When you think of brownies, you may see chocolaty squares or rectangles. But if you’re a fan of the chewier edges, you might want to shake things up by baking them in a muffin tin. This is also a good way to make individual goodies that are ready to grab and go.

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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the brownie batter as normal. No need to modify your recipe in any way.

Grease the inside of the muffin tin’s cups thoroughly with butter, oil, or nonstick cooking spray. You can also use cupcake liners. If you do, spray the insides of the liners with cooking spray.

Pour the batter into each of the cups in the muffin tin. The amount depends on how you want the final product to turn out; using less makes crisper, thinner brownies, while using more makes them fluffier and muffin-like. Wipe away any batter that spills onto the top surfaces of the muffin tin, as this will burn in the oven.

Bake the brownies for approximately 20 minutes. To check for doneness, stick a toothpick into the center of one of the brownies, and then pull it straight out. Ideally, the toothpick should be mostly clean with a few moist crumbs. If it’s covered in wet dough, they aren’t yet done. If it’s completely clean, you may have over-baked the brownies and should remove them from the oven immediately.