Look, we can’t be revolutionizing the world of dessert science all day everyday. Some days we just want some deliciousness in our faces. Some days, your body betrays you and the only thing that can make you feel better is brownies. BROWNIES. I bet they could cure cancer (we’ll get on that).
Once in a while, you just have to cheat a little to achieve greatness. In this case, it meant using pre-made brownie mix. Usually we would NEVER, but there were extenuating circumstances! And if you really think about it, brownie mix is just flour, cocoa powder and sugar – which all come in a box anyway! So this was hardly cheating.
This will make for a thicker batter, so adjust the cooking instructions accordingly (add a few minutes). Let the pan cool on a wire rack, and if you actually posess any self-restraint, let the brownies cool for a few hours, maybe even in the fridge overnight. Brownies always taste better the next day!
If you feel guilty about making and eating this bastard of a brownie, divide in small bite-size pieces and serve to friends and co-workers. Then it wasn’t as much an indulgence as it was a public service.