WARNING: Salvage Sister is usually not into boxed food.
“HOMEMADE FOOD IS THE BEST FOOD!”
But there are times when you need something quick.
And sometimes, to salvage time, we use a boxed brownie mix.
THE BEST BOXED BROWNIES
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Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
This is the brownie mix to get! Ghiradelli, Really!
For a half sheet pan use-
3 packages of the brownie mix (we often find this at Costco as well)
1 C. Water
1 C. Vegetable Oil
Stir just until combined.
Easy peasy, right?
NOW HERE IS THE TRICK:
UNDER BAKE THEM!!!
The box says 45-50 min. Liars (just kidding!)
In a convection oven, these are baked at 30 min perfectly.
You know if your oven runs hot, normal, or cold so adjust from the 30 min mark. In most cases, these can easily be under baked about 10 min…AT LEAST!!!
Here is a picture of the finished “best boxed brownies”:
Slightly dried on the edges.
Let cool and cut the brownies easily with THIS!!!!!!!!!!
Since this is a good size amount, these can easily be cut and stored in a single layer in a freezer bag…… ready to go at a moments notice. Or if you want to double layer them, place a sheet of waxed paper in between.
Ready for company or for a lunch box treat!
And two final tips:
- If you don’t lick the bowl clean (WARNING), have you ever heated a little milk and poured it into the bowl of leftover batter? A little hot chocolate action going on. [The amount of milk used would depend on how much batter is left in the bowl.]
- Do you like the salty sweet combination? Take the bottom of your pretzel bag and crunch those up. Add it either to the batter or to the top. Drizzle with caramel to really have a WOW factor.
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