When thinking about super portable make-ahead picnic desserts, you can rarely go past a good brownie.
Looking for the world’s best brownie recipe? – well, it could all come down to a matter of taste. We’ve rounded up 6 unique brownie recipes that will appeal to all kinds of brownie aficionados.
Whether you like your brownies fudgy, crackly, chewy, gooey, cakey, or even crispy, I’m confident we have the best brownie recipe for you.
We’ve even got vegan brownies and gluten-free brownies for those on a brownie budget and brownies that meet all the allergen requirements. Although, some diehard brownie fans prefer to skip to the chase with a decadent brownie batter dip.
Unique Brownie Recipes for Your Next Picnic
No matter your dietary requirements or expert brownie opinion, these unique brownie recipes cater to every style of brownie fan.
Gluten Free Brownie Crisps
Love the crispy edge of well-baked brownies or want a gluten-free brownie alternative? We are here to help.
Even if you are not gluten-free, these brownie crisps take all the best brownie bits and bring them together in a compact brownie snack. Think of them as the cookies of the brownie kingdom.
With the rich chocolate flavour of brownies, crumbly – in a good way, these crunchy brownies can also be baked on the thicker side for those who like a bit of chew in their brownie snack. Have them prepped and baked in under 20 minutes and allow to cool for extra crisp – if you can wait.
We love these for picnics as they are a great sweet treat to have with coffee or to finish that bottle of picnic red, especially when you feel you couldn't eat a whole brownie. Kids also love them if you feel inclined to share.
Cookie Dough Brownies
Take two of life's great indulgences and create one crowd-pleasing portable treat. Fudgy brownies topped with edible cookie dough–what could be better?
So easy to make and ready in less than 45 minutes, these gooey delights are perfect for a last-minute picnic or make-ahead dessert (if they last that long).
The Best Triple Chocolate Brownies
Triple chocolate brownies with more than a few tricks up their sleeves.
Rich and fudgy, these one-bowl brownies literally take only a few minutes to prep, they'll be ready for the oven before it's even heated.
Made with whole wheat flour (seriously, you wouldn't even know), these sweet gems give you a choice of chocolate to add. After all, they are called triple chocolate brownies for a reason. Add chips or chunks, white or dark chocolate, use unsweetened cocoa powder or double dark chocolate powder.
And if all these chocolate choices aren't enough - there's a little shot of espresso thrown in – not to give a coffee flavour but to enhance all your chocolate choices further.
While brownies are an all year round treat, I feel this kind of chocolate indulgence lends itself beautifully to winter or fall picnics.
Vegan Fudgy Chocolate Protein Brownies
Believe it or not, there is a world where you can say healthy and brownie in the same sentence.
These vegan fudgy chocolate protein brownies tick all the boxes including being wheat and top eight free so you never have to worry about picnic guests with food allergies.
While being healthy is a big winner, more importantly, these super chocolatey brownies are velvety rich and incredibly delicious.
Easy 3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies
Everyone loves Nutella and everyone loves brownies. A match made in heaven right? This brownie recipe is so simple it will become a picnic go-to for all occasions.
Make the match even better knowing you can make these delicious thick, moist, chocolatey, crackly top brownies with only three ingredients and in 30 minutes.
Such a simple make-ahead picnic dessert everyone will love.
Sheet Pan Frosted Brownies
Need to make brownies for a crowd? This crowd-pleasing frosted brownie recipe will see you knock out 32 large or 64 small brownies in under an hour. Perfect for large picnic gatherings or pot lucks.
The other crowd-pleasing attribute to these brownies is they somehow magically tick both the cakey and densely fudgy brownie preference boxes pleasing all brownie aficionados.
I think these deliciously decadent frosted sheet pan brownies are a win for the baker and the picnic hamper.
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