Cook these cute mini skillet brownies for two on a pellet grill OR in an oven! It’s fun & romantic to share this EASY dessert with those you love!
Cook cute mini skillet brownies for two on a pellet grill OR in an oven! It's fun & romantic to share this EASY dessert with those you love!

My husband and I went out to dinner for our anniversary last year (#41), and the restaurant gave us free dessert to celebrate! They presented us with the cutest little warm skillet brownie in a cast iron skillet, topped with ice cream and sauce, for us to share.

Oh. My. Goodness. The skillet brownies for two tasted AMAZING, and it was fun to share this unique, sweet treat with the man I love! I’ve posted instructions to make them in an oven OR on a pellet grill (a great way to keep the kitchen cool in the heat of summer!).

Anniversary photo and skillet brownie we received at restaurant, to celebrate the occasion.

Well, we enjoyed that cute little dessert so much, I knew I wanted to make it at home! We have tried them cooked in an oven, and on our Traeger grill. I whip up this dessert and bake it in 6 inch mini cast iron skillets, and use a store bought chocolate brownie mix to save time!

The mini-skillets (recipe makes 4 skillets at 2 servings each) are also a convenient, cute way to serve a number of dinner guests (especially couples)!

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Using A Box Mix Is An Easy Timesaver!

Almost always I make homemade  brownies from scratch, but sometimes I just want dessert made fast, without much effort! This shortcut method (using a boxed brownie mix) allows me to quickly get FOUR of these cute little desserts made, lickety split! If you would rather make the brownies from scratch, I recommend my favorite brownies!

We have also taken warm skillet brownies for two with scoops of ice cream and chocolate sauce to our neighbors to enjoy! One evening my husband took one (still warm) to a neighbors home when it was raining. He carried the warm brownie skillet, (topped with chocolate syrup and a scoop of ice cream) under an umbrella and delivered it right to their front door!

How To Make Skillet Brownies For Two (EASY PEASY!)

When using a box brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines dark chocolate for these photos), be sure to follow directions (if provided) for “fudgy” texture brownies. This usually means simply reducing the number of eggs used from 2 to 1. That is what I do when I make these skillet desserts.

Mix one box of brownie mix (18.2 ounces) with one egg, water, and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Easy peasy, and no mixer needed. Just whisk or stir with a spoon until ingredients are fully blended. If you wish, you can add chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the batter, as well.

Only 1 egg is used to make the brownies more fudgy.Batter for brownies is quickly mixed together in large bowl.

Grease (or spray) 4- six inch cast iron skillets. I got mine (Wilton 6 inch skillets) on Amazon using a gift card from my family! They have sure been fun to use for various “individual sized” desserts! Evenly divide the brownie batter between the skillets, and level out the batter with a spatula or the back of a spoon.

Four 6" mini cast iron skillets were used to cook the brownies in.

Making Skillet Brownies For Two In An Oven

If you are baking these desserts in your oven, preheat it to 350 degrees. Once at temperature, place the skillets on the middle rack. Bake for between 17-22 minutes, checking them at the 17 minute mark, by inserting a toothpick into the middle.

Ovens can have temperature variances, so your baking time may be a little different. When done, remove from oven and let them cool for 3-5 minutes. TIP: If you like brownies slightly underdone and gooey : they’re “usually” ready at about 17 minutes. If you like brownies more done: they’re “usually” ready at about 20- 22 minutes.

Making Skillet Brownies For Two On a Traeger Or Pellet Grill

To make these skillet brownies on a Traeger or pellet grill, here’s how: Make sure hopper is full of pellets. Turn to SMOKE setting (lid open) and let fire get established (about 4-5 minutes). Once smoking and fire is established, turn temperature setting to 350° F. Close the lid and let grill preheat for 10-15 minutes to reach temperature.

Place skillet brownies directly onto grill grate once temp. has been reached. Bake the brownies (lid closed) for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into middle of brownie comes out fairly clean. Cover skillet with foil, if the edges begin to brown too quickly. When done, remove skillets from grill, and let them cool for 3-5 minutes.

The skillet brownies for 2 baking in a Traeger pellet grill, but can also cook in an oven.

Let the skillet brownies cool for 3-5 minutes before serving.

These desserts are done baking, and ready to garnish for serving!

Time To Serve The Skillet Brownies For Two!

While the brownies are still warm, top each dessert with a big ol’ scoop of ice cream . Drizzle with chocolate or caramel sauce (or both!), and garnish with a maraschino cherry! Each of the skillet brownies is 2 servings, so give everyone a spoon or fork, and let them dig in!

Top the brownies with a scoop of ice cream, chocolate syrup and a cheery on top!To eat the skillet brownies for 2, grab 2 forks and both of you can now dig in!

Hope you enjoy these cute little skillet brownies for two! We sure do (and so did several of our neighbors)! Have a wonderful day.

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Original recipe source: Box of Duncan Hines dark chocolate brownie mix

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Skillet Brownies For Two
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Cook these cute mini skillet brownies for two on a pellet grill OR in an oven! It's fun & romantic to share this EASY dessert with those you love!

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skillet brownies
Servings: 8 (4 skillets total)
Calories Per Serving: 373 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 18.2 ounces chocolate fudge brownie mix , I used Duncan Hines dark chocolate brand
  • 1 large egg
  • cup water
  • cup vegetable oil
  • OPTIONAL Add-Ins: chopped pecans, walnuts, and/or chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix one box of brownie mix (18.2 ounces) with one egg, water, and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Stir or whisk until ingredients are fully blended. If you want, you can add chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the batter, as well.

  2. Grease (or spray) 4- six inch cast iron skillets. Evenly divide the brownie batter between the skillets, and level it out with a spatula or the back of a spoon.

If Using An OVEN:
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Once at temperature, place skillets on the middle rack. Bake for 17-22 minutes. Ovens can have temperature fluctuations, so your baking time may be a little different. Check them at the 17 minute mark by inserting a toothpick into the middle of one. If it comes out fairly clean, it is done. When done, remove from oven and let them cool for 3-5 minutes.

  2. TIP: If you like brownies slightly underdone and gooey : oven-baked are "usually" ready at about 17 minutes. If you like brownies more done: they're "usually" ready at about 20- 22 minutes.

If Using A TRAEGER Or PELLET GRILL:
  1. Make sure hopper is full of pellets. Turn to SMOKE setting (lid open) and let fire get established (about 4-5 minutes). Once smoking and established, turn temperature setting to 350° F. Close lid and preheat for 10-15 minutes to reach temperature. Place skillet brownies directly onto grill grate once temp. has been reached. Bake (lid closed) for 20-25 minutes until your desired done-ness, or until a toothpick inserted into middle of brownie comes out fairly clean. Cover skillet with foil, if the edges begin to brown too quickly. When done, remove skillets from grill, and let them cool for 3-5 minutes.

To Serve:
  1. While brownies are still warm, top each skillet with a scoop of ice cream. Drizzle with chocolate or caramel sauce (or both!), and garnish with a maraschino cherry, or other toppings (as desired)! Each of the skillet brownies is 2 servings, so give everyone a spoon or fork, and let them dig in! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Optional Toppings: vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, maraschino cherries, chopped nuts, caramel sauce, sprinkles, etc.

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Brownies For Two
Amount Per Serving (0.5 g)
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 199mg9%
Potassium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 38IU1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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