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Showing posts with label Brownies and Bars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brownies and Bars. Show all posts

Cake Mix Brownies

 Cakes Mix Brownies- -Got a cake mix sitting in your kitchen? Make brownies with it! This easy recipe will satisfy your brownie craving in a snap.

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Cakes Mix Brownies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Add to to the list "Where The Heck Did This Recipe Come From?!".  This delight has been in my recipe archives for tooo looonng.  

They are really delicious and a snap to make.

Ingredients Needed

  • Dry cake mix
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Chocolate chips

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Cakes Mix Brownies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Can I Use Any Brand of Cake Mix?

Yes. Use any brand and chocolate variety you wish.  Stick with a standard size box (15-18 oz) for the recipe to work correctly.

Can I Use a Different Size Pan?

Yes.  If desired, you can bake these in an 8 x 8 baking pan.  Use the same ingredients/measurements and increase your baking time just a few minutes.

A Note About These Brownies

Just a heads up! These brownies are definitely more on the cakey side, than, fudgy. 👍

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Chocolate Syrup Brownies

Chocolate Syrup Brownies- For the chocolate lover! Fudgy brownies that are made easily with chocolate syrup and topped with a thick layer of dreamy chocolate frosting.  

Chocolate Syrup Brownies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Where do you stand on frosting on brownies?  My entire childhood my Mom frosted our brownies or dusted them with powdered sugar.  When I met my husband, he ate his brownies plain. Yeah, no frosting. 🤷 I was totally confused. 

Of course, they're brownies, I still eat them,  plain or frosted.  But, I do prefer them with frosting. My kids are split.  Some like them plain, some like them with frosting. 

What do you think?

These brownies are made with chocolate syrup and honestly, you could eat them with the frosting or plain. Either way, they are dee-licous

Chocolate Syrup Brownies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Ingredients Needed

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Flour + Baking soda
  • Eggs
  • Powdered sugar
Chocolate Syrup Brownies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Recipe Notes


Make sure your butter is softened for both the brownies and frosting. This will make beating it all much easier and give your items a better consistency. 

Chocolate Syrup

Want to make it homemade?  It's easy. Find out how here. 


Keep any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator. They are best eaten within a week. 

Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

Peanut Butter Swirl Bars- Creamy peanut butter with the added bonus of a chocolate swirl in convenient bar form.  A great option for a weekday dessert! 

Peanut Butter Swirl Bars- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

When I was little, my mom was a stay at home mom.  She did work, but, it was once my younger sister was in middle school/high school.

While she was a stay at home mom,  my mom baked nearly every weekday.  Yes, no exaggeration.  It was pretty awesome. We would always have something for dessert after dinner or after school.

These bars were part of the regular dessert rotation.  No wonder! They are easy, delicious and can be made with just a few simple pantry ingredients. 

Ingredients Needed

  • Flour + Baking powder + Salt
  • Butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Sugars: both white & brown
  • Eggs 
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Swirl Bars- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Recipe Notes:

Peanut Butter

I recommend using a "regular" peanut butter as opposed to a natural version. The natural version will work, but, does have a higher oil content.  If you do use it, you may want to add a tablespoon or two extra of flour, to absorb the extra oil.


Don't over bake your bars.  They will appear soft at first, but, will firm up as they cool. As long as the edges are lightly brown, they are OK. 


Keep any leftover bars in a covered container. No need to refrigerate, unless it's really hot/humid in your area.

Creamy Apple Squares

Creamy Apple Squares are creamy and sweet! These delicious bars start with a cake mix and are a snap to make!

Creamy Apple Squares- Recipes My Mom Gave Me


 Scotcheroos- Gooey cereal bars packed full of peanut buttery goodness. They are then topped off with a combination of melted chocolate and butterscotch. Don’t pass these up…they are crazy good!

Scotcheroos- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars- What’s a better combination than chocolate and peanut butter?! These easy bars combine those great tastes in one easy bar. They are delicious, require a short ingredients list and require zero baking. The perfect bar!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars- Recipes My Mom Gave Me