It is no secret that the Ghirardelli brownie mix recipe is the pinnacle of all boxed brownie mixes.
With its rich, chocolatey flavor and fudgy composition, Ghirardelli has raised the standards for home brownie mixes.
This boxed brownie mix yields a pan of world-class brownies. You won’t need to bother with from-scratch brownies again. These are better!
Simplicity is key in this recipe. The brownie mix does all the work for you! All you’ll have to do is add in the wet ingredients and pop them into the oven!
Well, and eat them, of course.
Keep reading for the best tips and tricks to ensure a perfect tray of brownies every time.
Ghirardelli Brownie Mix Recipe
Brownies can be a tricky beast to tackle. It can be difficult to consistently produce the right texture and flavor.
It is so easy for brownies to become cakey or dry. By using a brownie mix, you’ll troubleshoot all of these potential issues!
You’ll also save yourself so much time. Making brownies from scratch is a huge commitment, but using a brownie mix only takes a couple of minutes.
Normal mixes yield light, tasteless brownies. This Ghirardelli mix is the exact opposite!
Every brownie is incredibly fudgy and is bursting with chocolate flavor.
Don’t feel limited by the box instructions! These brownies can only be improved with delicious mix-ins and festive toppings.
Below, I list some of my favorite add-ins, but you can be creative and create a tray that is completely your own.
I understand using a brownie mix may feel like cheating.
But I’m all about working smarter, not harder. If a boxed mix can yield as delicious of results as from-scratch, why not save yourself a couple of minutes?
So, what do you need to prepare these infamous brownies? Fortunately, the recipe only calls for four simple ingredients!
Ghirardelli Brownie Mix– The star of the show! This brownie mix contains all of your dry ingredients, already pre-measured. Most of the work is done for you!
Vegetable Oil– This oil is a favorite for baking because of its mild flavor. It does not change the taste of the treat while still providing all of the necessary fats the recipe needs.
Water- Pull some straight from the tap, and you are good to go!
Egg– Farm fresh or store-bought; all you need is one egg for this recipe. The recipe works best if the egg is at room temperature.
Tips for the Best Brownies
As promised, we have some tips and tricks to ensure your brownies are the BEST brownies. There aren’t any second-rate treats around here!
The secret to a good brownie is a fudgy consistency. Nothing turns a brownie cakey quicker than too much of a dry ingredient.
Mind your ratios, but take comfort in knowing your dry ingredients are pre-measured for you!
There is nothing more disappointing than a hard brownie! Avoid this baker’s faux pas by properly measuring your wet ingredients and not over-cooking your brownies.
To check that your brownies are done, insert a toothpick into the center of the tray. A few moist morsels should stick, but it shouldn’t look like batter.
If the toothpick comes out completely clean, your brownies may be overdone!
For thicker brownies, pour the batter into a smaller pan. This will hold the batter in tighter and allow your brownies to cook taller.
How to Store the Brownies
On the off-chance you happen to have a brownie or two leftover, you will need to know how to store them.
Brownies do best in air-tight containers. This prevents air exposure from zapping them of their gooey, moist goodness.
I know it can be tempting to store your brownies in the refrigerator. Who doesn’t love cold chocolate?
However, long-term storage in the cooler temps will harden your brownies. It is best to just leave them on the counter.
If you find your brownies are dry, you can add a slice of sandwich bread to their container.
Moisture from the bread slice will be added to the brownies environment, moistening them as well.
If you would like to keep your brownies long-term, they can be frozen individually or in pairs, in freezer bags.
Sit them on the counter to let them thaw whenever you are ready to eat them.
Add-ins for Ghirardelli Brownies
The only thing that could make these brownies better are the perfect add-ins.
The perfect add-in is different for each individual, so these brownies can be customized to your preferences.
Nuts– Walnuts, peanuts, even cashews would be a great add-in to these brownies. If you are seeking a salty crunch, toss some nuts into the batter and bake as directed.
Chocolate Chips– What goes well with chocolate? More chocolate! Toss some chocolate chips into the batter to scatter some melted chocolate surprises throughout each bite.
Peanut Butter Candies– Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. Add some peanut butter candies to your brownies, and they will be better than ever.
Marshmallows– Definitely a favorite amongst the younger crowd, marshmallows are a great add-in to chocolate brownies. They shake up the texture and add a sweet, pillowy pocket to each bite.
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