3 ways to upgrade your brownies


Oh, brownies—chocolatey, gooey and always delish. While brownies on their own have gained a place in the top-tier dessert category, there's no harm in giving them a glow-up. Is your mouth watering yet? We've rounded up 3 tasty ways to upgrade your brownies below. 

Each of these glow-ups used the same box mix. We used Ghiradelli, but whatever brand is your fave works great.

1. S'mores brownies


Perfect for (but not limited to) the summer szn, s'mores brownies take all the great parts of a s'more (marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers) and leave all the messy parts behind (sticky skewer, hungry thanks).

Prepare your brownie mix and transfer it to a pan. Then, scatter your marshmallows across the top. If you went big with the standard s'mores-sized marshmallows, use kitchen scissors (or your fingers) to split them into pieces before scattering them. Next, break apart some honey graham crackers (the smaller the better!) and add those to the top.

If you're in the mood for some ~extra~ chocolatey goodness, take a Hershey's bar, break it into the smallest rectangles and throw those on top as well. Follow the baking directions on the box, let cool and dig in! Don't forget to pop on a movie or grab your ukulele to keep the camp vibes going. 

2. Raspberry brownies


There's something about a fruit-and-chocolate combo that just oozes fanciness. Rinse your raspberries and set them aside. Once your brownie batter is prepared, take 1/2 of the raspberries and gently fold them into the batter using a spatula. Transfer the mixture to the pan. Slice your remaining raspberries in half vertically and place them cut-side up on top of the batter. Follow the baking directions on the box, let cool and voila! Sprinkle powdered sugar on top to curate the classy vibes. 

3. Peanut butter brownies


Peanut butter and chocolate—can you go wrong? Prepare your brownie mix and pour it into the pan. In a separate microwave-safe bowl or mug, grab a cup (or more, if you're a big PB fan) and microwave for about 15 seconds, Stir the mixture with a fork and pour it over your batter. Using a toothpick or skewer, gently mix in the peanut butter, creating a fun marble design as you go. Follow the baking directions on the box, let cool and enjoy! Who needs peanut butter cups when you have PB brownies?

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We want to see your dazzling brownie creations!
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by Riley Yates | 9/9/2022