Recipe: Crack Brownies

Recipe: Crack Brownies

Crack Brownies Recipe angela lanter hello gorgeousCrack Brownies Recipe angela lanter hello gorgeousCrack Brownies Recipe angela lanter hello gorgeousCrack Brownies Recipe angela lanter hello gorgeousCrack Brownies Recipe angela lanter hello gorgeous

Recently, I searched, “How to make boxed brownies better” and came across a simple hack.  That hack has since become one of my favorite dessert recipes, especially for the holidays.  I’ve inherited the title of “Family Fudge Maker” from my mawmaw and it’s definitely a Christmas must-have for most of my family members on my mom’s side.  Mawmaw’s fudge is so decadent.  Dare I say that I like these brownies even better?  They are positively sinful.

A lot of desserts call for a ton of ingredients, multiple steps and a lot of time invested.  That’s another reason why I love this recipe so much, it’s so simple that it’s almost impossible to mess them up.




one box of brownie mix

ingredients for brownies (listed on box)

1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk

1/2 bag of milk chocolate chips





Prepare and bake brownies according to instructions on box.  Once baked (toothpick should come out clean!) poke holes throughout baked brownies with a knife.  While brownies are hot, pour 1/2 a can of sweetened condensed milk over brownies.  Use a spatula to spread milk evenly.  Sprinkle 1/2 a bag of milk chocolate chips on top.





You can use any combination of brownies and chips that you want.  I’ve made several batches now and my favorite combination has been dark chocolate brownies with milk chocolate chips.  They melted into the most incredible ooey gooey dessert I’ve ever tasted.  Topped with ice cream, they are the closest thing your tastebuds will get to heaven.

If you don’t like gooey brownies, then go with a traditional brownie mix (like pictured above) and follow the instructions for cake-like brownies.  Personally, I don’t think this version comes anywhere near close to the gooey version, but my hubby prefers this style.  To each your own!

If you have a Christmas party coming up, consider giving this delicious dessert a try!



  1. Wenn
    December 16, 2019 / 4:35 PM

    Another great brownie hack for yummy and gooey boxed brownies is adding (…sounds gross but wait for it) a big cup of mayonnaise! If you think about it, Mayo is made with oil and eggs so it makes them very moist. When my boys were growing up all their friends always begged me to make what they called, “God Brownies” (because they’re so good lol) To this day whenever their friends visit, I’m still asked to make them.

    • January 4, 2020 / 6:29 PM

      I’ve heard of this trick before but I’ve never tried it!

  2. Ashley
    December 16, 2019 / 7:20 PM

    Love everything about your blog 🙂 glad I subscribed finally!! These crack brownies will be a bonus❤️ Thank you for sharing

    • January 4, 2020 / 6:30 PM

      yay!! Welcome to the Gorgeous fam, Ashley!

  3. Laura
    December 19, 2019 / 5:12 AM

    Making these for Christmas with the family!!

  4. Isabella
    January 2, 2020 / 6:28 AM

    These brownies were the hit of our Christmas party!! No one could get enough!

  5. Alicia Parsons
    January 4, 2020 / 11:40 AM

    Omg 😱 these were mouth watering delicious 🤤 my whole family loved them! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  6. Faren
    January 12, 2020 / 1:47 PM

    I’m making these brownies tonight. I’ve been so excited to try them!

  7. Erin
    February 2, 2020 / 10:05 AM

    Just made these to bring to super bowl party 🏈🏈🏈 can’t wait to taste them

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Blog Categories
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!