Learn How to Make Box Brownies Taste Better – actually just like homemade – with only a few changes and additions to the ingredients. These tips will take your brownies from good to GREAT!
Brownies from a boxed mix are a quick and tasty treat, but they are never quite as good as homemade – UNTIL NOW!
By simply making a few changes to the instructions on the box and adding a few extra ingredients, our tips for how to make box brownies taste homemade will make them go from good to GREAT!!
The simple changes like replacing oil with butter, replacing water with milk and adding increasing the amounts of the ingredients really go a long way.
All of the changes will take you less than an extra minute or two in the preparation process, and those will be two minutes very well spent. Let me know if you agree once you see the results!
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How to Make Box Brownies Taste Homemade
Your finished brownies will taste awesome and they will be ready for a school bake sale, an everyday after dinner treat, or even as the basis for a decadent ice cream and hot fudge topped sundae to impress your guests the next time you entertain. I think I have to head to the kitchen right NOW to whip up a batch.
Follow these simple tips to learn how to make box brownies taste homemade:
1 Box brownie mix
All ingredients listed on box, BUT make these changes:
- add 1 extra egg
- use melted butter in place of oil
- add extra 2 TBS butter
- use milk in place of water
- add extra 4 TBS milk
Note: Adding the extra egg will make the brownies more cake-like. If you prefer a more dense/chewy brownie, then leave out that extra egg.
How to Make Homemade Tasting Box Brownies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl add brownie mix, egg(s), melted butter and milk. Mix. Do not over mix. There should be some small clumps in the batter. Bake for length of time indicated on the box. (Make sure you follow the correct timing for the size/type of pan you use!)