Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix

@sishy7 (27380)
Australia
August 24, 2017 12:17pm CST
# 82 That’s where these brownies came from. I baked them but I have to give all the credits to Ghirardelli Chocolate for some fantastic brownie treats. The package came with chocolate chips included in the mix. All I needed to add were 1/3 cup of water, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, and 1 egg. It’s super easy to make too. I didn’t even need to use an electrical mixer. First, I just blended the water, oil, and egg in a mixing bowl. Then I added the brownie mix and stirred until moistened. Finally, I poured the batter into lightly greased baking pan, put the pan inside a preheated oven, and baked it for 45-50 minutes. When it’s done, we could smell the beautiful aroma of freshly baked brownies. I waited until it was thoroughly cooled before cutting. The only thing was, I used a round cake pan instead of a square pan, that’s why the pieces were cut like cake pieces. These brownies didn’t last too long once they were done. But, I didn’t mind either as I decided spontaneously to make it to celebrate some happy news. You see, my son had a Practical Driving Assessment scheduled on that day. He had been practicing and preparing for it intensively for about a month before the test. And he brought the happy news that he passed the test – on his first try too! This kid also passed the theory test with 100% score on his first try when he got his Learner’s Permit. I hope he continues to be a good and responsible driver throughout his probationary period and eventually as a holder of full driver’s license.
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
24 Aug
No matter what the shape, that brownie is going to come out awesome ! Well - glad your son passed with fly colors! Another mom and I were talking about our little sons driving someday . . . oh - we couldn't even imagine it .
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
25 Aug
I'm somewhat luck out with this kid - he seems to always do things with flying colors...
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
25 Aug
@sishy7 That's so great!! I'm sure he ate his share of the brownies with flying colors as well !
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
25 Aug
@much2say He did... It's his favorite! Good thing he remembered to share with us...
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@Gillygirl (15297)
• Sutton, England
24 Aug
Yum, I am partial to brownies. Congratulations to your son on passing his theory test.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
24 Aug
Thank you. He passed the theory test last year and got his Learner's Permit. This time he passed the practical test and got his Probationary Driver's License before he receives a full driver's license in a year time.
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@Gillygirl (15297)
• Sutton, England
24 Aug
@sishy7 Sorry, I misread the last part of the discussion. Are there anymore tests or will he get his full license based on experience?
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
24 Aug
@Gillygirl He needs to gain some experience including 5 hours of night time driving before taking a computerized Hazard Perception Test. That will be the last test then he just needs to complete his probationary period before he can gain his full license.
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@Courtlynn (51333)
• United States
24 Aug
I dont like dark chocolate.. my favorite brownies are pillsbury's chocolate fudge. Yay good for your son! Congrats
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
24 Aug
Thank you! Oh, we're opposite about dark chocolate - it's my favorite kind of chocolate...
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@Courtlynn (51333)
• United States
24 Aug
@sishy7 very opposite i like milk chocolate yum yum
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@SHOHANA (7134)
• Bangladesh
31 Aug
@Courtlynn I also like milk chocolates but also the brown n black too
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@Corbin5 (82107)
• United States
24 Aug
Those brownies look delicious! They would not last long here, either.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
25 Aug
So moist and delicious... yum...
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@kobesbuddy (19698)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Aug
@sishy7 First of all, your brownies look delicious, I like them shaped that way:) Your son is doing wonderful, now, he must stay a responsible driver during the probationary period of time:)
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
27 Aug
yes, if he messes up, he has to start all over again with the license. he will have to retake the test for a Learner's Permit and go through the whole process again like a first time driver. I made sure he understands that.
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@kobesbuddy (19698)
• East Tawas, Michigan
27 Aug
@sishy7 When kids are first becoming drivers, this is hopefully instilled in their minds:)
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@kobesbuddy (19698)
• East Tawas, Michigan
27 Aug
@sishy7 You are definitely making this a challenge, to fly right or suffer the consequences. My cousins boy Jeff wasn't given these rules, when he first got his drivers license. One day after school, he was showing off for his friend, while driving and ended up getting killed:(
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@ridingbet (38087)
• Philippines
25 Aug
congratulations to your son for passing the driving test. my son is also waiting for the license next month, because what was given to him was only a sheet of paper as the receipt.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
25 Aug
Yes, he was also given an interim Learner's Permit on a piece of paper while the card was being processed and eventually mailed to our address...
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@ridingbet (38087)
• Philippines
27 Aug
@sishy7 but even though my son has the driver's license, i still have to ride with him because i still get scared.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
27 Aug
@ridingbet I can totally relate to that... I know my son needs to learn to be independent but it's so hard for me to let go... I'm doing my best to let all my sons go because it's for their own good...
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@louievill (16341)
• Philippines
24 Aug
Congratz to your son and may there be more brownies to come.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
24 Aug
Thank you - with how good and easy it is to make these brownies I may just be baking them without having any special occasions for it...
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@louievill (16341)
• Philippines
24 Aug
@sishy7 the name is hard to pronounce and remember lol too bad we don't have that brand here I'm beginning to crave for brownies and dark chocolate.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
24 Aug
@louievill It's pretty popular in the States... Actually, it's a US division of Lindt - a Swiss confectioner which is a popular brand down here...
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@Sreekala (18781)
• India
25 Aug
Congratulations to your son. I am happy that you give a good treat with chocolates.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
25 Aug
Thank you! He was so happy with the test result and I felt the need to give him some rewards somehow...
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@Sreekala (18781)
• India
26 Aug
@sishy7 Yes, it the duty of a mother to appreciate his efforts in a good way.
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@HazySue (17185)
• United States
24 Aug
Those brownies are heavenly. I made them before but haven't more than once. When you are on a diet they are impossible to resist. That's wonderful that your son did so well on his Learner's Permit test. You must be so proud.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
25 Aug
Yes, I am... Especially that I know many people do not pass the practical driving test on their first try...
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@HazySue (17185)
• United States
25 Aug
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@dgobucks226 (6854)
27 Aug
Congrats to your son on getting great scores on both tests. I remember going for my driving test and how worried I was. It's such a great feeling when you pass and realize it wasn't so hard after all. Now your son will have a little independence driving himself about. And Ghirardelli chocolate brownies for a celebration. What a great day!!!
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
27 Aug
thank you! yes, he's been waiting to pass this test although the rules are a bit weird down here. he still has to gain more experience including 5 hours of night driving before taking one more test, a computerized Hazard Perception Test. until then he still drives with a Learner's Permit requiring a qualified full licensed person next to him. but it shouldn't be too long now before he'll be able to drive on his own - he has passed the hardest test, the practical test, that usually take first time takers several tries to pass.
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@Susan2015 (18755)
• United States
26 Aug
That sounds really good. 100 percent score is wonderful for the test.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
27 Aug
yes, he took the theory test and passed it 100% on his first try. then this time he took the practical test and passed it on his first try. there were a few mistakes on the practical test, but his score was still above the minimum required.
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@Tina30219 (26315)
• Onaway, Michigan
29 Aug
They look really good. I like Ghirardelli chocolate it is yummy.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
30 Aug
Thank you. Yes, I agree with you about Ghirardelli Chocolate...
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@Tina30219 (26315)
• Onaway, Michigan
30 Aug
@sishy7 Never tried their brownies will have to sometime
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
30 Aug
@Tina30219 They have so many different varieties of brownie mixes and I think they're all good... Ultimate Fudge, Triple Chocolate, and Caramel Turtle are just some of the varieties in this line...
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@averygirl72 (14174)
• Philippines
25 Aug
Wow that brownies really look delicious. Your son deserves a special treat
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
25 Aug
Yes! I'm so proud of him. Very few people pass the practical driving test on their very first try but he did it!
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@averygirl72 (14174)
• Philippines
25 Aug
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
26 Aug
@averygirl72 He took the test very seriously. He had been intensively practicing specifically in the few weeks leading up to the test. All his efforts and concentrations paid off when he passed the test. He was very focused when he took the test. But he also remembered to relax and not stressing out too much - obviously the assessor could see all that and at the end of the assessment he told my son: "Your driving is fine, it's a pass!"
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@SHOHANA (7134)
• Bangladesh
31 Aug
I love eating chocolates a lot and dark chocolate is my favorite
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
31 Aug
I love dark chocolate in anything... Lately I've been having some hot dark chocolate drink...
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@SHOHANA (7134)
• Bangladesh
31 Aug
@sishy7 wow yummy
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Aug
Congrats to your son! The picture of those brownies has me drooling! I can believe they didn't last too long! Scrumptious!
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
26 Aug
Thank you! Yeah, I think the batch made around 16 pieces of the size in my picture. But between the 6 of us, they didn't quite make it overnight...
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Aug
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@fly802 (1246)
25 Aug
My mind is feeling to have them.They`re looking very yummy.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
25 Aug
Thanks! They taste really nice too, especially served warm freshly out from the oven...
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@fly802 (1246)
25 Aug
@sishy7 I love them too much.
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@1hopefulman (20469)
• Canada
2 Sep
That was a nice treat for your son that had done so well!
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
3 Sep
Thank you! He enjoyed the brownies... We all did, actually...
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@DianneN (59953)
• United States
30 Aug
Well done and congratulations to your son! I'm sure he will be a wonderful and safe driver. Tell him to beware of other drivers and not to drive faster than his angels can fly. The brownies sound easy and delicious!!!!
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
31 Aug
Thank you! You're right, I keep reminding him to be mindful of other drivers - it does not matter how safe we drive there will always be the risks of other drivers driving recklessly...
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Aug
That's great news. And what better way to celebrate than with brownies.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
26 Aug
That's true... especially that it's his favorite treats...
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@YrNemo (8744)
26 Aug
My first thought: yum, those brownies! My second thought: congrats on the good news, hurrah kid! My 3rd thought: Oh the pain of being a parent! (Will go checking out the price of that Ghirardelli)
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
26 Aug
Yeah, rather expensive down here because it has to be imported from the States...
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