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12 Tricks And Switches To Make Your Box Brownies Better

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1. Cook with flavored oil

Replace canola oil with peanut or coconut oil to add extra flavor without extra ingredients.

Replace canola oil with peanut or coconut oil to add extra flavor without extra ingredients.

2. Sprinkle in peppermint bark

Presto, peppermint brownies.
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Presto, peppermint brownies.

3. Make them slutty

I.e. pour the batter over a layer of cookie dough and a layer of Oreos. So decadent, you probably can't have more than one. Recipe here.

I.e. pour the batter over a layer of cookie dough and a layer of Oreos. So decadent, you probably can't have more than one. Recipe here.

4. S'mores brownies

Stir mini marshmallows and graham cracker pieces into the batter, or bake them on top. Recipe here.

Stir mini marshmallows and graham cracker pieces into the batter, or bake them on top. Recipe here.

5. Add extracts and spices

Vanilla, nutmeg, whatever floats your boat.
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Vanilla, nutmeg, whatever floats your boat.

6. Bake with soda

Fun fact: replacing the wet ingredients with soda results in moist and spongey brownies. Recipe here.
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Fun fact: replacing the wet ingredients with soda results in moist and spongey brownies. Recipe here.

7. Brownie parfait

Layer bits of brownie with whipped cream, ice cream and your favorite berries, cookies or candies.

Layer bits of brownie with whipped cream, ice cream and your favorite berries, cookies or candies.

8. Slap on the frosting

"If you don't have time to raise cattle to for milk and butter, store bought frosting is fine." - Ina Garten

"If you don't have time to raise cattle to for milk and butter, store bought frosting is fine." - Ina Garten

9. Swirl batter with caramel or fudge

Or both!
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Or both!

10. Add Nutella

When triple fudge isn't rich enough, call in Nutella to do the job.

When triple fudge isn't rich enough, call in Nutella to do the job.

11. Play with ingredient quantities

Whether it's moist and fluffy or thick and chewy, alter the egg and oil quantities to get your ideal brownie.
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Whether it's moist and fluffy or thick and chewy, alter the egg and oil quantities to get your ideal brownie.

12. Make every piece an end piece

For the group that wants all end pieces, look no further than a brownie pan that will do the end work for you.
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For the group that wants all end pieces, look no further than a brownie pan that will do the end work for you.

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