Lazy Girl Boxed Brownies

Lazy Girl Boxed Brownies

March 2, 2019

Let’s be honest for a moment. Sometimes even the most experienced bakers feel lazy. And sometimes there’s nothing better than whipping up a quick boxed brownie mix.

Category bakery Dessert
Cuisine American
Usage Brownies
Skill Level Expert
Cooking Method Baking
Yields 5
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Ready-in 60 mins


1 boxed brownie mix, with water, oil, and egg amounts according to package instructions
2 teaspoons instant coffee or espresso powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup whole roasted almonds
1/4 cup cocoa nibs
1/2 cup chocolate chips
finishing salt, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line an 8"x8" pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Mix brownie batter according to package instructions. In addition to the water, oil, and egg amounts specified on the package, add in instant coffee/espresso powder and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan, then top with roasted almonds and cocoa nibs.
  4. Bake according to package instructions, making sure to use the knife test to check for done-ness. Allow to cool slightly while you melt your chocolate chips.
  5. To melt the chocolate chips, place in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 15 second increments on 50% power. Stir chips in between each addition.
  6. Once fully melted, drizzle over brownies and finish with sea salt.

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Julia career began early on, inspired by her Southern Italian parents and their love and respect for quality and traditional food.

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