Better-Than-Boxed Brownies and a CSN Store Giveaway

Today is the first day of February, the time to (hopefully) start enjoying the outside more by cleaning off the swing set, taking out bicycles, and ignoring that little thing called Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate a new month than with brownies?

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When I ran yearbook bake sales in high school, the one food that went without exception were brownies made from a box. People just like them. Once you get to a certain level of cooking/baking, serving a box mix feels like a stab through the heart. Instead, we make recipes that rival boxed brownies. These are just as sugary and fudgy as the ones you get from a Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker mix. They’re also the same that I used in my grasshopper brownies but the recipe is good enough that it needs its own post. I mean, don’t they just look that good?

Better-Than-Boxed Brownies

Ingredients(Makes 16 2’-inch brownies):

  • 1 1/4 cup flour(I used gluten-free all-purpose flour)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4oz(1/2 cup) semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg

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Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Melt the chocolate and mixing it with the cooking oil. Next mix in the water, sugar, extract, salt, and cocoa powder. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix until just combined.

Grease an 8×8 baking pan and pour in the batter. Cook for 25 minutes until the center is just cooked. Wait until they have cooled to cut.

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Giveaway

The people at CSN Stores have offered one US/Canadian reader a $35 gift certificate to any of their online stores. There are 3 simple ways to enter; please leave a separate comment for each one.

1. What’s your favorite childhood dessert? or what dessert are you looking forward to eating this month?

2. Follow me on Twitter(or just say if you already do)

3. Like me on Facebook(or just say if you already do)

This giveaway ended February 5th

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166 Responses to Better-Than-Boxed Brownies and a CSN Store Giveaway
  1. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    February 1, 2011 | 10:02 am

    These look delicious! I’m one of those people who thinks no brownie is better than Giradelli’s boxed mix. So I never make them from scratch. I just might have to try these 🙂

  2. Robin
    February 1, 2011 | 10:03 am

    Favorite childhood dessert = my mom’s English toffee bars! The recipe came from some old school Hershey’s cookbook. She makes them every time I come home 🙂

  3. Robin
    February 1, 2011 | 10:04 am

    (i already follow you on twitter)

  4. Robin
    February 1, 2011 | 10:04 am

    (i already like you on facebook)

  5. Amanda
    February 1, 2011 | 10:05 am

    I LOVE boxed brownies, but I can’t bring myself to make them anymore. I will try this recipe soon! On top of brownies, my favorite childhood dessert were my Grandma’s Chocolate Chip cookies. I liked the dough/cookie part so much she often made a plate with only a few chips in each cookie for me.

  6. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots
    February 1, 2011 | 10:08 am

    Yum! I’ve been looking for a good brownie recipe. Going to bake these as a special Valentine’s treat for the hubby. As for favorite childhood desserts, it would have to be my grandmother’s sour cream chocolate cake with better than sex chocolate icing…with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt (although we just had plain ice cream growing up…not knowing anything about nutrition during those days). Yum!

  7. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots
    February 1, 2011 | 10:09 am

    Already a follower on twitter! 😀 @chocandcarrots

  8. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots
    February 1, 2011 | 10:10 am

    And already liked on facebook! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    February 1, 2011 | 10:14 am

    My mom made an amazing cheesecake. So, that is definitely a favorite childhood dessert!!

  10. Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    February 1, 2011 | 10:15 am

    And I follow you on Twitter!!

  11. melissa @ the delicate place
    February 1, 2011 | 10:15 am

    my fave childhood dessert were those tassies with the resees mini plunked into the middle. so rich and tasty! after 5 you feel sick but hey that never stopped anyone lol.

  12. Bethany @Bridezilla Bakes
    February 1, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Cocoa powder makes the BEST brownies! Love these.

    My favorite childhood dessert was definitely my mom’s cocoa cookies. They were really cakey and fudgey. At the same time. Miraculous, really.

  13. Deanna
    February 1, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Favorite childhood dessert: tollhouse cookies over ice cream. Mmmm….

  14. Deanna
    February 1, 2011 | 10:26 am

    I already follow you on twitter.

  15. Shannon
    February 1, 2011 | 10:26 am

    My fave childhood dessert is sticky toffee pudding. YUM!

  16. Julie @SavvyEats
    February 1, 2011 | 10:31 am

    I just made marshmallows for the first time, so i’m excited to have them in some hot chocolate tonight!

  17. Corey @ the runner's cookie
    February 1, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Evan you are the brownie king! My favorite childhood dessert was ice cream and my mom’s chocolate chip cookies – I like to keep things simple 🙂

  18. Julie @SavvyEats
    February 1, 2011 | 10:32 am

    And I already follow you on Twitter!

  19. Corey @ the runner's cookie
    February 1, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Already follow you on twitter…

  20. Corey @ the runner's cookie
    February 1, 2011 | 10:32 am

    …and like you on FB!

  21. Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish)
    February 1, 2011 | 10:33 am

    My favorite dessert as a kid was homemade chocolate chip cookies!

    These brownies look great!

  22. Maureen
    February 1, 2011 | 10:38 am

    I loved and actually still do love the original rice krispie treats.

  23. Tory
    February 1, 2011 | 10:39 am

    My favorite childhood dessert was my mom’s Rice Krispie Treats! We would always make them together – simple and delicious!

  24. Holly
    February 1, 2011 | 10:42 am

    This is so not gourmet- but my favorite dessert as a kid was 4 marshmallows (the big ones), each with a single M&M on top, microwaved for about 10 seconds. Pure sugary deliciousness

  25. Holly
    February 1, 2011 | 10:43 am

    I also liked you on Facebook. And I don’t twitter yet… seems time consuming? 🙂

  26. sara
    February 1, 2011 | 10:51 am

    My fav childhood dessert are my dad’s mini cheesecake bites..Oh man they are sinful, delicious, and I can eat them by the handful 😉

  27. Emily
    February 1, 2011 | 10:54 am

    Rice Krispie Treats. They were the first dessert I was allowed to make on my own before I was permitted to light the oven without supervision.

  28. Stephanie
    February 1, 2011 | 10:56 am

    My favorite dessert(s) (I can’t pick one!) were chocolate chip cookies and brownies!

  29. Lindsey
    February 1, 2011 | 11:02 am

    I like you on facebook!

  30. Lindsey
    February 1, 2011 | 11:02 am

    I am looking forward to eating a NEW, as-of-yes-undetermined dessert that I will make for a Valentine’s get-together!

  31. Hannah (Running In Freedom)
    February 1, 2011 | 11:05 am

    My favorite childhood dessert was (and still is) canolis. Its not a usual one, but the first time I had it my world was changed! 😉 And I follow you on twitter 🙂

  32. Kasey @ The Balanced Bicyclist
    February 1, 2011 | 11:13 am

    My favorite childhood dessert funfetti cake! Not very creative, but fun!

  33. Kasey @ The Balanced Bicyclist
    February 1, 2011 | 11:13 am

    I already follow you on Facebook 🙂

  34. Lauren
    February 1, 2011 | 11:16 am

    I love Neiman Marcus cookies! I have been meaning to veganize them for some time now.

  35. Lauren
    February 1, 2011 | 11:16 am

    And I follow you on Twitter.

  36. Sarah
    February 1, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Favorite childhood dessert – my grandmother’s strawberry pie. She made it for my birthday each year with an almond crust so it’d be GF and it’s out of this world!!

  37. Michele
    February 1, 2011 | 11:38 am

    My favorite childhood dessert was ice cream and still is!

  38. domestic diva
    February 1, 2011 | 11:42 am

    I love dark chocolate, and always look forward to eating it (every month!)

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. Victoria (District Chocoholic)
    February 1, 2011 | 11:43 am

    I love plain old fashioned chocolate chunk cookies. A lot……my hips demonstrate this.

  40. Nicole, RD
    February 1, 2011 | 11:54 am

    YUM! You and brownies, man…killer combo! They always look so rich and moist! Someone brought in brownies today to the break room and I had my hands in one…at 7am. Oops. So worth it.

    I am looking forward to the red velvet cake I am going to make for Valentine’s Day 🙂

  41. Nicole, RD
    February 1, 2011 | 11:55 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

  42. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles
    February 1, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    S’mores are my favorite childhood dessert! Love the simplicity of them!

  43. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles
    February 1, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    I already follow you – and your tweets are just too darn funny!

  44. Anna F
    February 1, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    No question, icecream!!! Loved it as a kid, and still love it… It has calcium right? Kind of good for you? 😉

  45. Melissa @ TryingToHeal
    February 1, 2011 | 12:13 pm

    i loved rice crispy treats as a kid!!! i now know how to make pb ones which are even BETTER!

    i follow you on twitter and facebook!

  46. Dana
    February 1, 2011 | 12:16 pm

    I loved my mom’s noodle kugel as my favorite dessert (and still do!)

  47. rebecca lustig
    February 1, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    favorite dessert? how could i pick just one?

    homemade: smore brownies
    not homemade: frozen yogurt loaded with toppings

  48. rebecca lustig
    February 1, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    already a follower on twitter and a liker on fb!

  49. Brie @ Brie Fit
    February 1, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    My mom’s caramel brownies are my favorite childhood dessert! Yum!

  50. Brie @ Brie Fit
    February 1, 2011 | 12:35 pm

    I follow you on Twitter!

  51. Jo
    February 1, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    I totally agree with your sentiments on serving boxed baked goods! Someday my family will understand me…Maybe 😉

  52. Heather (Where's the Beach)
    February 1, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    Those brownies sound really great. I think my fave childhood dessert was a peach cobbler. Maybe because it was a super rare treat.

  53. Heather (Where's the Beach)
    February 1, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    I follow you on twitter (@hriacobacci)

  54. Lauren at KeepItSweet
    February 1, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    As much as I prefer homemade everything, there are a couple of brownie mixes that are really excellent (ex. the super expensive william sonoma mix!). I am looking forward to making and eating a vegan cupcake I tried in Boston this past weekend.

  55. Lauren at KeepItSweet
    February 1, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    I already follow you on twitter:-)

  56. Lisa
    February 1, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    I loved my Gram’s date bars 🙂

  57. Lisa
    February 1, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    I follow on Twitter as fink_girl

  58. Michelle
    February 1, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    I loved when my dad made bubble bread on snowy days on the coal stove. Wish I could do it now that it’s snowing!

  59. Sarah
    February 1, 2011 | 1:47 pm

    I always requested yellow cake with chocolate frosting for my birthday growing up. My tastes have changed a little… now everything I make has beans or veggies in it haha but I love it!

    I’m looking forward to requesting a shipment of coconut flour banana bread from the momma.

  60. jc
    February 1, 2011 | 1:57 pm

    i always loved apple that my mother cut into little pieces!

  61. runRedrun
    February 1, 2011 | 1:59 pm

    I always got an ice cream cake for my birthday. Mint chocolate chip + chocolate cake.

  62. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    February 1, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    my favorite childhood dessert? omg that is hard! I would say my favorite was my mom’s homemade banana nut cake with homemade icing 🙂 so amazing!

  63. MaryBe@AccidentallyVegan
    February 1, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    This month I am looking forward to eating Birthday Cake!

  64. MaryBe@AccidentallyVegan
    February 1, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    I already like you on FB (and I am still lol about getting out the bikes! Only if I put a snow plow on the front of it!)

  65. MaryBe@AccidentallyVegan
    February 1, 2011 | 2:20 pm

    I already stalk, oops follow you on Twitter

  66. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    February 1, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    I LOVE sugar cookies. No mess, no frills. Easy and simple. 😀

  67. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    February 1, 2011 | 2:55 pm

    I already follow you on twitter. 🙂

  68. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    February 1, 2011 | 2:55 pm

    And I just liked you on Facebook (Why I didn’t before, I have no idea!)

  69. Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine
    February 1, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    my favorite childhood dessert was chocolate croissants!

  70. Heather
    February 1, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    My mother in law makes the best (literally THE BEST) New York cheese cake in the world. I am a lac-tard, so have to settle for my own version of “cheese” cake, which is made with soy (and pumpkin puree), but it’s pretty awesome. Still, nothing measures up to the original.

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  72. Kristi
    February 1, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    My favorite dessert from child was peanut butter pie. Cracker Barrell used to have the best PB pie and whenever we went there we always got a piece, even if it was 7:00 in the morning.

  73. Suzanne @ continuing my education
    February 1, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    Looking forward to making my own girl scout cookies this year! Starting out with thin mints and then progressing from there!

  74. Ellen
    February 1, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    my favorite childhood dessert was Dairy Queen ice cream cake! i used to always request that for my birthday, and attempt to get a nearly horizontal slice so as to maximize the chocolate/fudge/cookie-to-vanilla ratio haha

  75. Clare @ Fitting It All In
    February 1, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    MM my favorite was always cookie cake. We had those on our birthdays instead of regular cake!

  76. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    February 1, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    i like you on FB

  77. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    February 1, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    fave dessert lately is my special k bars w/ choc frosting. how can peanut butter, butter, sugar and chocolate be wrong?

  78. Natalie S.
    February 1, 2011 | 4:28 pm

    Brownies are great, but blondies are my favorite!

  79. Gloria
    February 1, 2011 | 4:28 pm

    My favorite childhood dessert were those chips ahoy chocolate chip cookies crushed up in milk! haha Thinking about that grosses me out now :/

  80. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    February 1, 2011 | 4:29 pm

    twitter following

  81. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn
    February 1, 2011 | 4:35 pm

    I am SO excited to recreate an avocado-based chocolate mousse I had on Sunday! It was to. die.

  82. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn
    February 1, 2011 | 4:36 pm

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  83. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn
    February 1, 2011 | 4:37 pm

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  84. Christin@purplebirdblog
    February 1, 2011 | 4:54 pm

    My favorite childhood dessert were these no-bake marshmallow chocolate chip bars my grandma made. Ridiculous. I’m looking forward to sampling some of Averie’s PB cups that I am going to make for one of my tattoo artists to give to his girlfriend on Valentine’s in exchange for a tattoo. 🙂

  85. emilie
    February 1, 2011 | 5:09 pm

    my mom’s red velvet cake all the way!

  86. emilie
    February 1, 2011 | 5:09 pm

    followin’ on twitter (peasontoast)!

  87. Christin@purplebirdblog
    February 1, 2011 | 5:11 pm

    I follow you on FB now. 🙂

  88. Ellen
    February 1, 2011 | 5:14 pm

    i follow you on twitter (ellen1214)

  89. Whitney
    February 1, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    Favorite childhood desert was (okay, IS) chocolate chip cookies. Yum.
    Always and forever, cookies <3
    Heh!

  90. Taryn
    February 1, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    My favorite childhood dessert is so plain — Angel Food Cake! But somehow I’ve never made it, all of the whipping egg whites is a bit daunting, perhaps I’ll try it out this month!

  91. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    February 1, 2011 | 6:41 pm

    My favorite childhood dessert- my mom’s chocolate chip bundt cake!

  92. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    February 1, 2011 | 6:41 pm

    And I’m following you on Twitter 🙂

  93. Nora Lee
    February 1, 2011 | 6:42 pm

    My favorite childhood dessert would have to be cupcakes. With lots of frosting.

  94. Tara
    February 1, 2011 | 6:58 pm

    I’m already a fan on facebook!

  95. Tara
    February 1, 2011 | 6:59 pm

    I’m looking forward to eating girl scout cookies this month!

  96. Jessica
    February 1, 2011 | 7:37 pm

    For some reason, I think people are intimidated by making brownies from scratch… I know that I certainly am! It’s probably totally unfounded… now that I’ve finally gotten a good mixer I need to be more adventurous.

    Jessica

  97. JamericanSpice
    February 1, 2011 | 8:28 pm

    Oh my favorite dessert would be coconut cake or pecan pie and yum yum. I can’t wait to have some.

  98. Jessie
    February 1, 2011 | 8:29 pm

    As someone who was a chunky little kid, I had a lot of favorite desserts. But, one that stands out (and is still a favorite to this day!) are those layered bars with graham cracker crusts, coconut, butterscotch and chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, walnuts, and whatever else I’m forgetting… we’d have them at Christmas, and they were one of my favorite things about the holidays!

  99. Sana
    February 1, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    Pound cake and custard!! Are your brownies floating??

    I can’t see a plate!

  100. Lara
    February 1, 2011 | 9:05 pm

    my favorite childhood dessert was….i can’t pick one, but my favorite high school dessert was fresh raspberries in a hot caramel sauce…i look forward to eating (and making) vegan pretzel and peanut butter truffles!

  101. Lara
    February 1, 2011 | 9:05 pm

    i already follow you on twitter (@LaraZain)

  102. Lara
    February 1, 2011 | 9:05 pm

    i liked you on facebook!

  103. Hannah
    February 1, 2011 | 9:14 pm

    Have to say, one of the most shocking things I discovered when I went on exchange in America a few years ago was the ubiquity of boxed mixes. I’ve never known anyone in my life in Australia to sue a boxed mix for anything. honestly blew my mind!

  104. Rose
    February 1, 2011 | 9:27 pm

    My mother makes these awesome shortbread cookies with sliced almonds and cinnamon on top. I love them so much, I requested she make them for my baby shower.

  105. jenny
    February 1, 2011 | 9:48 pm

    fave dessert… how did you read my mind? i’m actually doing homework on buying an ice cream maker because i want to put your vegan ice cream recipes to use. cookie dough ice cream!!

  106. jenny
    February 1, 2011 | 9:49 pm

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  107. jenny
    February 1, 2011 | 9:49 pm

    aaaaaaaaand following you on twitter @nutellacube

  108. Chelsea
    February 1, 2011 | 10:02 pm

    These brownies are next on my list!

  109. Chelsea
    February 1, 2011 | 10:03 pm

    liked you on FB!

  110. Chelsea
    February 1, 2011 | 10:03 pm

    follow you on twitter!

  111. Dana
    February 1, 2011 | 10:27 pm

    My mom’s sweet noodle kugel! Yum!!

  112. veggietestkitchen
    February 1, 2011 | 10:38 pm

    My favorite childhood dessert was BROWNIES. I love brownies. and i agree with you that once you get to a certain level of culinary experience (it’s not much, by the way) the box stuff just tastes well…like it came out of a box. i can no longer eat boxed cake. it tastes like splenda to me!!

  113. Tiffany
    February 1, 2011 | 10:54 pm

    My favorite dessert as a child was devil’s food cake with cream cheese icing. Hands. Down. 😀

  114. lynn @ the actor's diet
    February 1, 2011 | 11:16 pm

    i really loved chocolate pudding – the heat and stir kind – when i was a kid.

  115. Jenna Z
    February 1, 2011 | 11:38 pm

    When I was a kid I LOVED chocolate chip bars! My mom made them pretty rarely but I remember getting them at bake sales! YUM! I loved the doughy cookie part best, the chocolate chips were secondary to me.

  116. Jenna Z
    February 1, 2011 | 11:39 pm

    I follow you on twitter (corgipants)

  117. Ashley
    February 1, 2011 | 11:40 pm

    I love strawberry shortcake.

  118. shel
    February 2, 2011 | 5:20 am

    My grandmother made the best oatmeal raisin cookies..she’d plump the raisins in hot water and her cookies were always perfectly formed and fantastic.

  119. shel
    February 2, 2011 | 5:21 am

    Twitter follower @auntiethesis

  120. shel
    February 2, 2011 | 5:22 am

    Facebook fan: Michelle Hudak

  121. Michelle
    February 2, 2011 | 8:24 am

    One of my favorite childhood desserts was upside-down pineapple cake!

  122. Michelle
    February 2, 2011 | 8:25 am

    I follow you on Twitter @FunFearlessBean

  123. Tiffany @ Conor & Bella
    February 2, 2011 | 9:01 am

    My fave childhood dessert was Angel Food Cake. Hoping to find a successful vegan version someday!

  124. Shannon
    February 2, 2011 | 9:36 am

    I’ve never made brownies as good as the boxed ones, I’ve given up! Brownies are my all time favorite and I think I may try again with this recipe!

  125. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    February 2, 2011 | 9:51 am

    Brownies were always my favorite growing up. I think they were the first thing I ever baked! This V-day I’m looking forward to an over-the-top restaurant dessert though.

    Oh, and consider yourself liked. Facebook-style. 🙂

  126. Sparkle
    February 2, 2011 | 9:52 am

    Brownies have always been a favorite of mine, I would have to say that pecan pie was #1 growing up. Anything with nuts/chocolate is a plus in my book.

  127. Sparkle
    February 2, 2011 | 10:00 am

    I liked you on facebook.

  128. Yin
    February 2, 2011 | 10:13 am

    My favorite childhood dessert was rice krispie! My mom used to make it and I was obsessed with them!

  129. Rachel (tea and chocolate)
    February 2, 2011 | 11:06 am

    Favorite childhood dessert = ice cream! Actually that’s still my favorite dessert.

  130. Rachel (tea and chocolate)
    February 2, 2011 | 11:07 am

    I follow you on Twitter.

  131. Katrina
    February 2, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    I just love a banana split!

  132. Cheryl
    February 2, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    My fav childhood dessert is Mississippi Mud Brownies.. they are amazing!

  133. Cheryl
    February 2, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    Follow on twitter

  134. MarathonVal
    February 2, 2011 | 8:47 pm

    Oh my gosh, so hard to pick my favorite childhood dessert…. I guess I’ll go with chocolate chip cookies since they were the first thing I learned how to make! 🙂

  135. MarathonVal
    February 2, 2011 | 8:47 pm

    I already follow you on Twitter! 🙂

  136. Alison
    February 3, 2011 | 12:37 am

    Picking a favorite dessert’s tough–I used to love Key Lime pie and pumpkin ice cream (never tried them together, probably never will). On the less sweet side, homemade apple cake is great.

  137. Lara
    February 3, 2011 | 12:31 pm

    All time favorite dessert is s’mores! I have been known to eat a lot….they are so delicious!

  138. aubreylaine
    February 3, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    I always loved Special K bars as a kid!

  139. aubreylaine
    February 3, 2011 | 1:23 pm

    I follow you on twitter.

  140. Britney
    February 3, 2011 | 2:26 pm

    I can’t wait to eat chocolate chip cookies this month. I just need to make them first. 🙂

  141. Danielle
    February 3, 2011 | 6:45 pm

    My favorite childhood dessert is chocolate chip cheesecake!

  142. joy
    February 4, 2011 | 9:28 am

    Favorite childhood dessert by far was my mom’s banana bread!

  143. joy
    February 4, 2011 | 9:29 am

    I follow you on twitter

  144. Ashley
    February 4, 2011 | 10:05 am

    I follow you on twitter

  145. Ashley
    February 4, 2011 | 10:05 am

    My favorite childhood dessert is cheesecake, or carrot cake yum!

  146. Lyssa
    February 4, 2011 | 10:14 am

    I made Jenna’s heath blondies the other day soooo yeah, that pretty much made treat of the month even though we’re only four days in.

  147. Lyssa
    February 4, 2011 | 10:15 am

    I’m already a twitter follower! And dare I say you’re easily one of my favorite tweeters? Twitterers? Good lord. whatever.

  148. Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    February 4, 2011 | 10:28 am

    Just liked you on fb!

  149. Holly
    February 4, 2011 | 11:16 am

    brownies and ice cream! i still have it all the time when i go home to mama + daddy e’s house!

  150. Elizabeth
    February 4, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    I already like you on facebook!

  151. Elizabeth
    February 4, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    My favorite childhood dessert was my grandma’s red velvet cake with seven minute frosting. I have yet to try a red velvet cake that tastes as good! I think it still ranks among my top favorites. Mmm…

  152. Liz M.
    February 5, 2011 | 6:08 am

    My favorite childhood dessert was French silk pie!

  153. Liz M.
    February 5, 2011 | 6:08 am

    I like you on Facebook!

  154. Liz M.
    February 5, 2011 | 6:09 am

    I follow you on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

  155. debbie
    February 5, 2011 | 10:04 am

    I have always loved a good chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven.
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  156. debbie
    February 5, 2011 | 10:04 am

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    February 5, 2011 | 10:05 am

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  158. Heather
    February 5, 2011 | 11:09 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

  159. Heather
    February 5, 2011 | 11:10 am

    Just “liked” you on FB!

  160. Heather
    February 5, 2011 | 11:11 am

    My mom was never much of a baker when I was growing up but one of the best memories I have was breaking out the Easy Bake Oven and creating all sorts of treats (even if they did sometimes taste a little weird…hey, it’s cooked by a lightbulb, not exactly gourmet!)

  161. Sharon
    February 5, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    My favorite is date nut loaf that my grandma made every Christmas.

  162. Sharon
    February 5, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    I’m following on twitter @rusthawk.

  163. Sharon
    February 5, 2011 | 2:31 pm

    Liked your facebook page. Thanks for the entries!

  164. Jessica
    March 2, 2011 | 8:13 pm

    absolutely loved worms in dirt!! mmmm soo good, although I can’t remember too much except chocolate pudding, oreos, and gummy worms!!

  165. Bliss Bites Back | It All Changes
    September 9, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    […] also a big chocolate fan with vanilla ice cream.  I started with Evan’s Better Than Box Mix Brownies and then tweaked them to […]

  166. Shannon O
    February 11, 2012 | 11:20 pm

    I just made these and I got some issues:
    1- they are crumbly… as in I can’t even cut them they just turn to crumbs
    2- very dry… as in drier than cake
    3- no real chocolate taste…

    I followed your recipe to a T… so no idea why they came out like this and I have been baking and creating my own recipes for years… I have never had anything like this happen before

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