Phyllo Brownies

LAST UPDATED: Apr 18, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Nov 24, 2020 | By:

Take your brownies to the next level with phyllo dough! Phyllo Brownies have the best texture in every bite with the most incredibly fudge flavor!

Chris and I’s first date was at one of our favorite restaurants in Columbia, Missouri. We’d complete each meal with their signature dessert, a Phyllo Brownie.

phyllo brownie on white plate topped with ice cream

I love using phyllo dough and phyllo cups to make an ordinary dessert (or appetizer) extraordinary without the effort. Phyllo is an easy way to elevate brownies and take them to the next level!

This is my absolute favorite phyllo dessert. The flaky dough encompasses a rich, chocolate brownie to add a gentle crunch. When served a la mode with Homemade Ice Cream it’s irresistible!

Restaurant decadence, but at home easy!

Why You’ll Love Phyllo Brownies

  • Easy way to elevate basic brownies
  • Added texture
  • Takes just a few minutes

Ingredients

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  • Phyllo Dough – Homemade or store-bought. Make sure you set it out in plenty of time to defrost according to package instructions.
  • White Granulated Sugar – Sweetens brownies to perfection while adding texture.
  • Powdered Sugar – Also known as confectioner’s sugar, it sweetens while maintaining a luxurious texture.
  • Cocoa Powder – Sift if it’s clumpy for the best consistency.
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Salt – This simple ingredient brings out all the other flavors when baking.
  • Eggs – Eggs serve as the leavening agent in brownies making them rise.
  • Oil – Vegetable or canola oil.
  • Water – Water makes brownies more tender and gives them a smooth, yet thick consistency.
  • Vanilla – Just a hint of vanilla!
  • Butter – Melted butter to brush the dough and seal.

How to Make Phyllo Brownies

  1. Prep – Preheat oven, grease baking pan and thaw phyllo.
  2. Make Brownie Mix – Combine sugars, cocoa powder, flour and salt. Gradually add in eggs, oil, water and vanilla until just combined.
  3. Bake – Slightly under bake.
  4. Wrap – Cut brownies into squares. Trim phyllo and wrap individual brownies like you would a present. Brush with butter. brownies cut in gold baking panbrownie on phyllo doughbrownie wrapped in phyllo dough on baking sheet
  5. Bake – Place on baking sheet and bake 10 minutes. Serve warm. phyllo dessert with ice cream and caramel sauce on white plate

Serving Suggestions

ice cream topped with caramel on dessert bar

Tips

  • Plan ahead. Most phyllo takes 3 hours to thaw.
  • Serve warm. You can make ahead and warm if you prefer.

Recipe Shortcuts

  • Box Brownie Mix – In a rush? Start with a box of brownie mix for an easy shortcut.
phyllo brownie a la mode on white plate
Where can I buy phyllo dough?

Most grocery and big box stores carry phyllo near frozen pie crusts. You can even find it seasonally at stores like Trader Joes.

Is puff pastry the same as phyllo?

No, they’re not interchangeable. Phyllo are thin layers of pastry while puff pastry is leavened into thick pastry.

How to Store

It’s best served immediately.

  • At Room Temperature – Store in an airtight container up to 3 days. Brush with butter, warm and serve.

Dietary Considerations

  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy Free (replace butter with oil)
  • Nut Free

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brownie on plate with gold spoon
bite of phyllo covered brownie on gold spoon

Phyllo Brownie

Author: Julie Blanner
Make an ordinary brownie an extraordinary dessert using phyllo! It's a delicious twist you can't resist!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 346 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1⅓ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup powdered sugar sifted
  • cup cocoa powder sifted
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • phyllo dough thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 9×9 baking pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugars, cocoa powder, flour and salt.
  • Add eggs, oil, water and vanilla until just combined.
  • Pour batter into baking dish and bake 30 minutes (you want them solid, but slightly underbaked) Allow to cool and cut into squares.
  • Trim and wrap each brownie in 2 sheets of phyllo dough. Place on baking sheet and brush with melted butter.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Notes

How to Store

At Room Temperature – Store in an airtight container up to 3 days. Brush with butter, warm and serve.

Serving Suggestions

With a scoop of ice cream, strawberry, chocolate or caramel syrup, with candied nuts, or whipped cream.
 

Nutrition

Calories:346kcalCarbohydrates:48gProtein:4gFat:18gSaturated Fat:13gCholesterol:46mgSodium:179mgPotassium:122mgFiber:2gSugar:36gVitamin A:169IUCalcium:16mgIron:2mg
5 from 2 votes
Did you Make This Recipe?Mention @JulieBlanner
bite of phyllo covered brownie on gold spoon

Phyllo Brownie

Author: Julie Blanner
Make an ordinary brownie an extraordinary dessert using phyllo! It's a delicious twist you can't resist!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 346 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1⅓ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup powdered sugar sifted
  • cup cocoa powder sifted
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • phyllo dough thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 9×9 baking pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugars, cocoa powder, flour and salt.
  • Add eggs, oil, water and vanilla until just combined.
  • Pour batter into baking dish and bake 30 minutes (you want them solid, but slightly underbaked) Allow to cool and cut into squares.
  • Trim and wrap each brownie in 2 sheets of phyllo dough. Place on baking sheet and brush with melted butter.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Notes

How to Store

At Room Temperature – Store in an airtight container up to 3 days. Brush with butter, warm and serve.

Serving Suggestions

With a scoop of ice cream, strawberry, chocolate or caramel syrup, with candied nuts, or whipped cream.
 

Nutrition

Calories:346kcalCarbohydrates:48gProtein:4gFat:18gSaturated Fat:13gCholesterol:46mgSodium:179mgPotassium:122mgFiber:2gSugar:36gVitamin A:169IUCalcium:16mgIron:2mg
5 from 2 votes
Did you Make This Recipe?Mention @JulieBlanner

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