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Monday, November 17, 2008

Glorified Boxed Brownies

I don't normally buy box anything, and prefer to bake from scratch.
But there were 3 brownie mixes in the scratch-n-dent cart at Kroger,
and after using my coupons, I was actually paid a few cents to
take them home! So....I doctored them up a little and....they were great!
This mix called for adding oil, egg and 3 T of water.
I changed one of the Tablespoons of water to pure vanilla extract.
Then I added a handful of 60% cacao chips and 1 cup of
whole, raw, unsalted mixed nuts.
The Mister (the true chocolate connoisseur) couldn't tell they were
from a box!....mission accomplished! :)

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips. These brownies look so delicious! I love chocolate. No wonder hubby liked these. Wow. They probably melt in your mouth! I hope you have a great week, Betsy. luv ya, Trish

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  2. They look delicious! I love a grocery store bargain like that.

    Costco sells a Ghirardelli chocolate brownie mix which is also makes very tasty and moist brownies.

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  3. They look very tasty! I'm hungry now. See ya.

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  4. Strider ~ Even YOU would like these...with Starbucks....bring Lucky over and I'll share!

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  5. I'm drooling now... and reallllllly wanting dessert.

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  6. Heu, I am hungry...
    Smile for You !
    They look delicious !

    See You later !

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  7. I love the looks of these.

    There is an article in the Washington Post (I sent the link to Melinda and she can get it for you as I no longer have it) about a boy with Autism who was cured?

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  8. Whoops. I still had the story open.

    Here is the link.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/14/AR2008111403006.html?hpid=smartliving

    You may have to join to read it.

    Joining is free.

    Abe

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  9. I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at your brownies!

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  10. Hmmmm, I am drinking my morning coffee and wishing I had one of those to go with it! They look beautiful!

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  11. Abe ~ thanks for thinking of my boys! I'll take a look at the article.

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  12. Stevie ~ ooops! sorry! tee-hee!

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  13. I smelled brownies baking so I just had to stop by for one! I use the box mixes for brownies - I find they rival the homemade variety. Betty and Duncan have these mixes down pat so I let them do the work. Yours look delicious! They probably taste all the better for the sweet deal you got!

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  14. Job well done! I've never even thought to glorify the boxed brownies...thanks for your tips. They look delicious!

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  15. Oh WOW, they look so good. One thing I miss most, is not being able to smell foods as they are cooking or baking. But that doesn't stop me from eating. LOL They look really, really yummy.

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  16. I have a couple of recipes to "Glorify" brownies that I use cause if I use a brownie "box mix" they generally are a little too boring and plain for me. One box mix I do like though -and I see Pat already mentioned the brand -is Ghiradelli! These really do bake up into some great brownies -especially good if you are really in a big hurry.
    Or, for a quick change-up to any box mix brownies, try peanut-butter chocolate chips or white chocolate chips -both make for great additions, even to a regular "home made" brownie recipe.

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  17. These look decadent. I have several brownie recipes that start with the box mix as the base and they are wonderful. It never hurts to have a little help from Betty, right? Betty Crocker, that is.

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  18. Jeni~ those are some great ideas! I'll have to try those with my other boxes!

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  19. Willow ~ I think you made one and brought it down to my house once...with mint in it!

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  20. Those look delicious!

    Thanks for your vote for Vince's video! (whew..that was a lot of v's in one sentence:)

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  21. Ohhhhhh boy! The photograph is brilliant Betsy. :)

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  22. "I changed one of the Tablespoons of water to pure vanilla extract."

    Wow, wouldn't that make it too sweet? I would never think of that. These looks fantastic anyway. "Mission accomplished"--love it!

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  23. OH MY.....those look YUMMY!!!!!!!

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  24. they paid you to take them home??!! i'm loving that.

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