Fixed Up Brownies

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"I usually make everything from scratch, but once in a while the sale on a box of chocolate brownies will catch my eye. Then I like to fix them up with chocolate chips, a glaze and nuts. If you can, use premium dark cocoa rather than the Nestles, it makes a world of difference."

Original recipe yields 18 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (59.7 g)
  • Calories 266.9
  • Total Fat - 13.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 7.1 mg
  • Sodium - 134.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 36 g
  • Protein - 1.8 g
  • Calcium - 17.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven and make batter as directed, then stir in chocolate chips.

Step 2

Bake as directed on the box until they reach the right consistency. I had to add a few minutes for the chocolate chips.

Step 3

Meanwhile, put butter, cocoa and buttermilk in microwave-proof bowl, but don't heat yet. Measure out powdered sugar, set out vanilla, and get a small whisk out. Chop nuts.

Step 4

4 minutes before brownies should be done, heat butter, cocoa and buttermilk in microwave to boiling (around 2 minutes). Then whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla. You don't have to get every little lump out.

Step 5

Immediately upon removing brownies, top with glaze, then walnuts.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.