There’s more to decadent brownies than frosting and caramel drizzle. In just a few minutes you can transform the common dessert into the star of a party, potluck or Sunday dinner.
Add color to your pan of brownies by using fresh sliced strawberries. Start by frosting the cooled dessert or layering on whipped cream. Then, arrange fresh strawberry slices over the top. Who doesn’t love a chocolate-covered strawberry? Yum!
2. More Chocolate
What better topping for chocolate is there than more chocolate? Chop chocolate candy bars into half-inch chunks and sprinkle them on a pan of cooling brownies.
- For a rich, creamy flavor choose milk chocolate.
- For a contrast, choose a flavored dark chocolate, such as raspberry.
Spread a can of cherry pie filling over a pan of cooled brownies. Then, frost the dessert with chocolate-flavored whip cream for a sinful chocolate-covered cherry dessert.
4. Rocky Road
Turn your brownies into a flavor explosion by making it rocky-road style. Sprinkle miniature marshmallows, chocolate chips and chopped nuts over the pan while the chocolaty treat cools. You can use pecans, almonds or walnuts.
Spread a layer of marshmallow cream over the cooled dessert. Then, sprinkle a layer of shredded coconut, chopped and dried pineapple chunks, and chopped macadamia nuts.
6. Peanut Butter
Chocolate’s best friend is peanut butter. Make the dessert extra gooey by chopping chocolate-covered peanut butter cups into small chunks and spreading them over fresh-baked brownies. Lightly press the chopped candy into the dessert to make them stick.
After the dessert has cooled, cut and plate each piece. Then, add a dollop of key lime pie filling to the top. Garnish with whip cream and a candied lime wedge.
8. Candy Bar
If you want to serve a gooey dessert, then chop your favorite caramel-based candy bar into small pieces. Layer the candy bar on the brownies as the dessert cools so the candy topping melts to perfection.
9. Flavored Chips
Keep the topping simple by using a bag of flavored chips. From cherry and cinnamon to mint and peanut butter, several flavors are waiting for you next to the traditional chocolate chips at the grocery store.
Prepare a simple ganache by melting chocolate chips with a splash of cream. Frost a pan of cooled brownies with the chocolate mixture. Then, decorate the top with fresh, whole raspberries.
Next time a batch of brownies graces the kitchen, make the dessert irresistible by adding a delicious topping. Nobody will suspect the delectable dessert started with a boxed mix!