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Brownies: Fully loaded

Heather Barnett is a freelance writer and foodie whose work has been featured in blogs, websites, magazines, and TV and radio ads. She spends her free time relaxing with her soulmate, Keith; her dog, Mosby "The Fly Slayer;" and Felix th...

Box-mix brownies with pizzazz

Homemade brownies are a decadent delight. But if you're a busy professional or active momma on the go, from-scratch recipes aren't always practical. These sweet treats start with chocolate box mix brownies, take a helping hand from the candy aisle and finish with happy smiles.
Snickers brownies

Much like other American favorites (potato chips, pizza and sandwiches, for example), the world's first brownie was the result of a culinary faux pas! This happy accident resulted from a lack of baking powder. However it happened, brownies are now one of the most popular desserts in North America.

These fully loaded brownies aren't just simple -- they're versatile. A simple box mix and your favorite candy will help you make a brownie that will satisfy your sweet tooth in a whole new way! Use Twix or plain caramel candies for a sweet and sticky treat. Go with Snickers or Almond Joy for a nutty twist. Like chocolate covered cherries? Cherry Mash are hard to find in some areas, but if you can find them, they're a delicious delight.

Brownie recipe: Fully loaded

Yields 20

Ingredients:

  • 1 box chocolate brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 7 - 8 ounces candy, chopped small

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the brownies according to package directions.
  3. Fold in pieces of candy.
  4. Pour into a glass 8 x 8-inch baking dish and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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