How to make Brownies

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Brownie Mix Frequently Asked Questions

How should I prepare the pan before baking my brownies?
Grease the bottom of the pan only with solid shortening or spray with cooking spray.
What are some quick stir-in ideas?
Great ideas to make your brownies extra special include stirring in chocolate, peanut butter or white vanilla chips or chopped nuts. Use 1/3 cup for an 8 x 8-inch or 9 x 9-inch pan and 1/2 cup for a 13 x 9-inch pan.
Can butter or margarine be substituted for oil?
Yes. Melted butter or margarine can be substituted for the oil in the basic recipe. Melted butter or margarine should be cooled slightly before adding to the other brownie ingredients.
Can I substitute applesauce for oil?
Our baking experts do not recommend that you substitute applesauce for oil.
How do I make a more cake-like brownie?
You can find the directions for making cake-like brownies on the back of the brownie package.
How do I know when the brownies are done?
It is very difficult to see when brownies are done. It is best to remove the brownies between the recommended bake-time range.
How should I store my baked brownies?
After cooling completely, store covered at room temperature.
Can I freeze my baked brownies?
Yes. To prevent freezer burn, wrap tightly and use within 2 months.