I have no problems using box mixes. There, I said it. They are my go to when I need a quick dessert. Or when my intended dessert fails miserably and I need something FAST! Like recently, when I spent two hours making cookies that sadly only made it to the garbage can. All two dozen cookies. They were terrible.
Suddenly, I was scrambling for a dessert and it had to be something quick.
Then I stumbled upon a recipe from one of the cookbooks my mother-in-law gave me when Brett and I got married. It’s a collection of recipes women from her church put together: ”Sinfully Rich Brownies….a chocolate lover’s dream.” And they were from a box. These were my ticket!
I’m sure if you were to google “how to spruce up a box brownie” you’d find a similar recipe in the mix of results.
All you need to do is change out the water the box recipe calls for with milk or whipping cream (I chose whipping cream), double the number of eggs the box calls for, then add a splash of vanilla and some chocolate chips and you’ve got some seriously rich and decadent brownies.
No one will know they were from a box!
- 1 family-size pkg brownie mix
- double the number of eggs called for on box.
- Milk and or cream in place of water
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (I used half milk chocolate chips, half white chocolate chips)
- Chopped pecans (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Mix ingredients in the order listed (you still use the oil recipe calls for). Mixture will be thick.
- Grease a 9X13 in pan well, then press brownie mixture into the pan. Bake for about 40 minutes.
- Let brownies cool in pan, then cut in pan with a wet sharp knife. (Using a wet, sharp knife was a new trick for me and it works great!)
- ***I sprinkled some powdered sugar over the top just before cutting them, just to make ‘em pretty!