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Taste Test: Boxed Fudge Brownie Mix

Whether you were a kid bringing in a sweet for a bakesale, or a college kid making a late-night study break, we've probably all had brownies made from a boxed mix. They're easy to make, most requiring just vegetable oil, eggs, and water, and typically take less than 30 minutes to bake. So when the moment comes that you too want a dump-and-bake treat to satisfy your chocolate craving, to which mix should you turn? More

Sweet Finds: Better Together Brownies

There are a few kinds of brownies I'm fond of in this world. There's the grown-up brownie, powerful dark chocolate with complementary flavors like roasted nuts or espresso, light on the sugar, heavier on the salt. But then there are the childhood-reminiscent brownies: the kind I want to settle down with a huge plate of, sticky and fudgy and sweet. The kind where you break off just a corner and end up eating the whole tray, a bite at a time. Todd Kelly at Better Together Brownies outside Philly makes brownies in the latter camp. More

11 Brownie Recipes We Love

When it comes to brownies, there's nothing wrong with the classic: chewy and fudgy, rich and intense. But sometimes you want to play a bit and serve your brownies spiced up with chiles or cooled off with mint, studded with dried fruit or salty pretzels and creamy caramel. (And sometimes you're Cakespy, and you want to fill your brownies with...other brownies.) Here are 11 brownie recipes to help inspire you. More

Chocoholic: Chocolate Truffle Brownie Bites

Climbing the walls for a chocolate fix, I wanted to bake a no-holds-barred, fudgy, chocolaty brownie. I dragged out my battered binder overstuffed with recipes that I've collected over the past 15 years. My husband cringes every time I heave it onto the table to start a recipe search. The cover looks like it's been run over by a semi, and when you open it up, papers fly out, and the smell of old bakery fills the air. More

Mixed Review: Ad Hoc Gluten-Free Brownies

Thomas Keller's recently developed gluten-free flour, Cup4Cup, is the key ingredient in his new Ad Hoc Gluten-Free Brownie Mix. At $18.95 a pop the mix is a serious splurge, but could it offer gluten-intolerant people everything they've been dreaming of—luscious chocolaty brownies with a perfect cakey, gooey consistency? More

Mixed Review: Barefoot Contessa Outrageous Brownie Cookies

Have you ever heard of brookies? The irresistible love child of a brownie and a cookie, the best brookies have crisp edges, tender centers, and a deep, rich fudgy flavor. Achieving the perfect brookie consistency can be tricky. They have to strike the perfect balance between cakey and crunchy, while still retaining hints of gooey chocolate. Just how outrageous were the Barefoot Contessa's brookies? More

Cakespy: Grasshopper Pie in a Brownie Crust

Comprised of a boozy, creamy mint filling in a chocolate cookie pie crust, Grasshopper Pie is a deliciously refreshing summertime dessert. But when you swap out the chocolate cookie crust for a crumbled brownie crust, you've got something even more amazing. But when you swap out the chocolate cookie crust for a crumbled brownie crust, you've got something even more amazing. More

Desserts For Your Picnic Basket

Pies and tarts and crumbles are great, but if you're headed to the beach or the park or even just a huge cookout, you don't want to bring out plates and serving spoons; you want something that can be gobbled up straight from the platter. So we've rounded up some grabbable, snackable treats for your holiday picnic basket—no refrigeration or forks required. Enjoy! More

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