Heart Shaped Valentine Brownies
These Valentine Brownies are a sweet way to bring in the holiday. I like to surprise the kids with fun heart brownies in their lunchbox.
You can create any personalized message you want with chocolate.
You can even put the brownies on a lollipop stick. My advice to you is to use the shorter lollipop sticks. The brownies could break under the pressure of the height of the straws.
- 1 box of milk chocolate brownie mix
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 3 T water
- 2 Large Eggs
- Parchment Paper
- Heart cookie cutters &1/2 to 3 inches, in size
- Candy Chocolate Melts - Various Colors ( pink, red, and white would be great colors). - These are found in the candy aisle of most big stores, and craft stores.
- Valentine Sprinkles
- Optional - Squeeze bottle found in the candy aisles. (You'll put some melted chocolate in this, and create designs! This give you a chance to color!
- Optional Lollipop Sticks
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Line your dish with parchment paper.
- In large bowl combine your brownie mix, oil, water, and eggs. Stir until well blended
- Spread into your prepared pan. Bake for about 22 - 25 minutes
- Now, lift the brownies out of the pan with parchment paper still under them. Just grab the edges of the paper, and transfer brownies to a wire rack to cool.
- Let them cool completely. At least 30 minutes - If you don't they may be too soft, and fall apart.
- When brownies have cooled: Place your brownies on a work surface. I used parchment paper, again
- Use the cookie cutter to cut about 12 brownies. The scraps are for you, and the rest of the crew!
- Using package directions. Melt the chocolate melts. ( I pour my bag into a microwave proof bowl, and hit 1 minute. Stir. & pop it back in for 30 seconds.)
- You can pour one of your colors into a squeeze bottle for some extra fun!
- The melted chocolate hardens very quickly. Using a spreading utensil - Spread a color over your heart.
- While the melted candy is warm, decorate with sprinkles, or your contrasting Chocolate color in the squeeze bottle.
Adapted from Sandra Lee – Semi Homemade