I was really struggling to come up with an idea for this blog. I wanted to make all of my recipes from scratch to show college students they can make quick desserts without using a lot of pre-packaged ingredients. Because I was having trouble finding a simple recipe in my own recipe arsenal, I went to Pinterest. Even then, I was still contemplating what recipe I wanted to write about because most of the Pinterest recipes were made from a box mix. I finally gave in and picked a brownie recipe from a box.
I got this Reese’s Cup Brownie recipe from Key Ingredients. This recipe was created by Christen F. She actually made homemade browines, but college students don’t usually have items like baking powder and soda, so I just used a box mix.
- 1 Brownie Mix
- ¼ cup water
- 2/3 cup of vegetable oil
- 2 Eggs
- 8 Reese’s Cups
This recipe is really easy to make. First you make the brownie batter according to the box. Then you pour the batter into a 13 X 9 brownie pan. Place the Reese’s Cups into any pattern in the batter and bake. You will bake the brownies according to the box. I used Betty Crocker brownies, and it said to bake the brownies at 350 degrees for 24-30 minutes.
Reese’s cups aren’t the only sweets that you could put into brownies. You can add your favorite candy bar. Another brownie recipe from Key Ingredients is Chocolate Chunk Brownies. These brownies have chunks of chocolates bars in them.
For a holiday brownies, I found a recipe from The Daily Meal. All you do is add mint chocolate chips into the brownie batter then put peppermints or broken pieces of candy canes in the top.
My roommate, she makes brownies and puts Oreos into the batter. When you bite into the brownies, the Oreos are not crunchy, they are soft. With all of the different flavors of cream and different cookie combinations, you would never run out of flavor ideas.
My favorite type of brownie is cream cheese brownies. To make these brownies all you do is mix a package of cream cheese, one egg and a cup of sugar. You pour the cream cheese on top of the brownies and bake then as directed.
Another type of brownie that many people have never heard of is blonde brownies. In blonde brownies you don’t put any coco powder in them. You also add brown sugar in them, so they taste like brown sugar not chocolate.
Most of these brownies can be made with a boxed brownies mix except for the blonde brownies. Using a boxed mix makes all of these recipes easy to make and inexpensive as well. Using a box brownie mix is perfect for college students because there is no measuring dry ingredients. All you do is add the wet and bake.