Okay, I MUST have been the only person who didn’t know about this. Seriously. Why did nobody ever tell me I could mix a can of Diet Coke and a box of brownie mix and have it come out super moist and delicious and have it even be kinda healthy? I feel like I’ve been fooled all these years. But now, thanks to Pinterest, I know the truth! I feel these could be made with Diet Cream Soda and come out really well, or even Dr. Pepper! I would not advise lemony sodas though, because that sounds gross…. but that’s just me!
I’m gonna be honest, I wasn’t sure this was gonna work at first. I had seen recipes for cake mix with soda, but brownies? It sounded too weird. But then I saw that pin on Pinterest that led back to the original blog with pictures and everything, and I was like, “Well, if there’s pictures, it must be true.” I am so glad I went ahead and did this! These brownies are so soft and fudgy, even the edges. I think what made these extra yummy was that my brownie mix had chocolate chips in it. If yours doesn’t, I definitely advise adding some! The parts of the brownie without chocolate chips DID taste faintly like Coke, so the gooey chips helped cover that up. 😉
Diet Coke Brownies
From Aunt Peg’s Recipe Box
Yields: one 9×13 pan of brownies
1 can diet soda (I used Coke, but like I said, anything carbonated should be fine!
1 box brownie mix
chocolate chips (optional, but recommended!)
Preheat oven to 350F, and line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper. Empty the contents of the brownie mix in a mixing bowl, then pour in the whole can of soda. It will fizz and bubble alot, but it’s okay! Stir well until there are no more lumps. The batter will be REALLY, really liquid, but don’t panic! It’s supposed to be like that. Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Check on them when you start to smell them, you definitely don’t want these to burn! They will not form a crispy “skin” like regular brownies because of the carbonation, so they will look a little funny. They taste delicious though!