Best Box-Mix Brownies | Dash of Jazz

Best Box-Mix Brownies

This is a recipe from my college days that I could pull together in a pinch for anything from a movie night with friends to a sorority event. Much like my pumpkin cupcakes, which are also semi-homemade, these brownies are so dang good that I have never bothered with going the scratch route. I know, I know: shame on me, right? Anyway, the brownies come out dense and decadent every. single. time.ย Plus, they just look so gorgeous that you’ll get all the presentation points before anybody takes a bite.ย This is the dessert you whip up when you want to impress but are short on time. With the hacks in this post, nobody will ever even suspect that the recipe wasn’t passed down from your great granny and created with the purest, most indulgent ingredients…unless, of course…they also read this post! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hadn’t made these in a while (I’m talking years, y’all.) and decided to dust off the technique for my housewarming party this past weekend. The browniesย did not disappoint one bit. This recipe is a super simple one that anybody can slay with just a few ingredients. All you need to do isย take 2 boxes of brownie mix and the corresponding ingredients (eggs, etc.) perย to the package directions, melted butter in place of oil, chopped and sugared strawberries, and a bar of dark chocolate then prepare for magic. I recently discovered this 70% cacao dark chocolate with sea salt from Green & Black’s in my February Degustabox. My rundown of Degustabox is here as well as a code for 50% off your first box!

Best Box-Mix Brownies | Dash of Jazz

My preference when it comes to chocolate is the darker the better and the sea salt adds the perfect touch. Also, you can use any old box mix. I’ve tried this with fancy brands as well as budget store brands with no issues. Let’s get intoย the recipe and all the drool-worthy pictures below.

Do you have a go-to recipe shortcut? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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Best Box-Mix Brownies | Dash of Jazz

Best Box-Mix Brownies | Dash of Jazz

Best Box-Mix Brownies | Dash of Jazz Best Box-Mix Brownies | Dash of Jazz

Best Box-Mix Brownies | Dash of Jazz

Best Box-Mix Brownies | Dash of Jazz

Best Box-Mix Brownies | Dash of Jazz
Best Box-Mix Brownies | Dash of Jazz

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Best Box-Mix Brownies
An easy spin on boxed brownie mix that takes dessert to the next level with fresh, sugared strawberries and dark chocolate.
Best Box-Mix Brownies | Dash of Jazz
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
brownies
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
brownies
Ingredients
Best Box-Mix Brownies | Dash of Jazz
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven per brownie mix directions. Add chopped strawberries and sugar to a bowl and mix to coat all berries then place in fridge.
  2. Melt the butter then combine contents of and corresponding ingredients for both boxes of brownie mix in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. To a square, nonstick pan or one lined with parchment paper, add the brownie batter and bake. Due to doubling the recipe and switching out the oil for butter, the cooking time will probably vary, so start with the original baking time for one batch. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the brownie. Bake until it comes out clean.
  4. While still warm, break up bar of chocolate and place the pieces on top, allowing to melt. If your chocolate of choice does not have sea salt, add a sprinkle of sea salt over top at this point.
  5. Once slightly cooled, top the brownie with the chopped strawberries. Serve warm.
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14 Comments

  1. Gotta love semi-homemade recipes that are quick, easy, and look gourmet! These are great for my spring socials. Look forward to try it out!

  2. I couldn’t help but notice… 70% cacao :O i’m in love.

  3. Great ideas on how to dress up a plain old box of brownies. Many different possibilities available.

  4. Sounds delicious, Jazz! I love recipes like these!

    1. Thanks, Jasmine! These are an old favorite and so easy!

  5. These look fabulous! My favorite desert for sure!

  6. OMG looks so good! I want to try this!

  7. These look amazing! Never had strawberries and brownies together but I’m going to have to try it!

  8. loveyoumoretoo

    YUMMM!! These look delicious and so simple. Thank you for sharing. My mouth is watering.

  9. Sometimes it’s easier on us to not go to making everything from scratch. It isn’t a crime. These brownies look so so so good, I’m going to have to make them soon.

  10. I love how you doctored these brownies up!

  11. Yumm!! Get in my belly now!

  12. I wish food could be sent through a computer because I am drooling over these brownies. They look great and I’m definitely going to try to make these! I love baking and trying new recipes!

  13. Dominique

    I’ve been thinking about these brownies since I left your house!!!! Thanks for sharing the magic..these are happening very very soon…

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