I recognize that brownies are not traditional brunch fare, but finals week calls for some serious study breaks in the form of baking! (Maybe we should call them study bakes?) This particular batch was courtesy of the wonderful Trader Joe’s and was incredibly easy to make! All you need is this box of Trader Joe’s Brownie Truffle Baking mix, a stick of your preferred non-dairy butter substitute, and a couple eggs!
Begin by melting the “butter” in a saucepan. This process goes fastest when you cut the stick into smaller chunks, and make sure you keep it on a low heat so that it doesn’t burn. As the box says, it should look “creamy.”
Add in the two eggs and then the brownie mix, a little at a time. Make sure to get it all off the sides of the mixing bowl! It should have a fairly even consistency to it by the time it’s all mixed. Grease a 8×8 pan (I used a glass one, not pictured here) and spread out the batter evenly.
Bake for about half an hour and voila! Ready to eat! This particular batch went really quickly, so if you’re baking for hungry roommates or friends, I would suggest making two.