Hey Brownie lovers!! I know I am always looking for a go to dessert for a crowd, for people of all ages. Brownies happen to be that go-to dessert, especially when you are in a pinch! I always use a boxed brownie mix, but sometimes you want to add a little “extra” to doctor them up. Below you will find some ideas to make them a little more special.
I may sound like a broken record with my allergies, but seriously, I cannot eat store bought baked goods! Making brownies from “scratch” or at least from a box, ensures I can have them…Yay! Keep in mind when feeding a bunch of children, you never know what allergies kids might have! Better be safe than sorry!
Betty Crocker’s Fudge Brownie mix is so good. With that, I always use canola oil, to keep them soy free, and the mix is already, soy free, peanut free, and tree nut free. Perfect for me!
The great thing about brownie mix is you can pretty much put anything in it to make it a little more fun. Here is a list of some of the mix-ins and toppings. When in doubt, ask a child what they would want in their brownies and you will get some great ideas!
- Caramel – for inside and on top!
- Chocolate Chips
- White Chocolate Chips
- Butterscotch Chips
- Chocolate Syrup
- Marshmallow fluff or just marshmallows (they will disappear when baked)
- Cherry pie filling…yup
- Rice Krispies cereal – for a crunch!
- Cookie chunks
- Frosting on top
- Chocolate Ganache
- This list could go on!
For this particular batch, I chose to go with caramel inside and out as well as some chocolate chips inside. I used Nestle Tollhouse Simply Delicious chocolate chips. They are made with 3 ingredients: 100% pure chocolate, cocoa butter, and cane sugar. Additionally, they taste delicious and don’t have all of those filler ingredients like soy lecithin!
What You Need
- 1 Box of Brownie Mix – I used Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie
- 3 Tbsp Caramel from a jar (2 for the mix and 1 for the top)
- 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
- Mix together the brownies according to the box. Usually you don’t even need a hand mixer for this. A whisk will do the trick!
- Pour in the caramel and swirl it around with a knife
- Add the chocolate chips on the top
- Bake according to the directions on the box – 9×13 baking dish at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes should do it
- Drizzle more caramel on top of the baked brownies
- Cut with a PLASTIC KNIFE. I cannot stress this enough. You will get a clean cut. Metal knifes pull the brownies and the cut isn’t smooth.
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Top with whipped cream or ice cream and more caramel or fudge and you have a winner! Delicious.
I hope I have inspired you to be more creative with your brownies. The best part is they are so easy, and you can call them “homemade”!!