Learn how to Make Box Brownies in the Air Fryer with this simple recipe.

This is one of the easiest baking recipes to pull off, and it will make you fall in love with baking in your air fryer! Oh, so delicious!

How to Make Box Brownies in the Air Fryer
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Box Brownie in the Air Fryer

There is nothing like a good air fryer hack. I love them, and if you have been reading my website for a while, you know this. Today, I am simply making Air Fryer Boxed Brownies. If you are a fan of brownies, consider grabbing your favorite brand and make it in your air fryer instead of the oven.

Now, I will be honest with you, air fryer brownies from a mix make an awesome brownie — especially on the days when you just don’t want to spend the time or energy measuring everything.

It is so simple to make, and there is no need to wait for the oven to preheat. And seriously it’s a budget dessert, with an average price of around $2.00.

Give my Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies a try in your air fryer as well!

Why You’ll Love Air Frying Boxed Brownies

  • Budget friendly dessert
  • Minimal effort with a huge pay off
  • Delicious end result
  • So easy in the air fryer!

Watch How to Air Fry Boxed Brownies

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Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Boxed Brownies

Creating brownies in the air fryer using a boxed mix offers a convenient and efficient way to enjoy delicious treats with minimal effort. With just a handful of ingredients and your trusty air fryer, you can quickly whip up perfectly baked brownies.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Boxed Brownies

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Boxed Brownie Mix: The foundation of your brownies, a boxed mix provides all the dry ingredients necessary for quick and easy preparation, including flour, sugar, and cocoa powder.
  • Eggs: Eggs act as a binding agent in the brownie batter, contributing to its structure and helping to hold everything together for a moist and chewy texture.
  • Vegetable Oil: Vegetable oil adds moisture to the brownie batter, ensuring a tender crumb and preventing dryness during baking in the air fryer.
  • Water: Water is necessary to hydrate the dry ingredients in the boxed mix and create the desired consistency for the brownie batter.
  • Mix-ins (optional): Optional mix-ins such as chocolate chips, nuts, or caramel swirls can be added to customize your brownies and enhance their flavor and texture according to your preference.

How To Make Air Fryer Boxed Brownies

To make air fryer boxed brownies, follow these simple steps:

How to Make Box Brownies in the Air Fryer

Step 1: Make Brownie Batter

Start by making the brownies, per the instructions on the box, and mix well.

How to Make Box Brownies in the Air Fryer

Step 2: Spread Evenly

Prepare a baking pan by lining it with parchment or spraying it with cooking spray.

Next, pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly across the bottom. Place the pan in the air fryer basket.

Step 3: Air Fry Brownies

Set your air fryer to the Air Fry setting and cook at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, check the brownies and add more time as needed. I always put mine in at 5-minute intervals and check them until done.

How to Make Box Brownies in the Air Fryer

Step 4: Cool and Serve

Allow the brownies to cool before slicing. Then plate and serve as desired! These boxed brownies couldn’t be any simpler to make.

How to Make Box Brownies in the Air Fryer

Pro Tips for the Best Air Fryer Brownies

  • Use room-temperature eggs — they make for a lighter, fluffier brownie.
  • Check on your brownies frequently. The thicker the air fryer boxed brownies, the longer they will cook in the air fryer.
  • Be aware of your baking pan. Did you know that the pan you use changes the cooking time? Metal pans cook faster, while glass dishes take longer. I always recommend investing in a good metal brownie pan. It will save you lots of time air-frying.
  • Use parchment paper (or aluminum foil) on the bottom of your pan. It makes your boxed brownies in the air fryer easier to cut and remove from the pan.
  • Air fryer brownies from a mix continue to cook after you take them out of the air fryer. If you insert a knife and it comes out with a FEW crumbs, they are done.

Variations of Box Brownies:

Here are some easy ways to jazz up your box brownie mix.

  • Add some nuts, whether walnuts, almonds, peanuts, etc.
  • Add some chocolate chips or cocoa nibs to the batter.
  • Mix in some candy bar pieces. My kid’s favorites are Snickers, Kit-Kats, and even M&MS.
  • Add some sea salt on top.
  • Add some chocolate drizzle on top — this is one of my family’s favorites.

Sometimes mixing in some quick and easy toppings can totally transform your boxed brownies in the air fryer to a whole new level. Give it a try, or do half one way and the other half plain.

Serving Suggestions for Air Fryer Brownies from a Mix

  • Ice Cream: Nothing is sweeter than a warm brownie with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. You could even go full indulgent with peppermint or pecan ice cream instead.
  • Whipped Cream: A dollop of homemade whipped cream is one of my favorites. Add a cherry on top and dive in!
  • Drizzle With Sauce: Melt some hot fudge, caramel, or even butterscotch and drizzle over the top of your air fryer brownies from a mix.
  • Powdered Sugar: Nothing beats a little dusting of powdered sugar on brownies.
How to Make Box Brownies in the Air Fryer

Can I Use This Recipe For Gluten-Free Brownie Mix? You are more than welcome to reach for a gluten-free mix if that is what you need. I recommend checking on your brownies every 5 minutes so you’re aware of how quickly they’re cooking.

Can I Use Butter Instead of Oil for the Brownies? Yes, substitute the same quantity. For instance, if your recipe calls for 1/2 cup of oil, you use 1/2 cup of melted butter in its place.

Can I Use Milk Instead of Water for the Brownies? Yes, you can use milk or heavy cream instead of water when you make brownies in the air fryer. The amount will be exactly the same.

What Can I Substitute for the Eggs? If you have an egg allergy, the easiest replacement would be unsweetened applesauce. Use 1/4 cup applesauce for every egg your box recipe calls for.

Do Brownies Freeze Well? Brownies are a dessert that does freeze nicely. Just allow your brownies to cool completely, then slice and place them in an airtight container. Freeze for up to three months. Thaw on the counter and enjoy a brownie whenever you get a craving. If you have a vacuum sealer, you can extend the freezer life even longer.

Do You Have to Refrigerate Brownies? Brownies do not have to be refrigerated. However, if you swirl in cream cheese or another ingredient that requires refrigeration, then yes, they need to be refrigerated. Otherwise, storing in an airtight container is all you need to do.

Can I Use Any Type of Boxed Brownie Mix? Yes, you can use any brand or type of boxed brownie mix for making brownies in the air fryer. Just follow the instructions on the box for best results.

Do I Need to Adjust the Cooking Time or Temperature? It’s essential to follow the cooking time and temperature recommended on the boxed brownie mix instructions. However, some air fryer models may vary, so you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly based on your specific air fryer.

Can I Use Any Size Pan in the Air Fryer? You should use a baking pan or dish that fits comfortably inside your air fryer basket without touching the sides. It’s essential to leave some space around the pan to allow for proper air circulation and even cooking.

How Do I Prevent the Brownies from Burning? To prevent the brownies from burning on the top, you can cover them loosely with aluminum foil halfway through the cooking time. This will help protect the surface while allowing the brownies to continue cooking evenly.

Can I Add Mix-Ins to the Brownie Batter? Yes, you can add mix-ins such as chocolate chips, nuts, or swirls of caramel to the brownie batter before baking in the air fryer. Just fold them into the batter gently before pouring it into the baking pan.

How Do I Store Leftover Brownies? Store leftover brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. You can also refrigerate them for longer shelf life or freeze them for extended storage. To reheat, warm the brownies in the microwave or air fryer for a few seconds before serving.

How to Make Box Brownies in the Air Fryer

Equipment Used

Farberware Nonstick Bakeware Baking Pan / Nonstick Cake Pan, Square – 9 Inch, Red

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How to Make Box Brownies in the Air Fryer

How to Make Box Brownies in the Air Fryer

4 from 36 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


Learn How to Make Box Brownies in the Air Fryer with this simple recipe. This is one of the easiest baking recipes to pull off, which will make you fall in love with baking in your air fryer!
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  • 1 package brownie mix
  • Ingredients to go with the boxed mix 


  • Start by preparing your brownies per the box instructions. When you are down, mix everything.
  • Line your brownie with aluminum foil or parchment paper, or leave it as is. Then use a non-stick cooking spray, spray the bottom of your pan (or foil/parchment paper)
  • Pour your brownie mix into the prepared pan.
  • Set the pan in your air fryer for 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, check the brownies, and then adjust the time for that. I always put mine in at 5-minute intervals and check them until they are done.
  • Note: The exact time for your brownies depends on your machine, wattage, how thick the brownies are, etc.
  • Let cool after you take them out of the air fryer.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer
  • Baking Pan
  • Cooking Spray


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 186mgSugar: 32gIron: 2mg

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