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Nov 12, 2007 05:58 PM

Brownie Mix for Work Pot Luck

I have a Thanksgiving pot luck this week and I need to bring a dessert. Everyone else is bringing pumpkin this or that. I don't really bake so I bought brownie mix. However, I want to jazz it up a bit and maybe put a holiday twist to it. What can I add in or modify to make this brownie mix more spirited?

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  1. I always like to add some good choc chips, marshmallows and nuts although you may want to skip the nuts because of allergies

    1. I cut them into small squares, place on a pretty whit platter, sprinkle w/powdered sugar, place 2 dried cherries on top and tiny mint leaf..they look pretty and taste great!

      1. add a 1 T of extra oil to the mix and sub cold coffee for the water. Use the chewy version on the box, not the cake version (3 eggs). For the Thanksgiving kick, mix together a package of room temp philly, an egg and 1/2 cup pumpkin pie filling. Drop dollops on the batter and swirl through. For a Chrismas kick, add mint extract to the batter, frost with dark chocolate ganache and sprinkle with chopped candy canes.

        Or a peanut butter swirl
        Or graham cracker pieces and mini marshmallows
        Or cherry pie filling swirled
        Or drizzle with thick caramel, sea salt and roasted pecans

        1. I drop teaspoon-size dollops of raspberry preserves on top and swirl before baking.

          Sometimes I add "cheesecake" swirls--8-oz cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 t vanilla, 1/4 t salt.

          . . .and sometimes both. . .

          1. Buy a box of Andes mint candy. Unwrap them all, and as soon as you remove the brownies from the oven lay them on top. As they start to melt spread them a little. Then let the brownies cool- so yummy!