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!|