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Dutch Oven Brownies

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See how easy it is to make Dutch Oven Brownies on your next camping trip. This eggless brownie recipe can be made at home too.
Cake Brownies in parchment paper

Before our last camping trip, we were trying to decide which Dutch oven recipes to make. We camped with friends of ours and took turns making meals.

Our camping buddies grilled ribeye steaks for all of us. We had them with Instant Pot Mashed Garlic Potatoes. The meal was FANTASTIC!

For our night, we made our Dutch Oven Chicken & Vegetables with thighs, sweet potato, red onion, carrot, bell peppers, garlic, and mushrooms. We made this Dutch oven brownie recipe for dessert. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post.
Dutch oven camping meal

We bake them at the same time by stacking the Dutch ovens. Both took an hour to bake.
cooking with stacked Dutch ovens

Dutch Oven Brownies Recipe

We really like to make easy recipes. We have made Dutch oven dump cake and chocolate cake using a cake mix and a soda. This recipe was an experiment to see if the same technique would work with a brownie mix.

This brownie recipe only requires three ingredients. You could skip the chocolate chips, but your brownies will be much more cake-like and not fudgy. You could also try other brownie mix add-ins such as candy or mini marshmallows.

What to add to brownie mix?

Dutch Oven Brownie ingredients
We added a dark-colored soda pop to our brownie mix. When we mixed the brownie mix and a can of soda together, it was very watery. Usually, brownie batter is very thick and cake batter is thinner, but this was practically pure liquid.

Years ago, we made an eggless brownie recipe at home, but only used half of a can of soda. We used the entire can for this brownie batter without thinking. It really blew our minds that this recipe worked.

Since we already had the batter prepped, we thought we might as well try to bake it and see what happens.

We lined the Dutch oven with a liner. Get them here or make your own

Our guess was that this campfire brownie recipe going was going to turn out to be chocolate soup, but we got to eat the dessert, not slurp it.

As with most of our Dutch oven cooking, we used our noses to determine whether the baking is done. Once we started smelling chocolate, we knew it was time to check the pot.

We were quite surprised when we lifted the lid and found a very tall Dutch brownie cake. Our brownie mix recipe experiment was a success!
close up of brownies baked in a Dutch oven

When we cut into the brownies we found the bottom to be very fudgy, especially toward the middle.
Dutch Oven Brownie

Milk Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Yes, this fudgy brownie cake tasted as good as it looked!! So rich and chocolatey!

Update: We tried this exact recipe at home in our Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven and it turned out great! So fudgy and rich!
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Dutch Oven Brownies Recipe

Yield: 12 servings

Dutch Oven Brownies

Dutch Oven Brownies

Create Fudgy Egg-Less Brownies with three simple ingredients in your Dutch oven either while camping or at home.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 18.3 oz box of brownie mix
  • 1 can of dark soda pop
  • 12 oz bag of chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Prepare charcoal for the Dutch oven.
  2. Place a liner in the Dutch oven.
  3. Mix the brownie mix and soda.
  4. Pour batter into the oven.
  5. Pour the bag of chocolate chips in the middle of the batter.
  6. Bake for approximately 30-60 minutes.

Notes

If you are concerned about the mix being too liquidy, reduce the amount of soda.

This egg-free recipe can be made in an enamel cast iron Dutch (like the blue one pictured below) at home!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 29gProtein: 2g

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Bobbi

Sunday 21st of February 2021

Can this be made in a 5qt with same instructions? Or would time cut down?

Let's Camp S'more

Sunday 21st of February 2021

For a different sized Dutch oven, the prep is the same. Check for doneness sooner on a larger Dutch oven, and plan for a longer cooking time on a smaller Dutch oven. BUT use your nose and remove it from heat if you start to smell burning chocolate!

David Manuel

Saturday 13th of February 2021

How many charcoal on the top and bottom of the Dutch oven?

Let's Camp S'more

Saturday 13th of February 2021

We usually do 6-8 on the bottom and 10-12 on top.

Brent Clark

Thursday 13th of August 2020

What kind of soda and what size oz can?

Let's Camp S'more

Thursday 13th of August 2020

For this recipe we used a 12 oz can of Dr. Pepper. It was fairly liquidy when mixed up. We did not think it would bake OK, but it did well.

Hayden

Sunday 26th of July 2020

It worked great and tasted great, however I did have significantly less cook time, so keep a good watch. I will recommend this to others.

Let's Camp S'more

Wednesday 29th of July 2020

Yes, it depends on heat, climate, and size of Dutch oven. Thanks!

Jason Hansen

Sunday 26th of April 2020

These brownies were absolutely disgusting. We went camping this weekend and tried it. They ended up in the garbage.

Let's Camp S'more

Thursday 7th of May 2020

I am sorry they didn't work out for you.

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