Having only made brownies from the mix before, I was pretty reluctant going into this. I doubled the recipe and used a 9x13 pan. I melted the butter in a small saucepan then poured it into a large bowl. I kept the bowl in the freezer for a bit to cool the butter (so it wouldn't melt the sugar or cook the eggs). I took it out and mixed in the other ingredients as listed in the recipe. I made sure not to really beat in the ingredients or over mix. I could still see specks of powder not completely mixed in yet, but it was fine. I poured everything in the pan and hoped that it wasn't too little and wouldn't come out thin. I then sprinkled some chocolate chips over the batter. I baked it for about 22 minutes. As others have said, I too didn't make the frosting. However, I sprinkled some powdered sugar over the brownies, more for decoration purposes. I let the brownies cool for about 10 minutes and then sliced them. They were delicious! The brownies weren't too sweet, too fudgy, too cake like, or anything. I thought they were a good medium. I am definitely a beginner baker as well. My brownies were also a bit over an inch tall, which was good. The brownies are very rich, and they are especially delicious with a glass of milk. I will definitely make this again, as I don't remember the mix even being this good!
Note: make sure you DO NOT scorch the butter. If when you finish melting it and it gives off a bad scent, throw it away! It's basic knowledge, but just in case.
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Having only made brownies from the mix before, I was pretty reluctant going into this. I...