How to Make Edible Brownie Batter
Learning how to make edible brownie batter is quite easy. There is a simple trick you need to follow to make your brownie batter safe to eat without cooking it.
We will show you how you can make fabulous-tasting edible brownie batter in a few easy steps. You don’t want to miss out!
Edible Brownie Batter
Surprisingly it’s not very difficult at all to make some amazingly delicious brownie batter that is safe to eat. The sad thing about making brownies or cookie dough is that it’s not safe to eat it when raw.
With this recipe, we are going to show you how you can make brownie batter that is safe to eat when raw and does not require any baking.
To make it safe to eat, there is a simple trick you can follow. We will show you all of that and more.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Do you just love delectable chocolate goodness? We sure do! With this edible brownie batter recipe, we are going to show you how you can easily make brownie batter that is safe to eat and loaded with amazing chocolate goodness. You don’t want to miss out!
Easy Edible Brownie Batter
Edible Brownie Batter Ingredients
Flour. With this recipe, you can use your basic all-purpose flour. In order to make it edible, we will show you how to heat treat the flour so that it is safe to eat.
If wish to use another type of flour, you may use almond flour or coconut flour which are both safe to eat while raw.
Or you can use gluten-free all-purpose flour, bread flour, or cake flour and still follow our instructions to heat treat it before making the brownie batter.
Sugar. To make an amazing brownie batter, we recommend that you use a mixture of granulated sugar and light brown sugar.
Cocoa powder. If you are able, we recommend using Dutch cocoa powder for this recipe. However, if you are not able to find it, regular cocoa powder will work as well.
Salt. You can use any type of basic salt for this recipe. Salt such as iodine salt, kosher salt, or sea salt all work well.
Butter. We recommend using salted butter that is been softened to room temperature for the best results for making edible brownie batter.
Vanilla extract. A little bit of vanilla extract or imitation vanilla will help to flavor your brownie batter.
Milk. We recommend using a little bit of whole milk or heavy cream to moisten the brownie batter.
However, if you wish to use another type of milk, any of your favorite types may be substituted.
You could even replace the milk with freshly brewed coffee for an enhanced chocolate flavor.
Chocolate. Our preference is to use a bit of melted dark chocolate chips along with some mini chocolate chips in the brownie batter. You could also use chocolate chunks or your favorite type of chocolate.
How to Heat Treat Flour
Before we begin, it’s important to point out that it is of the utmost importance that you heat treat any wheat flour before making the edible brownie batter. Heat-treating the flour is what makes the brownie batter edible.
There are two main ways you can heat treat the flour. Those are by using the oven, or in the microwave.
Heat Treating Flour in the Oven
Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. Then take a rimmed cookie sheet and measure out your flour. Pour the flour into the rimmed cookie sheet so that it is evenly distributed. If needed, tap the cookie sheet against your countertop to distribute the flour.
Place the cookie sheet containing flour into the oven for approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Use a food thermometer to read the temperature of the flour. It must reach at least 165°F for the flour to be safe to consume.
Once the temperature is reached, remove your treated flour from the oven, and allow it to cool to room temperature.
Heat Treating Flour in the Microwave
Begin by pouring your flour into a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl into the microwave, and microwave for 30 seconds at a time stirring in between with a whisk until the internal temperature of your flour reaches 165°F on an instant-read thermometer.
The time this takes may very, but it typically takes between one and two minutes for your flour to be heat treated in the microwave. Once the flour is heated to 165°F, remove it from the microwave and allow it to cool.
Now that you know the two main ways to heat treat your flour in order for it to be safe to eat, let’s begin looking at how you can make a delicious edible brownie batter.
Step By Step Instructions
How to make edible brownie batter from scratch
Step 1: Prep the flour
Begin by measuring your flour, and heat treating it either in the oven or microwave until the flour reaches 165°F on an instant-read thermometer. Once the flour is warmed to 165°F, allow it to cool before adding it to your recipe.
Step 2: Make the brownie batter
We recommend using a stand mixer, but you can mix this recipe by hand if needed as well. We do not recommend that you use a handheld mixer as the batter may be too thick for it to handle.
Into a mixing bowl add your heat-treated all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk until combined. Next, mix in your room-temperature salted butter, vanilla extract, and enough milk to make it moist.
Then in a microwave-safe bowl add your dark chocolate chips and microwave for 30 second increments stirring in between until your chocolate chips are melted.
Pour the melted dark chocolate chips into your mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Step 3: Add in extras
Finally, add your mini chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Serve once mixed and enjoy, or cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to four days.
Fun Mix In Ideas
There are all kinds of fun mix-ins you can enjoy in your edible brownie batter. Below are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Chopped up Reese’s peanut butter cup
White chocolate chips
Cubed Snickers bar
Crushed Andes mints
Milk. You can add milk to moisten the brownie batter if desired, but it is completely optional. If you wish for your brownie batter to be thinner, then you can add milk to thin the batter, otherwise, you may skip it if you wish.
Room temperature butter. Using room-temperature butter is important for the right consistency of your brownie batter. While you can use melted butter, it will make your batter a bit runny. We recommend using soft butter, for the best results.
Storage and Freezing Instructions
How to Store
Store at room temperature. For the best practice in food safety, we recommend that you do not leave the brownie batter sitting at room temperature any longer than two hours. After that, it should be kept in the fridge.
Store in the fridge. We recommend that once your brownie batter has been prepared, it should be transferred to an airtight container or sealed in a plastic storage bag and then placed into the fridge for up to one week.
Freezing the edible brownie batter. You may also freeze the edible brownie batter if desired.
To do this, we recommend that you divide the brownie batter into bite-size pieces or roll it into balls.
Place the batter into an airtight container or sealed in a plastic freezer bag. Then placed into the freezer for up to three months.
How To Make This Recipe Ahead of Time
This recipe can easily be made ahead of time if you wish. Simply follow all of the instructions above for preparing the edible brownie batter, then store it in an air-tight container, or seal it in a plastic storage bag and place it in the fridge for up to seven days or in the freezer for up to three months.
Variations on Recipe
How to make edible brownie batter from the box
Believe it or not, you can also make edible brownie batter easily using a box mix. To do this, you want to heat treat the entire box mix either in the oven or in your microwave. Make sure that the mix is heated to 165°F before proceeding.
Once heated, allow the mixture to cool, then combine it with one stick of melted butter, and ½ cup of milk or heavy cream.
Add in chocolate chips as desired, then stir until mixed.
Store in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy.
How to make edible brownie batter from box without heavy cream
If you wish to make edible brownie batter from a box of brownie mix without using milk or heavy cream, you can simply include one stick of melted butter, and ½ cup of melted chocolate chips in your mixture. Then stir until your brownie batter is combined.
You can also replace your milk or heavy cream with ½ cup of brewed coffee as well. This will make your recipe one box of heat-treated brownie mix, one stick of melted butter, ½ cup of bread coffee, then mix in chocolate chips as desired.
Edible Brownie Batter without Cocoa Powder
To make edible brownie batter without cocoa powder, you can simply replace the amount of cocoa powder with melted chocolate chips.
We do recommend using dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate for the best overall flavor.
Edible brownie batter no flour
Did you know that one variation of this recipe is to make your edible brownie batter without flour?
To do this, you will want to use a 15-ounce can of chickpeas with your liquid drained. Otherwise, all your other ingredients can remain the same.
Edible brownie batter without brown sugar
You can also substitute your brown sugar with other sweeteners if desired. Sweeteners such as maple syrup and honey taste great. To substitute brown sugar, you can use a one-to-one ratio.
Edible Brownie Batter Recipe for One
Making an edible brownie batter recipe for one can be tricky, because let’s be honest, this delicious chocolatey goodness is so addicting, you might be able to eat the whole recipe given below all by yourself.
But, if you would rather not, simply cut the recipe in half, to make a recipe for one.
Edible Brownie Batter Healthy
To make a healthier edible brownie batter recipe, you can use chickpeas or even avocados as the base, then add in almond milk, maple syrup or honey, cocoa powder, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips.
These ingredients will help you enjoy a delicious treat without the guilt.
This recipe can be made dairy free. To do this, substitute the butter in the recipe for bananas, avocado, or coconut oil. Then replace the milk with your favorite milk substitute.
To make this recipe vegan, you can substitute the salted butter for your favorite vegan butter, or use ripe bananas, avocados, or coconut oil.
For a gluten-free alternative, simply substitute the flour with all-purpose gluten-free flour or a can of drained chickpeas.
If you would like to use some natural sweeteners as alternatives for the granulated sugar and brown sugar, you may replace them with honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
Can I use almond flour?
Yes, you may use almond flour for this recipe if you prefer. Plus almond flour is safe to consume raw.
Is it safe to eat brownie batter?
Most brownie batter recipes are not safe to eat when raw. Most batter recipes contain eggs and raw flour. Because of this, we are showing you how to make edible brownie batter using heat-treated flour with a recipe that does not include eggs.
How long does this batter store well?
If stored properly, this brownie batter recipe lasts approximately two hours at room temperature, one week in the fridge, or up to three months in the freezer.
Can you freeze edible brownie batter?
Yes, a recipe for edible brownie batter may be frozen in an airtight container or sealed in a plastic freezer bag for up to three months.
Do I have to heat treat the flour?
Yes, if you are using wheat flour it is very important that you heat treat the flour before making edible brownie batter otherwise it will not be edible when raw.
Is brownie batter supposed to be thick or thin?
Typically, brownie batter that is supposed to be baked is not very thick. However, because this brownie batter is intended to be eaten without being baked, we have made it a bit on the thicker side.
How to eat edible brownie batter
Edible brownie batter can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. You can simply use a spoon and scoop it out.
You can roll into balls and dip it into chocolate to allow it to harden into edible brownie batter truffles, or you could even be included as a filling for cakes, or serve it in an ice cream cone.
What to Serve with Edible Brownie Batter
Simple Delicious Edible Brownie Batter
Learning how to make edible brownie batter is surprisingly easy to do, and it makes a delightful chocolate snack whenever you have a craving.
There is just one simple trick that you have to follow in order to turn your brownie batter into something that is okay to eat without having to first bake it.
We hope that you will give this recipe a try, and that you will enjoy it!