I have always loved brownies, but I have never loved how (especially when we use a mix) the edges get so hard in order to get the middle cooked and how they stick to the sides of the pans. Many times I have had to cut off the edges when I serve them for an event. Here are a couple things I’ve found to alleviate these problems:
Grease (use Crisco) and flour the pan (especially in the corners), so that they don’t stick and will come out easily.
Cook at a lower temp for longer and use the convection option if you have it. I personally do 325 degrees then hit the convection button (which automatically lowers the temp 25 degrees to 300 and turns on the fan distributing the heat evenly). You will need to add approx. 5 minutes to your cooking time.
Walaaa! Moist, perfect, even brownies, with no wasted pieces!!!
Enhance with Oils: Add 1-3 drops of doTERRA Peppermint oil to the Brownie batter or 1-3 drops to vanilla frosting and color it mint green. You can also add a drop of doTERRA Wild Orange Oil to either.
P.S. If you are one of those people that love Brownie Crust, then by all means, keep doing what you are doing!