Family Favorite Brownies

Family Favorite Brownies

Family Favorite Brownies | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 18-24
  • Difficulty: Easy
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These always come in at high request!

Happy National Brownie Day! Brownies, being a cross between a cookie and cake, were initially created in the United States during the end of the 19th century. You can read more about the history of the brownie on the National Day Calendar here.

I first made these brownies (recipe below) for a family get together about 10 years ago and since then they always come in at high request. I make them using Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Premium Brownie Mix. The addition of an extra egg makes for a soft, cake-like brownie and the extra goodies add a lovely flavor and texture. They are great paired with coffee or milk.



  • 2 boxes Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Premium Brownie Mix
  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed coffee, slightly cooled (in place of water)
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, sweetened
  • Sprinkle of powdered sugar for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (163 C)
  2. Butter two pans of desired size according to instruction on box.
  3. Mix brownie mixes, coffee, oil, eggs, vanilla, peanut butter, and coconut just until incorporated and no brownie mix streaks remain (do not over mix).
  4. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake according to instructions on box.
  6. Cool completely before cutting.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar for a pretty snowy effect.
  8. * See instructions on box for recipe alterations needed for higher elevations.

Enjoy! Let me know how you plan on celebrating National Brownie Day and if you make these in the comments below!

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