5 Ingredient Hot Cocoa Mix Microwave Brownies

Good news guys I think I’ve found the answer to cope with hectic exam weeks. If there is to be one, I bet it is long runs to the new Bruce Springsteen album (oh man, I love it!) and stuffing your face with as much chocolate as you can.

Chocolate in the form of fudgy, rich, moist brownies. Which (bonus points) can be made in your microwave in less than  minutes. Because, remember that you’re one stressed student and you do not have the time to spend making brownies and doing all those dishes afterward, right? And if you’re lucky enough to no longer have exams, I’m sure you still want brownies but do not want to wait for them.

And if you don’t, I think you’re weird. But hey, it’s ok. I think we could totally be bbf’s, because that would mean more brownies for me. 

((( Happiness )))



These brownies are really, really good. I know some of you might be a little bit skeptical about microwave baked goods, and yeah, I see your point. I’ve tried lots of recipes which ended up tasting like shoes. And no, no that I go around tasting shoes, but I’m pretty positive that that is what some microwave brownies taste like mmm yes #gross.

Fear not, guys. This one is a keeper! It turns out moist, dense, chewy and super chocolaty every single time. Trust me, I’ve tried this recipe like 20 times and I can ensure that this one is a winner. No brownie shaped piece of cardboard: just chocolaty heaven. I’d like to tell you that I tested this recipe that many times for the sake of recipe-developing, but the truth is that I have an obsession with these. A pretty serious one, I’m not kidding.



Let’s be honest guys. I prefer to have really indulgent stuff every time I go for a treat. Enter homemade croissants, big fluffy cinnabons and decadent sinful layer cakes. I believe that those should be part of a healthy lifestyle, and that’s why I strive to eat something I truly enjoy whenever I feel like splurging. 

These brownies are awesome, yes. I wouldn’t say that they’re the best dessert in the world, but they’re delicious for a microwave version. Best one I’ve ever tried, in fact!  That being said: these aren’t the treat I’d usually go for. If I’m going to be really naughty, I confess I’d choose something like this Brownie a la Mode Layer Cake or my friend Allie’s Peanut Butter Rolls.



However, I must admit that there are times when you need NEED to have your chocolate fix. It’s either that or rolling yourself into a human burrito and go hide in a dark room so as not to have to study anymore. I like to pretend I’m a human burrito, but I guess I like the brownies better. Yeah guys, there are days when you’ll need chocolate to go on. Days like those you wake up at like 6am in order to study, work out, go to school, go back to study, sneak another quick workout, do tons of homework, have a quick dinner alone because you have to go to classes at night, and then go back to study before bed. If you get to sleep, that is. Most of days it’s just me laying in the dark worrying about the amount of homework I’ll have to get done next day.

That, guys, is my day in a nutshell.

And I still wonder why I look like a Mordor orc all the time mmmm I think I can see it now??



Glad I finally found the way to satisfy my cravings for the sweet stuff and be able to deal with the school life the best way possible. These brownies are true life-savers, I tell you.

If your day is being too bad, you can (and you totally should) top them with whipped cream and sprinkles. There’s nothing that combo can’t fix. You can actually top them with whatever floats your boat! This is a pretty basic recipe, but I reckon that vanilla extract, instant coffee granules, chocolate chips, coconut flakes and lots of stuff would work wonders here. Use your imagination here: your brownie, your rules.



I like to eat mine reheated (they get ever so fudgy that way. Seriously TRY THAT!) and warm, with a dab of peanut butter on top. And whipped cream too thankyouverymuch. Then, you’ll find me pouring sprinkles on top of the cream like it’s my job. Lots of them. The more, the merrier. I once put so many on top that you wouldn’t have told that there was a brownie below the sprinkle monster.

Judge me.

And oh hey, if you’re having the worst day ever, you’re entitled to a Peppa Pig lollipop too.



Let’s wave all our worries goodbye with these brownies. Good thing that this recipe only makes three, because they’d have to roll me out of the house otherwise.

What can I say, I like brownies.




5 Ingredient Hot Cocoa Mix Microwave Brownies
Yields 3
Fudgy, moist and truly delicious!
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 2 tablespoons butter
  2. 7 tablespoons low fat greek yogurt
  3. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 cup flour
  5. 3/4 cup hot cocoa mix
  6. 1 tablespoon water
  1. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Stir in yogurt, flour, baking powder, hot cocoa mix powder and water and whisk until combind. Batter will be thick.
  3. Pour into a silicone loaf pan and microwave for 3 minutes or until you see that the brownies are no longer liquid.
  4. Let it cool before cutting into squares.
  1. I'm not counting water as a ingredient!
  2. Sugar free cocoa mix works, but the brownies won't turn as good.
  3. If you don't own a silicone loaf pan, use a mug.
  4. The brownies are best reheated and warm.
  5. Add any extras you wish: chocolate chips, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut flakes... all work!
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For the record, I did have to eat the Peppa Pig Lollipop too :–(

I hope you guys have a great week. I have another biochem exam coming up on Tuesday, so I won’t be able to comment on blogs and stuff, I’m sorry! I’ll try to catch up later this week.



  • Reply wokandspoon February 9, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Hello there. Came across your blog and am loving your recipes. This brownie recipe looks super quick and perfect for a quick sugar hit 🙂 Hope your exams go well!

    • Reply Consuelo February 12, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you! xx

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment February 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Consuelo! I’m so sorry things are so stressy for you right now! I hope you get through it all in one piece! These brownies will certainly help. They look so moist and fudgy! And those sprinkles look so happy! Love that Peppa Pig too. 😉

  • Reply Covadonga February 9, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Animo guapa, es un año duro pero tú puedes con ello, les haré los brownies a las niñas cuando tienen esa necesidad de chocolate urgente.

  • Reply blahnikbaker February 10, 2014 at 12:17 am

    I will never judge you for such fudgy and decadent brownies!! Hope things get slower for you this week. Good luck with the biochem exam.

  • Reply Cate @ Chez CateyLou February 10, 2014 at 12:22 am

    These look amazing!!! I’m not a student, but I remember the stress! And even now, I definitely need brownies ASAP at times. Can’t wait to try these!

  • Reply Yeste Lima February 10, 2014 at 1:25 am

    qué ricos, Consuelo, los dulces de o con chocolate siempre han sido los preferidos de la familia.

    Bueno, vaaale, les haré los brownies a las golosas de la casa….

    Besos apretaos, Consuelo

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.come February 10, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Yesssss! I’ve never had a good microwave dessert (#realtalk) but that hasn’t stopped me from trying ones I’ve come across. So, so excited to find this recipe. I usually default to chocolate chips when I need a quick sweet fix–so glad to have this much better option now!

  • Reply Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness February 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Seriously can’t believe that you made those fudgy, dense brownies in the microwave girl! I definitely have tried a few microwaved baked goods before…and died. Definite shoe territory.
    These look nothing like my attempts and I need them. It’s only 7:30am but you said sometime you just need chocolate right? So, it’s acceptable to have these for breakfast?
    P.s I hope your life gets a little less stressy!!

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens February 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Wow! When I read the title of this recipe, I was amazed! Sure, sure … you had me at “Brownies”! But then, to add “Hot Cocoa” and “Microwave” (what!?!?!?) … I was beyond intrigued! This is fantastic! And yes, just what you need to stare down those looming exams! 😀 Awesome!

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite February 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I’m absolutely 100% totally digging these brownies! I can’t believe these are made in the microwave! They look so moist and fudgy!

    Good luck on your exam!! And afterwards, treat yourself with some brownies 🙂

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven February 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Brownies in the microwave?!?! You have outdone yourself!!!

  • Reply Carmel Moments February 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Glad you have brownies to help melt your cares away. What could be better? Love the use of the microwave here!

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments February 10, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Unbelievable! Hey, if microwave brownies look that good, I’m trying them! 🙂

  • Reply Laurel y Menta February 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Wooooooow, qué receta!!!! Brownies en microondas, maravilloso y práctico y rápido… Nos gusta mucho, sólo ver esos primeros planos de los cuadraditos…, mmmmmmm, para chuparse los dedos..
    Y qué chulada de piruleta, ja, ja….
    Suerte el jueves y muchos besitos.

  • Reply foxeslovelemons February 10, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    You seriously made these in a microwave? I am super impressed! I must give this a try.

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen February 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    These look fantastic! I love that they’re done in the microwave! Yummy and fast!

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl February 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Ok so these are brownies that are hot chocolate inspired, made in the microwave and 5 ingredients? PERFECT!!

  • Reply Jessiker Bakes February 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    SO bad that I recognised Peppa Pig immediately. This looks delicious and sad to say, it might not be 3 servings when I’m done with it!!! I’m going to try and let you know how much I love it!!

  • Reply danguole February 10, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I love love LOVE Bruce Springsteen, and it makes me so happy to hear you dig him too! Cheers Consuelo!

  • Reply Amy February 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Microwave brownies?! That’s dangerous…I will probably be making these OFTEN 😉 Looks delicious, Consuelo!

  • Reply ashley February 10, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Good luck on the exams!! This is such a great idea for a quick dessert! Chocolate is a great stress reliever 🙂

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker February 10, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    OM Goodness! Look at these divine morsels!! The photos are so beautiful I am visually addicted to these before I make them 😉 Hee hee – love the Peppa Pig lolly! (I didn’t know she was popular Stateside). Super…

  • Reply Johlene February 10, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Great minds think alike..lol! I posted a recipe this morning that contains cocoa brownies 🙂 I love the faxt that your recipe contains low fat greek yoghurt.. definitely a way to lower the calories!! Have a great week!! xoxo

  • Reply Diana February 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    The pictures look amazing! I really want to try this recipe out but I don’t own a silicone loaf pan and my microwave is a bit crazy! 😀 so I might just put the brownies in the oven?

    • Reply Consuelo February 11, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you Diana!
      I haven’t tried going the oven route, but I think it should work. Don’t overbake the brownies or they’ll come gummy due to the yogurt. They’re a bit better slighty underbaked and therefore fudgier!
      I hope you’ll like this! xx

  • Reply Cindy February 11, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Sending you lots of positive vibes 😀 School is exhausting and definitely time consuming, but the results are worth it. I can see how these brownies would make anyone more relaxed and happy. Thanks Consuelo!

  • Reply Ashley February 11, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Good luck with all the studying – it sounds so stressful! These brownies sound like the perfect solution to a sweet craving! I’ve tried one microwave cake that well, let’s just say was kinda gross. I need to just go for it and try another recipe – like this one!

  • Reply holly ; the hobbit kitchen February 11, 2014 at 10:08 am

    sorry to hear you’re stressing out these days consuelo; i totally know how you feel! i’m sure you’ll do fabulously with all your work though, you’re fantastic! 🙂 and i’m sure having a few of these brownies to power you on helps as well. i’ve never made any baked goods in the microwave before but i’ll be spending all of today in the library (again), and one or two (or three!) of these would definitely make it a bit less depressing, i’m sure!
    the hobbit kitchen x

  • Reply Joanne February 11, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I am kind of in shock that these are made in the microwave. WHOA. And AWESOME. I hope these helped you to destress a bit!

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou February 11, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I love microwave baking; fast and so easy. This recipe is deffo a keeper Co!

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com February 11, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I am one of those who prefer oven baking – but these brownies might have me changing my mind! They look delish Consuelo! Chocolate IS brain food – good luck studying! 🙂

  • Reply Juliana February 11, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    These brownies look great…I like the idea of using a microwave…hope your stress level comes down.
    Have a great week Consuelo 😀

  • Reply Monica February 11, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Great texture on these brownies and sounds so easy and do-able! I wouldn’t be able to resist eating a bunch of these brownies but those lollipops are too cute to eat!

  • Reply Julie @ This Gal Cooks February 11, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Ohhh what a fun little recipe! These brownies look good. Love the addition of Greek yogurt. Pinned!

  • Reply Amy @ swiss miss in the kitchen February 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    These beauties only contain 2 tbsp of butter?? This is amazing Consuelo!! Perfect for any occasion! Get some rest dear and have lots of these to get enough power for your stressful time!
    xox Amy

  • Reply Gintare @Gourmantine February 11, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    I’ve heard about microwave recipes before, but since don’t own a microwave so never tried them, though I have to say they look really good!

  • Reply Renee@Two in the Kitchen.com February 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Consuelo, These are fantastic looking. I love the whipped cream on the top!! 🙂

  • Reply Kelly February 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Sorry things are so stressful for you right now Consuelo and good luck with the studying 🙁 Hopefully these brownies will help you, they look fantastic and so moist and fudgy! Hehe and Peppa Pig is an adorable touch!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner February 13, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    These brownies look so fudgy! I’m in. Chocolate = happiness. 🙂 Good luck with your exams!

  • Reply Nora (Buttercream Fanatic) February 13, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    This is such a great idea! I have never tried using hot cocoa mix in brownies, but of course I will now!

  • Reply Student of Chocolate June 12, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    These turned out wonderful! I used a 6 muffin silicone pan, which will definitely come in handy the next time I’m studying for an exam with a few friends. Thanks 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo June 13, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Awwh you can’t imagine how happy it makes me to hear that!! 🙂

  • Reply SH December 23, 2014 at 2:07 am

    what does the yogurt do? can the recipe be done with out it? or use regular plain yogurt?

    • Reply Consuelo December 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      I don’t think so, as it keeps the brownies super moist! 🙁

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  • Reply Nici★ January 30, 2015 at 1:32 am

    is it possible to use another yoghurt? currently I’m in Japan and I’ve never seen Greek Yoghurt here… just all these “plain” ones and they all have no creamy consistency.

    • Reply Consuelo January 30, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Hi Nici! I’m afraid I’ve tried using plain, runny yogurt with this recipe and it didn’t turn out well…
      However, you could try using quark cheese if you find it OR even making your own greek yogurt straining it overnight 😉 xxx

      • Reply Nici★ January 31, 2015 at 5:37 am

        I might try straining the yogurt myself. seems not to be difficult, thank you 🙂

  • Reply Consuelo April 12, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I don’t think it works! Microwave recipes aren’t quite as adaptable as the one you make in the oven, sorry! xx

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