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Chocolate Brownie Surprise

Updated on December 23, 2012
Chocolate Brownie Surprise
Chocolate Brownie Surprise | Source
The Brownie & ingredients
The Brownie & ingredients | Source
The brownies with the fork pokes.
The brownies with the fork pokes. | Source

Turn Plain Brownies Into An Even Sweeter Treat!

I created this Chocolate Brownie Surprise recipe due to a mix up on the grocery list at my job. I am a cook in a small retirement home for independent senior citizens. The cooks in the kitchen are allowed to choose what they want to cook and bake. We make all of our own desserts. So anyway the plan was for me to bake a pudding poke cake, but instead of chocolate cake mix, I ended up with brownie mix. Now I always make cake like brownies, and frost them with chocolate frosting, then upon serving I lop on a dollop of cool whip and a few maraschino cherries. Well of course we had no chocolate frosting, but we did have a can of vanilla frosting. So the wheels in my head began turning, ( which happens often at my job) and I was trying to come up with something new to make, and this is how I came up with Chocolate Brownie Surprise. So onto the recipe.

Chocolate Brownie Surprise


** 1 Box Of Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix

** 1 Box Of Raspberry Jello .44oz ( you can use strawberry or cherry if you want to.)

** 1 Container Of Vanilla Frosting ( any brand you like )

** Baking Cocoa Powder ( 2 large heaping tablespoons + 1 heaping teaspoon ) ( more if needed, to taste)


We are going to be making cake like brownies, which means you will use 3 eggs instead of 2 eggs, and the oil and water will stay the same, as according to the package directions. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the bottom only in a 13 x 9 inch cake pan. Bake in the oven for 28 minutes, and remove brownies from the oven and let them cool completely.

** Next open the container of vanilla frosting, and then gradually add 1 tablespoon at a time mix in the cocoa powder, it will blend in better this way.

** You will then make the jello as usual according to the package directions, then with a fork poke the pan of brownies. Be sure to make many poke holes. I like to do mine in rows. Next spoon the jello over the whole brownie, be sure to use enough to soak in. Then you will wait about 10 minutes or so. We do not want to frost the brownies when they are first wet ( otherwise the frosting will not spread well, and it will pull up the brownie). Then you gently frost the brownies, You can refrigerate them a bit if you want, as it will make the jello flavor even more noticeable in taste. This recipe is so easy to do.

Now it is time to cut those yummy brownies, and pour yourself a big cold glass of milk , and just plain savor this sweet moist little treats! My residents really enjoyed them, and they even want me to make them again. I can't wait myself to make them again.


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    • lucybell21 profile image

      Bonny OBrien 5 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      Yes it was fun making up something new for a change.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Sounds so yummy. I am sharing this with my mom who bakes a lot with my two tween nieces. Thanks for posting this.