June 06, 2011

Ooey Gooey Microwave Brownies

Hello there everyone! For our first recipe we thought we would start off with something simple so here's how to make Ooey Gooey Microwave Brownies:

Ooey Gooey Microwave Brownies

-your favorite box mix (hey, there's no shame in it)
-one packet of Starbucks Via Ready Brew*
-all the necessary ingredients for cake-like brownies
-one 9" x 9" microwave safe baking dish (make sure it can rotate for even cooking)

Start off with your favorite box mix (if there's an option go for the "cake-like" consistency- these babies are fudgy enough as it is). Add the Starbucks Via* (or something like it) and a teaspoon of cinnamon then mix well. Follow the instructions on the back of the box. Pour into a greased microwave safe dish approximately 9"x 9".

IMPORTANT: do NOT under any circumstances use a METAL baking dish. It will cause sparks and possibly set the microwave on fire. Remember, NO METAL!! Glass and ceramic are the best.

Nuke your batter for 9 minutes and let it rest for 15 minutes. Letting them rest is important because not only will they be very hot after the 9 minutes but they will also be underdone. These 15 minutes are devoted to carryover cooking. After letting them sit, cut into 9 squares and let cool further on a plate. Enjoy!

*the Via is completely optional. If you don't have any available you can sub the water in the directions with coffee. Or if you prefer peanut butter, soften 1/4 cup for 20 seconds and stir into the batter before nuking. (that would work with carmel as well)

4 out of 5 chemists thought they were awesome! One lonely chemist thought they were too mushy but hey, what does he know? After the taste test, we let the brownies sit uncovered and they firmed up beautifully.

But don't take our word for it, try them yourself and let us know what you think. We would love your feedback!

Well until next time, friends, keep cooking. And remember: No kitchen, no problem!

-K & M


  1. mmmm looks yummy

  2. I tried this recipe and it turned out great! Yet I did not use cinnamon and the Via I used was Vanilla. I even used the cheap bag brownie mix. I used a covered dish and when after the 15 min wait time I took the brownies out and let them cool without a cover. There was a little bit of moisture around the edges of the brownies from the condensation but they still tasted wonderful!! Everyone loved them!! It was a hit!

  3. It didn't work for me ): they turned out really dry

  4. What watts is your microwave

  5. I've used this recipe so many times. Most often using from scratch batter. I love it!