Five Ways to Eat Homemade Brownies

filed under: Brownies on March 12, 2015

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Five fun and easy ways to jazz up the most amazing Homemade Brownies! I hope these ideas inspire you when you are baking!

Homemade Brownie Parfait!

BROWNIE PARFAIT

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2 cups chopped strawberries

2 cups whipped cream

Prepare brownies in 9×13 inch pan, bake according to directions and allow to cool.  Invert pan onto a clean solid work surface and cut up brownies into 2-inch cubes. (You can go bigger or smaller depending on the size of your jar)

In a clean quart sized mason jar, crop about 1/2 cup (or 4 cubes) of the brownie cubes into the jar.  Cover with approximately 1/4 cup of whipped cream. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of diced strawberries.  Repeat for one more layer.

Pro Tip: (I learned this tip from a professional pastry chef) Place your whipped cream into a pastry bag (or any plastic baggie will do) and pipe it into the jar. This will keep your jar neat and clean and make a beautiful presentation!

Homemade Brownie Whoopie Pies!

BROWNIE WHOOPIE PIES

Unless you own a whoopie pie pan (which I do not) you will need to make a batter that is more sturdy and able to hold it’s form.  To do that I added 1 cup of flour and 1/4 cup cocoa power to the existing recipe.  What that does is create a more cake like batter, and eliminates the thin flaky upper crust a good brownie recipe normally produces.  The flavor, however, is still fabulous!

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1 cup flour

1/4 cup cocoa

1 recipe buttercream

Using  a medium ice cream scoop or a 1/8 measuring cup, scoop out batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Place brownie batter at least 2-inch apart as they will spread.  Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 or until top does not appear wet.  It is best to undercook these rather than overcook, so keep a close eye starting at 7 minutes.

Allow to cool.  Prepare buttercream.  Either pipe out buttercream onto the center of half the whoopie pies or use a knife to spread the frosting.  Place brownie whoopie pie on top of the frosting and now you have your assembled whoopie pie.

*You could also make these with my PERFECT BROWNIE FROSTING. There is a secret ingredient in this frosting that shocks people… but that they always love!!!

Oreo Brownie Cupcakes!

OREO BROWNIE CUPCAKES

1 recipe homemade brownies

12-18 Oreo’s (I used Double Stuff)

1 recipe whipped buttercream

Prepare a cupcake pan with liners.  Place one Oreo into each cupcake liner.  Pour about 1/4 cup of brownie batter over each Oreo.  Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a nice flaky crust forms on cupcake.  Allow to cool.

Prepare buttercream.  When cupcakes have completely cooled, pipe buttercream on top and sprinkle with Oreo crumbs.

Homemade Brownie Sticks!

BROWNIE STICKS

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1 cup buttercream, softened

sprinkles of choice

Prepare brownie batter. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper making sure the parchment paper goes beyond the edges of the pan.  (this will help for easy removal) Pour brownie batter onto prepared sheet pan. Bake for 8-12 minutes at 350°F. Allow to cool.

Holding onto the excess parchment paper, lift brownies onto clean solid work surface.  Using a pizza cutter or a long knife, cut the brownies in half width wise.  Now start to cut the sticks out, cutting the brownie into 2-inch sections.

Heat buttercream slightly so that it is very pliable and you are able to dip the brownie sticks into it.  Once you have dipped a stick, immediately cover in the sprinkles of your choice.  Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

Homemade Brownie Pie!

BROWNIE PIE

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Graham Cracker Pie Crust

2 cups graham crackers finely ground (about 14 full graham crackers)

6 tablespoons melted butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

Mix ingredients together and press evenly into the bottom on an ungreased pie dish.

 

2 cups whipped cream (try homemade coconut whipped cream or homemade peppermint whipped cream!)

Chocolate Ganache for drizzling (that ganache recipe is AMAZING… don’t go look at it unless you are ready to start drooling)

Prepare brownie batter.  Pour batter onto graham cracker crust and bake for 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees, or until center is firm and an inserted toothpick is removed mostly clean.

Allow to cool completely.  Using a 1M or 2D tip, pipe out little clouds of whipped cream and then drizzle with chocolate ganache.

Five fun ideas to jazz up your Brownies!

Enjoy!

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  • Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says:

    You’re so creative, Amanda. Where do I begin? Can I just eat all five ways at once?! They all look delicious!

  • Jean | DelightfulRepast.com says:

    Amanda, love these, especially the parfaits! And great strawberries are available right now.

  • Jess @ Sweet Menu says:

    I just love this post! Brownies are the best but I never thought of having them in so many different ways. I want the brownies in a jar!

  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments says:

    Brownies are my ultimate dessert language. And now I have options. Fabulous!

    Pinned.

    Have a great weekend Amanda!

  • Your creativity kills me! Thank you for this post, my friend! My family will be happy to receive the fruits of your labor!

  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

    Wow, these all look fantastic! I’m definitely going to have to try those brownie whoopie pies. And that pie is totally calling my name! 🙂

  • Wenderly says:

    I never knew brownies could be so darling! I especially adore the brownie sticks!

  • Lexi @ Sempre Dolce says:

    Oh my, that brownie pie – deliciousness!!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    Wow! I can’t chose one as my favorite!

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says:

    And now I want brownies for lunch! Love all of these ideas!

  • Teresa says:

    These all look so wonderful. I love brownie desserts.

  • ChiChi says:

    The brownie pie looks so lush. Will have to make it soon. Love all the other ways to eat homemade brownies.

  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes says:

    How could I pick just one. Guess I’ll have to make them all.

    • Amanda says:

      Haha! I heart you.

  • Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel says:

    im in love with the idea of a brownie parfait. and knowing me id find a way to have it for breakfast and say its healthy haha

  • Matea says:

    Before this post I thought one way to eat brownies was sufficient, but now I see it’s not. Too much yummy potential! 🙂

  • Janet Anderson says:

    Yum, can’t wait to try, then be ‘invited’ somewhere, to surprise, with 1, [or probably 2] of these!! We are chocoholic’s!! So thank you!!

  • jigar says:

    I want to make same things like you make in veg dairy products(cake pestries and oter thing so plese give me proper detail how i can do …?

  • 911sherlock says:

    A little detail on the pie crust plz? We don’t get pre made here

  • Carrie Mills says:

    What size pie pan do you recommend for the Brownie Pie?

  • Karry says:

    Love recipes

  • Jada says:

    For the brownie whoopie pies, after making your recommended frosting, should I wait until the whoopie brownies are completely cool to pipe the frosting?

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