Whether you love your thick, chewy brownies or cakes (we all know the brownie is the chewable way it should be), something is certain; they are delicious. While homemade brownies from scratch are the preferred cooking method for bakers, 90% of us would not be able to differentiate between this and the mix of brownies in a box. In fact, many of us probably prefer the mix because that’s what our moms did as rugs.
With the brownie mixture, cut out a lot of the hassle of baking. It is not necessary to measure several ingredients; devils, no need to buy multiple ingredients. All you need is an egg two or a little oil or butter. The food companies that supply the blends are also attuned to the customer’s desire to add ingredients and rule out whether they would like their brownies to be chewy or sweet. Today, cooking instructions explain these preferences and also offer fun ingredients to add to your brownie.
Keep it simple and straightforward with this traditional milk chocolate mix from Betty Crocker, a name known in all things baked. You probably know their line of cakes and cookies, which almost always require just three extra ingredients. This mixture is no exception: you only need water, vegetable oil and eggs.
You’re on the verge of ketosis, but you’re really craving sugar. A related dilemma, in fact, but you still shouldn’t fall out of your keto plan. Try this low carb mix from Keto and Co. Thanks to a recipe that requires zero added sugar and a good supply of fiber, it is also a great alternative for people with diabetes.
If you’re gluten intolerant, this King Arthur Flour brownie blend is a safe substitute approved by The Gluten-Free Certification Organization. Instead of wheat, this blend claims tapioca starch and rice flour as a base, complemented with cocoa, vanilla and cane sugar.
Kodiak cakes are best known for their whole grain pancakes, but they also have a foot in the door of the brownie mix. With 100% whole grains, non-GM ingredients and 8 grams of protein, it looks more like a health supplement than a dessert on paper. Note, however, that it contains common allergens such as eggs, milk and various nuts.
Another low-carb option, like Keto and Co’s keto-friendly blend, is this extra fudgy recipe from Universal Nutrition. Chocolate chips contribute to the desired chewing, which raises the question of the lack of sugar, artificial or not. This mixture of brownies also contains 5 grams of protein compared to the average of 1 gram per box.
For some, brownies are overwhelmingly rich and bordered on bitter, but others think of even bolder recipes, like this dark chocolate fudge by Duncan Hines. It’s also a sizable 18.2 oz box, making it the handy option for cooking and sharing with the family. Even when cooked in a 13 x 9 pan, it still produces thick, satisfying brownies.
If you like the taste of chocolate but want a different texture, this mix of Hawaii’s Best butter mochi brownie may pique your interest. With a slightly chewy texture that resembles mochi and other sweets made from rice flour, it moves away from the mochi of your childhood, but retains all the delicious flavors. For example, it is made with Ghirardelli cocoa.
This mixture of brownies comes at no cost when it comes to this intense cocoa flavor. Ghirardelli’s premium chocolate chips make this a recommended wet brownie with a scoop of ice cream, a combination that makes any bad day infinitely better. To make up for the richness of the chocolate, vanilla bean or plain vanilla may be the best pairing.
Want to enjoy a non-sweet addition to your classic brownie mix? Betty Crocker’s Supreme Walnut recipe is as excellent as the brand’s traditional blend. California natural nuts mean there is a crunchy, buttery taste in every bite. It’s also a smart way to incorporate healthy fats when you first feel guilty about snacking on brownies. Trust us, though, you won’t regret this mix of brownies.
For days when you can’t get rid of the guilt of guilty pleasure, a cup brownie mix is a proper compromise. The steps are simple: combine the water and brownie in a cup, put the microwave on for 1 minute, let the cup cool and enjoy your sweet. The package includes 6 mixes, all with high quality Ghirardelli chocolate.
Another creation out of this world is this brownie mix of Duncan Hines. You’ve heard it right: a gorgeous dessert with a graham crust, stuffed with brownies, marshmallow cap and a fudge jet cover. The mix includes everything you need to assemble this garment, so it’s a hit for kids interested in baking and getting their hands dirty.
It is not mandatory, but spreading the pan with baking spray prevents the brownie from sticking to the bottom and sides. Alternatively, you can use baking sheets, parchment paper, or foil to protect the brownie from the pan. For uninterrupted cooking, a non-stick pan or the griddle is always an option to get the perfect brownie.