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7 Ideas to Turn Your Leftover Brownies Into Something New

When you’re done with your brownies and can’t stomach any more, there are plenty of ways to repurpose the leftovers.

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Here are some of our favorite ways to use up a batch of leftover brownies:

How to store leftover brownies

Once you have a batch of leftover brownies, it’s important to store them properly so they’ll stay fresh.

Here are some options:

  • Store your brownies in an airtight container before they cool completely.
  • This will keep any moisture from getting into the brownie and causing it to soften or fall apart.
  • If you’re planning on eating these again within a few days, this is probably your best option.
  • Once cooled, transfer your brownies to an airtight container and place that container in the refrigerator for up to one week (or until you’re ready to eat them).
  • This will keep them from drying out too much during storage, but also helps prevent freezer burn if you plan on keeping them for longer than a week or two (which is not recommended).
  • Freeze leftover baked goods whenever possible; this keeps them fresher longer and prevents freezer burn! Put wrapped slices into an airtight freezer-safe bag or container before freezing; when thawed, they should be good as new!

7 ideas for leftover brownie brownies

Brownie sandwich

If you’re craving a sweet treat but don’t want to eat an entire brownie on your own, try making a brownie sandwich.

Just slice the brownie in half, add some ice cream between the two halves, and sprinkle your favorite toppings on top! The possibilities are endless when it comes to toppings for this dessert: whipped cream and sprinkles? Chocolate syrup and peanut butter cups? It’s up to you!

If you’re craving a sweet treat that isn’t as heavy as brownies, try making some cookies.

A good place to start is with chocolate chip cookies: just add some mini chocolate chips or M&Ms into your batter before baking! Try adding different types of chips or candy to change things up every time you make them.

If you’re in the mood for something more savory, try making some cookies! A good place to start is with chocolate chip cookies: just add some mini chocolate chips or M&Ms into your batter before baking! Try adding different types of chips or candy to change things up every time you make them.

Brownie sundae

If you have a little bit of brownie left over and want to keep things simple, just make a sundae.

Brownie chunks can be layered with ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream for an easy dessert.

Don’t forget nuts!

Bake up a batch of brownies, then cut them into squares.

Layer the squares with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream in a dish.

Sprinkle nuts on top for added crunch.

If you make brownies in a 9-by-13-inch dish, cut them into small squares.

Layer the squares with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce in a dish.

Top with whipped cream and nuts for added crunch.

Warm brownie pie

You can make a brownie pie crust by lining a 9-inch pie pan with aluminum foil.

Pour any leftover batter into the lined pan and spread it evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

Cover with another layer of aluminum foil, making sure to press down around all edges so no batter leaks through while baking.

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Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.

Remove from oven, let cool slightly before serving warm with ice cream, whipped cream or fresh berries on top!

To make a brownie pie, combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Brownie ice cream sandwiches

Brownie ice cream sandwiches are a delicious way to use up leftover brownies.

Here’s how to make them:

  • Cut the leftover brownies into thin rectangles, and freeze for at least 15 minutes, until hard.
  • Remove from freezer, assemble sandwiches (ice cream in between two frozen brownie rectangles) and wrap each sandwich tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before returning them to the freezer until ready to serve.

Leftover brownie milkshake

If you have leftover brownies, you can make a milkshake with them! To do this, use a blender or food processor to break up the brownies into smaller pieces.

Add ice cream, milk and the brownie chunks to your blender or food processor cup.

Pour in some chocolate syrup too—it will be delicious! Blend everything together until smooth.

Now pour your milkshake into a glass with whipped cream on top and add a straw!

You can also make brownies out of your leftover brownie mix! Just add some butter and eggs to the mix, then bake it in a pan.

You’ll be surprised how much better fresh brownies taste than store-bought ones!

Chocolate and vanilla swirl popsicles

You can easily make these popsicles using leftover brownies from your last batch.

You can also use other flavors of brownies, like chocolate mint or peanut butter, to add a little variety to the popsicles.

If you’d like to try something new and different with your leftover brownie popsicles, there are several other ingredients that would work great in this recipe.

For example:

  • Crumbled candy bars (Snickers or Butterfingers work well)
  • Shaved chocolate
  • Chopped nuts

Brownie pie crust


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the work surface
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, salt and baking soda.

Add 10 tablespoons cold butter cubes or cut-up pieces of butter and cut it into the dry mixture using two knives until it resembles coarse sand with some slightly larger chunks of butter still visible.

If you don’t have a pastry blender or similar tool to achieve this texture (or if you’re just impatient), use your hands: Toss everything together with your fingers until evenly combined.

Sprinkle on water by tablespoonfuls as needed to bring everything together into a crumbly dough that sticks together when pressed between your fingers but isn’t wet enough to stick to anything else once formed into balls.


The best thing about these recipes is that you can make them with whatever leftover brownies you have, so you won’t have to waste an entire dessert.

Whether you want something savory or sweet, there’s something for everyone!

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