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Some Great Tricks With Brownies

Updated on March 21, 2014

Brownies And Why I Love Brownies

Brownies have always been one of my great loves in life. Over time I have collected some great brownie recipes , tips and tricks for brownies and you will find all of them here with regular updates. To me brownies are one of if not the best dessert food ever created. So read on all about brownies.

Don't You Just Love Brownies

Brownies Just Make Any Day Better. Nothing better than a warm brownie and a cold glass of milk
Brownies Just Make Any Day Better. Nothing better than a warm brownie and a cold glass of milk

Brownie Tips , Tricks and The Ultimate Brownie Feast

Boxed Brownie Mix begs you to change it up and add your own changes and tricks. To modify the recipe to make it oh so much better. As a favorite TV cook of mine says , Kick it up a Notch. Add your own personality to the brownies and the people eating them and you included will be so much happier for what you have done. So why not check out the below tricks for kicking up boxed or packaged brownie mix a notch.

1. Buy a container of cake frosting and spread it over the top of the brownies as soon as they come out of the oven. Refrigerate them at once and cut into squares when cool. Try different flavors of cake frosting to come up with a favorite for you and your family. My family's favorite is German chocolate cake icing on the Wal-mart brand packaged brownie mix.

2.Buy a package of the mini butter-finger candy bars. Mix up your brownies by the package directions and when you have it mixed and in the pan crush the whole package of mini butter finger bars into very small pieces and drop it into the brownie mix. In a 13X9 pan you should have enough to cover the entire top of the brownies. Cook it then by the package directions. You won't believe what you have created.

3. You can do the same thing as number 2 only this time do it with a 1 lb. Bag of mini colored M&Ms. Just sprinkle the colored M&M's over the top of your batter once you have mixed the brownie mix and added it to the pan. Bake according to the directions on the brownie package or box. These are oh so good.

4. Prepare a package or box of brownie mix by package directions. Crush two ripe bananas into mush and stir them into the brownie mix. Cook according to package directions. When they come out of the oven let them cool to room temp and then take a container ( regular size ) of marshmallow creme and spread it over the top of the brownies. Put in refrigerator and chill. You need to keep these in the fridge but they are oh so good. Try microwaving one for 45 seconds and put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. You will be in heaven.

5. For the ultimate brownie treat try this. When you are mixing the brownies add 1/3 cup fine chopped black walnuts and 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips. When the brownies come out of the oven let cool to room temp. When the brownies are at room temp. spread a jar of marshmallow creme over the top of the brownies. Toast a 1/3 cup of flaked coconut to golden brown and sprinkle that over the top of the marshmallow creme. This is one of the best brownies you will ever eat.

Now Here Is The Ultimate Brownie Feast

You want to start with a chocolate graham cracker pie shell. Make your favorite brownie mix by direction. Pour 2/3 cup of the brownie mix into a chocolate graham cracker pie shell. Bake until you can insert a wooden toothpick or case knife into the center and it comes out clean so you know the brownie mix is done. Let it cool to room temp. Now take your favorite flavor of ice cream and let it soften until you can work with it. Spread it out in a generous layer over the top of the brownie in the pie shell. Top this with a layer of whip creme. Freeze in the freezer until well frozen. When you get ready to serve let it thaw just enough so you can cut into slices or wedges like a pie. As you serve each one drizzle the top of each with chocolate syrup. If you want you can try it a little different. Instead of a graham cracker pie shell crush 12-14 Oriole or Chocolate cookies to make a layer of the crushed cookies in the bottom of a 13X9 pan or glass casserole dish and then just follow the above. Here you can cut it out in squares and the people you are serving it to will love you.

How To Make Delicious Brownies

Chocolate Iced Pecan Brownies

Here is a great recipe for brownies made from a box or package
Here is a great recipe for brownies made from a box or package

Chocolate Iced Pecan Brownies

Chocolate Iced Pecan Brownies Recipe

You will need here

1 Package or Box of Regular Brownie Mix for a 13X9 inch Pan

1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Pecans

1 Container Chocolate Fudge Icing

Make your brownies up according to the package directions. While still in the bowl stir in the 1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans. Pour into your pan and bake by package directions. When done remove from the oven and let cool to room temp. When the brownies get cooled to room temp spread the container of Chocolate Fudge Cake Icing over the top of the brownies. If you like for a extra taste treat sprinkle the top of the icing with finely chopped pecans. I think anyone who tries these brownies will agree that these are some of the best brownies ever.

Best Recipes: White Chocolate Brownies

by: Donna Monday

Here’s a twist on the traditional chocolate brownies. Flip the script and make these delicious brownies made with real white chocolate. White Chocolate Brownies are a different, but equally yummy taste sensation. The chocolate chips sprinkled throughout, not only add traditional flavor, but make them look pretty too.

  • ¼ cup UNSALTED butter
  • 6 oz. white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease an 8x8x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

In a small heavy saucepan, melt butter and HALF of the white chocolate over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

In medium bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer on medium to high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar and beat about 3 minutes or until thickened.

Add melted white chocolate mixture, flour, salt, and vanilla. Beat just until combined. Stir in semisweet chocolate chips and remaining white chocolate. Spread batter in prepared pan.

Bake about 30 minutes or until top is evenly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Keep covered and store in refrigerator.

Have you ever seen a better looking brownie than banana split brownies. You just have to make these delicious brownies.
Have you ever seen a better looking brownie than banana split brownies. You just have to make these delicious brownies.

Banana Split Brownies

Banana Split Brownies

Your family and friends will absolutely do flips over these Banana Split Brownies. Just like the ice cream version, these delights blend the flavors of chocolate, banana, and strawberries to perfection. In fact, these brownies are so good, you can probably use them to bribe folks into just about anything. “If you do this, I’ll make you some Banana Spit Brownies.” Yeah, these are as good as gold.


½ cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. salt

1 cup mashed ripe banana (3 medium)

2 eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. tub cream cheese with strawberries

1 cup sifted powdered sugar

½ cup frozen strawberries, thawed, drained, and cut up

2 ½ to 3 cups powdered sugar

Garnish (optional)

Sliced bananas

Maraschino cherries

Directions for Brownies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in banana and eggs. Beat or stir in flour and cocoa powder.

Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake about 20 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Spread with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cut into bars. Garnish with banana slices and maraschino cherries. Cover and store in refrigerator.

Directions for Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

In mixing bowl, combine ½ of 8-oz tub cream cheese with strawberries, and 1 cup sifted powdered sugar. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in ½ cup frozen strawberries. Beat in 2 ½ to 3 cups powdered sugar or enough to make frosting of spreading consistency (frosting will stiffen with chilling).

Brownies and Glaze

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons sweet butter

3 ounces baking chocolate

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 ounces Jack Daniel's Whiskey

Jack Daniel's Glaze

Mix together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Melt butter and chocolate in top of double boiler over simmering water. Remove from heat; add sugar, eggs, nuts, vanilla, flour mixture and Jack Daniel's Whiskey; mix well. Preheat oven to 350ºC. Pour batter into a greased 8x10-inch cake pan. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until firm. Remove from oven; top with Glaze.

Jack Daniel's Glaze

1 cup confectioners' sugar

11/2 teaspoons boiling water

11/2 tablespoons Jack Daniel's Whiskey

1/8 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients; stir until smooth. Brush on or pour over brownies.

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