Although boxed brownies are a convenient and tasty dessert, sometimes plain chocolate isn’t enough. The good news is that you can use chocolate brownies as the base for adding delicious ingredients to make an enhanced treat or to replace some of them with healthier alternatives.
The following 15 brownie mix hacks will elevate this treat to a whole new level.
1. For the Peanut Butter Lover
Add the eggs, oil, and 1/2 cup of creamy or crunchy peanut butter. Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter chips to a bowl. In the pan, distribute half of the batter. Spread the remaining batter on top of the full Reese’s Cups. Before baking, scatter extra Reese’s Cups on top.
2. For the Extremist in Chocolate
Add one-fourth cup of each type of chocolate chip: milk, semisweet, dark, and white. After the brownies are baked, top them with chocolate frosting and hot fudge sauce.
3. For Fruit Addicts
Mix the batter with 1/2 cup of your preferred raspberry jam. Fresh raspberries are layered over half of the batter, which is then covered with the remaining batter.
4. For the Kid at Heart
Add 1 cup of chopped, preferred candy bars to the batter. Kit Kats, Snickers, Twix, Heath Bars, Butterfingers, M&Ms, 3 Musketeers, and Milky Ways are a few examples.
5. For the Wild Child
Chop 1 cup of nuts, such as cashews, pecans, almonds, and walnuts, and incorporate them into the batter. Feeling posh? Use honey-roasted peanuts or almonds with a cinnamon coating.
6. For the Salty and Sweet Food Fan
Pretzels should be diced, so add 1/2 cup to the brownie batter. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of normal popcorn on top before baking. After baking, sprinkle 3/4 cup of caramel sauce over the warm brownies.
7. For the Cake Aficionado
As usual, bake brownies. Sprinkles and your preferred frosting, whether handmade or purchased, can be added once the cake has cooled.
8. For the Camper
Graham cracker sheets are arranged in a layer on the pan’s bottom before brownie batter is added on top. Graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows, and chopped Hershey’s chocolate bars total 1/2 cup each. Top the brownies with the s’mores mixture for the final five minutes of baking.
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9. For the Oreo eaters
The batter should be divided in half. Fill the spaces between the layers with Oreo biscuits. Before baking, sprinkle extra crumbled Oreos on top.
10. For the Cookie Monster
Before baking, sprinkle homemade or store-bought cookie dough on top of the brownies. After baking, drizzle with chocolate sauce for an added delight.
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11. For the Health Nut
A substitute for the oil is applesauce. Combine Greek yogurt, oats, fruit, and honey to create a nutritious brownie sundae.
12. For the Caffeine Connoisseur
To the dry mixture, add 2 teaspoons of instant coffee. Espresso beans coated in chocolate are added before the batter is put onto the pan.
13. For the Beach-Goer
1/4 cup of chopped crystallized ginger, 1/2 cup of chopped macadamia nuts, and 1/2 cup of chopped dried mango are all added to the batter. Before baking, add some coconut flakes.
14. For the Basic Pumpkin Lover
1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin, and 1/2 cup of melted cream cheese should be combined. Spread the pumpkin layer on top of the brownie batter after pouring half of it into the pan. Spoonfuls of the remaining brownie batter should be dropped, and the cheesecake and batter should be swirled with a knife.
15. For the Adult in the Crowd
For an adult treat at the dessert table, mix 1/4 cup of stout or any dark beer with 1/2 cup of dark chocolate pieces.
Consider utilizing one of these brownie mix hacks to give a twist to the traditional chocolaty dessert the next time you reach for brownie mix.