The best brownie tip


Today I thought it would be fun to share a quick tip. I always love learning new tricks, don’t you? Plus, I’m in the middle of packing/moving and things are a bit crazy around here. I have about 15 projects/recipes done ahead of time (yay!), but I have yet to load the pictures onto my computer and edit them. One of these days things will get back to normal around here…

Must know brownie tip ...why didn't I think of that?!

Number one is a must know tip, if you are a brownie lover like me. ;)

1. Use a plastic knife when cutting brownies. Seems so simple, right? Trust me… it works 10x better than a regular knife. It cuts nice and smooth instead of bringing up all of the brownies. Thanks mom for the tip!


2. Use a stoneware baking dish. My favorite one is from Pampered Chef. It cooks the brownies all the way through while keeping them super soft!

Looking for some brownie recipes to use this new trick on?! Check out these 10 yummy recipes (links below each picture) below:

The Ultimate Fudge Brownie

 Ultimate fudge brownies

Caramel brownies on I Heart Nap Time

Caramel fudge brownies

Buckeye brownies

Buckeye brownies

mint brownies

Thin mint brownies via I Heart Nap Time

german chocolate brownies

German chocolate brownies  via I Heart Nap Time


Lemon brownies

Oreo brownies

OREO brownies

Best brownies from One Sweet Appetite

The best homemade brownies via One Sweet Appetite

Knock you naked brownies

Knock you naked brownies via Pioneer Woman


Chocolate chip cookie dough brownies via Recipe Girl

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day! :D

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Margo posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:58 am (#

    My brownie tip is: Whenever adding chocolate chips to my brownies, I always add the chips to the dry mix and toss around a little bit. Then add your wet ingredients. Don’t know why, but this keeps the chips from sinking to the bottom when cooking. ( I think I got this tip from Martha Stewart, but I’ve been doing it for so long, I really can’t remember)

    • Jamielyn posted on May 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm (#

      Love this tip! Thanks for sharing. Definitely going to try that next time.

    • Lida posted on June 7, 2014 at 3:45 am (#

      Thank you for sharing. I love chocolate brownies!

      • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm (#

        You are very welcome! I love brownies too, such a simple yet delicious treat!

  2. Julie posted on May 16, 2013 at 9:23 am (#

    I’m drooling! These look so so yummy!

  3. Gwen posted on May 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm (#

    I’ve never heard of slicing brownies with a plastic knife! Definitely good to know!

  4. Holly @HollyPop Designs posted on May 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm (#

    Definitely going to try a plastic knife…who knew! And all those new brownie recipes…yum!

  5. Gina posted on May 17, 2013 at 7:28 am (#

    Oh good heavens- I could go for a sampling of each of these for breakfast this morning. YUM

  6. Ann posted on May 17, 2013 at 7:49 am (#

    Brilliant idea on the plastic knife! Good luck with your move too…hope all goes well!

  7. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:23 am (#

    Love these tips! Thanks so much for sharing, and the brownies look great!

  8. Kelly McGill posted on May 18, 2013 at 8:10 pm (#

    Wow. I’m going to make some for my son’s graduation…

  9. Deborah posted on February 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm (#

    The plastic knife should be a new, unused one, not one that has been used and washed. One that has been used more than once doesn’t work as well.

    • Jamielyn posted on February 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm (#

      Thanks for the tip Deborah, good to know! :)

  10. Debby posted on April 23, 2014 at 6:08 pm (#

    I have been using a plastic knife to cut brownies, gooey cakes, and lemon bars for years. I have a heavy duty plastic knife that I use, then wash and dry by hand and use it again. I’ve been using the same one for probably 2 years and I don’t have any problems with anything sticking to it. Thanks for the recipes Jamielyn…I can’t wait to try them.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 30, 2014 at 2:23 pm (#

      Thanks for your comment Debby! It is amazing how well the plastic knife trick works. I love it! :)

  11. Merianne posted on May 16, 2014 at 9:23 am (#

    Using a plastic knife also means you don’t scratch up your good pans on the bottom!

  12. Anju posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:17 am (#

    Just wanted to share another brownie tip. A friend had told me this and it works perfectly. But baking paper on your pan and when you take the brownies out , invert them first on to a flat surface ( a tray or a flat baking sheet) , rip off the baking paper and then cut them. 
    First I would try and cut them out directly from the pan and it was quite a challenge. Now it’s literally a piece of cake!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:24 am (#

      I’ve tried that before and it works wonderfully! Thanks for your comment! :)

  13. Anju posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:24 am (#

    My brownie tip: 
    Lightly butter your pan and then put baking paper at the bottom of the pan. When taking the brownies out, just invert the pan on a flat surface ( a tray or a flat baking sheet) , rip off the paper and then cut the brownies. Earlier I would try and cut the brownies out of the pan and that was quite a challenge but now it’s literally a piece of cake!

  14. Kat posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:51 am (#

    Whenever I make brownies or any kind of bar, I line my pan with parchment paper. That way, when they are done baking, I can simply lift them out of the pan and then I use a pizza cutter to just cut right through them.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 13, 2014 at 11:54 pm (#

      Love that brownie tip as well! :)

  15. Mary Esther Provencio posted on July 3, 2015 at 10:49 am (#

    Great idea. I have always used a bread knife dipped in warm water,make it works beautifully!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 3, 2015 at 11:02 pm (#

      I haven’t heard that tip before, thanks for the idea! :)

  16. irene encinas posted on October 15, 2015 at 1:41 am (#

    Can’t wait to make the brownie recipe!

  17. Nidia Moreno posted on July 16, 2016 at 10:34 pm (#

    love your tips

  18. Linda posted on September 23, 2016 at 11:55 pm (#

    Thanks for the tip and I love brownies