Yeah, I thought it was about time for something sweet 🙂
This recipe is super easy because it uses – shhh – a box mix. Yeah, yeah. I know. “But, Arya, didn’t you say that you wanted to make things from scratch? Learn how to be self sufficient in the kitchen – remember? You know, the whole point of your blog?”
Shh. We’re forgetting that part momentarily…
Because while I was spending the usual hours (and I do mean hours…those food sites are addicting. Seriously. I need a support group or something – Hi, I’m Arya and I’m addicted to food blogs…) browsing various sites, I stumbled upon this recipe from Picky Palate (a fantastic site!), and I had to try it.
I mean, seriously. It combines two of my favorite desserts (well, actually, every dessert I’ve tried so far is my favorite dessert. But, hey, why leave one out? This way they’re all included in my ever-hungry stomach!) – ice cream and brownies!
I overbaked mine a tad (lesson learned – don’t do that!), but it was still quite good. This was a dense, sweet brownie 🙂 I didn’t really taste the ice cream at all, but the brownie tasted sweeter, so I suppose that’s where it’s from. The chocolate melted and made pleasant pools of gooey chocolate scattered throughout.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering..camera status is still bad. Sigh. Only I could completely break a camera in the first couple of days. So, looks like it’ll be iPad pictures until I get around to getting it fixed (sorry!).
Recipe fits a 9×13 pan.
Rating – 6.8/10
Difficulty Level – Easy
Total Time: 50 min (Prep Time=10 min, Cook Time=40 min)
- 1 box Brownie Mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 Cup canola or vegetable oil
- Heaping 1/2 Cup of your favorite Ice Cream (I used Haagen Dazs vanilla)
- 1 1/2 Cups chocolate chips OR 9 squares of chocolate/2 bars of chocolate (i.e., Hershey)
- 1/4 Cup chilled hot fudge topping
1) Preheat oven to 350˚F
2) In a large bowl, mix the brownie mix, eggs, and oil (no water).
3) Scoop in ice cream, chocolate chips/chocolate chunks and hot fudge; mix until combined.
4) Pour into greased 9×13 baking dish
5) Bake for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick comes clean from center. (don’t overbake, though!)
Enjoy! Optional: put some homemade rice krispies on top! It makes the brownie that much better!