One of the best parts about making brownie recipes is that there are going to be some of those fudgy brownies leftover to enjoy later. This means that you'll get to enjoy that fudgy treat over and over again.
But what happens after the homemade brownies are stored? If you want to enjoy your delicious brownie warmed up, you need to learn how to reheat brownies the right way. Why settle for anything but the best brownie leftovers the next day?
What is the best way to store leftover brownies?
First and foremost, let's all understand that no matter if you like hot brownies or cold brownies, all brownies are delicious.
The key to storing all types of brownies is that you need to let the hot brownies turn into cool brownies first. This means that they need to cool down all the way before being added to an airtight container.
Keep them stored at room temperature for 1-2 days.
Are brownies better the next day?
Different varieties may taste better the next day. This is all in your own personal preference. Some people find that room temperature brownies taste better after sitting for a little bit of time.
As long as they're not dry brownies, I think that they're delicious the next day as well. You can't go wrong with a brownie slab that is cooked to perfection and just waiting to enjoy.
How do you keep leftover brownies moist?
No one wants dried-out chocolate brownies. No one. To avoid hard brownies, the best option is to add a couple slices of bread at the top of the container or jar that the brownies are stored in.
The bread actually helps to add some extra moisture into the container in an effective way, keeping the brownies nice and moist.
Who knew bread slices would be the key?!
How to Reheat Brownies
Now that you know a few tips about leftover brownies, let's talk about the best way to reheat a cooked brownie or a big batch of brownies.
You actually have a few options when it comes to reheating regular brownies. All will give good results, but they will vary.
How to reheat brownies in the microwave
A great way to get a warm brownie fast is to reheat it in the microwave. Make sure that you use a microwave-safe plate and reheat for 30 seconds. They should be nice and hot after that amount of time!
The good news is that the microwave is fast and you'll get a warm or hot brownie fast!
This is a great option to reheat individual pieces.
How to reheat brownies in the oven
You can also place brownies in the oven to reheat as well. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and then heat the leftover brownies for up to 15 minutes of time.
The high heat may warm them sooner than that, so keep an eye on the slab of brownies so that you don't overheat them and suddenly be left with stale brownies.
Reheating in the oven is great for big batches of brownies or even store cut brownie squares that you're wanting to soften up a bit.
How to reheat brownies in the convection oven
If you don't want to reheat brownies by prepping the oven, you can use the warm setting on your convection oven as well.
This won't get them super hot, but it will keep a pan of brownies warm right after they've been baked or help to heat up those leftover gooey brownie pieces slowly so that they don't overcook.
How do you reheat frozen brownies?
Believe it or not, but you can actually reheat frozen brownies! Without having to thaw them!
Just add the frozen brownies to the microwave and heat them in 15-second increments. This is an effective method and a fast one to get those sweets in your belly fast!
Should brownies be served hot or cold?
That is ultimately up to you. It's no secret that an amazing brownie that is warmed up just literally melts in your mouth - and that is one flavor and taste that you'll crave over and over again.
However, if you like room temperature or cold brownies, eat your brownies in whatever way makes your tastebuds happy!