Do you have instant hot chocolate mix?  You can make a brownie in two minutes, counting cooking time.  You don’t even need a bunch of ingredients.

It will cost you about $ .30-40, depending on how much you paid for the packets.  The packets have about 3 Tbsp of mix in them: about 1 Tbsp. each of sugar, cocoa powder, and whey/creamer/milk powder.  If you have the kind of cocoa mix that you have to add to milk (instead of water), it's basically half cocoa powder and half sugar (i.e., 1/4 c. mix= 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder, 2 Tbsp. sugar).  You can use mix in any recipe that calls for both cocoa powder and sugar, as part of the ingredients.

I made these brownies three different ways, just to see what would happen when substituting different ingredients.  I've tried it with raspberry-chocolate mix, it's delicious.  Use whatever you have, play around with it if you feel like it, and if it’s not perfect, put a little more ice cream on top!

Version 1:  Cakey Brownie

2 packets of instant hot chocolate mix (I used Nestle Rich Chocolate because I found it in the back of the pantry)
2 Tbsp. sugar (use honey if you don’t have sugar)
1 Tbsp. softened butter, or use vegetable oil
1 egg
3 Tbsp. flour, or 1/3 c. quick oats (if you use a packet of sweetened instant oatmeal, reduce the sugar by 1 Tbsp.)

            In a microwave-safe bowl, beat together the mix, sugar, butter, and egg.  Stir in the flour.  Microwave for 60-90 seconds, until mostly cooked.  There should be a shiny, uncooked spot about the size of a dime or quarter.  It will finish cooking as it cools.  Serve with ice cream, and/or hot fudge sauce, chopped nuts, or whatever you have.


Version 2: More Chewy brownie

Use ingredients for Version 1, but beat the egg first by itself, and only use half of it in the batter.


Version 3: No Eggs (or oil/butter) in the House

Hey, this sounds weird, but what is mayonnaise made out of? Oil, and egg.  Mostly.  Look up “Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake; you’ll find some great recipes.

 2 packets of instant hot chocolate mix (I used Nestle Rich Chocolate because I found it in the back of the pantry)
2 Tbsp. sugar (use honey if you don’t have sugar)
1 ½  oz. Mayonnaise (use condiment packets, or use 3 Tbsp. from a jar)
3 Tbsp. flour, or 1/3 c. quick oats

Mix, stir, microwave for 60-90 seconds, until cooked.


This is what the batter using a whole egg looks like.

This is the same batter with only 1/2 egg in it.

The brownie after cooking: see that small shiny spot close to the center?  It's still a little doughy, but will finish cooking as it sits.



chocolate cravings
07/25/2011 23:07

I knew it was possible!
Years ago, I don't know what I did, but my chocolate milk mix turned a bit doughy. I have no chocolate in the house besides the chocolate milk mixes, so this page is a godsend!
Love you, thanks a heap!

07/11/2012 22:17

OMG it was so easy and super good.

chocolate :)
07/18/2012 15:53

this was sooooooooo good and it was easy to make it took me three minutes thank you

happy mama!
01/12/2013 16:36

This recipe was awesome. My daughter just came home from a math competition and I wanted to whip up something special fast. The second option was a hit. I topped it with Vanilla Bean icecream, chopped pecans, and chocolate syrup. It was so easy!! thank-you thank-you thank YOU!!

01/13/2013 23:37

I made this for a before bed snack for my grandmother, boyfriend, and I. It was pretty good, 'specially for something made in the microwave! However, my family and I agree'd that it tasted more like a cake, and was somewhat dry. Next time I make it, I'll be sure to add some ice cream! I'll give it a 3 out of 5 stars. :3 Thanks for sharing this recipe!

12/07/2013 22:54

This was so awsome I will defenetly eat this again

01/13/2014 04:15

I'm a first time mommy, I'm just about 6 months pregnant and it's 3am and I have been craving chocolate since 8:30 yesterday morning. I got to thinking as I was laying in bed about how hot chocolate mix and brownie mix are similar and looked it up online for a recipe and came across this one. I tried the version 1 and it came out amazing. And my cravings are satisfied. Thank you so much for this recipe. I also shared it with all of my friends :)

01/13/2014 11:59


I'm glad to have helped! And congratulations. I firmly believe that the most powerful thing we can do is to touch hearts- and motherhood gives you an amazing opportunity to touch the heart, on a daily basis, of these precious children. All the best to you.

05/05/2015 18:28

I let it cook to long but awesome recipe 😊☺️☺️☺️😊☺️😊💕


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