This Edible Brownie Batter recipe is easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients, so you can whip it up in no time at all. It is sure to satisfy your chocolate craving and might just become your new guilty pleasure.
Note: The USDA warns against using raw flour and heat-treating flour at home. Read Handling Flour Safely: What You Need to Know to learn more. A safer alternative is to use almond flour in place of heat-treated all-purpose flour.
The first step to creating the ultimate edible brownie batter is gathering all the necessary ingredients that will make your taste buds dance with joy. While some of these ingredients might seem like pantry staples, the magic happens when they come together in perfect harmony.
Of course, the star of the show is unsweetened cocoa powder – the rich, velvety ingredient that gives brownies their signature chocolatey flavor. Make sure to choose a high-quality cocoa powder that will elevate your batter to new heights of deliciousness.
Next, you’ll need some all-purpose flour to add structure and texture to your brownie batter. Don’t forget to sift it before adding it to the mix to ensure a smooth and lump-free consistency. An important thing to note about flour is that it needs to be heat-treated before using it. (More on this is below.)
To sweeten things up, granulated sugar is a must-have. Its fine crystals will dissolve effortlessly, infusing your batter with the right amount of sweetness. And for that extra touch of indulgence, a good-quality brown sugar will bring a hint of caramel flavor to the mix.
Now let’s talk about butter – the secret to a rich and moist brownie batter. Opt for unsalted butter so you can control the amount of salt in your recipe. Using room temperature butter will ensure a smooth and silky consistency.
To balance out the sweetness and add a hint of depth, a little salt is necessary. It will enhance the chocolate flavor and prevent your brownie batter from tasting one-dimensional. Just a touch will do the trick.
And finally, no brownie batter is complete without a generous helping of vanilla extract. Its warm and comforting aroma will infuse your batter, adding a subtle complexity to the overall flavor.
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How To Make Edible Brownie Batter
This recipe is so easy to make you can have it ready in no time. Let’s get started!
Using an electric mixer or a sturdy whisk, cream the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and salt in a large bowl until combined and fluffy.
Next, add the remaining ingredients and blend until all of the ingredients are combined. Scoop the raw batter into a glass jar and refrigerate.
Once your edible brownie batter is made, it’s best to store it in an airtight container. This will help keep it fresh and ensure that you don’t have any extra ingredients or moisture that could contaminate the batter. If you plan on eating the batter within a day or two, you can simply store it in the refrigerator. Otherwise, you can place the container in the freezer and it will last for up to three months.
Keto/Low Carb Variations
For a keto/low-carb version, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with almond flour, coconut flour or other nut flour. Additionally, you can use a sugar alternative such as erythritol or stevia to reduce the amount of sugar. Finally, you can use sugar-free chocolate chips to reduce the carbs.
Make It Vegan
Because this is a no-bake recipe, you can easily make it vegan. Use vegan butter, non-dairy milk like almond milk or coconut milk, and non-dairy chocolate chips.
If you don’t want to chop chocolate chips, you can use mini chocolate chips instead.
You can whisk a dash of espresso powder in with the flour to give the batter an extra depth of flavor.
Fun additions to this chocolatey edible brownie batter are: colorful sprinkles, chocolate chunks, nuts, dried fruit, or peanut butter chips. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different mix-ins to add extra layers of flavor and texture to your brownie batter. Use your favorite mix-ins to take this edible batter from ordinary to extraordinary.
While chocolate is undoubtedly the star of the show in brownie batter, don’t overlook the importance of salt. A pinch of salt can amplify the flavors and provide the perfect balance to the sweetness of the chocolate. For an extra touch of sophistication, consider using flaky sea salt.
How to Heat-Treat Flour
Heat-treating flour is an important step in baking to ensure that any harmful bacteria or other contaminants are killed off.
To heat-treat your flour, preheat the oven to 350°F and spread out the flour on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool before use.
Alternatively, you can heat-treat it in the microwave. Place flour in a microwave-safe dish and heat in 30-second increments until it reaches 165°. Let it cool and then you can use it in this recipe.
Creative Ways to Enjoy Your Edible Brownie Batter
Finally, don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to enjoying your edible brownie batter. There are countless creative ways to savor this delectable treat.
YServe it with animal crackers or graham crackers and enjoy it as a dip or spread.
If you’re in the mood for something a little less traditional, consider making brownie batter truffles. Roll small portions of the batter into bite-sized balls and then coat them in melted chocolate. You can get creative with the coatings by using crushed nuts, sprinkles, or even a dusting of cocoa powder. These truffles are not only delicious, but they also make for an impressive homemade gift or party treat. Just be sure to refrigerate the truffles!
As Julia Child famously said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” So go ahead, treat yourself, and be one of the best people.
Edible Brownie Batter
- ⅓ cup butter softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour heat-treated
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons milk or heavy whipping cream
- ⅔ cup chocolate chips chopped
- Using an electric mixer or a sturdy whisk, cream the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and salt until combined and fluffy.
- Next, add the remaining ingredients and blend until all of the ingredients are combined.
If you dared to make edible brownie batter, please come back and tell us how it turned out!