Boxed mix brownies are pretty much flawless. Not only can you get a whole batch for less than five bucks (the price of a single fancy bakery brownie), but they consistently bake up with perfectly shiny crusts, chewy edges, and fudgey centres.
It is well documented that I am not above using a boxed baking mix, particularly those of the chocolate variety. But just because something doesn’t require any culinary creativity, that doesn’t mean you can’t play around with tweaks.
Boxed brownies don’t need a ton of improvement, but they can be made even better (and fancier) with a few choice extras. Because they want us to be happy, Bon Appetit has rounded up a whole slew of delicious ways to jazz up the chocolaty mix, and they’re all chef-approved.