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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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 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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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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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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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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Blissful Brownie RecipesMake tasty fudgy brownies for a crowd! This collection of our best brownies has it all. Try a classic buttermilk brownie or opt for divine chocolate brownies. Want something new? Fruit-infused brownies add tartness to the sweet dessert, and a splash of alcohol pumps up the richness of brownie recipes. Peanuts and other nuts give crunch to the chewy brownie classics. Time to get baking!Begin Slideshow »