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Alex Apr 19, 2003 11:32 PM

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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Must... have... brownies... now...

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    GhirardelliFreak Oct 8, 2011 12:14 PM

    first y were u making brownies so damn late?

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      ecd Aug 19, 2010 01:58 PM

      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 :)

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        Lady Diana Jan 25, 2009 05:53 PM

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

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          Windy Apr 20, 2003 03:55 AM

          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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            Alex Apr 20, 2003 04:01 AM

            You are an angel.

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              Kris May 16, 2006 07:42 PM

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

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                pink72067 Aug 19, 2010 12:26 PM

                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.

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                  Ruth Lafler Aug 19, 2010 01:45 PM

                  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.

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                    guster4lovers Aug 19, 2010 03:17 PM

                    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!

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                      greygarious Aug 19, 2010 03:22 PM

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

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                  tiffany Oct 8, 2010 01:58 PM

                  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!

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                    greygarious Oct 8, 2010 02:25 PM

                    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.

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                      tiffany Oct 8, 2010 02:41 PM

                      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!!!

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                        tiffany Oct 8, 2010 09:57 PM

                        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!

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