Brownie Bowl Sundae Recipe Fail? You Be the Judge

I saw lots of people sharing on Facebook a recipe from Dreyer’s Ice Cream to turn an ordinary brownie recipe into a brownie bowl sundae and thought – looks easy enough!┬áHere’s the photos and recipe shared by Dreyer’s Ice Cream:

dreyersSuperSundaeBrownieBowl-dreyers-lg-p (1)Directions

  1. Follow the directions for your favorite brownie recipe to make the batter.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and add brownie batter to each cup until they’re about two-thirds full.
  3. Place in the oven and bake, following your brownie recipe’s directions.
  4. In the meantime, spray the bottom half of your second muffin tin with cooking spray.
  5. Once the brownies are baked, remove from the oven and immediately press the second muffin tin into the brownies. Keep both tins pressed together until the brownies are cool.
  6. Add a scoop of ice cream and top with chocolate sauce and sprinkles for the finishing touch!

Since I was having a small get-together that was a mixture of adults and children I thought this would be a great dessert to try and reading the recipe thought it looked easy to make. I did make some adjustments (maybe this is where I went wrong). Rather than prepare my usual from scratch brownie recipe I picked up a box of my local store brand mix. I prepared the mix following the directions on the box, sprayed my pans and set out to back the brownie “muffins” according to the above directions #3 – bake following the brownie recipe directions – mistake – baking according to the directions on the box had them bake too long. I most likely should have lessened the bake time considerably.


All went well until I came to the step #5. Whether the brownies were over-done or I’m just weak – I didn’t have enough strength for the top muffin pan to form a bowl into brownies. I called my husband and he was able to press the top pan down to create a bowl (sort of). I really think if I didn’t cook as long as the package recommended, the brownies would have been softer and the creation of the “bowl” would have been easy.



Once my husband did the pressing, I put my knife rack on top to let the brownies cool. Getting them out of the pan was another mess! If I flipped the pan over, the rim of the bowl started to break. If I used a knife to inch them out, the bowl started to break. I ended up throwing 2 in the trash and keeping the rest with the feeling that I would wait to see what they looked like before I served them and then prepared a back-up dessert just in case!

When it was time for dessert I prepared everyone’s sundae and served them without letting anyone see what they really looked like under the ice cream and received lots of ooohs and aaahs! I think the process was a fail but it all worked out in the end.┬áThe end result tasted wonderful and looked pretty good too! I know they will be easier to make next time simply by changing the baking time! I will definitely try again and let you know how it goes!


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