These easy brownie sundae waffle bowls are so simple to make using boxed brownie mix. They are a waffle sundae and look just as good as any restaurant dessert baked in a waffle bowl. They boast brownies, waffles and ice cream in every bite. This ice cream sundae is always a crowd pleaser!
Get creative with boxed brownie mix to make an ice cream sundae that absolutely everyone will love. You can choose any tasty toppings you want for these easy brownie sundae waffle bowls.
Brownie Waffle Sundae Ingredients
Ready made ingredients such as waffle bowls and boxed brownie mix cut time and effort from the recipe. Feel free to make your own waffle sundae bowls and brownies from scratch if you want, though! Maybe you have a favourite recipe, so just factor in the extra time.
Read the ingredients needed to make the brownies on the box, since different brands differ in the amount of eggs, oil and so on they call for. I know the Betty Crocker Fudge boxed brownie mix calls for a couple of eggs, half a cup of oil and some water, but yours might be different.
Once you have some premade waffle bowls, the boxed brownie mix and the ingredients needed to prepare the brownies, all you need are the toppings.
Coming up with your own toppings for these easy brownie sundae waffle bowls is the fun part! I’d say ice cream is a must-have. It just goes so well with the brownie baked in a waffle bowl.
More topping ideas for the brownie ice cream sundae include hot fudge or caramel sauce, whipped cream, maraschino cherries, sprinkles, or whatever else you want.
How to Make Brownie Waffle Sundae
The first thing to do to make ice cream sundae baked in a waffle bowl is to prepare the brownies. Combine the brownie mix with the eggs, oil and water (or whatever is listed on the box) to make a batter. Do read the directions on the box too, since these vary as well as the ingredients you need to add to the mix.
Now wrap the waffle bowls around the outside and over the rim with foil and arrange them on a baking sheet. Pour some of the prepared brownie batter into each one, trying to get them all about half-full. Bake for 25 minutes then let them cool. Take the foil off the easy brownie sundae waffle bowls, add toppings and serve.
Tweaks and Variations
Feel free to use any kind of brownie mix here, such as fudge brownie mix or dark chocolate mix. You might even want to try something different such as blondie mix or even cake! If you prefer not to use boxed, try this one bowl brownies recipe.
As for the toppings, any flavour of ice cream will work such as Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Black Forest ice cream or you could try sorbet, or both. Sprinkles, mini marshmallows, chopped nuts, and chopped candy pieces are all good. Then a drizzle of hot fudge or caramel sauce on top would be good. Or white chocolate sauce. Or you might prefer something fruity like strawberry or raspberry sauce.
If you’re making a batch of these for kids, let them add their own toppings.
Waffle Bowl Sundae FAQs
You can make them ahead although the waffle cones will go soggy over time. The toppings shouldn’t be added until just before serving. As for leftovers, they will keep for 4 or 5 days in an airtight container at room temperature. Give them 10 seconds or so in the microwave to soften the brownie filling again.
Foil is important when making easy brownie sundae waffle bowls. You need to wrap the outsides and then fold the foil around the rims. This serves two purposes: it helps the waffle bowls keep their shape and also stops the outside rim from burning.
By the way, if any of the waffle bowls in the box are cracked or broken, save them for another use. If you try to use them in this recipe, the batter will leak through the crack or hole and they won’t look as pretty!
Easy Brownie Sundae Waffle Bowls Recipe
Easy Brownie Sundae Waffle Bowls
- In a large bowl, whisk together boxed brownie mix, eggs, oil and water until fully combined.
- Place all six waffle bowls on a baking sheet.
- Cut 6 pieces of foil about 15 inches long (it’s best to pull out 2 sheets, stack them and cut three equal strips from each piece) and wrap the rim of each bowl tightly.
- Divide the batter evenly between the six waffle bowls, they will each be about half way full.
- Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- Once they are done baking, carefully move them to a cooling rack for about 5 minutes then remove the foil.
- They are ready to be served, just add your favourite toppings.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
You won’t believe how easy these easy brownie sundae waffle bowls are to prepare. It’s a hybrid dessert of ice cream sundae with brownies baked in a waffle bowl, which is super kid-friendly but honestly it’s too good for the grownups to pass up too!
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