Can you freeze brownies after making a big batch? Yes! It’s easy to freeze brownies, so you can eat them later rather than eating the whole pan in one day! Let’s take a look at the best ways to do this to avoid freezer burn.
Can you freeze brownies?
Freezing brownies is a great way to keep them fresh for the longest amount of time. This way, you don’t eat more than you should or throw out half the pan. Homemade baked brownies freeze well, and the flavor and texture are still perfect after thawing, unlike other baked goods.
What’s the best way to freeze brownies?
When freezing brownies, there are some steps to take to ensure they hold up well and taste good after thawing.
Bake: Bake the brownies according to the recipe in a greased baking dish so you can remove them easily later.
Cool: Cool completely to room temperature before going any further, and this is important so that they cut cleanly and freeze without forming ice crystals.
If you freeze anything before allowing it to cool completely, the moisture released while continuing to cool in the freezer will form ice crystals.
A good tip is to put the chocolate brownies in the fridge for half an hour if you’re worried about them being too warm still.
Cut: Slice the whole pan of brownies into even squares before freezing.
Wrap: Choose your wrapping method and bundle up your brownies for safekeeping in your freezer for the next couple of months.
Freeze: Place the brownies in the freezer to save for later.
What’s the best container for freezing brownies?
There are many different options for wrapping brownies to prep them for the freezer.
It’s important to double-wrap them, so they don’t get freezer burn. When this happens, you throw them out, defeating the whole purpose of freezing them.
The options for keeping them fresh are to use:
- Plastic wrap
- Aluminum foil
- Freezer bag
- Plastic airtight container
- Parchment paper
Any combination of these options will work to keep your brownies fresh for the most extended amount of time.
Can you freeze frosted brownies?
Yes, you can freeze frosted brownies! If you’ve made sheet pan brownies and topped them with icing, you can still freeze them for later.
If you use cream cheese or sour cream in your brownies, you can freeze them as well.
When they thaw, the frosting won’t be the exact same texture as when it was freshly made, but the brownies will still taste amazing.
Should I cut brownies or leave them whole when freezing?
It’s best to cut the brownies into squares before freezing them, and this enables you to take out one or two from the freezer to eat rather than thawing the entire pan just to eat a couple of pieces.
They will last a lot longer if you cut them into squares first.
Pro tip: Make brownie cupcakes! Pour the brownie batter into a cupcake/muffin pan to get individualized servings.
Why should you freeze brownies?
Freezing brownies is a great way to save them for later without wasting them if you can’t eat the brownies before they go bad. Be sure to check my post for more tips on how long brownies are good for.
This is also a great way to meal prep dessert, so you don’t need to make an entire batch of brownies every time you want to eat dessert.
How to serve brownies
Start by thawing frozen brownies in the refrigerator or on the counter until they’re no longer frozen.
Once they thaw, you can serve them at room temperature or heat them in the microwave for a few seconds and serve them with vanilla ice cream.
How long can you keep brownies frozen?
So now you have a batch of frozen brownies in your freezer. How long can you keep them in there before they’re no longer good?
If they are appropriately wrapped, brownies will keep fresh in the freezer for up to three months.
Brownies are a deliciously gooey and fudgy dessert that can easily be frozen to save for later. This is handy when you don’t want to eat the entire batch in three days. Instead, keep them tightly wrapped in the freezer for three months. Thaw them in the fridge or on the counter and serve them with vanilla ice cream.
Hello! I want to make a cake using brownie recipe and Russian buttercream. Can I make a 3 tier brownie with RBC between layers and freeze?
Thank you very much!!
Hi Alba! I love RBC and think it would taste absolutely delicious between the brownie layers. Typically when I make RBC, I like to freeze it separately and then bring it back up to room temperature and re-whip it before adding it to my cakes. I did ask a fellow baker who said she has had success frosting the cake, freezing, and then bringing it back to room temp with RBC. I'd love to hear how it turns out for you!
Fingers crossed!! Made it today and it’s already in freezer. It’s for the 27th, so I will let you know then!!! Thank you very much!