Maybe even better than the real thing – edible brownie batter is the safe-to-eat guilty pleasure late night dessert you’ve been searching for.
There are two versions of the edible brownie batter recipe. The first uses boxed brownie mix and does not have eggs. It is very much edible and one of my favorite things ever!
This recipe is made so that it won’t make you sick from eating a few tablespoons. Saying this, eating too much brownie batter will give you a tummy ache just like anything else. Moderation is key. No one likes getting a stomachache after eating too much.
Step by step instructions
It takes only a few minutes to make. In many cases, I do not heat my flour or boxed brownie mix, but there are health risks if you do not heat it. I always recommend erring on the side of caution.
From the box:
- Heat your boxed mix in the microwave and allow to cool completely.
- Beat butter until creamy and smooth.
- Add in the brownie mix and beat until the mixture looks like large crumbs.
- Beat in the heavy cream one tablespoon at a time until the mixture becomes smooth and easy to scoop.
- Heat your flour in the microwave and allow to cool.
- Beat the butter until creamy and add your flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and vanilla.
- Beat until the mixture resembles large crumbs.
- Add in the heavy cream and mix until smooth.
Why heat treat flour
It may come as a surprise, but the risks in eating raw batter is not in the eggs. The risk of getting a bad egg is actually not very high. The main risk rests in eating raw flour.
Flour goes through very little processing. It goes from field to mill to store, so whatever was on the wheat in the field is still there in the flour. Luckily, heat-treating the flour makes it safe for you to eat.
The quickest way to do it is use the microwave. but you can also use the oven. The important thing to do is let the flour cool completely before you use it and then give it a good fluff. This is so that the flour gets the best texture after being heated.
Storing your leftover batter
This makes a whole thing of edible brownie batter, so unless you are gifting some to friends or family, I am going to assume you won’t be eating the whole thing at once.
You need to store your leftovers in an airtight container, and it does need to be left in the refrigerator. It should last up to a week in there, but I’ve had friends eat theirs up to two weeks from the fridge.
You can store it in the freezer. There, it should last well over a month. To thaw, leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours, then take it out and leave it at room temperature for a few minutes.
Pro tip: Freeze the brownie batter in ice cube trays, Once frozen, put them in an airtight container, that way you can take out just what you want at the time and keep the rest frozen. It also means the batter thaws faster!
I love trying new things to change up my brownie batter.
- Chocolate chips are an obvious choice, especially if you are all about that chocolate. You can also experiment with other types of chips like peanut butter, butterscotch, and mint. Don’t forget the sprinkles!
- Fudge Sauce and marshmallow sauce are amazing here. It’s almost like having a brownie ice cream, only even more decadent. You can even use other sauces like strawberry or caramel.
- Peanut butter is a classic with chocolate, so it works so well with the edible brownie batter. I also like Nutella and cookie butter.
- Strawberries are my favorite with chocolate and I’ll sometimes stuff them with this brownie batter. I will also sometimes spread it on bananas or other fruits.
- Ice cream is a great canvas for putting the batter into. Swirls of it in your ice cream is just soooooo good during movie night.
If you’re looking for similar recipes, you’ve got to try my red velvet cookie dough. My edible sugar cookie dough and peanut butter cookie dough truffles are to die for. If you’re a brownie fiend like I am, these brownie stuffed chocolate chip cookies are the best thing to ever happen to cookies.