Chocolate Mint Blackout Bars (GF/DF)

I love cooking and baking from scratch and try to do it as often as I can but sometimes I just want it done.  And I have to believe most feel the same way.  Plus, the fact that we can find quality, allergy-free mixes and ingredients to make cooking and baking easier, sometimes it just makes sense.

I had a craving for brownies over the weekend and since I was in a time crunch, I reached for a box of Better Batter brownie mix I received in my swag bag from a gluten-free food expo I virtually attended a few months ago.  This was my first time trying anything made by Better Batter and I’ll say that I am sold! I will definitely be stocking up on these mixes to have on hand when I want something sweet fast.

Chocolate Mint Blackout Bars
Serves 12

1 20oz package Better Batter fudge brownie mix (plus ingredients to make cake-like brownies)
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 10oz bag Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mega Chunks morsels

  1. Heat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. In the Classic Batter Bowl, mix the brownie mix, eggs, oil and water (as the package directs for cake-like brownies) and peppermint extract using the Small Mix ‘N Scraper.
  3. Stir in the morsels.
  4. Spread in the Rectangular Baker or other 9×13 baking pan.
  5. Bake as the package directs, about 30 minutes, then remove from the oven to the Stackable Cooling Rack to cool completely. Cut into squares using the Nylon Knife.



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