Brownies from scratch? No thank you. These are my favorite and they are as easy as opening a box and gussying it up just a wee little bit. Hat tip to the Cupcake Doctor Cookbook for introducing me to my FAVORITE Brownies!
Just a few extra ingredients will send that boxed brownie mix to a whole new level...
My Favorite Brownies
1 20 oz pkg of brownie mix-- test your fave and see how it goes but I only buy Ghiradelli
1/3 cup water
5 Tbsp butter, melted
1 lg egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips, regular or mini
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a greased pan- 9x9 works for me. Bake at 350 per pkg instructions. (about 40 minutes) Try your best not to lick that bowl.
Cool completely and cut with a plastic knife (it cuts brownies THE best!)
ps. that cookbook I mentioned up above is one of my most USED and favorite cookbooks. The twin's cinnamon toast firetruck cake recipe came from it... well, the firetruck assembly directions were from Betty Crocker, but the cake mix idea, that was all Cupcake Doctor. Yes, you can use her recipes from that book to make regular sized cakes, too!