How To Store Brownies
The key to keeping brownies from drying out is to keep them moist, by storing your brownies in an airtight container. This can be by putting them in a plastic bag, wrapping them in foil, or putting them in an air-tight container.
I prefer not to use single-use plastic, so I prefer to use air-tight storage containers to keep my brownies fresh.
Do Brownies Need To Be Refrigerated?
In general, brownies do not need to be refrigerated. The exception to this is if they have additions that need refrigeration such as cream cheese or the like. Keep in mind that the dry air in the fridge will try and make your brownies dry out so keep them tightly wrapped or sealed.
How To Keep Brownies Fresh
Since the single biggest threat to your brownies, besides them being devoured, is them drying out, storing them with something to keep them moist will help keep them fresh. Adding a slice of fresh bread to your storage container will help keep your brownies fresh and moist.
Additionally, cut brownies have more exposed surface area to lose moisture from. If you can avoid cutting your brownies it will extend how long they stay soft and delicious.
How Long Do Brownies Last?
Typically brownies don’t last that long before being eaten, but if for some reason they don’t vanish, you can expect brownies to stay good for 3-4 days if stored correctly.
Can You Freeze Brownies?
To freeze individual brownies, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then place them in a larger storage container or wrap them in foil. Freezing can draw the moisture out of your brownies, so keeping them tightly wrapped is essential.
Whole pans of brownies can be frozen. The key to this is lining your baking pan with parchment paper prior to baking. That way, once your brownies have been baked and cooled. you can wrap them tightly and freeze them.
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