This week’s Krazy in the Kitchen is all about cooking with brownie mixes, which is my favorite way to cook… It’s a mix- so it’s minimal effort, it’s fast and it’s chocolate! If you haven’t printed this coupon yet, you’ll want to. It’ll score you FREE or almost free Brownie Mixes at Albertsons, Safeway and most other grocery stores!

Update: Print limit reached… looks like you saved yourself some calories if you hadn’t printed them already! 🙂

$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix, any variety – (bakesweetmemories.com)

EASY CHEESECAKE BROWNIES
By This Food Thing Cheesecake_Brownies

Ingredients:

1 package (20.5 ounces) brownie mix
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts  (walnuts or pecans)

Step 1. Mix the brownie mix according to the directions on the package.  Spread in a greased 9X13 cake pan.

Step 2. Beat the cream cheese until smooth, and then add sugar, egg and vanilla, and mix just until blended.  Mix in nuts. Be careful not to over mix.

Step 3. Pour the cream cheese mix over the brownie mixture.  You can run a fork or knife through the mix to give it a ‘marbled’ effect.

Step 4. Put cake pan in a preheated  oven  (at 350 Degrees) and bake between 35 & 40 minutes, or until the cream cheese is lightly browned.

Step 5. Cool completely & cut into squares

ROCKY ROAD BROWNIESRocky_Road_Brownies
By Squidoo

Ingredients:

1 brownie mix
1 cup chopped pecans
3 cups mini marshmallows
2 squares of unsweetened chocolate (1 oz each)
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 package powdered sugar (16 oz)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Step 1. Mix the brownies according to the package directions. Then fold in the 1 cup of chopped pecans into the batter. Spread the batter mixture in a greased pan and bake for 25 minutes.

Step 2. Remove from oven and sprinkle the miniature marshmallows over the hot brownies so they melt a bit. Cool.

Step 3. In a heavy saucepan, melt the chocolate, milk and butter together until combined (be sure to stir constantly). Remove chocolate mixture from the heat and add the vanilla. Then add the powdered sugar a little at a time, mixing with a hand mixer on low speed, until the frosting is the desired consistency for spreading. Spread over brownies with marshmallows.

Step 4. Cool and cut into bars.

OATMEAL BROWNIESoatmeal browines
By Betty Crocker

Ingredients:

2-1/2 cups oatmeal, uncooked
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 pkg. brownie mix + ingredients needed on box
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Step 1. Heat oven to 350° F. Grease bottom only of 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan.

Step 2. Mix oats, flour, brown sugar, and baking soda; stir in margarine. Reserve 1 cup of the oat mixture.

Step 3. Press remaining oat mixture in prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes; cool 5 minutes.

Step 4. Prepare brownies as directed on package; stir in nuts. Spread over baked oat layer; sprinkle with reserved oat mixture. Bake 35-40 minutes

Step 5. Cool & Cut into bars.

Other ‘Add In’ Ideas from this food thing:

  • Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts.
  • Add in a cup of milk chocolate chips
  • Add in a cup of mini M&Ms.
  • Add in 2-3 tablespoons of instant coffee to the mix
  • Use macadamia nuts instead of the traditional walnuts or pecans

How do you get creative using brownie mixes?