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Handle The Heat's Monthly Baking Challenge

MAY

This month’s challenge is a Great Brownie Showdown! You get to choose whether you want to make Chewy, Fudgy, or BOTH. All of the details and rules are below.

The Basics

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Win

chewy vs fudgy brownie cover photo challenge
Chewy vs Fudgy Brownies

Two Prizes


Handle The Heat Challenge Prize

$75 Amazon.com Gift Card

Handle The Heat Challenge Prize

$75 Amazon.com Gift Card

How It Works


Follow these steps to participate in the challenge:
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To participate:

Choose to make the Chewy Brownies AND/OR Fudgy Brownies.

Optional: make both recipes, snap a photo of each, and submit two photos for an extra 5 points to increase your chances of winning!! After you submit your first photo, you’ll be able to upload your second brownie photo.

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How and where to share:

Take your photo(s) and share before May 31st 11:59pm PT. You can come back at anytime before the end of the month to submit a second photo if you choose to make both recipes.

More Bonus Entries:

1. Leave a star recipe review on the Chewy Brownies and/or Fudgy Brownies. Make sure to comment with the same name and email address.

2. Receive an automatic bonus entry if you’ve participated in any previous baking challenge before using the widget. You must be logged into the widget to receive this bonus.

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How to win:

Every person who enters following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one of the prizes!

The Details


Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! Winner will be notified and must reply with an Amazon account email address. If there’s no response within 2 business days a new winner will be chosen. This prize is available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. I will buy your gift card from your country’s Amazon website in the current market value equivalent to U.S. dollars. Official Terms & Conditions are in the entry submission widget just below.

drool-worthy brownie tips!

TIP ONE: I highly recommend using a light colored METAL pan like this one to bake your brownies in. Dark metal pans will dry out the edges, often before the center can cook through. Glass or ceramic baking pans will take LONGER to bake brownies, and the texture may become more gummy.

TIP TWO: The key to glossy brownie crust? Dissolve your sugar properly! I share my 4 methods for achieving that perfectly thin, shiny, crinkly crust in this article.

TIP THREE: Don’t overbake! There should absolutely be moist crumbs attached to a tester by the end of the baking time for both recipes. I always err on the side of underbaking brownies. The residual heat of the oven will continue to cook them even after you place the pan on a cooling rack.

Past Challenge Winners


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Carlee B.

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Debbie E.

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charity of the month

Here at Handle the Heat, we believe in spreading joy in all the ways we can, and making the world a better place one day at a time.

For each valid entry, Handle the Heat will donate $1 to the Ivy Brain Tumor Foundation, in honor of national Brain Tumor Awareness Month.

During the month of May, all donations made to the Barrow Neurological Foundation in support of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center will be DOUBLED by a generous donor. So every dollar we raise actually become $2!!

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The Handle the Heat community is filled with enthusiastic home bakers just like you! In my humble opinion, people who like to bake are the BEST kind of people. Creative, thoughtful, and extra sweet. Every month hundreds of people in the HTH community join in our monthly baking challenges… hopefully you will too!

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