Sarahrae's recipe a few weeks back for Brownie Bites To Go and her strategies for cutting the bars down to size reminded us of this pan from Wilton. Before you roll your eyes and point out that we are perfectly capable of cutting our own brownies, thank you very much, let us say a few words in defense!
Portion control: some of us are better at it than others. Since we're all friends here, we feel that we can admit that we fall solidly in the "others" category. Yes, you're right, we could definitely cut our own brownies down to size, but there's something about having them all perfectly shaped straight out of the pan that makes it seem less like we're depriving ourselves and more like a fun little treat.
Sure, what's to stop us from grabbing a few more brownie bites and negating the whole idea of a portion size? That's where portion control becomes self-control, and we're afraid no pan is going to help us with that! At least with the right portion size, we're halfway there.
All this health talk aside, this pan would also be great for those of us who have a special fondness for the chewy-crispy edge pieces. We also think these individually-baked brownies would end up being a lot sturdier and less messy on a dessert buffet or packed into a lunch box.
What do you think? Would this brownie pan be useful or would it just end up crowding our cupboards?
• Buy This Pan - Wilton Bite-Size Brownie Squares 24-Cavity Silicone Mold Pan, $9.99 from Amazon.com