We spent a beautiful day in Chicago on my brother’s boat yesterday. I volunteered to bring along some munchies so I turned to my favorite brownie recipe to add to the collection of appetizers and desserts. These brownies hold up well when traveling and they slice into dense dark chocolatey squares, perfect for a family outing. A regular cake mix is used for the brownie base. This is a quick and easy recipe that is sure to please all of the chocolate lovers in your life!
Quick Fix Brownies
1 (18 1/4 oz) devil’s food or dark chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Set the oven rack to the second-lowest position. Spray with cooking spray a 13×9″ baking pan. In a large bowl mix all ingredients except chocolate chips (and walnuts) until smooth. The batter will be quite thick. Add chocolate chips and walnuts, if desired; mix to combine. Spread batter evenly into the prepared baking pan. Bake for about 25-30 minutes (do not over bake). Cool completely before frosting with a frosting of your choice.