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

of I Heart Naptime

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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26 comments on “The best brownie tip”

  1. 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)

  2. I’m drooling! These look so so yummy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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. 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.

  15. Mary Esther Provencio Reply

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

  16. Can’t wait to make the brownie recipe!

  17. love your tips

  18. Thanks for the tip and I love brownies 

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