Cheater Gourmet Brownies


  • One package Duncan Hines Brownie mix or other brand
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water, ice cold
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of soft gourmet chocolate
  • Milk chocolate bar (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Blend the first 6 ingredients together easily on medium speed, for two minutes. Fold in 3/4 cup of soft gourmet chocolate (I use cabernet flavored dark truffles). For extra decadence, break apart any milk chocolate bar into small pieces and add that too. For nutty folks, add 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

Using a 13 x 9-inch pan, bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 22 to 28 minutes.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Teri Hatcher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7011

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