Friday, March 25, 2022

Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix with Chocolate Chips in the Mix Reviewed

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I recently tried Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix made with a special ingredient and loved it!  

My sister, sister-in-law and I went shopping together before Christmas.  When I spotted the Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix, I commented that I would like to try it because it included the chocolate chips.  While I rarely use baking mixes, I thought using the mix might make the Christmas baking a little easier.

The sales associate of the kitchen shoppe offered to make a batch of her brownies so we could taste them.  She had a special ingredient she added that she thought we would want to try.  I am so glad we accepted her offer.  They were the best brownies I have ever eaten.  

Needless to say, we left the shoppe with several gift bags that included the brownie mix and the shoppe's special ingredient, blood orange olive oil.


Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix

 Ghirardelli Brownie Mix, Dark Chocolate, 20 ozCheck Price The #1 reason I wanted to try the Ghirardelli mix is because it included chocolate chips and required only 1 egg, water and olive oil to make.  Those are ingredients that are always in my kitchen.

Using the newly discovered blood orange olive oil gives these delicious brownies an extra punch with a slight taste of orange. Everyone in my family loves them!  I definitely look forward to using the blood orange olive oil in additional recipes.

We don't all agree on whether brownies should be iced or not, so I make a small recipe of icing.  Those who want the icing don't agree on whether it should have nuts or not, so I divide the icing in half and mix walnuts or pecans in half of the icing.  Therefore, one batch of brownies makes 3 different treats.  Add a scoop of ice cream and you have the perfect dessert.


Easy Brownie Frosting Recipe

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  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir powdered sugar and cocoa together.  
  2. Heat butter & milk together in a small saucepan to melt the butter.  
  3. Gradually beat (with a hand mixer) the butter & milk into the cocoa/sugar mixture until smooth.  
  4. Stir in pecans or walnuts, if desired.

Pampered Chef Brownie Pan for Perfectly Shaped Brownies


A Note about the Specialty Shoppe We Visited

As far as I know, the Bazaar Orange Olive Oil that we purchased is only sold at the Bazaar store in Collierville, Tn, located in the historic Collierville Town Square.  Sadly, I couldn't find an online resource. 

If you love to cook and are ever in Collierville, Tn, you should definitely plan to spend a few hours in this store.  It isn't a big store, but it is packed with fabulous unique kitchen items, including their specialty oils and vinegars.  I love this kitchen specialty store and their extremely helpful sales associates! 

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  1. Now you've gone and done it! My tummy is crying out for a plate of these delicious looking brownies! And, wow, I am so impressed with that Pampered Chef brownie pan. I had no idea there was such a thing!

    Ghirardelli chocolate is the best and I love all your suggestions for a party platter of brownies for a holiday event -- plain, frosted, nuts, no-nuts. A way to please every palate. Well done. I will take mine as unfrosted with walnuts in the brownies themselves, please. :)

  2. Oh yum, yum, yum, yum! I will take one of every variety and suffer the consequences later. More swimming and walking will be required once I'm done. I also love that brownie pan! Wow oh wow! Now I have to go and get some brownie mixes so that I can drive myself crazy! Thanks for sharing a great way to make a treat for everyone at one time!

  3. This is my favorite Brownie mix. There is always some on my shelf. In fact I go to Cosco and buy it in their big box with several packs inside. I love the chocolate chips added and the dark chocolate. You are right it is a very easy recipe.

  4. Had to come and read about your brownies! I have the ingredients on my counter right now so...serendipity! I like mine iced because you can't have too much chocolate. Will get the mix for next time though. Thanks for letting us know about it.

  5. Although I love making brownies from scratch and developed my own super-fudgy recipe many years ago (that also includes chocolate chips in the batter), Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix has always been my favorite boxed brownie mix (for conventional vs. low-carb brownies). It’s head-and-shoulders above any other packaged brownie mix I’ve ever tried! Ghirardelli makes fabulous chocolate and cocoa, and it’s brownie mix is worthy of the Ghirardelli name.

    That blood orange olive oil sounds like a wonderful addition and foil for the chocolate! (The fudge brownie recipe I developed includes cognac to intensify the rich chocolate flavor.)

    As a cooking and baking enthusiast, I’m sure I would love the Bazaar shop.

  6. We too have used this box mix and it is a hit with us too! We are a no-icing brownie couple, but the walnuts are a great addition.

  7. We just recently made a box of Ghirardelli Brownies and they were a huge hit. I will need to try that orange olive oil. I really like your idea for the icing. I'm the only one in the family that likes nuts in my brownies. I never thought of adding them to the icing. I also love the pampered chef brownie pan.

  8. Well this gets an OMG - We love this chocolate, and they have a brownie mix! I'll have to try this - When mom was alive, this was her favorite chocolate - I'd be buying this all the time - these brownies look and sound amazing!


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