Ghirardelli brownie mix recipe

We’ve been spoiled by the Ghirardelli Company. Why, because anyone can make a perfect brownie simply by adding oil and eggs to their mix. Of course, I always add a couple of tablespoons of water just to help it all along a bit. These brownies are so good that you’ll never want another recipe for this popular treat.

Ghirardelli brownie mix recipe


1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Ghirardelli brownie mix recipe


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square pan. Place all of the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water; stir with a rubber spatula occasionally until melted. Do not let the bottom of the bowl touch the water.

Remove the bowl from heat and stir in oil, vanilla extract, eggs, and water just until blended. Mix in sugar. Pour batter into prepared pan; bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging.

Cool completely in a pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares. Makes 16 brownies.

The recipe takes about 30 minutes to make mostly because of the cooling time required for these savory little treats! And oh, by the way, they never seem to last that long around here . . . you’ll understand why when you taste them yourselves.

Ghirardelli brownie mix nutrition

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size:  1 brownie (50 g) Calories:  150 Fat:  9.4g Sugar:  18.5g Cholesterol:  15mg Sodium:  54mg Carbohydrates:  12.7g Protein: 2.3g.

Ghirardelli brownie mix history

The Ghirardelli Company was founded by and is named after Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli, who, after working in South America, moved to California. The company got its start in San Francisco, but today it has bakeries located around the country. The brownie mix first appeared on market shelves in 1949.

Health benefits of brownie  mix

It is a rich and tasty snack and most people enjoy consuming it. There are certain benefits of consuming the brownie mix snacks in your usual routine, some of which have been discussed below:

Weight loss:  Consuming this snack regularly can help you lose weight effectively. The calories that you consume while taking this snack are quite less which will help you reduce weight.

Mood enhancer:  Eating this snack regularly will not only make you happy but can improve your mood as well. By taking these brownies, you are able to increase the serotonin levels which are responsible for improving your mood and also suppressing your appetite.

Energy booster:  This chocolatey delicious snack is known to give you energy which will help you throughout the day. The snacks are rich in carbohydrates and sugar content which are responsible for giving you energy.

Precautions while taking brownie mix

Though these snacks are extremely delicious, there are certain precautions that need to be taken into consideration before consuming them. Some of the precautions include:

Allergy:  Some people are allergic to chocolate and if you also fall under this category, then you should avoid eating the brownies. This is because chocolate contains cocoa which can affect your body adversely and cause allergies.

Dosage:  These snacks should be taken in a limited amount as they contain calories and sugar which can lead to weight gain and other health issues if taken in excess amount. So, it is advised to take these snacks in a limited amount.

Sugar content:  These brownies are rich in sugar which can increase the calorie intake of an individual and cause various health issues like obesity, diabetes etc.

I hope everyone enjoyed my Ghirardelli brownie mix recipe. This is a great treat for anyone who loves chocolate, so why not print out this article and see how it goes? Don’t forget to check back next week for another of my tasty recipes!

Thomas Walker

Thomas Walker is an author of numerous works on food and an American chef who specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations. Visit some of his suggested Culinary Schools to become a professional chef like him. 

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