Easy Brownies & Bars from a Mix

No time? No problem. Add your own special touches to store-bought mixes and come up with desserts that everyone will love.


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Coffee and Cookie Brownies
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Coffee and Cookie Brownies

    A fudgy brownie layer -- perked up with a splash of coffee liqueur -- is sandwiched between a crisp sugar cookie crust and melted chocolate.

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Carrot Cake Bars

    An instant classic, these yummy bars start with a box of yellow cake mix that's jazzed up with shredded carrots, plump raisins, and a hint of ginger. Fluffy cream cheese frosting makes a luscious finishing touch.

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Spiced Brownies with Cream Cheese Swirl

    Turn chocolate brownies into something special by swirling sweet cream cheese with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

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Toffee-Coffee Brownies

    Toffee pieces and instant espresso powder turn plain brownies-from-a-box into a decadent dessert. Top with purchased vanilla frosting flavored with a touch of Irish liqueur for extra zip.

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Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars

    Filled with crunchy walnuts, rich chocolate pieces, and buttery caramel, these dreamy bar cookies start with a German chocolate cake mix.

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Butterscotch-Toffee Bars

    Transform a plain yellow cake mix into mouthwatering bars by adding butter, brown sugar, cashews, and toffee pieces.

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Peanutty Buckeye Bars

    A luscious layer of peanut butter makes these fudge brownie bars extra rich while a smattering of chopped peanuts adds crunch.

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Apricot-Fig Meringue Bars

    Fluffy meringue billows over a fig-and-apricot filling in these irresistible bar cookies. Underneath it all is a crisp oatmeal crust that's just the right mix of sweet and hearty.

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Cherry Crumb Bars

    The tart-cherry filling is balanced with a sweet powdered sugar icing in these bar cookies that take just 20 minutes to prepare.

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Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Ganache

    A thick, luscious layer of chocolate ganache adds elegance to cake-mix chocolate brownies filled with peanut butter.

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Cranberry-Pear Bars with Orange Frosting

    The delectable flavors of pears and cranberries dance together in this pretty bar cookie that starts with a box of white cake mix. The topping is just as easy; simply mix canned vanilla frosting with orange zest and a dash of cinnamon.

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Gooey Mixed-Nut Bars

    Like pecan pie you can eat without a fork, these rich bar cookies boast a sweet layer of nuts and a tender crust.

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Viennese Almond Bars

    These out-of-a-box bars get their elegant flavor from almond paste and sweet raspberry preserves. Cream cheese and butter make the crust especially tender.

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Candy-Bar Bars

    German chocolate cake mix makes a rich base for these quick and easy treats that feature generous bits of Snickers bars or peanut butter cups inside.

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Banana Brownie Bars

    Layer crunchy banana chips, creamy chocolate pieces, marshmallows, and nuts over a fudgy brownie crust to get stacks of fabulous flavor.

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Chocolate Carnutty Bars

    Creamy chocolate, salty peanuts, and gooey caramel turn a peanut butter-oatmeal crust into a truly decadent treat.

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