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Apr 2, 2014 09:24 AM

Repurposing Brownies-Help!

So, I decided to make brownie mini cupcakes using a mix with some added nutella.
They are sticking to the pan, despite non-stick spray which has never failed me before.
The brownies are just not coming out whole (I know, I screwed up!), so I'm going to end up with crumbles brownies, and LOTS of them.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. cake balls? parfaits?

    1. Were you serving them for something special or just a snack for family?

      For family you could throw brownie crumbs over ice cream or mix them into ice cream with other ingredients like chocolate chips and raspberries. Or take all the crumbs and smash them together, roll into a log and slice for brownie cookies!

      For guests I would either make parfaits, layered sundaes or a trifle.

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      1. re: Jpan99

        These were for DH's office.
        Hmm... trifle might work, or parfaits in little plastic cups.

      2. Maybe make a trifle kind of dish with the pieces? Layer with pudding and/ or whipped cream, perhaps some chocolate syrup or butterscotch here and there? Perhaps dabs of some kind of preserves- cherry or strawberry? Depending on what kind of dishes you have, either one big trifle or individual ones?

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        1. re: janmcbaker

          I like the idea of pairing brownies with cherries.

        2. You can make an ice cream pie out of ANYTHING: brownie crumbs, leftover cake, broken cookies, odds and ends of ice cream in the bottom of boxes, bits of fruit, blobs of sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles of rum, etc. It's a great way to pass off miscellaneous garbage as a fancy dessert. Just layer things nicely into a pie pan, freeze, and serve with an attitude that you know what you' re doing. "Assume a virtue if you have it not," says Shakespeare.

          1. I would suggest in the future you switch over to Baker's Joy. Baked cakes etc. never stick with it. I know I had posted before about making a lemon pound cake and I was out of BJ. and used Pam. The cake stuck like it was glued in to the pan.

            Maybe you can make a chocolate and Nutella and whipped cream. You might want to drizzle the brownies with some dark rum. That would work nicely.