The only trouble is, both of their recipes on the back make pans of big soft cakey fall-apart brownies, which could be technically classified as an "abomination" in my book. I have found a way to take the same brownie mix but turn them into fudgy, chewy, stupendous, slap your grandma type brownies. Brownies people at parties will ask you the recipe for. Brownies you'll be tempted to eat the entire pan by yourself standing at the stove while they still cooling. Feast your eyes upon this:
|You need an ice cold glass of milk just looking at this, don't you.|
Take 1 bag of brownie mix, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of oil, and 2 Tablespoons water. Mix together gently with a spoon. My mom once told me to only stir brownies about 40 times and not to over-mix. My girls love counting to 40 with me. What's not to love about education and chocolate holding hands? That's right, nothing. Make sure the ingredients are incorporated together well.
Spray a 9x13 pan with some cooking spray. That's right, take that Ghiradelli people, one package and (gasp) a 9x13 pan, what are you gonna do about it? Are the gourmet chocolate police on their way?? You going to lock me up in a chocolate prison? Oh... wait.. that sounds nice. Can you lick the walls there? Well let's do that. I digress.. Where was I? Oh yes, my contraband 9x13 pan...
Spread out the thick mixture in a sprayed (Ghiradelli defiant) 9x13 pan. It will seem like it might not be enough to cover the bottom but trust me, it oozes and spreads out just fine if you go nice and slow. After that, pop it in the oven at 350º for 30 minutes. That's it. What comes out is thin and fudgy, and triple chocolatey goodness. And the corners? Well I could write sonnets about the corners. They are my favorite part. They get all chunky and sometimes you have to work really hard to chew them (technically it burns more calories that way, don't you love my logic). I love corners so much that once I bought a pan that was all corners. Hey, speaking of fuzzy logic, or fuzzy math. If you make the brownies this way, you will get 6 full pans out of one box of brownies (If you wanted to make 9x13 pans their way, you'd only get three total)
|chocolatey goodness in every bite!|
I love it when you use the word "abomination" :-P
I just typed in "chewy brownie mix," and I found you. (Cherubs giggling in the parting clouds -- one ray of light falls on your post.) Anyway, just wanted to give some props to you, from one brownie lover to another. Check out my brownie blog at www.outoftheboxbrownies.com! Would love to like you on FB; are you there?
-Denise Leo, Global Brownie Ambassador
We loved this hack of the Ghirardelli mix and we love chewy brownies!! So good! I added some white chocolate chips to fool anyone who may think it was the mix :) They were fooled, said best ever. We topped with this for a decadent treat! https://iambaker.net/brownie-chocolate-frosting/ I will never go back to the box recipe again!
Thank you so much. They are in the oven now. Keep posting ;)
Thank you for your brownie modification. I'm not a cakes brownie fan and you did the trick!
Hi, thank you for this. Had already got the box from Costco and volunteered to make s big batch for a cubscout event, when my dollar store ran out of 9x9 pans! So your post was a big savour and hopefully the brownies will be ok at the packnic :)
Thank you so much for this! It sure did the trick for chewier, more fudgey brownies and I’ll never make them the box-directions way again ;P
Thank you for the recipe. My friend and I split the box and I didn't get the box recipe. So I did a search on Pinterest and found your recipe and I glad I did! So much better. I added a cup of walnuts. They are delicious 😋
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