Ghirardelli Brownies Tips & Tricks
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1. What are the preparation directions for other pan sizes?

Prepare batter as directed on the package. Bake according to pan size (see bake chart below). Larger pan sizes may require batter from 2 boxes of mix.

Triple Chocolate
Pan Size  
13x9x2 (Single Batch) One pouch mix. Bake at 325° 25-30 minutes.
13x9x2 (Double Batch) Two pouches mix. Bake at 325°F 50-55 minutes.
8-inch Round One pouch mix. Bake at 325°F 47-52 minutes.
9-inch Round One pouch mix. Bake at 325°F 45-50 minutes.
Standard Muffins One pouch mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 28-32 minutes.
Mini Muffins One pouch mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 25-30 minutes.
Ultimate Fudge
Pan Size  
13x9x2 (Single Batch) Not recommended.
13x9x2 (Double Batch) Two boxes mix. Bake at 325°F 44-48 minutes.
8-inch Round One box mix. Bake at 325°F 40-45 minutes.
9-inch Round One box mix. Bake at 325°F 39-43 minutes.
Standard Muffins One box mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 20-24 minutes.
Mini Muffins One box mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 18-22 minutes.
Walnut
Pan Size  
13x9x2 (Single Batch) One box mix. Bake at 325°F 18-22 minutes.
13x9x2 (Double Batch) Two boxes mix. Bake at 325°F 44-48 minutes.
8-inch Round One box mix. Bake at 325°F 40-45 minutes.
9-inch Round One box mix. Bake at 325°F 38-42 minutes.
Standard Muffins One box mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 20-24 minutes.
Mini Muffins One box mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 18-22 minutes.
Chocolate Supreme
Pan Size  
13x9x2 (Single Batch) One box mix. Bake at 325°F 20-25 minutes.
13x9x2 (Double Batch) Two boxes mix. Bake at 325°F 45-50 minutes.
8-inch Round One box mix. Bake at 325°F 42-47 minutes.
9-inch Round One box mix. Bake at 325°F 40-45 minutes.
Standard Muffins One box mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 23-28 minutes.
Mini Muffins One box mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 20-25 minutes.
Caramel Turtle
Pan Size  
13x9x2 (Single Batch) Not recommended.
13x9x2 (Double Batch) Two boxes mix. Bake at 325°F 44-48 minutes.
8-inch Round One box mix. Bake at 325°F 40-45 minutes.
9-inch Round One box mix. Bake at 325°F 38-42 minutes.
Standard Muffins One box mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 20-24 minutes.
Mini Muffins One box mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 18-22 minutes.
Dark Chocolate
Pan Size  
13x9x2 (Single Batch) One box mix. Bake at 325°F 20-25 minutes.
13x9x2 (Double Batch) Two boxes mix. Bake at 325°F 45-50 minutes.
8-inch Round One box mix. Bake at 325°F 42-47 minutes.
9-inch Round One box mix. Bake at 325°F 40-45 minutes.
Standard Muffins One box mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 23-28 minutes.
Mini Muffins One box mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 20-25 minutes.
Double Chocolate
Pan Size  
13x9x2 (Single Batch) One box mix. Bake at 325°F 20-25 minutes.
13x9x2 (Double Batch) Two boxes mix. Bake at 325°F 44-48 minutes.
8-inch Round One box mix. Bake at 325°F 40-45 minutes.
9-inch Round One box mix. Bake at 325°F 39-43 minutes.
Standard Muffins One box mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 23-28 minutes.
Mini Muffins One box mix. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake at 325°F 20-25 minutes.
2. What is the shelf life of your Ghirardelli Brownie Mixes and how should I store them?

We recommend storing flour mixes in a cool (70°F or below), dry environment. For best flavor and quality, it is best to use our brownie mixes within the timeframes recommended below. Our brownie mixes do not contain any perishable ingredients.

Triple Chocolate 18 months from date of manufacture
Ultimate Fudge 12 months from date of manufacture
Walnut 18 months from date of manufacture
Chocolate Supreme 12 months from date of manufacture
Caramel Turtle 12 months from date of manufacture
Dark Chocolate 18 months from date of manufacture
Double Chocolate 18 months from date of manufacture
3. What is the best way to store my brownies after they have been baked?
Allow brownies to cool completely after baking and store in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap. Keep at room temperature for about three days, or freeze for up to three months.
4. How can I tell when the brownies are done?
Ghirardelli brownies are so thick and moist that a toothpick method for determining doneness is not an accurate indication. Time and temperature are the key to proper doneness. Make sure your oven temperature is correct, and bake according to the time listed on the package. They may appear slightly underbaked just out of the oven but will continue to cook as they cool.
5. Do Ghirardelli brownies contain caffeine?
Caffeine is naturally present in our brownie mixes in small amounts from the chocolate. There is an estimated 15-18 mg of caffeine in one 2-inch brownie. As a comparison, a typical cup of coffee contains approximately 60-80 mg caffeine.

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