Brownie mixes are the star of the box mix section. As an aside, I had no idea people had such strong feelings about mixes! Turns out, a lot of people really love or really hate them. There are some great cakes that begin with a box cake mix, but mix brownies are one thing that scratch recipes always try to copy. Even though the flavor can be a little lacking, box mix brownies have that amazing chewy/fudgy texture and perfect, shiny brownie crust that make them so incredible. This Better Than Box Mix Brownie recipe is incredibly easy. I have made a lot of brownies! And, while I love recipes like my Frosted Brownie recipe and Chocolate Mousse Brownie recipe this one is a fantastic basic brownie recipe. These brownies are just as easy to make as box mix brownies, and they have the same chewy/fudgy texture and shiny crust. But they have the yummy chocolate flavor that so many mixes are missing.So, the next time a brownie craving strikes, grab a bowl and whip up a batch of these brownies!
Better Than Box Mix Brownie Recipe
- 1 cup butter melted
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
Stir together the butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl until well-combined.
Stir in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each, until thoroughly blended.
Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir in until just incorporated.
Mix in the chocolate morsels.
Pour the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
Bake 20-35 minutes. The edges should look dry and set, but there should still be fudgy crumbs when a toothpick is inserted in the middle.
Cool to room temperature before cutting.
Adapted from Allrecipes.