How to Cut Warm Brownies – So they don’t fall apart

Everyone knows the best brownies are served warm right from the oven. But have you ever tried to cut a warm brownie? You end up with a mess of brownie goop and crumbs!

A few months ago I learned (from my mom, I think) how to cut a pan of warm brownies with almost no mess and you end up with perfect squares. Well I guess the perfect square this depends on your ability to draw straight lines, but anyway. Cutting warm brownies is easy when you use a plastic knife.

how to cut warm brownies

When you use a plastic knife brownie crumbs won’t stick to it and you get your nice crumb free squares. The knife will melt a little so you can’t reuse it, but it’s plastic so it isn’t a huge deal.

Now, go bake some brownies!


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  1. Melissa says:

    My cousin taugh me this trick several years ago and I was amazed how well it worked. Now I always keep plastic knives around for this sole purpose!

  2. Erica says:

    I’ve been doing this for years and enjoy passing along the trick because no one believes it until they try it. I think one of my Cub Scout moms showed me.

  3. Tonya says:

    Your mom is amazing!

  4. Linda White says:

    I have melted the tip of a plastic knife before cutting them straight from the ovem. Let them cool a few minutes first!

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