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Feb 26, 2013 09:39 AM

Can frosted brownies be frozen?

I made some brownies that I'd like to freeze. I haven't cut them yet. They have frosting and if I wrap them in saran wrap/foil I'm worried that the frosting will stick to it. What's the best way to go about this?

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  1. I'd freeze them unwrapped just long enough to set the frosting, then wrap them well. Then unwrap them before you thaw them.

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    1. re: tacosandbeer

      This is how I do it. I would cut them first. Otherwise you'll have a hard block that's difficult to cut later.

    2. Sure. they freeze just fine. I put a piece of waxed paper over them before wrapping for the freezer. Keeps the frosting in place and from getting watery while thawing.

      But frozen brownies (especially frozen) are REALLY yummy...

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      1. re: ChefJune

        Yeah, not really sure what I was thinking when I typed "thaw them" - once mine make it to the freezer, they get eaten straight from there. I even tried not cutting them before I freeze them, but they stay soft enough to cut while frozen. Mmmmmm.

          1. re: ziggystardust

            I'd also cut them frozen. The frosting and brownies will stay in nice straight lines then.

          2. If I put them in an airtight container and don't stack them on top of each other is it still necessary to wrap them?

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            1. re: ziggystardust

              Freeze them whole first for an hour or so (put the whole thing on a cookie sheet). Remove from freezer. If you're going to cut, then do it now. Put them in an airtight container, stack them w/ wax or parchment paper between the layers. If you're going to freeze them for long, I'd put them in a zip lock bag first, suck out the air and then put in the airtight container.

              I would just freeze it whole on the cookie sheet. Let it freeze and then remove. Wrap w/ parchment and then several sheets of plastic wrap, final layer of aluminum.