Easy Ooey Gooey Fudgy Brownies

A couple months ago I found myself in Vermont enjoying one of the most delicious weekends ever with some of my favorite food blogger friends.  Not only was the weekend a blast, complete with cooking and baking classes, King Arthur Flour gave us a bag full of goodies to take home with us.  Among the bags of flour and the cookbooks and the kitchen gadgets was a box of brownie mix.  I really didn't think much of it as I was unpacking my bag from the weekend and I just found my newly acquired brownie mix a home in my cupboard.  It wasn't until I was in a total bind that I pulled the brightly colored package from its shelf.

I'm not gonna lie, I've been known to whip of a batch of brownies from a box before.  Let's face it.  It's easy, it's affordable and when no one's looking, you can eat the brownie batter (or wait until they are cooked through if that's more your speed).  But these brownie were different.  They were beyond easy.  Like really (really) hard to screw up.  And I'd thought I'd show you just how easy they were, via pictures:

2. Take packages out of the box
1. Take brownie package out of cupboard

3. Melt a stick of butter in a pot
4. Pour brownie mix into the pot (notice the helpful tips!)

5. Stir it all up
6. Let the batter cool and stir in 2 eggs

8. Add some cream and chocolate chips to a pot

7. Add some of the chocolate chips and
pour the batter into a greased pan and bake 

10. Frost the brownies once they cool
9. Stir up the chocolate and cream
 until it looks all yummmm..
11.  Pick out some pretty seasonal sprinkles (Thanks Meat House!)
12. Enjoy!

Special note: these brownies are exceptionally rich and delicious.  If you are bringing these in for your co-workers (perhaps celebrating the departure of a super cool manager named Noah?) and you take public transportation, watch out.  People will eye you and size you up wondering if they can take these brownies and run.  Best advice: stand tall, look tough and hold on tight to your these brownies.  And fair warning, if you are bringing these brownies into work, be prepared for a circle of eager co-workers crowding around your desk.  One had formed around mine at about 8:15 AM...


Kimmy Bingham said...

Umm, those look exactly like what I'm craving right now. Can you drop some off at my work? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have been craving brownies for the longest time and have resisted making them. Not sure why, but yours look lovely and I love the festive autumn decorations.

Shannon said...

pure bliss, indeed. i love walking in with a tray of cookies or a cake, all the looks!!

Daisy said...

these looks amazing. nice touch with the autumn sprinkles. I have yet to make my box of cookies!

RecipeGirl said...

yum! I love those pretty leaves too!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I also fell in love with my KAF box mix. Even though it is taking a shortcut the KAF products are WAY better than any ordinary box mix. Your brownies look fabulous!

Allison@KAF said...

Mmmmm. I made the Mudslide Cookies the other night - so amazing. I always keep one of these mixes on hand for emergencies. :-)

Megan said...

Ha ha. People always eye the cookies or cupcakes or whatever it is I decide to bring into work. I always want to crumble and offer them some, but I'm good and wait to share with my coworkers.

I have the Mudslide Cookie mix, and I seriously need to make them one of these days. I will probably wait until I'm in a bind too.

Boston Food Diary said...

SUCH a great post SBK! I was chuckling throughout! The brownies look seasonal, delicious and easy!

The Hungry Crafter said...

Just had to echo approval for the mudslide cookie mix as well -- they are SOOOO good! I'm usually a "from scratch" type of person, but I seriously have had the mudslide cookie mix on my Christmas list for the past two years because I can't get enough! No reason to wait for a bind or emergency! :)

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