Take the basic brownie mix to a whole other level of greatness! These brownie mix desserts are pure perfection.
There’s an array of things you can do with a box of brownie mix outside of the usual brownies.
This roundup of recipes has every dessert in the book. I’m talking truffles, cookies, sundaes, parfaits – you name it.
While most of these desserts are pure chocolate, you’ll get a handful of dessert mash-ups here and there, as well.
For instance, have you ever heard of brownie pizza? Brownie strawberry shortcake, perhaps?
No? Well, you’re in for a treat, then!
There’s more to brownie mix than meets the eye. Let these recipes show you just how versatile this pantry item can be. Let the baking begin.
They don’t look quite like buckeyes, but they’re just as delectable as the popular spherical dessert.
This brownie version of buckeyes has a fudgy brownie at the bottom, peanut butter filling in the middle and rich chocolate on top. Talk about decadence!
They’re holiday-worthy, for sure, but they’re easy enough to make any day.
If you love the combination of chocolate and peppermint, these truffles are absolutely a must-try.
Brownie balls are covered with a sweet white chocolate shell and sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies.
The different textures and flavors of the brownies, chocolate, and crushed candies create a playful combination you just won’t be able to resist.
Pizza for dessert? I’m listening.
The crust is a fudgy brownie, the sauce is made of cream cheese icing, and the toppings are fresh berries. How amazing does that sound?
Seriously, whoever came up with this idea is genius!
Not only are the flavors and textures outstanding, but the color combination makes this dessert perfect for the 4th of July.
But of course, I have to feature a classic brownie recipe on this list.
There are tons of brownie mix brands to choose from, but in my opinion, Ghirardelli reigns supreme.
Ghirardelli brownies are fudgy, moist, and supremely chocolatey. These really are the gold standard of brownies.
Purists may frown at the idea of using a pre-made mix for making brownies, but trust me, they won’t be able to tell these goodies came from a box.
Looking for a way to jazz up a basic brownie? Easy – bake it in a bundt pan! This technique will add sophistication to your brownies like no other.
While the brownie cake is in the oven, make a simple chocolate ganache made by melting chocolate chips and whipped cream.
It’s a snap to make, but OMG, it tastes heavenly.
Drizzle the ganache all over the brownie cake and voila, dessert is ready.
These double chocolate cookies are seriously addictive. Consider yourself warned.
Chocolate cookies plus more chocolate chips equal pure decadence. Double the chocolate, double the fun.
I mean, from the photo alone, you can already tell how fudgy and ooey-gooey these cookies are.
The slightly crispy outer crust gives them a lovely textural contrast, too. Yum.
What a thing of beauty, am I right?
The mouthwatering layers of peanut butter, chocolate pudding, and brownie goodness are fittingly displayed in a trifle bowl for everyone to see. It’s definitely a masterpiece.
So, here are all the majestic layers to expect from this trifle: cubes of fudgy brownies, peanut butter and cream cheese filling, peanut butter cups, chocolate pudding, and sweetened whipped cream.
If this doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth I don’t know what will.
These brownie mallow bars are insane!
Brownies at the bottom, mallows in the middle, and peanut butter and chocolate-covered Rice Krispies on top – it’s like all your favorite sweet things rolled into one.
From the crunchy topping to the fluffy mallow filling to the fudgy crust, these bars create such an exciting texture and flavor combination.
Its intriguing name will make you try it, and its deliciousness will make you crave it again and again.
These goodies have layers of chocolate chip cookie dough, Oreo cookies, and brownies. Because why have one dessert when you can enjoy three?
It’s definitely heavenly and sinful, which is exactly how it got its naughty moniker.
This mash-up of brownies and strawberry shortcake is epic, to say the least.
Instead of a simple sponge cake, you’ll get layers of brownies instead.
The cakes are filled and frosted with sweet and tangy sour cream icing and finished with fresh berries. I’m in dessert heaven!
11. Turtle Brownies
If you love the combination of fudgy and crunchy, these turtle brownies are for you.
Ooey gooey brownies are loaded with chocolate chips and dolled up with pecans and ooey gooey caramel.
They’re already fantastic as they are, but add a scoop of ice cream on top, and they’ll be even more legendary.
If you’re not an expert in the kitchen but want to create a stunning dessert, trifles are the way to go.
With trifles, all you’ll need to bake is the cake layer. Instead of baking a cake from scratch, this recipe only requires that you make brownies from the box.
All that’s left is to assemble the layers – brownies, cheesecake pudding, white chocolate pudding, and chopped toffee bars. It’s simple yet spectacular.
If you’re looking for the ultimate dessert for chocolate lovers, look no further than this recipe.
I’m a certified chocoholic myself, and this dessert is heaven to me.
Brownies, whipped cream, pudding, and crushed toffee bars are layered into glasses. Trust me, these mini-trifles are just as delicious as they look.
14. S’mores Brownies
Want to go camping, but circumstances won’t permit it? Head to the kitchen and make these s’mores brownies, instead.
This dessert is complete from the graham cracker crust to the chocolate chunks to the toasted marshmallows, but there’s more.
In between the crust and the chocolate is a layer of fudgy brownies.
15. Brownie Pie
The thought of using brownies as a pie filling never crossed my mind. When I tried it, I was blown away by how tasty it was.
I loved the textural contrast between the buttery and flaky pie shell and the fudgy brownie filling.
This simple technique truly takes brownies to a whole new level.
Thes best part is that it’s so easy, four ingredients are all you’ll need.
Fudgy brownies with cheesecake swirls – I’m drooling already. This 2-in-1 dessert is the best solution if you can’t decide between cheesecake and brownies.
It’s also perfect if you find both brownies and cheesecake too decadent, because together, they balance each other out.
You’d think this dessert will be overly rich, but it’s not. Instead, you’ll be treated to a wonderful harmony of flavors.
17. Brownie Sundaes
Nothing cures the blues better than a brownie sundae. Just by looking at this dessert, you’ll already feel better.
Warm, fudgy, and ooey-gooey brownies are topped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, and nuts.
This dessert is definitely the way to turn a frown around.
Want to make those regular brownies even more decadent and irresistible? This recipe knows just the thing to add.
With loads more chocolate chips and gooey caramel in the center, these brownies are absolutely to die for.
They’re sweet, yes, but the saltiness from the caramel perfectly balances it out.
19. Mounds Brownies
If you’re a sucker for Mound and Almond Joy bars, you’ll surely fall in love with these brownies.
Brownies at the bottom, sweetened shredded coconut in the middle, and vanilla frosting on top: this recipe jazzes up the classic brownies, giving them a lovely tropical twist.
First of all, how cute are these brownies? These bite-sized treats always put a smile on my face.
Brownie cookies are made more festive with a peppermint Kiss at the center.
As for the taste, well, you really can’t go wrong with chocolate and peppermint together.
These two are a match made in heaven, as evidenced by this delicious dessert.
What do you get when you combine monster cookies and brownies into one? A sensational dessert, that’s one.
If you’re not familiar, monster cookies are soft and thick peanut butter and oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips and M&M’s.
It’s phenomenal in and of itself. Throw in brownies to the mix, and you’ll get an even more decadent dessert that you simply can’t resist.
22. Oreo Brownies
They look just like regular brownies from the outside, but wait until you have your first bite. Resting in the center of these goodies are Oreo cookies!
Fudgy brownies plus Oreos together in one? I won’t say no to that. In fact, where these brownies are involved, it’s impossible to stop at one.
Black forest desserts have such a sophisticated flavor profile.
The combination of chocolate and cherries screams elegance to me. Case in point: these black forest brownie bars.
Fudgy, decadent brownies are filled with a sweet and tart cherry pie center.
The combination of chocolate and pie filling is sublime. It’s sweet, rich, fruity – pure perfection.
24. Brownie Parfaits
Brownie cubes, cheesecake filling, strawberries, whipped cream, hot fudge, caramel, pecans, chocolate chips, raspberries – these parfaits have it all.
It’s a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds.
Despite the many components, somehow, they all work in harmony, giving you one sensational sweet. It’s the ultimate indulgence, indeed.
You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. These brownies have a peanut butter cup in the middle, because why not?
If comfort food is what you’re looking for, well, you have just found it.
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