How to Get All Edge Brownies From One Batch
If you're the type of person who always reaches for a corner piece from a batch of brownies, then this hack is for you. There's a way to get that delightfully crunchy edge exterior on every single brownie from your batch. But not only that, you can also give each and every brownie a chewy edge around the whole entire brownie.
The trick is probably already in your kitchen cabinet somewhere: a muffin tin. Instead of dumping your batch of batter into a square baking dish, use an ice cream scoop to portion the batter into each well of the muffin tin. Each brownie has it's own cup to bake in, meaning that every side of it will be in contact with the metal pan, giving it those desirable crisp, chewy edges.
The best part? You can use any reliable brownie mix or recipe you like. Just make sure to adjust the time and check on them earlier than normal since the individual small cups will allow for faster cooking.
Tips for Baking Brownies in a Muffin Tin
To ensure a crisp edge on each brownie (and to prevent sticking) coat the muffin tin with oil and sugar before adding your batter. Use a pastry brush to apply a thin layer of vegetable oil to the bottom and sides of each well in the muffin tin. Sprinkle some sugar in the cups and rotate and tap the pan to evenly coat all sides. Then add your brownie batter.
Another way to add crunch? User LeAnna's recipe has you crumble up animal crackers (or graham crackers or any cookie really!) to form a cookie crust in the bottom of your muffin tin before adding the batter.
Looking for another way to jazz up your muffin tin brownies? Try adding a miniature peanut butter cup to the center of each brownie before baking. Whichever variation you choose, you can't go wrong with this easy way to get all edge brownies from one batch.