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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.
Box-mix brownies with pizzazz

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


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


  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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