Brownie Batter Parfait

Sometimes you need inspiration.
And sometimes you run out.
But sometimes it can be found in a bowl with a spoon.

That brings us to “live”.
Inspiration in the form of Brownie Batter.

So I was talking to Kristan and we decided when inspiration hits, why not hit a grand slam?
Inspiration found in a bowl with a spoon, getting knocked out of the park with a baseball bat.
Clearly all this talk of raw batter has made my head loony.

Back to grand slams…we decided to take some brownie batter and do it lots of ways. Like a whole week dedicated to brownie batter on my site and hers.
It’s a two-fer.
Prepare to be slammed.

So first on my BB agenda is Parfaits.
Brownie Batter Parfaits.
You’ve got batter, brownie pieces and brownie batter whipped cream…yep that’s a new invention, people.

Say it with me…Brownie Batter Whipped Creammmm.
It’s a whole-lotta brownie in one jar.

Worth every calorie.

Start by making some brownies. Or buying them. Either works.
Break them up into pieces…

PhotobucketThen you’ll need to make your Brownie Batter Whipped Cream

My friends, it’s like shazam-good.  Shazaaaamity zam zam.

You’ll have to tie your hands behind your back to keep from eating it straight from the bowl.  That’s not hyperbole.


All you do is pour some dry brownie mix into some heavy cream and whip away.
PhotobucketThat’s it.  Try it, I swear to ya.

PhotobucketTHEN, make some brownie batter…but leave out those pesky eggs.

No need for them here.
Just brownie mix, oil and water…
PhotobucketNow assemble.

It’s as easy as schlemeel, schlemazel.

Batter, Brownie, whipped cream.  Repeat.

PhotobucketThis is some serious chocolate.



Brownie Batter Day 1…check.  Now hop over and see Kristan’s Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches with BROWNIE BATTER Frosting

That’s a serious cookie.

Now, are ready for a full week of this stuff?

It’s gonna be off the chizzle.


Brownie Batter Parfait


  • Prepared brownies in cut into cubes

Brownie Batter Whipped Cream

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup dry brownie mix

Egg-free Brownie Batter

  • 2 1/2 cups dry brownie mix
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 34 Tbsp water


Brownie Batter Whipped Cream

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine heavy cream and dry brownie mix. Using whisk attachment, beat cream for 2-3 minutes on medium high speed until whipped cream forms stiff peaks.
  2. Set aside.

Egg-Free Brownie Batter

  1. In a medium bowl combine dry brownie mix, oil and water. Stir until it is a smooth consistency. Adjust amount of water on the thickness of batter desired.

Assembling parfaits

  1. In a small jar or parfait dish, layer brownie batter, brownie pieces and whipped cream. Repeat process.


I used 2 tbsp of batter, 1/4 cup brownie pieces and 1/4 cup whipped cream and repeated this one time in an 8 oz jar.
I yielded 6 desserts.


79 Responses

  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Okay wow. I think I love you both even more. I was just thinking today that I need to use that brownie mix for something other than brownies. I think inspiration will hit me this week!

  2. So earlier today I asked my friend if she wanted to stop by my heezee.

    She texted me back all confused about what that was. OBVIOUSLY she needs to be schooled by you.

    I’ll take a bowl of that whipped cream, please.

  3. I just bought extra brownie mixes to use in different ways so I am so excited to see what you and Kristan come up with! Love the brownie whipped cream…so yummy looking!!!

  4. Duuuuuuuuude. This rocks. Brownie batter WHIPPED CREAM?! Are you like, a wizard or something?
    Also, I hate to be “that person” but you totally said it’ll be a gland slam and I was like, omg, a gland slam sounds painful but if it means I will be able to get my paws on some brownie batter whipped cream, you can slam my glands all you want. Also, I somehow made that sound horridly inappropriate and I am sorry. I’m having BBWC withdrawls.

      1. I figured… it’s common knowledge one picks up when they indulge in such an amazing treat. I feel like eating this will make me ten times smarter. You should patent like, yesterday.

  5. This week is going to be the BEST WEEK EVER!!!! Brownies are my love language. Brownie batter + brownies?? I die. Heaven, I tell you! Can you ladies please come over with your brownie laden goodies so we can have a brownie fest? Please say yes!

  6. I’m definitely behind the curve here- didn’t know you could make egg-free brownie batter – wow! This is a seriously good thing to know! The parfaits look ridiculously delish!

  7. KellyR

    Oh. My. Gosh. I so need these. Unfortunately I only have one brownie mix and live in the sticks. Yup, it’s Monday 🙂

  8. Victoria

    Love this!!!!!! I’m obsessed with brownie batter. Dearest hubby does not want the kiddos eating raw eggs, so like a good mommy I send the kids out of the kitchen telling them no, then lick the bowl myself. 😀

  9. Those look goood 🙂 I would have never though of whipping cream with brownie mix…
    By the way my package from the Smucker’s giveaway just came in! Aside from the gift card and cherry preserves it has two super cute spreading knives. And the bubble wrap is so much fun as usual hehe.

  10. I truly don’t even know what to say. You’ve inspired me into speechlessness. A whole week of brownie batter…I’d better break out the spandex.

  11. Dianna

    I have always made “homemade brownies” but these recipes are enough temptation to buy box mixes to try them out…what brand do you use?

    1. shelly

      I used all different brands this week…Duncan Hines, Pillsbury and Betty Crocker…they all were good in “mix” form.
      If I am going to bake brownies using a mix I usually use Ghiradelli 🙂

  12. Dianna

    I have alway made “homemade” brownies but these recipes are temptation enough to try the box mixes….what brand do you use?

  13. Crystal

    This was amazing! I would have been thrilled with just the whipped cream but then you add on the rest and its out of this world good. The only thing that you left out was to have a glass of milk handy for drinking because this is RICH but in such a fantastic way!

  14. I’m making these for my parents, and my dad is on a diet. In place of the brownies, I’m going to break up Chocolate Vitatops, and instead of the brownie mix+oil, I’m going to try this “No Pudge Brownie Clone” recipe .. plus the yogurt called for in the recipe. I haven’t decided about the “brownie batter whipped cream” yet. I may use Trader Joe’s brand of frozen+thawed whipped cream and keep it vanilla, or I may try to add a little of the brownie mix to that and stir. I’ll report back for anyone interested!
    Thanks for the inspiration!! and I’ll be trying the real recipe on myself and college friends in the near future 🙂

  15. Christina Herschelman

    Wow! Just made this for my birthday. I LOVE chocolate and I love it decadent, but this one put me over the top! Two bites and I was done. YUM.

  16. Elizabeth

    These look perfect for a baby shower I’m throwing! Do you think I could make these the day before and keep them in the fridge? Or would it be best to assemble them the day of the shower?

  17. Nova

    Hello, I was wondering if I could use already made whipped cream, like cool whip, for the brownie batter whipped cream? If not is it possible to use the regular beaters on my stand mixer, since I don’t have a whisk attachment?

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