Solution to Cutting Brownies: Brownie Bites

Cookies 'n Cream Brownies

I have a confession to make: The number one thing I would always dread the most in the kitchen used to be cutting brownies. Just ask my husband. He would watch me in the kitchen, staring down my enemy as I crafted ways to conquer my challenge.

With every new try, more often than not, I seemed to fail miserably. The brownies were always super tasty but they were hardly ever appealing to the eye. With all that being said, I am excited to say that I conquered my battle last weekend. My solution? I used muffin tins instead of a baking pan.

The end result: Super cute brownie bites that looked and tasted delicious!

The following are some tips and tricks to use when trying to cut nice and neat brownies:

  • Cool completely and then cut squares
  • Cut squares with a plastic knife
  • Use a pizza cutter/wheel to cut squares
  • Line pan with foil
  • Use disposable foil pans
  • Let hot water run over your knife, dry off and then cut squares
  • Butter the knife
  • Or, in my case…use a muffin tin to do away with all forms of cutting and slicing!

Brownie Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease muffin tin.
  2. Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Add eggs; beat well with mixer.
  3. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, mixing until well blended. Stir in nuts (optional).
  4. Pour batter into muffin tins, filling the tins 3/4 of the way full.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brownie bites pull away from sides of the muffin tin.
  6. Remove from muffin tin and cool completely on wire rack

What are some tried and true ways that you use to cut brownies?

*Pictured: Cookies and Cream Brownies

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