Think about that for a minute……Waffle. Brownie. Oh. My. Gawd. Yes! Yes! Yes! Where have you been all my life? The idea came to me last week at work and I thought it was so creative and brilliant. Until I went to Pinterest and quickly discovered I was not in fact the first person to think of this. Apparently there are no original ideas left but whatever….it’s a great idea and it tasted ah-mazing! If you have kids, this would be a really fun thing to do with them. I plan on making these with my daughter for dessert on Valentine’s Day.
I kept it super simple and used Ghiradelli brownie mix instead of making the brownies from scratch. I did however make the whipped cream from scratch. It’s so easy and soooooo much better than the stuff in the can or the tub. The three most important things to remember when making these are:
*Generously coat the waffle iron with butter or cooking spray – whatever your waffle iron manufacturer recommends – to make sure the brownies don’t stick.
*Don’t overfill the waffle iron – if the batter overflows from the waffle iron it will make a huge mess and it’s really hard to get the waffle out of the iron in one piece.
*Let the brownie cool almost completely before removing it from the waffle iron – the first time I tried this I opened the iron too soon and the brownie crumbled and completely fell apart. Be patient, let it cool and then remove it from the iron.
- Brownie Waffles:
- 1 box brownie mix, prepared according to instructions - I used Ghiradelli dark chocolate with chocolate chips
- Cooking spray
- Whipped Cream:
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
- Prepare brownies according to package instructions.
- Preheat a waffle iron and coat generously with cooking spray.
- Pour in just enough brownie batter to fill the waffle iron without letting the batter overflow.
- Close the waffle iron and cook until done, about 3 to 5 minutes, depending on your waffle iron.
- Unplug or turn off the waffle iron. Let the waffles cool in the machine for 10-15 minutes before opening the iron.
- While the waffles cool pour the heavy cream into a large bowl. Whip the cream with a hand mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form, about 2 to 4 minutes. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and continue whipping until soft peaks return, about 2 to 4 minutes.
- Open the waffle iron and use a fork to gently remove the waffles.
- Top the waffles with whipped cream, powdered sugar and fresh strawberries.