Grilled brownies? In a cast iron pan? Oh, yeah. And they're incredibly good!
Of ALL the desserts in ALL the land, I’ll take boxed brownies any day. I’ll take it over fancy crème brule at a 5 star restaurant, molten chocolate cake, ice cream, anything…I’m a brownies girl all the way.
Forget about waiting for it to cool, it’s like straight up torture to smell that divine scent but not be able to dig in. So when I realized that I could combine the best part of summer – grilling and my favorite dessert – brownies, I was in chocolate heaven. And that’s a good place to be, let me just tell you.
Ready, Set, Grill!
Fire up your grill to about 325-350 degrees. In the meantime, break out your cast iron pan and your brownie ingredients. By brownie ingredients, I mean a Betty Crocker brownie mix and the required additions.
The always reliable Ms. Betty makes the best boxed mix hands di-zown. And if you don’t have a cast iron pan, you’ll need to pick one up stat. It’s an absolutely fabulous kitchen tool, and a great substitute for weight lifting. Those things are darn heavy, no?
Spray the cast iron pan with cooking spray, then whisk your brownie mix and ingredients right in the pan.
Then, if you can believe it, you put the cast iron pan right on the grill
. You can put it on the stovetop or in the oven, but for these grilled treats, put that cast iron pan right on the grill grates of your pre-heated grill.
Grill the brownies for about 25-30 minutes with the grill top closed, but continue to check it about every 5-10 minutes or it will burn, I promise you that! Wait for the brownies to cool and cut them in triangles, like a pizza pie!
Why not use your cast iron pan to add to a “Glamping” party? If you’re not familiar with “Glamping,” it’s glamorous camping. Okay, we’re not talking about glamorous like the Ritz, but it’s not survival of the fittest like some hard-core camping. It has basic amenities like bathrooms and electricity.
See this fab New York Times article
to learn more about this new trend. Don’t grilled brownies sound like a perfect addition to celebrate glamping? How about giving each “glamper” their own individual cast iron pan full of chocolate brownie-ness. YUM!
For other recipes ideal for glamping, check these out:
Take your cast iron skillet glamping for endless possibilities! Who knows, you might even serve your grilled brownies on a stick to go with the whole “rustic” theme.
No matter how you serve them, these grilled desserts are bound to be a smash hit!