I have been baking brownies, dessert bars, and cookies for years. I have yet to find a brownie from scratch recipe that is just as good as the fudge deliciousness inside and the flaky top a brownie from a brownie mix/box delivers.
I think the simple brownies mixes that you can get on sale for $1 are the way to go. They are cheap/inexpensive, usually on sale, and they taste just as amazing as the ones 3-4 times their cost. Plus, with the simple brownie mixes you can doctor it up for truly amazing brownies.
Today, I'm giving you a simple dollar brownie box mix doctored up. You can make Double Chocolate Salted Caramel Brownies just by adding a few things.
Double Chocolate Salted Caramel Brownies
Active Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 25 minutes
1 brownie mix from a box
eggs, oil, and water in the amounts the brownie box states
1/4 c. salted caramel baking chips
1/4 c. bittersweet/semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325. Grease or spray a 9x9 inch pan with a baking spray like this one.
- Make the brownies according to the directions on the box. Basically, mix the brownie mix, oil, water, and eggs. If you are trying to avoid soy or corn use a sunflower oil; I find that one works great. I picked one up at a good price at Trader Joes.
- Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan.
- Put the salted caramel baking chips in a small bowl or ramekin. I found my caramel baking chips at a Kroger grocery store. It is one of the Kroger brand chips in the baking aisle. If you can't find them you could use Caramel bits, or caramel syrup and add course sea salt to the top. Melt the caramel chips in the microwave at 50% power stirring every 30 seconds until the caramel chips are completely melted. After pulling the caramel chips out of the microwave stir it until smooth.
- Put the dark chocolate, bittersweet, or semi-sweet baking chips in another ramekin or small bowl and melt them in the microwave at 50% power in 30 seconds intervals stirring between each interval until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
- Using a spoon drizzle the chocolate all around the pan. I like to go for a diagonal drizzle look, and I of course use all of the chocolate.
- Using another spoon and the same technique to drizzle the melted salted caramel chips on top of the brownies and chocolate.
- Bake the brownies at 325 for 20-25 minutes or just until the edges begin to pull away from the pan and a toothpick comes out mostly clean.
- To cut the brownies nice you will need to let the brownies cool; however, you can dive right in if you don't mind how they look. :)
- Enjoy! These brownies are delicious; we're big fans of them in this house.
- Store leftover brownies on the counter covered. Though, you are more than welcome to store them in the refrigerator for cold brownie goodness.
Below are a few other delicious brownie recipes; you should be able to find something you like.
- Peanut Butter Brownies
- Easy Mint Frosting Brownies
- Root Beer Float Brownies
- Double Peanut Butter Saltine Cracker Brownies
- Fudgy Dark Chocolate Toffee Brownies
- Peanut Butter Brownie Cup Truffles/Bites
Brownies are the best! Happy Fancy, Simple, and Easy Brownie Making and Eating!