I’m also a big fan of brownies.
When we came across Barefoot Contessa’s Outrageous Brownie Mix I hoped it would be a match made in my kitchen!
Today marks the start of a new semester and to celebrate last night I whipped up the brownies! We bought the mix for $11.25. The mix only makes 9 brownies, so I was immediately skeptical – $1.25 a brownie (not including the eggs and butter that have to be added)? Could they possibly be that good — especially from a box?
Well, you just wait.
Here’s the box:
Contents of the box include one packet of brownie mix and one package of chocolate chunks:
On the stove, in a glass bowl over simmering water I melted the chocolate and one stick of butter:
Then I let that butter/melted chocolate mixture cool:
Next I just beat together the packet of brownie mix, chocolate/butter mixture, and added two eggs (we decided against adding nuts):
The dough is very moist. Here it is the pan.
The directions say to bake for exactly 35 minutes, no more. So that’s what I did. Fresh from the oven!
The brownies were super gooey and totally outrageous! If it’s possible for a brownie to be too chocolate? If so, these might qualify. We served these with ice cream and sprinkles!
The verdict: Yummy! The brownies were worth $1.25 each and were a great way to celebrate the start of a new school year! We’d make these again and I’m interested in other box mixes from Barefoot Contessa like the mint brownies and lemon squares — but I’ll try to find them on sale!
Have you ever used gourmet mixes? Would you recommend them?