Doctored box brownies. Yes I’m about to give you the fudgiest, the richest brownie you’ve ever had. I’ll go ahead and spoil it and won’t make you scroll and scroll to find the secret ingredient. Molasses. Yes, this doctored box brownie is a molasses recipe at heart.
Brownies fall into two categories: cakey and fudgy. I am 100% all-in on the fudgy side. Don’t ever put a cakey brownie in front of me. I won’t have it. I’m all about the rich, dense, moist fudgy brownie. I’m currently 35 years-old, so I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect fudgy brownie for quite some time. And I’m excited to finally be able to share it. And the best part? Because this is based on a doctored boxed brownie recipe it means even non-bakers can master this.
Why is a molasses recipe in baking so special?
Molasses is an incredible ingredient to add to a recipe. Molasses in a recipe means its adding moisture, making the baked goodie chewy and moist. And here’s the best part. It does all this without adding extra sugar or sweetness. That’s the beauty of what molasses can do. It gives you that consistency you’re searching for, that super fudge gooey brownie. It gives the chocolate flavor an extra deep richness. And it’s doing this and not adding an ounce of sweet. So what you end up with is enhanced chocolate richness, extra fudgy consistency, and a brownie that is unlike any brownie you’ve had before.
If you’re like me, you’ve been on this endless hunt for the perfect fudgy brownie. I’ve been there. I’ve tried it all. Adding more butter, more oil, adding melted chocolate, adding chocolate morsels, adding coffee. These all result in good brownies, but never exactly what I’m looking for. I wanted that moist, chewy, fudgy to the max.
Once I read what molasses can do in a recipe, it was like a light bulb moment. Why not try adding molasses to a brownie? Once I did the first recipe test and I bit into it, I swear there wee angels singing.
This was it. This is what I’ve been searching for. What I’ve made endless amounts of brownie recipes trying to produce. And it all came down to adding molasses to the recipe.
Another reason to love this recipe? YOU can make this. Yes, you. The person reading this who isn’t a skilled baker. The person reading this who burns cookies, and thinks baking is for them. That’s the beauty of a doctored boxed brownie recipe. It means the complexity of baking is removed. You can make these and enjoy the fudgy brownie you’ve always wanted!
If you like this, you might also like this molasses recipe:
Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies
Doctored Boxed Brownies
The easiest way to make super fudgy, incredibly moist and dense brownies. Doctored boxed brownies means even non-bakers can bake an irresistible brownie. The simple addition of molasses means more moisture, deeper flavor, and the fudge brownie consistency.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 33 minutes
- Total Time: 43 minutes
- Category: Chocolate
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
-1 box of dark chocolate brownie mix
-Oil, water, and egg as called for on fudge brownie box (you need there to be the instructions that call for 1/4 cup water, 1/2 vegetable oil, and 2 eggs! Important to get the right consistency)
-3 tablespoons molasses
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×9 baking dish with cooking spray. 2. Prepare the brownie batter as called for on the package with the oil, water, and eggs. Stir to combine. Stir in the 3 tablespoons of molasses. 3. Bake for 33 minutes. Let cool before cutting, then serve and enjoy!
Let these cool before cutting. Because these are moist and fudgy they are soft after the come out of the oven. Using a plastic knife helps in the cutting so that you’re not breaking them apart as you cut with a metal knife.
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