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Fudgy Westerly Red Wine Brownies

redbrownies2It’s #GirlsGoneWine Night and I wanted to make something quick, easy and, of course, chocolate to pair with my favorite reds.

I went to the cupboards, saw a box of my favorite boxed brownie mix and created a fudgy brownie that needed only 2 extra ingredients to make them anything but ordinary.

Fudgy Westerly Red Wine Brownies

  • 1 package (19oz) Boxed Brownie Mix – I prefer Ghirardelli for the quality of the chocolate.  I used Ghirardelli Triple Fudge
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg (or whatever your brownie mix calls for)
  • 1/4 Cup Oil (or whatever your brownie mix calls for)
  • 1/4 Cup Red Wine (Substitute an equal amount of wine for whatever water is called for on the directions on the back of your brownie mix)

Preheat oven to 325°F

Combine egg, oil, vanilla, and wine in a mixing bowl.

**Tip**  Put your oil into the bowl last and then turn your measuring cup over in your 8 x 8 glass baking pan so that any remaining oil drips into your pan.  Spread the oil around the pan with a paper towel to coat the bottom and sides.

Stir together until well combined.  I use a flat whisk.  Add the contents of your brownie mix and stir until combined and no dry clumps remain.  If your mix contains chocolate chips or chunks, it will not be smooth.

Spread mixture into your prepared pan and put into center of preheated oven.  Bake for 45 – 49 minutes.  Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with a few crumbs on it.  Remove from oven to cool.

**Tip**  If you want extra fudgy, and easy to cut brownies, put your pan on a cooling rack in the refrigerator to cool. 

Cut into small squares to serve.  You can make them look fancy with a sprinkle of mixed cinnamon & powdered sugar on top, or do what I do, and just leave them as they are.    #GirlsGoneWine



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