Homemade Brownies: 3 ingredients

Brownies – whether you make them from a box or from scratch – they could be, next to cupcakes, the most popular dessert around! But how about if I told you that these Brownies only have 3 ingredients – that’s it! Would you give them a try?

Although these Brownies are super simple with just 3 ingredients, you can easily add toppings and frosting to make them even more special! For Valentine’s Day, I added luscious Marshmallow Frosting and a few heart sprinkles. 

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So let me tell you about my love-hate relationship with brownies. I love eating them…hate baking them! Yup..sorry I do! I have tried and tried to find a recipe that was fudgy but not too fudgy…cake like but not too cakey, etc. etc. I had finally given up and just decided to use a box mix, which also didn’t always come out right.

And then I found this recipe in Gooseberry Patch Cookbook, Rush-Hour Recipes. It quickly became not only a favorite with me because it’s so easy but also a favorite with the family!

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You are going to love how easy this recipe is to make! Just 3 ingredients!! Well unless you add the chocolate chips and nuts to the top, which of course you must do! Oh and the frosting…yes! You MUST slather it on!! You heard that right…I told you to slather the frosting on!!

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So what’s the secret to these delicious Brownies? Chocolate pudding…just one small box. Oh and the frosting helps quite a bit too. Now, of course, they are delicious without the frosting, and actually the recipe in the book doesn’t call for frosting, but with Valentine’s Day coming up, I just had to add the little pink to them.

You can certainly change them for any occasion, they make a great birthday treat, baby or bridal shower dessert, or even add the colors of your favorite team and serve them on Game Day!

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Better Than Brownies Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Better Than Brownies Recipe

3 Ingredient Brownies - add toppings and frosting and make them even more special. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

    Brownies
  • 1 small box Cook & Serve Chocolate Pudding - NOT instant
  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix {I used Devil's Food}
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, optional
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped, optional
  • Frosting
  • 1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2-3 drops coloring - optional
  • Valentine Heart Sprinkles - optional

Instructions

    Brownies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a 13x9 pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray lightly
  3. On a stove top, combine the milk and pudding mix, cook until slightly thickened
  4. In a large bowl, add the cake mix
  5. Add the pudding directly from the stovetop and combine well {the mixture looks really strange, but trust me, it is delicious}
  6. Spread brownies into pan and press down with your fingers {be careful it might be hot}
  7. Sprinkles with chocolate chips and nuts
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  9. Frosting
  10. In a large bowl, combine Cool Whip, Marshmallow Fluff and coloring
  11. With a large whisk, whip frosting until fluffy
  12. After the brownies are cool, cut into squares, frost and add sprinkles
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Recipe adapted from Gooseberry Patch Rush-Hour Recipes

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Comments

  1. Those are PURTY and look soooo good!!! :D
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  2. Denikka Miller says:

    WOW, those brownies look amazing, I may have to make them this weekend, thanks for all the wonderful baking ideas and recipes.

  3. Charlotte says:

    I love the colors of your pictures. And the brownies don’t look bad either. :D

  4. These look so amazing! I just pinned them! =) Following you on facebook!
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  5. Victoria R says:

    Thank you for posting this recipe!! It was the perfect pre-bath activity for my 4 year old nephew tonight. By the time he was all pruney, the whole house smelled like chocolate.

  6. These look yummy! I love how you have the save/print recipe card. I need to figure out how to do that. Thanks for sharing this delectable Valentine’s Day Dessert!
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  7. Thanks so much for sharing this on Friday Food. My mouth is watering. What a pretty way to celebrate the sweetest holiday!
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  8. Coley says:

    These look awesome! My hubby LOVES brownies (more than cake!) and his birthday IS Valentine’s Day so this might be a win win for me! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Awesome and making me very hungry. Great job! I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party if you haven’t already.
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  10. Gigi Cuccaro says:

    These are so yummy looking! What a great time saver!

  11. sylena googins says:

    I was wondering if you need to refrigerate them because of the frosting being cool whip and all

  12. RocioB says:

    this brownies look delish!!! I’m on my way to get the ingredients and bake them tonight. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  13. apple blossom says:

    those look absolutely yummy thanks for sharing

  14. These brownies look AMAZING! Love that bright pink frosting!

  15. Kylie says:

    I found you on Pinterest and thought, “What could be better than brownies?” I had to laugh when I saw the recipe, though. It’s the one I use, and it’s been my mom’s go-to desert for years. (The only difference is that we do use the instance pudding mix, and we just mix in with a mixer, rather than on the stove top.) But we’ve always used regular chocolate frosting; I’m super excited to try them with your frosting. It looks heavenly.

  16. Mommar6 says:

    Look great but I’m counting a lot more than 3 ing

  17. Stephanie Hafez says:

    Just wanted to say I tried these last night and OMG amazing! Thank you for sharing, it’s dangerous how easy and good these are!!

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