Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ooey, Gooey, Chocolatey Goodness

I have never posted recipes, because I am no Julia Child, but I'm having company tonight, and one of my friends requested a particular dessert that is wonderfully good and enough to send you into a diabetic coma (he actually is diabetic and I've requested that he bring insulin just in case!). It has no name that I know of, as it was passed along to me via word of mouth, but I got the ingredients for super cheap and its super yummy, so it's today's Works for Me Wednesday. And I'm naming it after the thoughts I have when I eat it.

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Ooey, Gooey, Chocolatey Goodness
  • 2 Packages of Family Size Brownie Mix (you know, the 9 x 13 pan size) - Any brand
  • 3 Extra Large Hershey's Symphony Bars (Original with caramel & nuts or just chocolate - your preference)
  • powdered sugar as needed
  • Stuff to make the brownies via package directions (typically eggs, water, oil, etc)
This is really, really simple, so don't think you're missing something when you finish reading...
Preheat oven according to package directions. Spray 9 x 13 casserole dish according to package instructions Mix up two packages of brownies (you can do them together or separately) using box directions (you know, oil, water, egg, etc). Pour one box's worth of mix into the casserole dish and spread evenly. Add three whole Symphony bars across the mix. Top with additional box's worth of mix and spread evenly. Cook longer than box's instructions*. Allow to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar as desired. Cut, serve with a tall glass of milk and melt in its yummy goodness.
That's it.
*As for the cook time, I can't be specific because your brand of brownies may be different than mine, but on average instead of the 30 minutes it tells you on the box, it takes about 45-50. Of course you can't test to see if its done because it WILL be gooey in the middle. Just trust your instinct to tell if the brownies on top and bottom look like brownies typically do coming out of the oven.
Now, here's why it's a bonus this can get the items for SERIOUSLY cheap this week!
I had two coupons for $0.50 off Betty Crocker Supreme Brownies Mix. They are on sale at our Kroger for 2/$4 this week. Since Kroger doubles coupons, this knocked them down to 2/$2 or $1.00/box.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL (in my best infomercial voice). Shortcuts also has a coupon for $0.60/2 that you can load onto your Kroger card, making them $0.70 each!
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL (in my best infomercial voice again). CVS has a few October monthly ExtraBucks deals that are already working. One of those is Buy 2 Hershey's XL candy bars and get 1 ECB. The Symphony bars are on sale there for $0.99 each. I bought 4 of them (the recipe only requires 3, so we'll take one for the team) and the total rang up to $3.96 (plus tax) with 2 ECBs. That's basically$0.49 each!
The powdered sugar, eggs, oil, and water you should have already.
That makes for a total of $3.00 in items I had to purchase yesterday and chocolate bliss for dessert. Yippee! And even if you don't have the brownie mix coupons, that means that they are still only $5.00 out of pocket. It doesn't just Work for seems to work for a lot of my guests as well! Go check out Rocks in My Dryer to see what works for other people too!


  1. My sister in law brings these to get togethers. My word such sweet surrender.People scarf em down and then sneak some home! LOL

  2. Must. Have. Chocolate. Now.

    Thanks for the awesome recipe...if my kids weren't napping, we'd be headed to the store right now!

  3. Bookmarking this one! Thanks so much! Too bad that grocery day isn't until Monday now... :( :)

  4. Mmmmm mouth watering, diet resolve wavering........mmmmmm..... can't wait to treat somebody to these! Thanks :)

  5. Sounds very yummy! Thanks for the treat!

  6. On the way to the store now JUST to get the ingredients to make this. Sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  7. NEVER read recipe posts when dieting; it takes very little to put that diet off just one more

  8. I actually did entice many of you! Glad to know that I'm not the only one who allows this dessert to bring me to my knees! I hope you all enjoy!

  9. I actually did entice many of you! Glad to know that I'm not the only one who allows this dessert to bring me to my knees! I hope you all enjoy!

  10. Oh, I've made these and they are tasty! I really love them with the dark chocolate brownie mix and the milk chocolate symphony bar.
    I've also made the brownies in an 9x9 pan using one brownie mix and one bar of chocolate.

  11. Woah I feel a headache coming on but I don't mind lol This recipe sounds Heavenly!!!! Thank you!