If you love brownies but don’t have time to make them from scratch, here’s a quick and easy way to make a boxed brownie mix taste homemade. Trust me, no one will know these brownies came from a box 🙂
When it comes to brownie mixes, the Ghirardelli brownie mix is my favorite brand. It has never failed me!
How to make brownies from a box taste homemade:
1. Prepare the brownies according to the package instructions and then fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips or nuts (or both!). You can use milk chocolate chips, walnuts, white chocolate chips, or a mix of mint chips and chocolate chips (like I used in this batch of brownies). Have fun and create your own combinations!
2. Bake the brownies according to the package instructions…. If, however, you like extra fudgie brownies, here’s a little secret… decrease the bake time by five minutes. It works like a charm!
3. Allow the brownies to cool.
4. Heat 1/3 cup heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Just as the cream reaches a boil (but without scalding it), remove the saucepan from the stove and pour the cream over 2/3 cup chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted (if the cream isn’t hot enough to melt the chocolate, put the mixture in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval). Then smooth the ganache over the baked brownies. Enjoy!!!