Thursday, January 7, 2010

Can i replace cocoa powder with hot chocolate mix in a brownie recipe?

Will it work?

And isn't hot chocolate mix the same as cocoa powder?Can i replace cocoa powder with hot chocolate mix in a brownie recipe?
Yes you can but since it is already sweetened, cut back on the sugar.(maybe a quarter cup)Can i replace cocoa powder with hot chocolate mix in a brownie recipe?
Hot chocolate mix has a large amount of suger, or a sweetener, in the mix.

Cocoa powder should be pure cocoa, with no added sweetener of any kind.

If you make brownies with a hot chocolate mix, you might cut down slightly on the amount of suger in the recipe. I would expect that the finished product would not be as richly chocolate as the original recipe. Still might make a very delicious cookie.
No, cocoa powder is made from cocoa beans. Hot chocolate mix is made up of powdered milk, chocolate flavorings and sugar...Coca powder has no added sugar or anything else in it...taste bitter until you add it to things like can try the hot chocolate could work.
Cocoa is the powder of a cocoa bean. Hot chocolate mix is cocoa with sugar, dried milk and other flavorings. The taste and texture of the brownies will be very different.
Absolutely NOT. Hot chocolate mix has powdered milk and sugar added to it. Cocoa powder is just plain, unsweetened cocoa. Your brownies will be way too sweet, and not chocolatey enough
cocao powder is unsweetened and chocolate mix is sweet mixture

if you switch you will have to cut on your sugar
yeah because you can

make hot chocolate with cocoa powder! :)
not exactly the same but works well enough

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  1. Some brands of hot cocoa mix have powdered milk mixed with the sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder, some do not. This will affect how you substitute your hot cocoa powder. A brand similar to Nestle Quik, which you stir into milk (not water) contained only 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder for every 3 Tbsp. mix. So if you need 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder in your recipe, you'd use 3/4 c. mix and reduce your sugar by 1/4 - 1/3 cup. Read more, with recipes, at