You can either bag the mix for future use or go ahead and make the brownies. You can also use a high quality cocoa to improve the flavor. Customize it with chips, nuts or whatever you like. I found this on a blog for saving money. Making it yourself should save you about 80- 85%
This makes a big 13x9 pan of brownies, using a brownie box mix. Super easy and looks gormet when you are done! (Be sure to buy the box mix that says that it makes a 13x9 recipe or youll have problems.) The mix I use is by Betty Crocker.
Sugar cookie M&Ms Bars - This bar is perfect to round out your cookie exchange -- colorful holiday chocolate candies, white vanilla baking chips and sugar cookie mix makes this a snap to make and bake.