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9 Ways to Hack A Box Of Brownie Mix

Hack your basic box brownie with these genius recipes. For delicious, chocolatey desserts, it doesn't get much easier than this!

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Create a Dessert Pizza Crust

The combination of fruit, almonds and chocolate that makes this brownie so unique. Plus, the fruit topping lightens the chocolate base a bit and makes it feel like you are eating something sinfully healthy. —Sue Kauffman, Columbia City, Indiana
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Lay on the Frosting

An easy way to upgrade your boxed brownie mix is by loading it with layers of frosting. Our stacked up Cheesecake Brownie Squares rely on a sweet cream cheese frosting to give an extra boost.
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Trifle it!

This decadent combination of pantry items is a terrific way to dress up a brownie mix. Try this trifle with other flavors of pudding or substitute your favorite candy bar. It tastes great with low-fat and sugar-free products, too. —Wendy Bennett, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Add Surprising Toppings

Salty, savory pistachio pieces take these brownie bars to a new level. They’ve been a sought-after staple on Christmas cookie trays for years. —Troy Shaw, Warrenton, Oregon
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Give a Cheesecake Extra Panache

It may look fancy, but this cheesecake is so simple. The secret is the speedy crust—it’s from a packaged brownie mix! You don’t need to be an experienced cook to make the elegant chocolate swirls on top. Anyone can do it.—Janet Brunner, Burlington, Kentucky
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Load it With Creamy, Crunchy Mix-ins

A brownie mix base makes this a simple treat that will appeal to adults and children alike. Creamy peanut butter, crunchy nuts and crisp cereal make the bars fun to bite into. —Radelle Knappenberger, Oviedo, Florida
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Create Irresistible Cookies

Chocolate chips and brownie mix pack a rich chocolate taste in this simple cookie recipe. Rolling the dough in powdered sugar give them an inviting crackled appearance. —Ellen Govertsen, Wheaton, Illinois
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Take Your Cupcakes to a Whole New Level

I have made this outstandingly delicious recipe using boxed brownie mix for years. These rich cupcakes are sure to delight everyone you make them for. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Upgrade Your Crispy Treats

To make a dairy-free dessert, I created chocolate peanutty bars. My kids and their friends gobble them up. I've written about it on my blog, joyfulscribblings.com. —Dawn Pasco, Overland Park, Kansas

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.
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