Last Updated on July 23, 2022
Brownies are one of the most popular desserts to make, but sometimes they just don’t turn out right. So, you may wonder what to do with failed brownies instead of just throwing them out. Fortunately, there are some delicious uses you can put your brownies to even if they didn’t turn out how they were supposed to.
When it comes to brownies, they can be chewy, fudgy, or cakey. Each type is as delicious as the next and makes for a delicious dessert. Brownies are also great with mix-ins such as chocolate chips, nuts, or even cheesecake swirls.
What To Do With Failed Brownies?
Sometimes brownies just don’t turn out as planned. You may accidentally over-bake them, making them hard and dry. On the other hand, you may have under-baked them and they are too gooey.
If your brownies are still warm, you can put them back in the oven to back them for longer if they are under-baked. However, if your brownies are under-baked, but have already fully cooled, it is too late to put them back in the oven.
If you didn’t properly prepare the pan, the brownies may stick and not properly come out of the pan. Though you may not be able to serve the brownies as planned, there are still ways you can enjoy them.
Truffles make for a delicious treat and can even be a great option for giving as a gift. You can crush up your brownie pieces and combine them with some cream cheese. Then roll the mixed brownie and cream cheese into balls and dip them in chocolate for a decadent treat.
Add it as a topping to ice cream or milkshakes
If you have hard, dry brownies, you can put them to use by adding them to a milkshake or ice cream. By breaking it into crumbs and adding it to a milkshake or ice cream sundae, it will soften the brownie and make for a delicious dessert.
Make brownie pops
Just as you can make cake pops, you can also make brownie pops, which is a great option if you have dry brownies. Crush your brownies into fine pieces and then mix in some buttercream with the brownies. Roll the brownie and buttercream mixture into balls and then dip it in milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, or candy melts.
Use it for a cheesecake
Brownies and cheesecakes are two things that pair wonderfully together. You can use your failed brownies to make an amazing cheesecake. You can make a brownie crust by crushing up the brownies and mixing them together with some melted butter.
In addition, you can also mix brownie pieces into the cheesecake batter. You can also crumble up some brownies and use them as a topping for your cheesecake.
Make brownie bread pudding
Bread pudding is a classic dessert that you can also make with brownies. To make, combine a mixture of eggs, sugar, cream, and milk to make a custard mixture. Crumble your brownies into pieces and pour the custard mixture over your brownies.
After letting the mixture soak for half an hour, bake it in the oven for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This will make a rich, delicious dessert that is best served warm.
How To Make The Best Brownies
No matter if you are making chewy, fudgy or cakey, brownies, there are some important tips to ensure that they turn out delicious. This will help you make the most delicious brownies that aren’t dry, hard or too gooey.
Don’t overmix your ingredients
When making brownies, it is important that you don’t overmix your ingredients. Overmixing your batter can lead to dense, tough brownies. One of the best ways to prevent this is to mix your brownies by hand instead of using a mixer.
Use high-quality chocolate
Chocolate is one of the most important aspects of brownies. To get the best possible brownies, it is important to use high-quality chocolate, as you will be able to taste the difference.
Line your pan with aluminum foil
One of the biggest problems people have with brownies is that they stick to the pan. When this happens, it can be hard to remove the brownies from the pan without accidentally tearing them up.
A simple way to prevent this from happening is to line your baking pan with aluminum foil and give it a quick spray of cooking spray. Use a large enough piece of aluminum foil where it will hang over the edges. Once done baking, you can simply lift the aluminum foil to remove the brownies from the pan and slice them, as they won’t stick.
Give them time to cool
It can be very tempting to eat brownies shortly after they come out of the oven as they smell so good. However, you should let your brownies cool for 30 minutes to one hour before cutting. If you cut your brownies too soon after taking them out of the oven they will likely crumble.
Making Delicious Brownie Desserts
If you have a failed batch of brownies, don’t throw them out as you can use them to make new desserts. You can make truffles, cheesecake, brownie pops, brownie pudding, or use in ice cream or milkshakes.
Do you have any questions regarding what to do with failed brownies? If so, please ask your brownie questions in the comments.
How Do You Salvage Overbaked Brownies?
If your brownies are overbaked and dry, you can use them to make brownie pudding, truffles and brownie pops. You can also mix them into cheesecake, ice cream or milkshakes.
Why Do My Brownies Fail?
There are several reasons that your brownies could have failed. The most common reasons are you over-mixed the batter, you left them in the oven for too long or you sliced them when they were too hot.
What Can I Do With Hard Brownies?
If you have hard brownies, you can add them to ice cream or milkshakes, as this will help soften them up. You can also use them to make cheesecake, truffles, brownie pops or brownie pudding.
Can You Reheat Undercooked Brownies?
If your brownies are fully cool and undercooked, you can not reheat them, as they will not bake properly. However, if they are still hot you can put them in the oven longer to bake.
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