Leftover brownies a common conundrum in many households. You’ve indulged in a delicious batch of warm, gooey brownies and now you’re left with a few lonely squares sitting in the pan. But don’t let those leftovers go to waste!
In this article, we’ll explore some creative and delicious ways to use up those leftover brownies, from turning them into a decadent ice cream sundae topping to transforming them into a sweet new treat altogether.
So, don’t toss those leftovers just yet, because we’re about to show you just how versatile and delicious leftover brownies can be.
12 Things You Can Do With Leftover Brownies
Is there anything worse than making too many brownies and having leftovers? The last thing you want is for those delicious brownies to go to waste!
It doesn’t take me long for my brownies to disappear. My brownies often have leftover edges that I have to trim off. In the rare cases when they don’t get eaten, I find ways to use them creatively.
Making brownie truffles, frying them, or blending them to make a milkshake are some of the ways you can use leftover brownies.
Any of these tips will help you transform your brownie into a new form you’re sure to love. That’s just one of the many things I’ll show you!
1. Deep Fried Brownie Bites
Isn’t everything better when it’s deep fried? What? Just me?
With leftover brownies, this is one of the trickier but tastiest recipes you can make with them.
Gooey, warm brownies made from deep frying are irresistible.
These are so good that you may want to make extra brownies just to have them on hand.
Mash your leftover brownies with cream cheese and extra chocolate chips after breaking them up into small pieces.
The mix should be thick enough for you to roll into small balls with your hands. 30 minutes should be enough time to freeze the balls.
The batter can be made from any flour, sugar, or baking powder mix. Place the brownie bites straight into hot oil after dipping them into the batter.
Then fry until golden brown and serve. You’ll love the gooey center of these dessert fritters!
2. Brownie Chips
Make your brownies drier when they get dry! Make them into chips by slicing them as thin as possible.
Place the brownies on a sheet tray, making sure not to overlap them. During the baking process, flip the brownie chips halfway through the baking time at 250 degrees.
Allow it to cool after removing from the oven. Enjoy your crunchy snack after you sprinkle it with powdered sugar!
Chips like these are hard to beat.
3. Brownie Cookies
Make brownie cookies out of leftover brownies by following this very easy recipe.
Use a stand mixer to mash up the brownies. Make a solid dough by combining them all together. If your brownies seem a bit dry, you may want to add some milk or frosting (if you have any).
Roll the brownies into a log, wrap them in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours after forming a malleable dough. Make rounds out of the log by slicing it.
There you go! It’s brownie time! Put them on a plate and serve them!
4. Yogurt Parfait
Chocolate brownie pieces layered with yogurt make a tasty breakfast or lunch. It is a fantastic idea, especially if your brownies are a bit dry, because they will soften immediately when they are moistened with yogurt.
In a tall glass, place a brownie piece at the bottom, followed by a scoop of yogurt. Continue to add brownies and yogurt. Layer the glass until it is full.
Add some fresh berries, chopped nuts, and even extra chocolate chips to make the dessert extra decadent.
5. Brownie Cake Pops
Put a lollipop stick into each brownie ball before making the brownie truffles. Chocolate truffles are best dipped in melted chocolate after they are chilled until firm.
The brownie cake pops will be beautiful when the chocolate hardens. It doesn’t matter how you decorate them; they’ll taste great!
6. Brownie Truffles
Chocolate truffles made with brownie pieces are a great way to add even more chocolate to your dessert.
For hard brownies, add a touch of cream cheese when mashing. Roll the dough into balls once a cohesive batter has formed.
Once the truffles are cooled, they can be rolled in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or dipped in melted chocolate.
Chili powder, toasted coconut, nuts, or pretzels can be added to brownie batter to make truffles even more enjoyable.
7. Brownie Bread Pudding
How about bread pudding? The best ever. Bread pudding with brownies? That’s even better!
The name doesn’t tell the whole story. There is no need for bread in this recipe. Eggs are needed in large quantities, however.
The brownie bread pudding will become your new favorite dessert if you love bread pudding. This dish can be made using any bread pudding recipe; just substitute brownie pieces for the bread.
Use half brownies and half bread if you don’t have enough brownies for a whole bread pudding. If you follow the recipe as directed, you will have a very decadent dessert!
8. Milkshakes and Smoothies
As part of the ice cream trend, you can add brownie pieces to your milkshake or smoothie to give it an extra kick.
Adding brownie pieces to a morning smoothie or a nighttime milkshake will give it a whole lot of rich chocolate flavor.
It’s always better to have more chocolate!
If you have a leftover cake batter, you can always turn it into a milkshake!
9. Ice Cream Topping
If you have leftover brownies, chop them up and store them in an airtight bag for ice cream toppings. You can use the brownie bites to top your ice cream next time you have a bowl of it.
They’re okay if they’ve gotten a little hard since the ice cream liquid will soften them.
The brownie pieces can also be mixed into homemade ice cream. You will never want to go back to vanilla ice cream once you try the brownie ice cream!
After your ice cream machine has finished making ice cream, add the pieces and then freeze.
10. Brownie Crumbs
You can break the brownies into smaller pieces if they are drying out and let them dry even more until they are hard.
To make the brownie crumbs, place the dried brownies into a food processor or blender and pulse until they are small. Crumbs can be sprinkled over tiramisu, yogurt, or ice cream.
The crumbs from brownies can also be used instead of graham crackers as a crust for cheesecake.
There are so many things you can do with brownie crumbs!
11. Leftover Brownie Cheesecake
It’s not the same as a brownie cheesecake, though I think it’s just as good. Cheesecake batter is not swirled with brownie chunks in this cheesecake.
Instead of baking your cheesecake straight, crumble your brownies into crumbs as big or as small as you like and mix them flirtatiously into the batter.
12. Freeze for Later
You can always go this route, right?
Until you decide what to do with your leftover brownies, wrap them up and place them in the freezer.
I promise you that having brownies in the freezer will make you feel like a genius when the craving hits.
As you can see, leftover brownies should never be thrown away. ‘Leftover’ brownies should never exist!
You can always do something with those extra brownies to make them even better than they were the first time.
Have fun baking!