Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies (from a box!)

My mom & I tried to go to the movies on Saturday...but Bad Moms was sold out! We quickly rerouted our date night and thought of a new, better plan: Target. We went in there for a movie to watch at home, and ended up getting that, new face wash, sunscreen, moisturizer, tampons, a book, and brownie mix. Whoops. How does this always happen?  I'm pretty happy that we found this baking batter, though. It's by the company Among Friends, which makes unique, gluten-free baking mixes. The brownies didn't last more than a few days in our house; the fudgy, gooey, and soft texture combined with rich chocolate flavor made for the perfect movie night snack. I cannot wait to get more of this mix -- these were incredible. 

Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Ingredients

Among Friends Alec's Awesomely Fudgy Brownie Mix (INGREDIENTS: cane sugar, gluten-free whole grain oat flour, cocoa powder, chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, soy lecithin, natural flavor), brown rice flour, contains 2% or less of: baking soda and sea salt. CONTAINS: SOY Made on equipment that also comes in contact with tree nuts.

8 tablespoons virgin coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

3 eggs 

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F 

Spray or grease (with coconut oil) a brownie pan; I used a 9 x 7 inch pan 

Mix ingredients together in a large mixing bowl 

Pour into pan and cook for 19 minutes in oven 

Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy! 

Notes

How to test to see if they are done: stick a fork in the middle of the pan. If some crumbs stick to the fork, but the batter is cooked/not dripping everywhere, then the brownies are ready.  

On the package, it says to use 8 tablespoons of butter. As I'm allergic to all things dairy, I used coconut oil, which worked just as well as butter would have.

The chocolate chips do have soy lecithin in them. If you don't have a sensitivity or an allergy to soy, though, then you'll be just fine. 

If you don't like the taste of coconut, but cannot eat dairy, I'd recommend using *refined* coconut oil. Unrefined coco oil is the one that has the coconut scent/taste; refined coco oil does not have that taste. 

This mix is available at Target and on Amazon! I'm not sure where else...but I am certain that a good number of you live near the magical land of Target ;)