Missy, here. I almost forgot to post! So fifteen minutes before my regular posting time, I decided to share a couple of tips. One I've used for years. The other, I figured out recently.
I'm going to show you how to make the best fudgy brownies (as opposed to lighter, cakey ones) with a brownie mix. And hey, if you like brownies cakier, then just ignore this post. :)
You can use this method no matter what brand you buy--Pillsbury, Duncan Hines or others.
The first tip I'm recommending you use comes from the back of the Duncan Hines box.
No matter what the mix says, I add:
⅓ cup water
⅓ cup canola oil (vegetable oil)
Mix with a spoon until just blended.
And here's the really TOP SECRET tip. Free to you! (You're welcome.) :) Okay, the secret to really good, fudge brownies:
Spread into a greased rectangle pan. Not a full size cake pan, and not a square pan. Mine is 7.5 x 11 inches. It makes PERFECT brownies. (By the way, I spray my pan with Pam.)
Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. You can't test brownies for doneness like you can cakes. So just trust me on this if you're using my size pan.
Now enjoy the best ooey gooey brownies ever!
Sorry, no photos. These got eaten almost instantly. I won't tell you how many people contributed to the eating. :)