I am a recipe hoarder. I'm not as bad as I use to be. When I was in college I saved every recipe I came across. If there was a recipe on the back of a can label it went in a folder. If there was a recipe on the back of a box I cut it out and it went in that folder. If there was a free recipe card set out at the grocery store I snatched it up and it went in that folder too. Honestly, most of them are probably recipes I had no intention of ever trying. I have cookbooks that I have never actually cooked from. But like I said I am better now. The over 15 food boards I have on Pinterest would probably lead you to disagree, but I don't save just any recipe these days. I only save recipes I feel like I would try. I might not end up making them, but honestly some of the stuff they are things that I might try down the road. This recipe is something that was on the back of a box and luckily, I did save it because it is delicious and easy. This one came off of the back of one of those big boxes of Ghirardelli brownie mixes you can find at Costco or Sam's Club. Not only did I save it I tried it out too. I like it because it's sweet and chocolaty brownies, but the addition of the peanuts and the Kettle Corn adds some salt and you get a perfect little combination of sweet and salty.
Brownie Stadium Bars
- 1 brownie mix (You need one that fills a 9"x13" pan)
- 3 cups kettle corn, already popped
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1/2 chocolate chips
Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Ligthly grease a 9"x13" pan. Pour in brownie batter. Sprinkle brownie batter with kettle corn, peanuts and chocolate chips. Lightly press into brownie batter.
The Ghirardelli mix says to bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes. However, baking times and temperatures may vary with different brands of brownie mixes. I would suggest baking at the temperature called for on the brownie mix package you use and add an additional 5-10 minutes to the cooking time suggested on the package.