you guys need a hobby.
As a gal who has only ever made brownies from a box, I was very interested to learn that, YES, making them from scratch is indeed the cheaper way to go.
Two eggs: $0.33
1/2 cup oil: $0.50
The recipe without the box has many more ingredients, which caused me to assume that it would be more costly in the end, but I was proven wrong. Here are the numbers (thanks to Christian’s Excel calculations):
Recipe from scratch:
Baking Powder: $0.04
Salt: less than $0.01
Cocoa Powder: $0.45
“The biggest savings was probably not having to leave the house.” -CR
This is also true, since we generally have all of these things in the house, but don’t necessarily have brownie mix. I’d also like to think that this has less of an environmental impact, since we’d eventually be using these ingredients anyway, and we don’t have the additional box/bag of the brownie mix to recycle/trash after each batch.