How to Make Box Brownies Better

Learn how to make box brownies better! These tips elevate your favorite box mix brownies to the next level. You’ll love these fudgy, chewy brownies with crackly tops.

Gather your ingredients: Box brownie mix, vanilla, butter, espresso powder, egg, egg yolk, chocolate chips, and flaky salt

Step 1

Combine melted butter, instant espresso powder, vanilla, egg, and egg yolk in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth.

Step 2

Add brownie mix to the bowl.

Step 3

Fold in brownie mix with a spatula just until combined and no flour streaks remain.

Step 4

Add chocolate chips and fold in to the batter.

Step 5

Don’t skip the additional chocolate – the added sugar from the chocolate chips helps the brownies form a shiny, crinkly top!

Step 6

Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Gently tap pan once to remove air bubbles.

Step 7

Bake brownies until just set, 25 to 26 minutes. Sprinkle the tops of the brownies with flaky salt.

Step 8

You'll love these fudgy, chewy brownies!