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Help! I Have some Ghirardelli Brownie Mix that I picked up at Costco (of course) and I lost the box. Anyone have a box around that can give me the instructions for them? Please!!!
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  1. It just so happens I made them today.

    Preheat over to 325.
    Beat 1 egg, 1/3 c. water, 1/3 c. vegetable oil
    Mix by beating 40 strokes. It has chips so it won't be perfectly smooth.
    40-45 minutes. Let them cool--they aren't done until about half an hour after they come out of the oven.

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      1. re: Windy

        Thanks, I had the same problem and my son needed them for school tomorrow!!!!

        1. re: Windy

          I just bought Ghirardelli sweet ground chocolate and cocoa mix from pier 39 in San Francisco, CA yesterday and my recipe on the container is NOT the same recipe 'windy' has .. so here's a the original recipe.

          GHIRARDELLI AWARD WINNING BROWNIES
          2 EGGS
          3/4 C. SUGAR
          1 TSP. VANILLA
          1/2 C. BUTTER OR MARGARINE, MELTED
          3/4 C. GHIRARDELLI SWEET GROUND CHOCOLATE AND COCOA MIX
          2/3 C. UNSIFTED FLOUR
          1/4 TSP. BAKING POWDER
          1/4 TSP. SALT
          1/2 C. WALNUTS, CHOPPED
          1 C 60% CACAO BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS (OPTIONAL)

          PREHEAT OVEN TO 35O*F. USING A SPOON, STIR EGGS WITH SUGAR AND VANILLA; ADD BUTTER. SIFT SWEET GROUND CHOCOLATE WITH FLOUR, BAKING POWDER, AND SALT. STIR INTO EGG MIXTURE, ADD NUTS. STIR IN CHIPS. SPREAD INTO A GREASED 8" OR 9" SQUARE PAN. BAKE 20-30 MINUTES. FOR EXTRA CHEWY BROWNIES, USE 8" PAN AND LESS BAKING TIME. FOR CAKE-LIKE BROWNIES, USE 9" PAN AND LONGER BAKING TIME. CUT INTO SQUARES. MAKES 16-20 BROWNIES.

          1. re: pink72067

            Your recipe is the recipe on the ground chocolate box. Ghirardelli also makes an actual brownie mix (reputed to be very good) which is what the original poster was referring to.

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              They're not very good, they're AMAZING. I prefer them to any brownies I've ever had anywhere - in a restaurant, from my friends who are great bakers, my own attempts...it's the only time I'm incredibly happy to use (and serve) a brownie mix.

              The best thing ever is when they're on sale...just got them for half price ($2 a box!) so we had to stock up!

              1. re: guster4lovers

                Ghirardelli Brownie Mix too. I've never done a side-by-side tasting but like Trader Joe's Truffle Brownie mix equally.

          2. re: Windy

            thanks for this post! i too, am in the same situation... can anyone tell me, do these bake in a 9x13 or 8x8 pan?

            thanks!

            1. re: tiffany

              The directions Wendy posted in 2003 called for an egg and third cup each of water and oil. I am looking at a single-batch box of Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix from the supermarket. It calls for an egg, a quarter cup water, and a half cup oil, so that's a bit different, but it sounds like it's the same size bag of dry ingredients. Both call for 325 and 40-45 min. That's for an 8" or 9" square metal pan. For 8" or 9" glass, 45-50 min.

              As I recall, the Costco box is 3 packs of Double Chocolate Brownie mix. My supermarket carries that, plus Walnut, but I think the Dark Chocolate is even better than the Double. It also has chips in the mix but has a richer chocolate flavor and came out very fudgy but maybe that was the baking time. I used melted butter rather than oil, added walnuts to it, and baked it in mini-muffin tins so I guessed 14 minutes and let them cool in the pan until just a little warm. I'm a fan of the edges, and the mini pan provides maximum edge area per piece.

              1. re: greygarious

                wow.. thanks!!! i was just about to stick them into the oven in a 9x13, but the batter seemed a little thin & i just wanted to check baking time again and i'm so glad that i saw your post. did the 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup oil... although your melted butter sounds better.. and the egg. will try to transfer the batter to an 8" square... whew, you saved my brownies. thanks again!!!

                1. re: greygarious

                  and they turned out great!! even though the brownie mix is probably over a year old... still yummy & the edges were great too. thanks again!

              2. re: Windy

                Wow thanks so much. I also had the mix but threw out the huge Costco box! I thought of looking on the internet in the middle of the night and there you were! Now I hope I can remember where I put the mix.

              3. Whew! You saved the evening, Windy. Next time I'll save the recipe. These are the best brownies. Thank you

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                  1. Stir a generous half a cup of Trader Joe's Super Cranberry & Pomegranate Blend dried fruit and half a cup of chopped pecans or walnuts into any Ghirardelli brownie mix before baking (I usually use Double Chocolate), and you will be a star-the crunchy contrast with the smooth chocolate is to die for :)

                  2. first y were u making brownies so damn late?

                    1. If the brownies are baked too long (mini muffin pan) is there anything than can be done to
                      soften them. Ghirlandaio doesn't have baking time for mini muffins. How long do you
                      suggest?

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                      1. re: Suekerns

                        I always use a mini muffin pan - 325F for 14 min (as I posted upthread), turn them out after about 10 min of cooling time.

                        The best thing to do with overbaked brownies is to make a trifle with them. The custard and whipped cream will soften them. Second best is to crumble them and use as ice cream topping.

                        "Ghirlandaio" - are you a fellow art history major? I wish Car Talk had been on the radio while I was in high school, deciding what I wanted to be. Useless B.A. in hand, I wound up working with animals, and later delivering mail!