How to Use Up Leftover Brownies

How to Use Up Leftover Brownies

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Have you ever had leftover brownies and had no idea what to do with them? Well, I didn’t think so. My brownies generally disappear within a day. I do, however, often have excess brownie edges that I must cut. I’ve become inventive with various methods to use them up on the few times when they don’t get eaten.

My name is Angie, and I’ve been baking for almost ten years. I’ve been baking brownies my whole life, and they’re always a crowd pleaser! In this post, I’ll show you several creative methods to get rid of leftover brownies that don’t involve wasting them.

There are several ways to use leftover brownies, such as creating rich brownie truffles, frying them, or mixing them to create a milkshake. I’ll teach you how to accomplish all of that and more!

Let’s get this brownie going.

1. Ice Cream Topping

Don’t know what to do with your brownies? Here’s a simple and effective way to get started.

Just cut your brownies into bits and serve with ice cream. When the ice cream melts, all of that vanilla-y, milky deliciousness will drown the brownie bits and soak it up. No more explanation is required.

2. Brownie Milkshakes

Brownies are a terrific way to spice up a plain milkshake, particularly for chocolate aficionados. It’s also simple. You will need chocolate or vanilla ice cream, milk, brownies, and a blender.

Fill your blender with all of the following ingredients and mix away. The end product is an incredible brownie milkshake that will blow your mind. More brownie pieces may be added to your milkshake. Check out Queenslee Appetit’s recipe for accurate measurements.

3. Brownie Truffles

I’m sure you’ve seen cake truffles before, but have you ever considered taking it up a level by using brownies instead?

Brownie truffles are a delectable delicacy that are simple to create. Make some cream cheese since you’ll be using it to tie your brownie truffles together. Stir it by hand until the brownies are equally crushed and cream cheese-coated.

Begin by rolling your brownies into balls and squeezing them slightly until solid. Let your brownies to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes to set everything in place. After your brownie truffles are cool enough to handle, dip them in melted chocolate or candy melts.

Jaimelyn’s Brownie Truffle Recipe has more thorough directions.

4. Brownie Pops

Now that you know how to create brownie truffles, making brownie pops should be a breeze. There is just one further step, and that is to insert a lollipop stick into your brownie truffle.

Before putting the lollipop stick into the brownie balls, dip the tip of the stick in molten chocolate for 2 inches. This will help keep the lollipop attached to the stick. Make your brownie pops one at a time, dipping roughly 1 at a time.

After finished, place it pop side down on a piece of nonstick paper to cool. You can even speed up the process by putting it in the fridge.

5. Deep Fried Brownie Bites

Have you ever noticed how deep frying improves everything? No? Is it just me?

To create deep-fried brownie bites, combine brownie crumbs and cream cheese to bind them together and add moisture. You may also add chocolate chips for a melt-in-your-mouth experience.

Make small bite-sized dough balls out of your brownie bites. Freeze them until they are firm. To prepare a batter for coating your brownie bits, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and an egg. When cooked, this will give your brownie bits a crispy golden crust.

Check out the Cookie Rookie’s recipe for specific measurements.

6. Brownie Bread Pudding

What about bread pudding? Amazing. Bread pudding with brownies? Better yet!

Don’t be deceived by the name. Bread is not required for this dish. But, you will need a LARGE number of eggs. Make a custard with the eggs, sugar, milk, and vanilla, and soak the brownies in it for 30 minutes.

Place the soggy mixture in a casserole dish and bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes. The middle of the pudding should still be jiggly.

Check out Bigger Bolder Baking’s recipe for additional information.

7. Brownie Trifle

A brownie trifle is quite similar to a conventional trifle. The only difference is that you’ll use leftover brownies instead of sponge cake. Chocolate goes well with berries. You are also invited to prepare a chocolate trifle with the remaining brownies.

The greatest part is that the custard filling, cream, and berry juices will soak through and make your brownies burst with flavor.

8. Leftover Brownie Cheesecake

Don’t mistake this with a brownie cheesecake, but it’s as delicious in my view. The brownies in this cheesecake are chunky rather than swirled with cheesecake batter.

Use your favorite cheesecake recipe, but instead of baking it straight, smash your brownies into crumbs as large or little as you want and flirtatiously stir them into the mixture.

Here’s a recipe that will teach you how to create a homemade leftover brownie cheesecake.

9. Freeze for Later

I mean, there’s always this?

If you’re not sure what to do with your remaining brownies right now, wrap them up and freeze them until you do. You never know when cravings will strike, and having brownies in the freezer can make you feel like a genius when they do.

For *ahem* convenience, you may freeze the whole slab of brownies or in pieces. I’ve covered everything in this essay. Examine it out.


These are some frequently asked questions on the subject. I’ve responded to them below.

What can I do with overcooked brownies?

If you’ve overdone your brownies to an unappealing texture, your best choice is to utilize them in other sweets. Presenting it with anything that can wet your brownies will make them more fudgy.

Check out this post on how to detect whether brownies are done before your next effort to avoid overdone brownies.

Can you freeze brownies?

Brownies may be completely frozen. Brownies freeze and defrost well and may keep for up to three months in the freezer.

How do you revive a stale brownie?

Warming your brownie will bring it back to life. You may do this in a microwave or an oven. Further information on how to soften hard brownies may be found in this article.

Can you re-bake undercooked brownies the next day?

The following day, you may continue baking your undercooked brownies. The amount of time you bake them for depends on the condition of your brownies. If you know your brownies were underbaked by a few minutes, just re-bake them for that length of time.

Final Thoughts

It should be a felony to throw out brownies. Now that you’ve seen all of these great things you can do with leftover brownies, promise me you’ll never throw them out again.

What do you do with leftover brownies? Anything more inventive than what I’ve already mentioned? I’m sure we’d all want to find out. Please share your best kept secrets in the comments section below. So keep it between ourselves.

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What to do with over cooked brownies?

Using a few pieces of white bread to soften brownies is a tried and proven approach. Cut the brownies into squares and store them in an airtight container, such as Tupperware. Put the bread pieces on top of the brownies and place the container in the refrigerator overnight.

Can you freeze brownies that are already cooked?

Brownies may be frozen for up to three months, but whether you wrap a completely cooked (and cooled) pan or individual squares, wrap tightly to prevent freezer burn.

Should leftover brownies be refrigerated?

So, should you keep brownies in the fridge? No. Completely baked brownies will keep for a week or longer. They will survive considerably longer if properly kept and vacuum packed, and there is no necessity to keep them in the refrigerator.

Can I eat week old brownies?

Brownies may be stored at room temperature for 3 to 4 days and in the fridge for up to 5 days if firmly wrapped. If that isn’t enough, you can put them in the freezer. Several bakeries, particularly those that sell brownies online, manufacture brownies that last for three weeks or even a month.

What can I do with brownies that didn’t turn out?

Put them in a milkshake or smoothie (thank you, CakeSpy!). Serve with ice cream and a shot of espresso on top. Afogato brownie! You may also put the pieces in a dish with milk and pretend they’re cereal.

How do you moisten overcooked brownies?

You may soften the brownies by baking them again for a few minutes or microwaving them for a few seconds. You may also add some simple syrup or milk to soften them. Put the brownies on a slice of bread or a piece of parchment paper. These approaches have also been tried and tested and work well.

Can you freeze brownies in Ziploc bags?

It is critical to allow brownies to cool fully before freezing them. Wrap the cooled brownies securely in a plastic freezer bag or parchment paper. Wrap them in aluminum foil and place them in a zipped freezer bag, such as a ziploc bag, to keep them fresh. This will aid in the prevention of freezer burn.

How long do brownies last in fridge?

Brownies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 to 4 days and up to a week in the refrigerator. Brownies may be frozen for up to 3 months, but their flavor and quality will decline if they are kept frozen for an extended length of time.

How do you revive frozen brownies?

Brownies defrost quickly! Unwrap them and place them on a tray on the counter to come to room temperature. (While you’re waiting for them to defrost, see our guide to freezing cookies.) If you can’t wait any longer for your fudgy delight, microwave it in 15-second increments at 50% power.

Why do brownies taste better the next day?

Since the chilling process amplifies the flavors, brownies taste even better the following day. When the brownies have rested for a day, sugar, chocolate, cocoa powder, and butter mix to give them a deep taste.

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