Valentine’s Treats: Heart-shaped Fudgy Brownies

I’m still thinking Valentine’s Day treats. Chocolate is definitely a theme this year. If you’re not really wanting to fuss with Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Cookies or Homemade Peppermint Patties, here’s a fun, easy, and FAST Valentine’s Day treat. The trick is that these are just basic homemade brownies. What makes them a Valentine’s Day treat is a simple heart-shaped cookie cutter!

Valentine's Day Brownies on a plate

Make this very easy recipe for the World’s Best Brownies. After they’ve cooled, just use that cookie cutter. Arrange the little heart-shaped brownies on a pretty plate and it already feels like a party!

Valentine's Day brownies

Plain old brownies look GREAT on a pink plate!

In my house, little things like heart-shaped brownies can make the whole day feel special.

Valentine's Day treats

Let's face it. SOMEONE needs to eat all the leftover trimmings of those cute brownies....

Oh, by the way, I’ve also discovered a new addiction (and no, it’s not chocolate. Chocolate is an OLD addiction.) No, I’ve discovered Pinterest! Oh my, what a splendid waste of time! I can get lost over on that site. My user name is Barbylynne in case you want to check out the pictures of amazing food that I keep finding!

Valentine's Day brownie

 

Barb

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Valentine’s Treats: Heart-shaped Fudgy Brownies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 1 9x13 baking dish

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. oil
  • 3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 1/2 t. baking powder (NOT soda–soda turns this recipe into something icky)
  • 1 1/3 c. flour

Instructions

Whisk eggs and sugar together. Add oil and cocoa and mix thoroughly. Stir in vanilla, salt, baking powder and flour. Bake in a greased 9?x13? pan at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until the skewer or toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean.

These brownies practically beg to be eaten warm…maybe even hot. Sometimes so hot you have to use a plate and a fork. A dab of vanilla ice cream is a nice accompaniment too. Rarely will these brownies last through the night. They must be afraid of the dark because by morning, they are always completely gone.

http://www.mysisterskitchenonline.com/2012/02/13/valentines-treats-heart-shaped-fudgy-brownies/

2 thoughts on “Valentine’s Treats: Heart-shaped Fudgy Brownies

  1. not dutch processed, right? like droste…what kind of unsweetened cocoa have you found that you like? or is this recipe forgiving in the kind of unsweetened cocoa used? making these for kate’s class tomorrow!

    • These brownies are totally forgiving, so whatever you have in the house will work. I’ve even adapted the recipe for the squares of unsweetened chocolate if I didn’t have cocoa in the house. My favorite is Hershey’s Special Dark unsweetened cocoa. That makes VERY dark brownies and they are delish!
      barb

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