire. Instead of throwing the hot chocolate mix away, I thought to myself “what could I make with this?” I came up with Hot Chocolate Brownies, and yes, they’re as good as they sound. These aren’t your average brownie. They are so irresistibly chewy! The “crust” is by far my favorite part. I’m trying to watch what I eat so I only wanted to take a bite or two when trying these. “Unfortunately”, I had to keep going back for another bite until the brownie was gone.

Irresistibly Chewy Brownies made with hot chocolate mix

I couldn’t decide after the first two bites if the brownie was good or not. Sure it was good, but was it blog worthy? After I downed the whole brownie I decided that this Hot Chocolate Brownie recipe was definitely blog worthy. I think it’s safe to assume we all have hot chocolate that doesn’t get used up, so this will be the perfect recipe for you this season. I used up all of our leftover mix, but I’ll definitely be heading to the store to buy some more.

Irresistibly Chewy Brownies made with hot chocolate mix

I’m going to warn you right now, when the brownies are about done… they still don’t look done. The center of the brownie still appears to be a hot pocket of lava, don’t fret! Allow the brownies to cool on the counter, or refrigerator (if you have no patience like me) and they will be perfectly fine! I’m not going to lie to you guys… I actually ended up sticking my brownies in the freezer, my anticipation was too high.

Irresistibly Chewy Brownies made with hot chocolate mix

Now if you’re going to make this recipe I haven’t tried it with all types of hot chocolate mixes but I’m assuming it will work fine with any plain milk chocolate hot cocoa mix (just make sure it has the added sugar). I used this great value brand but I’m sure this Swiss Miss brand will work just the same.

Irresistibly Chewy Brownies made with hot chocolate mix

Hot Chocolate Brownies
Yields 9
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  1. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  2. 1/2 tbs. vanilla extract
  3. 2 large eggs, room temperature
  4. 1 3/4 cup hot chocolate mix
  5. 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  6. 1/2 tsp. salt
  7. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  8. 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease and line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment; set aside. (not necessary, but it helps brownies easily remove from pan.)
  3. In a microwave safe bowl heat your butter until melted.
  4. Once your butter is melted stir in the vanilla and two eggs; set aside.
  5. In another bowl whisk together hot cocoa mix, flour, salt and baking powder.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until combined.
  7. Mix in the chocolate chips and pour into prepared pan.
  8. Bake for approximately 35 minutes (don't worry if it still looks raw).
  9. Allow to cool and enjoy!
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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
    October 1, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    The chewy “crust” of the brownie is my favorite part! I’ll definitely need to make these a.s.a.p!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
    October 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Love the addition of the hot chocolate Mix!

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom
    October 1, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Greta way to use up that hot chocolate mix!!

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    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds
    October 1, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Ummm brownies are my life. I need these 10 minutes ago! YUM!

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    Lauren kelly Nutrition
    October 1, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    I love the idea! I bet they are delicious!

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    Heather // girlichef
    October 1, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Oh yum, they look so fudgy and sound absolutely delicious! I never have leftover mix (with 3 kids in the house), so I’ll have to make a point of scooping some out of the canister while it’s still fairly new to make a batch of these – so fun!

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    Ginny McMeans
    October 1, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    This really was a good idea. Thank goodness you found some of that mix in your cabinet and could come up with this creation.

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    Kim Beaulieu
    October 2, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    I want one for each hand, not even kidding. These are delightful.

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife
    October 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    I literally just filled up a huge mason jar with the leftover hot coco mix that was collecting in the bottoms of a few containers! I’m totally making these!

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    October 2, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Oh, yeah, my pantry is full of odds and ends of hot chocolate mixes! I’d much rather have brownies…so I’m delighted you shared this recipe!

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    Nutmeg Nanny
    October 3, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    I’m loving these cookies! They are adorable.

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    Amanda @The Kitcheneer
    October 3, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    These brownies are perfect! They would make a great dessert to bring to a Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas too with the hot chocolate flavor!

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      Karissa Krishart
      October 4, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      Good Idea Amanda! I could go for another batch right about now.

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    January 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    This pregnant momma had a craving for brownies and no way to go to the store. This just saved my husband’s life. Lol

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    January 25, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    I just made these last night ans they are yummy! The brownie batter was very thick when I was mixing and trying to spread it the pan. This recipe makes thick and rich brownies! Definitely a keeper! Husband loved them!

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    January 28, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    I am making this right now with jar of bacon flavored hot chocolate mix we got for Christmas. 🙂 I used peanut oil instead of butter because I had some and it has worked well for brownies before. High hopes!

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      January 28, 2015 at 11:05 AM

      not bad. good recipe. mine are slightly overdone though and they were in less than 30 minutes.

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    March 17, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    Just made these for a bakesale tomorrow! It’s appalling to know how much sugar I am ingesting. However it tastes like heaven! I also find the 1/2 tsp of salt to be too much! I added less than that amount and it ended up tasting pretty salty (didn’t ruin the batter, but I could definitely taste too salt).

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    March 19, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    Made this recipe in 13×9 pan, half the time! and made half the tray with some m&ms on top, they are simple delicious!

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    Ryan Powell
    September 10, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    These turned out amazing.

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